Category: Trip

  • Stoney Indian Pass

    Stoney Indian Pass

    The Belly River area in Glacier National Park offers numerous rewarding backpacking experiences. The Belly River drainage heads up to Elizabeth Lake, passing the powerful Dawn Mist Falls. The trail passes right above the falls and gives you a great look down while a spur trail lets you see them from the bottom and get […]

  • Ptarmigan – Redgap (including Iceberg Lake)

    Ptarmigan – Redgap (including Iceberg Lake)

    Most visitors to Glacier National Park are looking for great day hikes. In the Many Glacier area, it doesn’t get much better than a trip up to Iceberg Lake and/or Ptarmigan Tunnel. The trail that serves both hikes is often closed due to Grizzly Bear activity, so a planned alternative is recommended, but if you […]

  • Gunsight Pass

    Gunsight Pass

    The trail from Jackson Glacier Overlook in the St. Mary Valley over the Continental Divide at Gunsight Pass to Lake McDonald Lodge offers an amazing trip with a bunch of extras including Sperry Glacier, Sperry Chalet, Lake Ellen Wilson and Florence Falls. I got a bit of a late start after taking the shuttle service […]

  • Siyeh Pass

    Siyeh Pass

    There are a few classic day hikes in Glacier National Park and Siyeh Pass is definitely high on that list. You start out at the Piegan Pass trailhead. After spending a mile or so in the trees, you leave the Piegan Pass trail for the Siyeh Pass trail and break out into Preston Park. Hit […]

  • Brown Pass

    Brown Pass

    The access to the high country from the Bowman valley in the North Fork region of Glacier National Park, is done by hiking along Bowman Lake, past Bowman Campground and up to Bowman Pass where it intersects the Boulder Pass Trail. This trail is most commonly frequented by those desiring to reach Boulder Pass or […]

  • Cutbank Pass

    Cutbank Pass

    Descending from the shoulders of Mt. Morgan, you find three distinct drainages. You have the Dry Fork drainage in the Two Medicine area, the Nyack to the west and Cutbank to the north. The trail coming up from the Cutbank drainage is called the Pitamakan Pass trail and is frequently used to get from the […]

  • Dawson – Pitamakan

    Dawson – Pitamakan

    It doesn’t take very long to get out of the trees on the east side of Glacier National Park. The loop, known a Dawson-Pitamakan, that goes through two passes in the Two Medicine area rewards you with breathtaking views mile after mile. One access to the loop is by the Two Medicine entrance station known […]

  • Autumn Creek Trail

    Autumn Creek Trail

    The Autumn Creek trail in Glacier National Park runs parallel to MT Hwy 2 near Marias Pass. The trail starts over in East Glacier. I started at False Summit which is the traditional trailhead for Firebrand Pass because it was logistically better for my Hike 734 project. At False Summit which is east of Marias […]

  • Running Eagle Falls

    Running Eagle Falls

    Located in the Two Medicine area of Glacier National Park, Running Eagle Falls or Trick Falls owes its name to a legend of a Blackfoot woman named Pitamakan (Running Eagle) who showed bravery and good medicine in battle. You can read all about her on an interpretive sign at the trailhead of this short, level […]

  • Lee Ridge – Gable Pass – Slide Lake

    Lee Ridge – Gable Pass – Slide Lake

    In the remote northeast corner of Glacier National Park, lies a ridge that is between Chief Mountain and the Belly River drainage. A long alpine terraced ridge, Lee Ridge gives one incredibly breathtaking panoramic views once you get above the pines. At the head of Lee Ridge and to the east, Gable Pass lies between […]