Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Trail to Grinnell Glacier is now open

Great news for visitors and hikers in the Many Glacier area: the park just announced on their Facebook page that the trail to the Grinnell Glacier Overlook is now open.

Here is the statement from the park:

Hikers are now getting all the way to the end of the Grinnell Glacier trail! Trail crews shoveled the remaining snow hazards yesterday and the trail is in good shape. Upper Grinnell Lake is still mostly frozen, and both Grinnell and Salamander Glaciers are still covered by last winter’s snow. Hiking to shrinking Grinnell Glacier is an iconic Glacier National Park experience. The hike is 11 miles roundtrip from the trailhead or 8 miles roundtrip if you take the boats. Either way, the elevation gain is 1600 feet. A ranger leads an interpretive hike to Grinnell Glacier each day, using the 8:30 boat from the Many Glacier Hotel. Boat tickets almost always sell out in advance, so make a boat reservation ahead to join this hike.

For more detailed information on hiking the trail to the Overlook, please click here.

Glacier National Park Hiking

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