Dawson Pass

Glacier National Park, Montana

Elevation Gain5,622ft
Trailhead Elevation5,173ft
Elevation Min/Max5172/8055ft
Elevation Start/End5173/5173ft

Dawson Pass

Dawson Pass is a hiking trail in Flathead County and Glacier County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 9.8 miles long and begins at 5,173 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 19.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 5,622 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Pitamakan Pass, No Name Lake, Dawson Cutoff and Cut Bank Pass.

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Top Trails: Glacier National Park: Must-Do Hikes for Everyone (Wilderness Press)
Jean Arthur
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"Backpackers and endurance hikers traverse two mountain passes, four crystalline lakes and campsites, dozens of snowy peaks, and wildflower-filled meadows along the arduous Dawson and Pitamakan Passes. This 17.6-mile trail may be shortened by 1.9 miles via Glacier Park Boat Company’s tour boat." Read more

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Trail Information

Glacier National Park
Nearby City
Glacier National Park
Skill Level
Boating, Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
Views, Wildflowers
Glacier National Park
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Dec 2018