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    • Glacier County, Montana

      Ptarmigan Falls

      5.0
      5.11 mi / 768 ft gain
      ...The hike to Ptarmigan Falls begins next to the cabins near the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. There’s enough parking for about 10-16 vehicles in the lot next to the trailhead. This is a heavily trafficked area, so extra parking is available in front of the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. This is where I park...
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    • Swiftcurrent, Montana

      Glacier's North Circle Route (North East Section)

      9.7 mi
      Planning & Preparations As amazing as this trek is, it's certainly not without its challenges, and the first one you will run into is obtaining a backcountry permit for camping.  As it absolutely should, backcountry camping is very regulated.  Essentially, you request permits and multiple da...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Ptarmigan Tunnel

      5.0
      10.68 mi / 2713 ft gain
      This amazing 11 mile hike with 2,300 feet of vertial gain begins behind the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn cabins. If you start early enough you can park by the trailhead, but if you get a little later start you may need to park in the main lot of the Motor Inn. As you begin your hike, you will pass the...
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    • Glacier County, Montana

      Ptarmigan Lake Trail

      8.78 mi
      Ptarmigan Lake Trail is an 8.6 mile out and back hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Babb, Montana in Glacier National Park.
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    • Browning, Montana

      Capture Sunrise at St. Mary Lake

      5.0
      One of the more popular spots to photograph this lake is from the Wild Goose Island pullout. However, I prefer to get off the beaten path a little bit and avoid the crowds. The pin on the map will take you to the next pullout just east of Wild Goose Island, but before you get to Rising Sun campgr...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Grinnell Lake

      5.0
      7.15 mi / 230 ft gain
      The hike to Grinnell Lake begins at the Grinnell Glacier Trailhead, approximately 0.5 miles past Many Glacier Hotel in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park. For folks staying in the hotel, there is an optional trailhead just south of the building. There is also is a boat shuttle for tho...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Grinnell Glacier in Glacier NP

      5.0
      11.33 mi / 1840 ft gain
      The Grinnel Glacier Hike begins at the Grinnell Glacier Trailhead just past the Many Glacier Lodge. A fee of $25 is required to enter Glacier National Park for a seven-day pass. The Many Glacier region is entered from the east side of the park from the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The Grinnel...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Kayak Saint Mary Lake, Glacier National Park

      Glacier National Park, one of the United States' finest national parks, is home to some of the most spectacular glacially carved lakes in the country. Situated along the famous Going-to-the-Sun (GTTS) road, Saint Mary Lake, the park's second largest lake, offers some of the finest views in the pa...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Hike the Skyline Experience

      12.62 mi / 6500 ft gain
      The route starts from Many Glacier at the Cracker Lake Trailhead, about 5000 feet. Hike the trail about 2 miles until you come to a fork, stay right here to keep your approach hike a little shorter. Hikers wind through switchbacks and beautiful meadows and forests on the way to a crossing of Crac...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Cracker Lake

      5.0
      12.71 mi / 2001 ft gain
      The 6.1 mile (12.2 roundtrip), hike to Cracker Lake includes wooded forests, grand views of lakes and mountains, creek crossings, distant waterfalls, mining ruins, possible wildflowers and wildlife, and a swim in turquoise water. At 1400ft elevation gain, the trail never gets too taxing. The view...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Kayak Swiftcurrent Lake

      4.5
      Swiftcurrent Lake is easily accessed along the shores of Many Glacier Hotel where ample parking is available. The Glacier Park Boat Company offers single and double kayak rentals onsite (pricing and dates of operations are available here: glacierparkboats.com) or you can bring your own.The calm ...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Walk the Swiftcurrent Nature Trail, Glacier National Park

      5.0
      2.66 mi / 135 ft gain
      Walking in either direction, the trail is easy to follow. If you take the loop counter-clockwise, you will reach the Grinnell Glacier parking area in just over a half mile (which is an alternate starting point for this trail). Follow the signs and continue left to rejoin the trail. About a mile l...
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    • Swiftcurrent, Montana

      Hike to Apikuni Falls at Glacier National Park

      5.0
      1.92 mi / 670 ft gain
      From the parking lot follow the trail to the left to Apikuni Falls. The first 1/4 mile of the trail is an easy stroll through an open field before entering an aspen forest where the trail ascends more than 500 feet in less than 1/2 mile. The falls won't be visible until the final 1/8 mile of the...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Backpack to Poia Lake, Glacier NP

      12.8 mi / 1700 ft gain
      Located in Many Glacier, the Red Gap Pass trail begins at the Apikuni Falls Trailhead located east of the Many Glacier Lodge (if you're looking to check out the falls before your hike, check out Hike to Apikuni Falls at Glacier National Park). The trail starts at a gradual incline and continue th...
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    • Flathead County, Montana

      Camp Out at the Hornet Lookout

      1 mi / 800 ft gain
      Reservations for Hornet Lookout are obtained via Recreation.gov, and can be made up to six months in advance.  Consider a four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle with some clearance if available, as the forest service roads aren't always well maintained. Although the hike is short, it is all switc...
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    • Glacier County, Montana

      Explore Two Medicine Lake

      5.0
      Two Medicine Lake sits in the southeastern part of Glacier NP away from the more popular Going-to-the-Sun Road. The 2-mile long lake has a 100 site campground that serves visitors on a first-come-first-serve basis; the campground opens mid-April and closes in November. From the main parking area...
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