MANY GLACIER - trail status as of 8:14PM Mountain Time on 7-7-2015
Appekunny Falls Trail
Many Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls/ 1.0 mi.
Trail is clear of snow and trees. 7/1/15 per 823


Cracker Lake Trail
Trailhead at Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground/ 6.1 mi
Trail clear of trees and snow, 7/6/15 per 823
Feather Plume Falls Cutoff Trail (to Grinnell Lk.) 1.2
Grinnell Lk. to Piegan Pass Tr. at Feather Plume Falls/1.2mi
Trail is clear of trees and snow. Featherplume Falls suspension bridge installed. 7/1/15 per 823.
Grinnell Glacier Trail
From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi.
Trail clear of all undercut snowdrifts. 2 small snowfields just before the picnic area. Hazardous snow signs taken down by 650 6/30/15


Piegan Pass Trail (Upper Route)
From Hotel to Featherplume Falls Jct./ 4.1 mi.
Trail is clear 6/29/15 per 224 Katz


Featherplume Falls Jct. to Piegan Pass/ 4.2 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: July/2015

Morning Eagle Falls foot bridge installation scheduled for: INSTALLED 6/16/2015 per 650

Trail clear. Unbridged stream crossing 1-2 ft deep 6/29/15 per 224 Katz


Ptarmigan/ Iceberg Trail
Motel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls/ 2.4 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/6/15 per 823.


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Iceberg Lake/ 2.1 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/6/15 per 823
Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Ptarmigan Lake/ 1.7 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/6/15 per 823
Ptarmigan Lake to Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 0.9 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/6/15 per 823

Ptarmigan tunnel is OPEN TO FOOT TRAFFIC ONLY for the season. per 650 6/29/15


Red Gap Pass Trail (Poia Lake)
Trailhead to foot of Poia Lake/ 6.4 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: Clear per 624 cv 06/28/2015


Poia Lake to Red Gap Pass/ 5.6 mi.
Initial clearing scheduled for: Cleared 7/1/15 per 650

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.
Trail is clear of trees and snow. 7/1/15 per 823


Slide Lake / Gable Pass Trail
Park Boundary to Slide Lake Cpgd./ 1.4 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow. 7/2/15 per 823

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
Trail is clear of trees and snow. 7/2/15 per 823


Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail
Trail around the Swiftcurrent Lake/ 2.6 mi.
Trail is clear of snow and trees 7/1/15 per 823


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Campstore parking lot to Head of Bullhead Lake / 3.9 mi.
Trail is clear. 6/26/2015 per 824 Hatfield

Windmaker Creek suspension bridge installed. 6/4/15. per 823


Bullhead Lake to Swiftcurrent Pass / 2.7 mi.
Trail is clear to last 3/4 mile where there are intermittant low angle snow fields. There are 4 scree slides on the switchbacks that require careful footing. 6/26/2015 per 824 Hatfield

STOCK ADVISORY: Trail between Bullhead Lake and Devil's Elbow is steep, narrow and not recommended for stock unless stock have experience on very narrow sections of trail. per 650


Trails around Josephine Lake to Grinnell Lake
North Shore Trail to Oastler Shelter / 1.7 mi.
Trail is clear of snow and trees. 7/1/15 per 823


So.Shore Tr. from Hotel to Oastler Shelter/ 2.0 mi.
Trail is clear of snow and trees. 7/1/15 per 823


Oastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) 1.0 mi.
Trail clear of snow and trees, Cataract Suspension Bridge is INSTALLED 7/1/15 per 823



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