Quartz Lakes Loop

West Glacier, Montana

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A long day hike or short backpack from Bowman Campground to the Quartz Lakes, 6.2 miles (10 km) one way or a 12.8-mile (20.5 km) loop. The Quartz Lakes Loop begins and ends at the Bowman Lake auto campground. It passes over the crest of Cerulean Ridge to drop into the Quartz Creek Valley at Quartz Lake, then turns southwest for 3 miles along the valley floor before climbing back over Quartz Ridge to its starting point.The loop makes for a pleasant day hike, and there are several backcountry camping areas for hikers looking for an overnight experience.The loop can also be accessed via a 7-mile trail that runs up Quartz Creek from the Inside North Fork Road.
Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

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Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

A long day hike or short backpack from Bowman Campground to the Quartz Lakes, 6.2 miles (10 km) one way or a 12.8-mile (20.5 km) loop.

The Quartz Lakes Loop begins and ends at the Bowman Lake auto campground. It passes over the crest of Cerulean Ridge to drop into the Quartz Creek Valley at Quartz Lake, then turns southwest for 3 miles along the valley floor before climbing back over Quartz Ridge to its starting point.The loop makes for a pleasant day hike, and there are several backcountry camping areas for hikers looking for an overnight experience.The loop can also be accessed via a 7-mile trail that runs up Quartz Creek from the Inside North Fork Road.

© 2012 Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: West Glacier
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: Best Spring through Fall
Local Maps: Quartz Ridge
Driving Directions: Directions to Quartz Lakes Loop

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