White River Pass

Augusta, Montana

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This popular route across the Continental Divide connects Indian Point Meadows with the valley of the White River. Although this route does not offer views of the Chinese Wall, it does reveal stunning vistas of the Flathead Alps and Haystack Mountain. From the shores of the West Fork of the Sun, this trail makes a crossing of this swift, knee-deep river, then climbs through the lodgepole pine forest along the north bank of Indian Creek. Crossing the high benches above the stream, the trail runs westward toward the pass. Straight ahead, the blood-colored crags of Red Butte rise above the surrounding hills. The trail climbs steadily as it passes below a talus slope punctuated by scattered groves of aspen.
Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

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Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This popular route across the Continental Divide connects Indian Point Meadows with the valley of the White River. Although this route does not offer views of the Chinese Wall, it does reveal stunning vistas of the Flathead Alps and Haystack Mountain.

From the shores of the West Fork of the Sun, this trail makes a crossing of this swift, knee-deep river, then climbs through the lodgepole pine forest along the north bank of Indian Creek. Crossing the high benches above the stream, the trail runs westward toward the pass. Straight ahead, the blood-colored crags of Red Butte rise above the surrounding hills. The trail climbs steadily as it passes below a talus slope punctuated by scattered groves of aspen.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Augusta
Distance: 9.2
Elevation Gain: 2,186 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Extended backcountry route
Season: Best July through September
Trailhead Elevation: 5,500 feet
Top Elevation: 7,626 feet
Local Contacts: Bob Marshall Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Prairie Reef, Haystack Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to White River Pass

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