MANY GLACIER - trail status as of 4:31PM Mountain Time on 6-22-2017
Appekunny Falls Trail
Many Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls/ 1.0 mi.
Clear of snow 6/1/2017 per 851

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/16/2017 per 851


Cracker Lake Trail
Trailhead at Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground/ 6.1 mi
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/5/2017 per 851

30% Snow cover last 1.5 miles to lake 6/12/2017 per 851


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

The plank footbridge just beyond the trail jct. at Grinnell Lake has washed out requiring a stream ford for hikers wanting to reach the Piegan Pass trail from Grinnell Lake. Ford not recommended at this time due to high flows. Hikers can use the Upper Piegan Trail to access the Featherplume Falls area and to reach Piegan Pass. 6/15/2017 per 650


Grinnell Glacier Trail
From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi.
CLEARED 05/31/2017 per 851 Grinnell Glacier Snow Drift work: projected date 7/17/2017 - 7/28/2017 per 656

6/15/2017 Trail clear from Josephine boat dock 2.5 miles to hazardous trail barrier. Beyond hazardous trail barrier, trail is 100% snow covered with undercut snow bridges and steep-angled snow fields. Travel beyond hazardous trail barrier is NOT RECOMMENDED per 823


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: CLEARED 6/3/2017 per 851.


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

Iceberg Bridge: INSTALLED 6/21/2017 per 851

6/15/2017 Trail is 60% snow covered approx. 1 mile from junction with few steep-angled snow fields, increasing snow with proximity to lake. Emerging vegetation around lake sensitive to trampling route-finders per 823 TRAIL POSTED for bear frequenting per 822 B. Adams. 6/18/18.


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

6/15/2017 Trail clear beyond junction for approx. 3/4 mile, then increasing snow fields requiring route-finding skills. Few steep-angled snow fields to lake per 823 TRAIL CLOSED due to carcass on trail per 822 B. Adams 6/19/17


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

6/15/2017 Approx. 80% snow cover on trail around lake. Steep-angled snow fields increase as you climb switchbacks to tunnel per 823 TRAIL CLOSED due to carcass on trail per 822 B. Adams 6/19/17


Red Gap Pass Trail (Poia Lake)
Trailhead to foot of Poia Lake/ 6.4 mi.
CLEARED 6/8/2017 per 851

Trail free of snow to lake 6/16/17 per 824


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

Avalanche debris (100 small trees) 3.5 miles beyond Poia lake. 1 mile of snow at tree line. SNOW HAZARD: for route finding at tree line. 6/6/2017 per B12. 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 5/31/2017 per 851


Slide Lake / Gable Pass Trail
Park Boundary to Slide Lake Cpgd./ 1.4 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/7/2017 per 851

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

From Lee Ridge Jct to Gable Pass is 40% snow covered. Route finding skills required. SNOW HAZARD for steep snow drift near the Lee Ridge Trail Jct. 6/21/17, per 823

From Slide Lake Cpgd. to Gable Pass is 20% snow covered. Route finding skills required at Gable Pass. 6/21/17 per 823


Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail
Trail around the Swiftcurrent Lake/ 2.6 mi.
CLEARED 5/31/2017 per 851


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Campstore parking lot to Head of Bullhead Lake / 3.9 mi.
CLEARED 5/31/2017 per 851

WINDMAKER SUSPENSION BRIDGE: INSTALLED 5/31/2017 per 851


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

Winter conditions exist. Trail is mostly under snow. Route finding and navigation skills necessary.5/20/17 per 923

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.
5/30/17 trail clear of snow except for 2 slide debris fields on North Shore. per 824 Bouf

Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/31/2017 per 851

North Shore Josephine Lake posted for bear frequenting. 06/19/2017 per 822


So.Shore Tr. from Hotel to Oastler Shelter/ 2.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/31/2017 per 851


Oastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/12/2017 per 851

Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED 6/12/2017 per 851

HAZARD: Plank Bridge at Grinnell Lake WASHED OUT 6/14/17 per 851



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