Glacier National Park - Glenn's Lake - Member Hike

Hike Name: Glacier National Park - Glenn's Lake
Country: United States
State: Montana
Nearby Town: Babbs
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: This trailhead is located just before the customs station at the U.S./Canada border. Follow Chief Mountain International Highway (17) from Babbs, MT to the border.

Glacier's main entrances, West Glacier and St. Mary, are located on the western and eastern park boundaries at either end of Going-to-the-Sun Road. Another eastern entrance is located at Many Glacier off U.S. 89. You may enter the park near East Glacier off U.S. 89 Camas Creek (north of Apgar), Polebridge (off the North Fork Road), and Cut Bank. Also from U.S. 89, you may enter the park past East Glacier off U.S. 49 at Two Medicine.

The closest airports are Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana (25 miles from West Glacier) and in Great Falls, Montana (200 miles from West Glacier). Car rentals are available at both airports. Shuttles are available at the Kalispell airport.
Total Hike Distance: 20.60 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Permit Required: Yes
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Chief Mountain Customs
Trails Used: Belly River, Stoney Indian Pass Trails
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers, Lakes
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Glacier National Park
P.O. Box 128
West Glacier, Montana 59936

(406)888-7800 (voice)
Best Season: Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The hike to Glenn's Lake is a backtrack trip with a deep ford right before the lake campsite (shown above). On a summer evening, expect to see deer grazing along the shore, and the sun lighting up the snow peaks that tower over the camping area. You'll also enjoying hiking past waterfalls and through flowing meadows on this trail.



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