Badrock Canyon, at the northeastern end of Flathead Valley, Montana (USA), got its name from an old Native American legend. The Blackfeet used to ambush the local Indian tribes in this canyon. The legend grew that there was a spiritual power that allowed the Blackfeet to defeat their enemies there and they stayed away from this area.
Badrock Canyon leads the visitor out of the Flathead Valley, on Highway 2 toward Glacier National Park. On the right is Columbia Mountain and Teakettle Mountain can be seen on the left edge of this photo. You can see a hanging valley in the peak behind Columbia Mountain, formed by a glacier. The main branch of the Flathead River carved out Badrock Canyon and the Great Northern Railroad blasted the face of Teakettle Mountain to build its main track, which runs east over Marias Pass.
Photo taken in Columbia Falls, Montana, on June 26, 2010 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera. I’ve always had trouble capturing this view of the canyon because of a warehouse in our neighborhood that blocks the view. I went on a walk the other day to the railroad tracks that run behind a neighboring apartment building and climbed the hill above the tracks to get this view.
- Kathleen -
Fifth Place Winner in the Your Favorite Summertime Shot challenge, hosted by the Eastman KODAK Camera group.