MANY GLACIER - trail status as of 9:44AM Mountain Time on 9-23-2018
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
Trail REOPENED 7/4/18 per C10

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/3/18 per 851

Featherplume Falls Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED 7/3/2018 per 851 SCHEDULED REMOVAL: 9/21/2018 PER 650 *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.
Trail close, last half mile to the over look for carcass per C1 9/22/18.

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: INSTALLED 6/27/2018 per 851

SCHEDULED REMOVAL: 9/21/2018 PER 650


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: OPEN 7/9/18 per 851

SCHEDULED CLOSING: 9/28/2018 PER 650 Trail clear and free of snow per 524 Guillard 7/28/18


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

Trail clear and in good condition per 524 Guillard 7/28/18


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

Trail is clear of snow and downed trees. 7/28/2018 524 Guillard

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

Trail clear. 7/28/18 per 524 Guillard


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. Trail clear of snow. A few trees down. per 923 on 5/31/18

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: 7/27/2018 per 650

One tree down. 8/28/18 per 224 LF


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: INSTALLED 6/11/18 per 851

SCHEDULED REMOVAL: 9/21/2018 PER 650

Trail clear and in good condition. 7/25/18 per 224


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

SWIFTCURRENT BRIDGE PLANKS: INSTALLED 6/27/2018 PER 650

SCHEDULED REMOVAL: 9/28/2018 PER 650 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

One tree down, some standing water on board walk at head of Josephine Lake 6/19/18 per 824 Bouf


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

Clear but recent rains have swollen 3-5 streams creating minor water crossings. 6/19 per 824 bouf


Oastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) 1.0 mi.
Trail clear 7/4/18 per trail crew

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/12/18 per 851

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

SCHEDULED REMOVAL: 9/21/2018 PER 650 *Ford required for hikers planning on exiting the Grinnell Lake area via the Featherplume Falls cutoff trail.



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