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The best waterfalls in our national parks

June 26, 2012, 6:09 p.m.
Bird Woman Falls

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Bird Woman Falls

Bird Woman Falls, part of Glacier National Park in Montana, sits just west of the continental divide, meaning that the water falling here will eventually make its way to the Pacific Ocean. At almost 500 feet high, this massive waterfall isn’t easy to access up close. But it is easily visible from a vantage point about two miles away on the Going-to-the-Sun road, which bisects the park, so bring your binoculars. The name refers to Sacajawea, the Native American guide who led Lewis and Clark through the wildnerness, and whose name might be translated to "bird woman."