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Best Trails of Montana

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#1. Black Canyon of the Yellowstone (Backpacking)
An unusual trip along the majestic Yellowstone River nearly the entire route. The Black Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of the classic backpacking trips of the northern Rockies. It seems to offer eve...
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Hiking Trails
Mammoth, WY - Hiking - 18.5 miles


#2. Three Passes in Glacier (Backpacking)
A fairly short backpacking trip through outstanding mountain scenery, mostly above timberline. The name Two Medicine comes from the Blackfeet history that refers to two medicine lodges built in the ar...
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Hiking Trails
East Glacier, MT - Hiking - 18.8 miles


#3. Boulder Pass (Backpacking)
A long, scenic shuttle starting in Canada and ending in the United States. Boulder Pass is a truly classic trip and has achieved some widespread popularity because of it. The NPS limits use with the n...
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Hiking Trails
Columbia Falls, MT - Hiking - 30.6 miles


#4. Nyack Loop (Backpacking)
A long backpacking expedition for experienced hikers into the most remote section of Glacier National Park. Many trails in Glacier Park are heavily used. Others receive surprisingly little use, althou...
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Hiking Trails
West Glacier, MT - Hiking - 37.3 miles


#5. Gunsight Pass
A backpack from Jackson Glacier Overlook to Lake Ellen Wilson, 10.9 miles (17.5 km); from Jackson Glacier Overlook to Sperry Chalet, 13.6 miles (22 km); or from Jackson Glacier Overlook to Lake McDona...
From the guidebook "Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks"
Hiking Trails
Saint Mary, MT - Hiking - 20 miles


#6. Apikuni Falls
This short, steep trail leads up to the desolate cliffs of Apikuni Mountain to visit a long and slender waterfall. Hikers will get excellent mountain views throughout the trek. The hike begins on Apik...
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Glacier & Waterton Lakes"
Hiking Trails
Babb, MT - Hiking - 2 miles


#7. Haystack Butte
This section of the Highline Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the park, owing to its spectacular vistas, excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, and low level of difficulty. The trail follo...
From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Glacier & Waterton Lakes"
Hiking Trails
Saint Mary, MT - Hiking - 6.8 miles


#8. Fifty Mountain (Backpacking)
A long trek through the alpine heart of Glacier National Park. The first 3 miles of the trail go along the Garden Wall directly above Going-to-the- Sun Highway. Some of this is on ledge, which can be ...
From the guidebook "Best Backpacking Vacations in the Northern Rockies"
Hiking Trails
Columbia Falls, MT - Hiking - 30.5 miles


#9. Boiling River
Yellowstone National Park’s most popular soaking area. A 6-foot-wide stream of hot water plunges over travertine rocks into a 50-yard-long band of thermal soaking pools along the Gardner River. The la...
From the guidebook "Touring Montana and Wyoming Hot Springs"
Hiking Trails
Gardiner, MT - Hot Springs


#10. Boulder Pass
A backpack from Kintla Lake to Upper Kintla Campground, 11.6 miles (18.5 km); from Kintla Lake to Boulder Pass, 17.7 miles (28.5 km); or from Kintla Lake to Goat Haunt Ranger Station, 31.4 miles (50.5...
From the guidebook "Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks"
Hiking Trails
Polebridge, MT - Hiking - 31.4 miles


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