Any way you look at it, Triple Divide Peak is one of the major hyrdrographic apexes of the world. My preliminary research seems to indicate that from this peak, the sum of the distances water must travel to reach the oceans is only exceeded by points along the Nile-Congo divide in Africa.
From Triple Divide Peak, water flows by these courses:
- Pacific Creek, Nyack Creek, Middle Fork Flathead River, Flathead River, Clark Fork, Pend Oreille River, Columbia River, Pacifc Ocean
- Atlantic Creek, North Fork Cut Bank Creek, Cut Bank Creek, Marias River, Missouri River, Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean (5800 km/3600 mi
- Hudson Bay Creek, Red Eagle Creek, Saint Mary Lake, Saint Mary River, Oldman River, South Saskatchewan River, Saskatchewan River, Cedar Lake, Lake Winnipeg, Nelson River, Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait, Atlantic Ocean (4000 km/1200 mi to Hudson Bay)