Iceberg Lake

West Glacier, Montana 59921

Iceberg Lake

Iceberg Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A day hike from Swiftcurrent Inn to Iceberg Lake. The spectacular views and only moderate difficulty of the Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail make it a preferred route among local hikers accessing the Belly River drainage. The trail passes from Swift current Inn up the Wilbur Creek Valley, turning northward past Ptarmigan Lake.

High above the lake, the trail passes through a knife-edge ridge and descends to the foot of Elizabeth Lake, after covering a distance of 9.8 miles. The Ptarmigan Tunnel itself may be a day hike destination from the Many Glacier area as well as an access point to the Belly River country."

Iceberg Lake Reviews

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The tunnel (and the view from the other end of it) is an unusual finish to this mountain hike, which I did in 1986. As my wife was an inexperienced hiker then, this was the right length and altitude gain. If doing again, I would like to try the trail on the other side! We had a far off view of bighorn sheep from the pass.

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Trail Information

West Glacier
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Best Spring through Fall
Many Glacier
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Jul 2018