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Beavers Discover Western Montana’s Beavers

Discover Western Montana’s Beavers

The largest rodent in North America (north of Panama), the beaver is a clumsy animal on land, but when it takes to the water it propels itself with grace and speed thanks to its powerful webbed hind feet. Beavers have a large, scale-covered tail that helps them maneuver through the water. They also slap the water’s surface with their tails when sounding an alarm. A mostly nocturnal rodent, beavers build dams of sticks and mud across streams and can be found living in ponds, small lakes, streams and rivers. A strict herbivore, the beaver eats a combination of woody and herbaceous species, such as mountain alder, aspen and willows. For more, visit Montana Field Guide.

Glacier National Park: Raft. Hike. Fish. Bike. Stay.

Let experienced guides show you the park's pristine rivers and scenic trails. Regularly scheduled and custom rafting, hiking and fishing trips available, plus biking tours on the jaw-dropping Going-to-the-Sun Road.

News from Glacier National Park Currently, 12.5 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

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