Boulder Pass

West Glacier, Montana 59921

Boulder Pass

Boulder Pass Professional Review and Guide

"A backpack from Kintla Lake to Upper Kintla Campground, 12.0 miles one way; from Kintla Lake to Boulder Pass, 18.1 miles one way; or from Kintla Lake to Goat Haunt Ranger Station, 31.8 miles one way.

The Boulder Pass Trail provides access to some of the most rugged and beautifulhigh country areas in Glacier Park. High elevations between Boulder and Brown Passes lead to high snow accumulations and late snowmelt, making this trail impassable early in the season"

Boulder Pass Reviews

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I have hiked the Sierras many, many times and find them to be without a doubt the best in terms of weather. I have hiked the Tetons, Yellowstone, etc, etc. Of all these, Glacier was the most awe inspiring. I hiked the loop from Kintla to Boulder Pass, Hole in the Wall and Bowman Lake in 1978. It was amazing. Early August. Incredible. I would recommend this hike to anyone. Strenuous, especially the hike from Upper Kintla to Boulder ( 3000 ft in 6 miles ). camping in Hole in the Wall was fantastic. Mark
This hike is pretty tough, but awesome. I have done it twice and loved it both times. Great, great views, but can get a little difficult at times.
I have hiked almost 1500 miles in Glacier and this is my favorite trail. The views are spectacular.

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Trail Information

West Glacier
Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Best Spring through Fall
Kintla Lake, Kintla Peak, Mount Carter, Porcupine Ridge
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Jul 2018