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Boulder Pass Trail

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 4.7 (3)

A taste of East, West, and Central Glacier National Park.


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30.2

Miles

48.6

KM

90%

Runnable

7,481' 2,280 m

High

4,013' 1,223 m

Low

4,123' 1,257 m

Up

4,322' 1,317 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the Kintla trailhead, make the mostly flat run along Lower Kintla Lake to its head. From there begin the mellow climb to Upper Kintla Lake and find the nice campsite located at its head. Continuing further as part of the spectacular Boulder Pass Loop runners are treated to remote, rugged, rocky country that is indicative of Glacier National Park's finest scenery. Boulder Pass and Hole in the Wall are of stunning beauty.

Exiting Hole in the Wall and continuing along the trail, runners arrive at the somewhat melodramatic Brown's Pass, an often windy and somewhat unassuming pass. It is, however, the Continental Divide and from here all water behind you heads to the Pacific and all water ahead toward the Gulf of Mexico. The runner who opts to continue further in this direction should prepare for mother nature at her finest.

Descending off Brown's Pass, runners will pass the pristine Frances and Janet lakes and the epic waterfalls that feed them. You may wish you had brought along your watercolors they are of such storybook beauty.

A short distance further brings you to Waterton Lakes where there is a ranger station including an international border crossing into Canada or the option to stay in the US and run further into the park.

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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Boulder Pass area
Apr 22, 2015 near Trailcreek, MT
Kintla Lake
Apr 22, 2015 near Trailcreek, MT
Looking east towards Mt. Cleveland.
Sep 13, 2016 near Trailcreek, MT
Boulder Pass
Jun 24, 2019 near Trailcreek, MT
Campsite on Upper Kintla.
Jan 17, 2016 near Trailcreek, MT
Between Upper and Lower Kintla.
Jan 17, 2016 near Trailcreek, MT

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