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Glacier National Park: Swiftcurrent Pass

A classic trek in Glacier National Park, this 14.7-miler crosses the Continental Divide, skirts turquoise pools, and skims wildflower fields.

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This one-way route in Glacier National Park—which traces the Continental Divide and then a glacial stream—should be on every hiker’s life-list. It crosses fields of glacier lilies (grizzlies love the bulbs) and steep terrain favored by bighorn sheep and mountain goats. From Logan Pass trailhead, take the Highline Trail and connect to Swiftcurrent Pass, then descend through Many Glacier Valley, past turquoise icemelt pools.
SEASON: July-September
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/.
-GPS data provided by the National Park Service

To Trailhead

Start: From West Glacier, turn left into park, follow Going-to-the-Sun Rd. to Logan Pass Visitor Center parking lot on right. End: From the Many Glacier entrance, follow Many Glacier Rd. to parking area at end of road.

The Garden Wall at Grinnell Glacier Overlook

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