Cracker Flats Horse

Glacier National Park, Montana

Elevation Gain208ft
Trailhead Elevation4,959ft
Elevation Min/Max4817/4959ft
Elevation Start/End4959/4959ft

Cracker Flats Horse

Cracker Flats Horse is a hiking and horse trail in Glacier County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 4,959 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 208 feet.

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Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks (Falcon Guides)
Erik Molvar
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"A long day hike or short backpack from Many Glacier Hotel to Cracker Lake Campground, 6.1 miles (9.8 km) one-way. Cracker Lake is a popular day- hike destination for travelers in the Many Glacier area. The trail winds from the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake up a forested ridgeline to a wide, meadowy basin filled with wildflowers and butterflies. Cracker Lake is a cold body of water made turquoise by light refraction through its load of suspended glacial silt. At the head of the lake, the old Cracker Mine lies beneath the towering cliff walls of Mount Siyeh." Read more

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This hike will blow your mind. 360 views of some of the greatest natural creations. The Glacier is almost gone, so get there before they start calling it Grinnell Lake.
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After taking the boats from Many Glacier Hotel, the trail (which had just opened for the season) shortly starts a series of climbs to frozen upper Grinnell Lake and Grinnel Glacier. There are beautiful vistas and a view of lower Grinnell Lake along most of the trail. Crossing under the waterfall was a bit of a thrill-but not as bad as it looked! Saw several Bighorn sheep that seemed to be enjoying the spectacle of hikers going through the falls. One of the snowfields was fairly challenging too, especially on the descent. The destination was not as spectacular as other alpine lakes I have seen, but it was nice to see one of the glaciers close-up before they're gone, and the scenery all along the way was incredible!

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Trail Information

Glacier National Park
Nearby City
Glacier National Park
Skill Level
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Many Glacier, Lake Sherburne, Logan Pass
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Dec 2018