MANY GLACIER - trail status as of 5:48PM Mountain Time on 9-29-2016
Appekunny Falls Trail
Many Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls/ 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/13/2016 per 851

0% snow coverage. 5/13/16 per 851


Cracker Lake Trail
Trailhead at Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground/ 6.1 mi
Trail is clear of trees and snow the entire way to the lake and campground, 7/3/16 per 823.

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/4/2016 per 651

Trail is deposted for mountain lion. 7/17/16


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 6/10/2016 per 651

Featherplume Falls suspension bridge: INSTALLED 6/3/16 per 651 REMOVED 9/26/2016 per 851


Grinnell Glacier Trail
From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/29/2016 per 650

Trail clear of trees and snow, 7/23/16 per 823.

Trail posted for bear frequenting 8/7/16 per 823.


Piegan Pass Trail (Upper Route)
From Hotel to Featherplume Falls Jct./ 4.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/10/2016 per 651

Trail is free of snow. 6/10/2016 per 651


Featherplume Falls Jct. to Piegan Pass/ 4.2 mi.
MORNING EAGLE FOOTBRIDGE: INSTALLED 6/14/2016 per 851

REMOVED 9/26/2016 per 851

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/13/2016 per 650

Featherplume Foot Bridge: REBUILT 8/10/2016 per 650


Ptarmigan/ Iceberg Trail
Motel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls/ 2.4 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/10/16 per 823.

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/20/2016 per 650.


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Iceberg Lake/ 2.1 mi.
Trail clear of trees and snow, 7/10/16 per 823.

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/8/2016 per 650

Iceberg Bridge: INSTALLED 6/15/2016 per 851

SCHEDULED REMOVAL 9/26/2016 per 650


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Ptarmigan Lake/ 1.7 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/10/16 per 823.

Projected initial clearing date: 7/8/2016 per 650


Ptarmigan Lake to Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 0.9 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/23/16 per 823.

PTARMIGAN TUNNEL DOORS: OPENED 7/6/2016 per 851

SCHEDULED CLOSING 9/29/2016 per 650 Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/6/2016 per 851


Red Gap Pass Trail (Poia Lake)
Trailhead to foot of Poia Lake/ 6.4 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/17/2016 per 851


Poia Lake to Red Gap Pass/ 5.6 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/23/16 per 823.

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/22/2016 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 5/24/2016 per 651


Slide Lake / Gable Pass Trail
Park Boundary to Slide Lake Cpgd./ 1.4 mi.
Trail clear of trees and snow, 6/20/16 per 823.

Projected initial clearing date: 8/15/2016 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
Trail is clear of snow, however around 10 large trees are down across the trail. Passable with backpacks, but could be tricky with stock. 7/23/16 per 823.

Initial clearing scheduled for: 8/19/2016 per 650


Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail
Trail around the Swiftcurrent Lake/ 2.6 mi.

Initial clearing scheduled for: CLEARED 5/9/2016 per 650 Trail clear of trees and snow, 5/22/16 per 823.


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Campstore parking lot to Head of Bullhead Lake / 3.9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/27/2016 per 650

WINDMAKER SUSPENSION BRIDGE: INSTALLED 5/18/2016 per 851 REMOVED 9/28/16 per 851

Trail is clear of trees and snow, 6/16/16 per 823


Bullhead Lake to Swiftcurrent Pass / 2.7 mi.
Trail is clear of trees and snow, 7/23/16 per 823

Trail is narrow with loose rock and some exposure in several places in the switchbacks.

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/9/2016 per 650

SWIFTCURRENT BRIDGE PLANKS: INSTALLED 6/13/2016 per 651


Trails around Josephine Lake to Grinnell Lake
North Shore Trail to Oastler Shelter / 1.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/22/2016 per 651


So.Shore Tr. from Hotel to Oastler Shelter/ 2.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/22/2016 per 650


Oastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/03/2016 per 650

Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED 6/3/2016 per 650

REMOVED 9/26/2016 per 851



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