MANY GLACIER - trail status as of 4:38PM Mountain Time on 7-25-2017
Appekunny Falls Trail
Many Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls/ 1.0 mi.

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

Trail is POSTED for Bear Frequenting from TH to campground 7/7/17 per 823


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 6/22/2017 per 851

Featherplume Falls suspension bridge: INSTALLED 6/22/2017 per 851

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 Grinell Lake. Hikers can use the Upper Piegan Trail to access the Featherplume Falls area and to reach Piegan Pass. The ford was about 12" deep as of 7/21/17 per 524 Guillard


Grinnell Glacier Trail
From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi.
CLEARED 05/31/2017 per 851 Grinnell Glacier Snow Drift work: CLEAR OF SNOW HAZARDS 7/17/2017 per 851


Piegan Pass Trail (Upper Route)
From Hotel to Featherplume Falls Jct./ 4.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/5/2017 per 851


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

Morning Eagle Footbridge: INSTALLED 7/13/2017 per 851

7/21/2017 Trail is clear of snow except for a large pile of snow and avalanche debris at the base of Morning Eagle Falls. Some route finding skills may be needed in this area. Morning Eagle plank bridge is not installed. Stream crossings required upstream of the plank bridge site and at the Grinell Lake broken bridge. The are approx 1 foot deep. per 524 Guillard 7/21/17


Ptarmigan/ Iceberg Trail
Motel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls/ 2.4 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/3/2017 per 851.

Trail POSTED for bears 7/7/2017


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Iceberg Lake/ 2.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/21/2017 per 851

Iceberg Bridge: INSTALLED 6/21/2017 per 851

Trail POSTED for bears 7/7/2017


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Ptarmigan Lake/ 1.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/7/2017 per 851

Trail POSTED for bears 7/7/2017


Ptarmigan Lake to Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 0.9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 7/7/2017 per 851

Ptarmigan Tunnel Doors: OPEN 7/7/2017 per 851

Trail POSTED for bears 7/7/2017


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


Poia Lake to Red Gap Pass/ 5.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 6/27/2017 per 851

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: CLEARED 6/30/2017 per 851

6/30/2017 From junction with Lee Ridge trail to Gable Pass immediate large snowfield, microspikes and/or ice axe recommended. At least two other smaller steep snowfields. per 824 Birkhead


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: CLEARED 7/12/2017 per 851

SWIFTCURRENT BRIDGE PLANKS: INSTALLED 7/6/2017 per 851

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: CLEARED 5/31/2017 per 851


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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