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Iceberg Lake & Ptarmigan Lake Trail, MT
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Distance Round Trip 12.8 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,962 feet
Elevation Gain 1,714 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,441 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 25.01
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Author Unregistered
Descriptions 4,416
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Trips 248 map ( 429 miles )
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92  2014-07-21 tibber
9  2012-09-12 gummo
23  2011-07-14 seattlehiker
11  2010-08-18 gummo
28  2010-08-09 Vaporman
78  2010-07-19 tibber
160  2010-07-19 desertgirl
9  2009-08-19 gummo
7  2009-08-16 gummo
7  2009-08-15 gummo
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Sun  4:46am - 8:17pm
Dogs not allowed
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Ptarmigan Tunnel
0.0 mi away
13.4 mi
2,508 ft
Bullhead Lake
0.2 mi away
6.6 mi
240 ft
Swiftcurrent Pass
0.2 mi away
7.6 mi
-2,285 ft
Fishercap Lake
0.3 mi away
1.6 mi
-20 ft
The Grinnell Complex
0.3 mi away
9.0 mi
Swiftcurrent Nature Trail
0.4 mi away
2.5 mi
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Fauna
Bighorn Sheep
Columbian Ground Squirrel
Dusky Grouse
Grizzly Bear
Long-horned Beetle
Marmot (Hoary)
Moose
Mountain Goat
Mule Deer
Red-tailed Chipmunk
Flora
Alpine Leafy-bracted Aster
Alpine Paintbrush
Angelica
Arrowleaf buckwheat
Bead Lily
Beargrass NW USA and Canada
Birchleaf Spiraea
Bog laurel
Bog orchid
Bracted Honeysuckle
Bracted Lousewort
Cinquefoil
Common snowberry
Common Yarrow
Cow Parsnip
Cutleaf anemone
Dawson's angelica
Death Camas
Douglas-Fir
False Hellebore (Corn Lily)
Fool's Huckleberry
Forget-Me-Not
Glacier Lily
Globeflower
Heal-All, Self-Heal
Indian Paintbrush
Lyall's Penstemon
Many-Flowered Stickseed
Meadow Rue
Mountain Buttercup
Mountain Heather
Pearly Everlasting
Pine sap
Pointedtip Mariposa Lily
Purple Fringe
Pussy-Toes
Red Monkey Flower
Rocky Mountain Clematis
Rosy pussytoes
Roundleaf alumroot
Senecio
Serviceberry
Shinyleaf spirea
Showy Milkweed
Shrubby Cinquefoil
Sitka valerian
Spring Beauty
Stickseed
Streambank wild hollyhock
Subalpine / Corkbark Fir
Subalpine fleabane
Subalpine Spiraea
Sulphur Buckwheat
Thimbleberry
Thinleaf huckleberry
Unidentified Flora
Unidentified Lupine
Valerian
Western False Hellebore
Western Mountain Ash
Western Saxifrage
Western Shooting Star
Western Yarrow
White Camas
Wild Chives
Wild Strawberry
Yellow Columbine
Yellow Penstemon
Meteorology
Avalanche
Snow
Named place
Allen Mountain
Crowfeet Mountain
Elizabeth Lake
Iceberg Creek
Iceberg Lake
Iceberg Lake NOT
Iceberg Notch
Iceberg Peak
Ipasha Peak
Mount Grinnell
Mount Henkel
Mount Merritt
Mount Wilbur
Natoas Peak
North Swiftcurrent Glacier
Old Sun Glacier
Ptarmigan Creek
Ptarmigan Falls
Ptarmigan Lake
Ptarmigan Tunnel
Ptarmigan Wall
Swiftcurrent Glacier
Swiftcurrent Mountain
Wynn Mountain
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Overview: Three Hikes in One: ICEBERG LAKE HIKE= 9.4mls R/T(+1150')or PTARMIGAN LAKE HIKE= 9.0mls R/T(+1714') or BOTH= 12.8mls R/T(+2441 AEG); Like the Grinnell Glacier Hike in this Many Glacier Section of Glacier NP, the Iceberg Lake Hike is very popular. In my opinion, doing "both" the Iceberg Lake and Ptarmigan Lake hike equals twice the fun and scenic beauty. These two Alpine Lake hikes begin and end from the same TH and take the same trail in paralleling Iceberg Creek/Ptarmigan Creek for 2.8mls before the trail intersection(Left for 1.9mls to Iceberg Lake at 6100' or Right for 1.7mls to Ptarmigan Lake at 6655'). Roaring Ptarmigan Falls comes into view over a bridge crossing at 2.6mls in. The views begin at the TH and before long there is a panoramic look up the Swiftcurrent Creek Valley all the way to Swiftcurrent Pass at 7195'. Bighorn Sheep, an occasional Bear, and the beautiful and unusual Glacier White Mountain Goats may be seen along these trails and at these two lake destinations.

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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.

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Glacier NP National Park
$25 per car(week), $12 bike/foot(week), $35 annual View Entrance Fees


Directions
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To hike
From Saint Mary,MT: Drive 9 miles north on Hwy 89 to Babb,MT; Then Left Turn onto the Glacier NP entrance road to the Many Glacier Area; Continue on the GNP entrance road passing the park entrance/pay station and passing a signed Left turn for the Many Glacier Hotel; Continue going west on this Many Glacier entrance road to its end; Just past the General Store, turn Right on a narrow road that winds around the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn's cabins; Stay left on this road and follow the signs to the Iceberg Lake/Ptarmigan Lake TH parking area;
page created by Grasshopper on Jul 23 2008 1:54 pm
90+° 8am - 6pm kills
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