Overview: The North Fork Cut Bank Creek valley is located on the east side of GNP, between Two Medicine and Saint Mary. Mother Nature has done a beautiful job of landscaping this area with beautiful meadows, outstanding Rocky Mtn summits, dense-green forests and ground cover, and topped off with the rapid flow of the North Fork of Cut Bank Creek & Atlantic Creek paralleling & crossing this Pitamakan Trail. This popular backpack trail makes it way(with little elev gain/loss) to a most beautiful setting at Medicine Grizzly Lake. The Pitamakan Pass TR also provides the route over Pitamakan Pass(7580') to the Two Medicine section of GNP and another popular route over Triple Divide Pass(7397') at Triple Divide Peak(one of the most "unusual" points on the North American continent!..Google it..) to the Saint Mary section of GNP.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
To hike From Saint Mary,MT: Drive south on Hwy 89 for 15 miles, then turn west(right) onto maintained gravel Cut Bank Road for 5 miles to it end past the campground to the TH parking(on right side of road) for Cut Bank Creek Trail.