MANY GLACIER - trail status as of 8:46AM Mountain Time on 7-24-2021
Appekunny Falls Trail
Many Glacier Road to Appekunny Falls/ 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 6/9/2021 per 650


Cracker Lake Trail
Trailhead at Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground/ 6.1 mi
Projected Initial Clearing Date: Cleared 6/18/21 per 650

Cleared of trees, intermittent snow patches one mile before lake 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 6/11/21 per 650

Upper Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: Installed 6/17/2021 per 650

(FEATHERPLUME)

Trail clear of snow; 1 tree down 6/25/2021 824 Bouf


Grinnell Glacier Trail
From Josephine Lake to Glacier Overlook/ 3.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 7/20/2021 per 650

Existing snowfields have been dug to trail tread. Trail now clear of snow.


Piegan Pass Trail (Upper Route)
From Hotel to Featherplume Falls Jct./ 4.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 6/11/21 per 650

Trail is clear of snow 2 trees down. 6/24/2021 824 BOUF


Featherplume Falls Jct. to Piegan Pass/ 4.2 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 7/31/21 per 650

Morning Eagle Footbridge: Installed 6/29/21 per 650

Snow and ice hazards exist near Morning Eagle Falls. Traction, poles, ice axe recommended. 6/26/2021 per 824 Isaacson


Ptarmigan/ Iceberg Trail
Motel parking lot to jct. above Ptarmigan Falls/ 2.4 mi.
Trail posted, the first mile of the trail, due to bear frequenting. 7/12/21 per C1

Projected Initial Clearing Date: CLEARED 6/8/21 per 650

Trail clear of trees and snow 6/23/2021 per 824 Bouf


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Iceberg Lake/ 2.1 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 7/2/21 per 650

Iceberg Bridge: INSTALLED 7/1/2021

Please stay on trail in alpine area!

Reminder to practice Leave No Trace.


Jct. above Ptarmigan Falls to Ptarmigan Lake/ 1.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 7/2/2021 per 650

Trail clear of trees and snow - 224 Nymark 7/13/2021


Ptarmigan Lake to Ptarmigan Tunnel/ 0.9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 7/9/2021 per 656 Ptarmigan Tunnel Doors: OPEN to foot traffic only, closed to stock. 7/9/2021 per 656

Trail clear of snow -224 Nymark 7/13/21


Red Gap Pass Trail (Poia Lake)
Trailhead to foot of Poia Lake/ 6.4 mi.
Projected Initial Clearing Date: Cleared 6/17/2021 per 650


Poia Lake to Red Gap Pass/ 5.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 6/25/21 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!!!

Snow and ice hazards exist near pass. Traction devices, map, compass, and route-finding abilities strongly recommended. 6/26/2021 per 823


Sherburne Ranger Station Cutoff
Red Gap Pass Trail to Sherburne Ranger Station / 1.0 mi.
Trail CLOSED from trailhead to junction with Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail due to bear frequenting and carcass on trail, per 823 on 07/07/21.

Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 6/12/21 per 650

9 trees down, clear of snow 5/29/21 per 824 Isaacson

No parking at the trailhead due to construction. Visitors and staff must park by the hotel and use the horse trail. 6/6/21 per 823


Slide Lake / Gable Pass Trail
Park Boundary to Slide Lake Cpgd./ 1.4 mi.
Estimated Initial Clearing Date: 7/23/2021 per 650 Chief Mtn Rd (6 miles across Reservation) to Park Boundary is muddy with several dozen head of cattle grazing.

NOTE - A $20.00 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: 7/23/21 per 650

14 down trees between campground and pass. Some high angle snow hazards remain between treeline and the south side of gable pass. Traction devices, poles, and route finding ability / map and compass are encouraged. 6/26/21 per 823


Swiftcurrent Lake Nature Trail
Trail around the Swiftcurrent Lake/ 2.6 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/28/21 per 650


Swiftcurrent Pass Trail
Campstore parking lot to Head of Bullhead Lake / 3.9 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 6/14/21 per 650

WINDMAKER SUSPENSION BRIDGE: Installed 6/9/2021

Trail clear of trees and snow. 6/14/2021 per 824BOUF


Bullhead Lake to Swiftcurrent Pass / 2.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: 07/16/2021 per 650 SWIFTCURRENT BRIDGE PLANKS: Installed 6/30/2021 per 650

WINDMAKER SUSPENSION BRIDGE: Installed 6/17/21 per 650

STOCK ADVISORY: Trail between Bullhead Lake and Devil's Elbow is steep, narrow and not recommended for stock. per 650

Free of trees and free of snow up to 1/2 mile from pass. Seasonal rock fall makes narrow ledge trails more difficult for some hikers. No snow At Devils Elbow. After Devil Elbow there is snow travel. First snow patch has some exposure. After that is is mostly level snow travel. Route finding skills on this snow covered portion of the trail is essential. 6/21/2021 per 923


Trails around Josephine Lake to Grinnell Lake
North Shore Trail to Oastler Shelter / 1.7 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/28/2021 per 650

Trail clear of snow and trees 6/25/21 per824 Bouf


So.Shore Tr. from Hotel to Oastler Shelter/ 2.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: CLEARED 5/28/21 per 650

Trail clear of snow and trees 6/25/21 per 824 Bouf


Oastler Shelter to Grinnell Lake (also Hidden Falls) 1.0 mi.
Projected initial clearing date: Cleared 6/11/2021 per 650

Cataract Creek Suspension Bridge: INSTALLED 6/7/2021 Trail clear of snow and trees 6/29/21 per 824 Bouf



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