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blue Dry Fork Trail

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2.8 mile 4.5 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 678' 207 m
Descent: -69' -21 m
High: 5,589' 1,704 m
Low: 4,938' 1,505 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Jake Bramante

The less popular way to Pitamakan Pass through trees with a couple of views.

Jake Bramante

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Spring

Bring bear spray.

Runner Notes

A little overgrown at the beginning by the trail by the entrance station.

Description

This less traveled trail is an alternate route to get to the Pitamakan Pass Trail. It starts out in a dense, moist forest of aspen, lodgepole, and thimbleberry just outside of the Two Medicine Entrance. It tends to be a bit overgrown at the start, but as it gains elevation, the forest changes to a drier lodgepole forest. As it rounds a ridge of Spot Mountain, it gets into some meadows that give some brief views of the stunning Rising Wolf.

Once past that ridge, and in the Dry Fork drainage, it levels off again and wanders through an airy lodgepole pine forest and along the seasonal Dry Fork Creek, eventually crossing it to join up with the Pitamakan Pass Trail.

This content was created by Jake Bramante of Hike 734. Visit hike734.com for more expert Glacier content and maps that help you decide which trail to run.

Flora & Fauna

Thimbleberry and other moist forest plants in the lower section with drier plants higher up. Small forest birds and mammals with the potential for deer, bears, and moose.

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#16

in Two Medicine

#473

in Montana

#30,963

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