Paiota Falls, Atsina Falls, and Raven Quiver Falls via Gros Ventre Falls and Mokowanis Cascade

West Glacier, Montana 59921

Paiota Falls, Atsina Falls, and Raven Quiver Falls via Gros Ventre Falls and Mokowanis Cascade

Paiota Falls, Atsina Falls, and Raven Quiver Falls via Gros Ventre Falls and Mokowanis Cascade Professional Review and Guide

"The best way to get acquainted with Glacier National Park is to backpack deep into the heart of it and spend a few days walking among its deep, glacially carved valleys, towering peaks, dense forests, and abundant wildlife. This hike provides you with the opportunity to do just that. You’re never far from water as you pass several lakes, cold rushing streams, and an array of waterfalls. The trek culminates at a trio of tall and powerful cascades above Atsina Lake. Water pours down from glaciers that hug the high ridges. You will need to secure a camping permit from the backcountry office in St. Mary before venturing out on the trail.

There are five backcountry camp grounds to choose from that are dispersed along the route. The trail drops to the Belly River for a couple miles and then heads up the valley through forests and occasional meadows. After almost six miles of hiking, a side trail to the first backcountry campsite, Gable Creek Campground, appears on your right at a gorgeous view of the colorful rock ridges of Gable Mountain."

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Trail Information

West Glacier
Nearby City
30.4
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
15-17 hours
Duration
July to Oct
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Glacier National Park, Park Headquarters, PO Box 128, West Glacier, MT 59936; (406) 888-7800; nps.gov/glac/
Local Contacts
DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Montana Page 23, A6; USGS Quad Gable Mountain
Local Maps

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Jul 2018