MANY GLACIER - trail status as of 5:26PM Mountain Time on 5-24-2017
Appekunny Falls Trail
Many Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls/ 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/16/2017 per 650


Cracker Lake Trail
Trailhead at Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground/ 6.1 mi
Projected initial clearing date: 6/30/2017 per 650

-several trees (passable) across trail in first 1.7 miles. 0 to 0.5 mile = 25% snow cover... 0.5 to 1 miles = 50% snow cover... 1 to 1.5 miles = 75% snow cover 5/18 per B.Adams


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: 6/30/2017 per 650

Featherplume Falls suspension bridge: Projected installation date 7/7/2017 per 656


Grinnell Glacier Trail
From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 7/28/2017 per 650 Grinnell Glacier Snow Drift work: projected date 7/17/2017 - 7/28/2017 per 656


Piegan Pass Trail (Upper Route)
From Hotel to Featherplume Falls Jct./ 4.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/30/2017 per 650


Featherplume Falls Jct. to Piegan Pass/ 4.2 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 8/3/2017 per 650

Morning Eagle Footbridge: Projected installation date 7/7/2017 per 650

Featherplume Foot Bridge: Projected installation date 7/7/2017 per 650


Ptarmigan/ Iceberg Trail
Motel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls/ 2.4 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/9/2017 per 650.

The Iceberg/Ptarmigan trails are closed at the trailhead due to a bear carcass per 822 on 11/23/17


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Iceberg Lake/ 2.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 7/1/2017 per 650

Iceberg Bridge: Projected installation date 7/1/2017 per 650


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Ptarmigan Lake/ 1.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/16/2017 650


Ptarmigan Lake to Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 0.9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 7/14/2017 per 650

Ptarmigan Tunnel Doors: Projected opening date 7/14/2017 per 656


Red Gap Pass Trail (Poia Lake)
Trailhead to foot of Poia Lake/ 6.4 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/23/2017 per 650


Poia Lake to Red Gap Pass/ 5.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/30/2017 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.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/18/2017 per 650


Slide Lake / Gable Pass Trail
Park Boundary to Slide Lake Cpgd./ 1.4 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/9/2017 per 650

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: 6/30/2017 per 650


Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail
Trail around the Swiftcurrent Lake/ 2.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/16/2016 per 650

90% snow covered 5.6 per 824 Hatfield

70% snow covered 5/16 per Kelsey Bauer

Swift Current Nature Trail is CLOSED, from the hotel T intersection along north side of the lake to Grinnell Glacier Trailhead; then to the head of Swiftcurrent Lake and inlet along the west side trail for bear and moose frequenting. 5/22/17 per 885


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Campstore parking lot to Head of Bullhead Lake / 3.9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/23/2017 per 650

WINDMAKER SUSPENSION BRIDGE: Projected installation date 6/16/2017 per 656 <5% snow cover up to Red Rock Lake, 50-75% snow cover above Red Rock Lake 5/18 per B.Adams


Bullhead Lake to Swiftcurrent Pass / 2.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 7/28/2017 per 650

SWIFTCURRENT BRIDGE PLANKS: Projected installation date 7/7/2017 Trail is narrow with loose rock and some exposure in several places in the switchbacks.

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: 6/23/2017 per 656

95% snow covered, 3 avalanche fields per 824 Hatfield

60% snow covered with a few steep angle snow fields into the lake. 5/16 Bauer


So.Shore Tr. from Hotel to Oastler Shelter/ 2.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/23/2017 per 650


Oastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 6/23/2017 per 650

Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: Projected installation date 6/23/2017



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