Extended Backpacking Trips in Glacier National Park – Part 2

“Where do start on planning my extended backpacking trip in Glacier National Park?” In Part 1, I explored resources and approach to getting a great extended backpacking trip in Glacier National Park. In this video, I’m providing more specific guidance on routes. Routes Covered: Northern Circle Northern Traverse Bowman Lake and Kintla Lake out and backs to[…]

North Boundary Trail

North Boundary Trail

The Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is the first international peace park and the only two trails that connect them are the Waterton Lake trail and the Boundary Trail. The Waterton Lake trail starts at Goat Haunt (which is the US Port of Entry in the park) and extends all the way into the town of[…]

Porcupine Lookout

Mt. Cleveland & Kootenai Lakes

Perched up on Porcupine Ridge lies Porcupine Lookout. Lookouts are positioned to give the lookout attendant great views into a given area, thus making them fantastic vantages for the recreational hiker as well. Most people will start their trip to Porcupine Lookout after spending the night at Kootenai Lakes or up around Goat Haunt making[…]

Northern Highline Trail

Northern Highline Trail

A stretch of the Highline Trail, known as the Northern Highline Trail, that is not seen by many day hikers, is just as impressive as its more popular counterpart. It is used by backpackers seeking to go from Logan Pass to Waterton, complete a loop called the “Northern Circle” or by Continental Divide hikers looking[…]

Hole in the Wall

Boulder Peak

Hole in the Wall is a fantastic basin perched above a cliff at the head of the Bowman valley. This is one of the spots in Glacier National Park seen only by those willing to go backpacking. For those people, it truly is a reward as it is a special place. The three main ways[…]

Stoney Indian Pass

Atsina Lake

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[…]