-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
Featherplume Falls suspension bridge: Projected installation date 7/7/2017 per 656
Morning Eagle Footbridge: Projected installation date 7/7/2017 per 650
Featherplume Foot Bridge: Projected installation date 7/7/2017 per 650
The Iceberg/Ptarmigan trails are closed at the trailhead due to a bear carcass per 822 on 11/23/17
Iceberg Bridge: Projected installation date 7/1/2017 per 650
Ptarmigan Tunnel Doors: Projected opening date 7/14/2017 per 656
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!!!
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.
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
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
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
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
Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: Projected installation date 6/23/2017