Glacier National Park: Redgap Pass Trail

Lakeside campsites, abundant wildlife, waterfalls, and magnificent mountain views are among the many highlights on this 25.1-mile, 3-day trek in the east section of Glacier.
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Lakeside campsites, abundant wildlife, waterfalls, and magnificent mountain views are among the many highlights on this 25.1-mile, 3-day trek in the east section of Glacier.

PERMIT: Overnight camping in Glacier National Park requires a backcountry permit. Check out the latest fees and more details at nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/backcountry.htm.
MORE PARK INFO: Glacier National Park, (406) 888-7800; nps.gov/glac/.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 40.0

Waypoints

RPT001

Location: 48.8054656982422, -113.634101867676

Apikuni Falls trailhead; head E on Redgap Pass Trail

RPT002

Location: 48.8343505859375, -113.59058380127

Straight @ trail junction; hike NE

RPT003

Location: 48.8385810852051, -113.588104248047

Sweet view of Swiftcurrent Ridge Lake; good lunch spot

RPT004

Location: 48.8497657775879, -113.606483459473

Poia Lake and campsite; continue on Redgap N of lake

RPT005

Location: 48.8566360473633, -113.671775817871

Begin long climb up pass; waterfall on L

RPT006

Location: 48.8631134033203, -113.688453674316

Redgap Pass (7,527 ft); awesome view of Seward Mtn. and Rockies

RPT007

Location: 48.8817825317383, -113.703903198242

Straight @ junction with Ptarmigan Trail

RPT008

Location: 48.891902923584, -113.724502563477

Elizabeth Lake and campsite; great dayhike on W side of lake

RPT009

Location: 48.9009666442871, -113.72428894043

Straight @ log bridge; stay W of small pond ahead

RPT010

Location: 48.9083290100098, -113.723121643066

Dawn Mist Falls

RPT011

Location: 48.9097709655762, -113.723022460938

Take trail spur to waterfall; then return and continue N

RPT012

Location: 48.9162521362305, -113.727073669434

Veer NE onto Belly River Trail; cross suspension bridge

RPT013

Location: 48.9337387084961, -113.712417602539

Belly River campsite

RPT014

Location: 48.9958801269531, -113.659858703613

Trail joins with MT 17 just a short distance from Canada-US border; summer shuttle pickup @ 3:45 p.m.