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Bird Woman Falls
   Flathead County, Montana, United States

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This waterfall has been confirmed by the World Waterfall Database, has been mapped and its height has been approximated but exact measurements have not yet been confirmed.
Bird Woman Falls is a moderately well known attraction in Montana's Glacier National Park due to several prominent signs along the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road which point out the falls spilling out of the hanging valley between Mounts Oberlin and Cannon. The falls are not accessible up close without extensive bushwhacking, but even then appear significant. The signs along the road give the falls' height at 492 feet - or a very round 150 meters on the nose, which seems too coincidental to be accurate. As it happens, topographic maps suggest it's much bigger and consists of two tiers rather than just the one - an upper drop of at least 175 feet, followed by the larger tier of at least 560 feet, with the remaining difference of the 960-foot total drop from the top to bottom made up in cascades between the two tiers.

As the falls are no longer fed by a permanent glacier (long since melted away) only the annual snow fall sustains the creek, and while Glacier National Park has a fairly wet climate, by late summer the volume of water running down these falls is greatly reduced from its spring levels - though enough snow seems to stay in the basin above to keep the falls flowing at a modest pace all year.

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  • Bird Woman Falls is the Official name of this waterfall


Bird Woman Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

Additional Nearby Waterfalls


Name of Waterfall Distance
Oberlin Falls 1.18 mi / 1.89 km
Triple Arches Falls 1.48 mi / 2.37 km
Weeping Wall 1.59 mi / 2.54 km
Triple Falls 1.64 mi / 2.63 km
Hidden Lake Falls 1.94 mi / 3.1 km
Lunch Creek Falls 1.95 mi / 3.12 km
Logan Falls 2.08 mi / 3.32 km
Haystack Falls 2.15 mi / 3.45 km
Reynolds Creek Falls 2.17 mi / 3.48 km
Morning Eagle Falls 2.95 mi / 4.71 km

 

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