Glenn’s Lake

Location: Northwest Montana
Trip Starts: Chief Mountain Customs
Trip Ends: Chief Mountain Customs
Total Distance: 20.6 miles
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Difficulty: Moderate
Trails Used: Belly River, Stoney Indian Pass Trails
Trail Traffic: Moderate
Trip Type: Overnight Hike
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Glacier National Park
Park Headquarters
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
(406) 888-7800


Glacier preserves over 1,000,000 acres of forests, alpine meadows, and lakes. Its diverse habitats are home to over 70 species of mammals and over 260 species of birds. The spectacular glaciated landscape is a hikers paradise containing 700 miles of maintained trails that lead deep into one of the largest intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states. The park contains over 350 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Sites and six National Historic Landmarks. In 1932 Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Park, in Canada, were designated Wateron-Glacier International Peace Park. This designation celebrates the longstanding peace and friendship between our two nations. Glacier and Waterton Lakes have both been designated as Biosphere Reserves and together were recognized, in 1995, as a World Heritage Site.

The hike to Glenn’s Lake is an in and out 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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