MANY GLACIER - trail status as of 5:27PM Mountain Time on 11-20-2018
Appekunny Falls Trail
Many Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls/ 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/29/18 per 851


Cracker Lake Trail
Trailhead at Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground/ 6.1 mi
Projected Initial Clearing Date: CLEARED 6/14/18 per 851

Trail clear and in good condition per 824 Schmidt 7/26/2018


Feather Plume Falls Cutoff Trail (to Grinnell Lk.) 1.2
Grinnell Lk. to Piegan Pass Tr. at Feather Plume Falls/1.2mi
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/3/18 per 851

Featherplume Falls Suspension Bridge: REMOVED 9/25/18 per 851 *Footbridge over creek near Grinnell Lake is out. Ford required for hikers planning on hiking out of the Grinnell Lake area via the South Josephine trail. 7/23/18 824 Bouf


Grinnell Glacier Trail
From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/1/18 per 851

Trail clear from trailhead to overlook. 8/9/18 per 224 Strandwitz


Piegan Pass Trail (Upper Route)
From Hotel to Featherplume Falls Jct./ 4.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 6/14/18 per 851


Featherplume Falls Jct. to Piegan Pass/ 4.2 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 8/1/18 per 851

Morning Eagle Footbridge: REMOVED 9/25/18 per 851


Ptarmigan/ Iceberg Trail
Motel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls/ 2.4 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing Date: Cleared 6/1/18 per 851


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Iceberg Lake/ 2.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/13/18 per 851

Iceberg Bridge: INSTALLED 6/26/2018 per 650

SCHEDULED REMOVAL: 9/28/2018 PER 650


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Ptarmigan Lake/ 1.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/13/18 per 851


Ptarmigan Lake to Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 0.9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/30/18 per 851

Ptarmigan Tunnel Doors:

TUNNEL OFFICIALLY CLOSED: 10/2/18 per 658 Harms


Red Gap Pass Trail (Poia Lake)
Trailhead to foot of Poia Lake/ 6.4 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing Date: CLEARED 6/14/18 per 851


Poia Lake to Red Gap Pass/ 5.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/22/18 per 851

WARNING! THE FIRST MAJOR CREEK THAT IS CROSSED EAST OF RED GAP PASS HAS EXTREMELY SLIPPERY ROCKS. HIKERS HAVE BEEN KILLED OR SERIOUSLY INJURED ATTEMPTING TO GET WATER FROM THE CREEK AFTER CLIMBING ONTO THE ROCKS BOTH AT THE BRIDGE SITE AND FROM THE SWITCHBACKS BELOW. USE EXTREME CAUTION!!!


Sherburne Ranger Station Cutoff
Red Gap Pass Trail to Sherburne Ranger Station / 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/31/18 per 851


Slide Lake / Gable Pass Trail
Park Boundary to Slide Lake Cpgd./ 1.4 mi.
Chief Mtn Rd (6 miles across Reservation) to Park Boundary is muddy with several dozen head of cattle grazing.

NOTE - A $10.00 Blackfeet Tribal Conservation Permit is required by each person(regardless of age) to recreate on reservation land.

VEHICLES NOT RECOMMENDED!!! This access to the Slide Lake area is by way of an unmarked and unmaintained road across Blackfeet Indian Nation land. This access to the Glacier Park boundary is very muddy, rutted, rocky, and used heavily by cattle. There is one major fork in the road a couple miles in, the left fork that leads down towards Otatso Creek is the way to Slide.

DIRECTIONS: Heading north up Highway 89, turn left onto Chief Mountain Highway 17. Drive 4.3 miles north up Highway 17. Look for a dirt road on the left heading west/southwest and skirting just south of Chief Mountain. If you go by Chief Mtn. Overlook (aka Crusher Hill), a pullout at the top of a hill, you have gone 0.3 miles too far.


Slide Lake Cpgd. to Lee Ridge Jct. via Gable Pass/ 2.5 m
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 9/17/18 per 851


Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail
Trail around the Swiftcurrent Lake/ 2.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/29/18 per 851


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Campstore parking lot to Head of Bullhead Lake / 3.9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/11/18 per 851

WINDMAKER SUSPENSION BRIDGE: REMOVED 9/24/18 per 851


Bullhead Lake to Swiftcurrent Pass / 2.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/6/18 per 851

SWIFTCURRENT BRIDGE PLANKS: REMOVED 9/24/18 per 851 STOCK ADVISORY: Trail between Bullhead Lake and Devil's Elbow is steep, narrow and not recommended for stock. per 650


Trails around Josephine Lake to Grinnell Lake
North Shore Trail to Oastler Shelter / 1.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/29/2018 per 851


So.Shore Tr. from Hotel to Oastler Shelter/ 2.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/29/18 per 851


Oastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/12/18 per 851

Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED 6/12/18 per 851

*Ford required for hikers planning on exiting the Grinnell Lake area via the Featherplume Falls cutoff trail. Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: REMOVED 9/28/2018 per 658



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