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Rose Creek Trail to Otokomi Lake, MT

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Distance Round Trip 10.4 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,540 feet
Elevation Gain 1,900 feet
Accumulated Gain 2,200 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 21.4
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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Preferred   Jun, Sep, Jul, Aug
Sun  5:06am - 8:14pm
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Overview: This trail parallels the east side of Rose Creek. This creek drainage from St. Mary Lake to the headwaters of Otokomi Lake is dominated by a series of fast-moving water cascades, impressive waterfalls, and turquoise pools. One of the main enjoyments of this hike is to view the outstanding colorful rocks that make up the Rose Basin in which Otokomi Lake resides. The rock walls surrounding the lake are a deep, dark, throbbing red. Within this red basin bright green highlights of the stunted alpine Douglas firs and meadow grass seem to almost glow in a clear blue sky above. As you approach the lake basin, you cross a large talus slope and avalanche area where one can easily visualize the glacial action that carved this U-shaped valley where talus slopes come down from Goat Mtn at 8826' to Otokomi Lake. The remoteness of this lake with the striking view of the surrounding basin is a panorama of sheer beauty!

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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.

Permit $$

Glacier National Park
$30 per car(week), $12 bike/foot(week), $50 annual View Current Entrance Fees

Map Drive
Paved - Car Okay

To hike
From Saint Mary,MT at the intersection of Hwy 89: Drive west via the Glacier NP- Saint Mary entrance road past the GNP entrance/pay station (you are now at the east end of the historic(50ml) "Going-to-the-Sun-Road"); Continue driving southwest on this same road for a total distance from St. Mary of 7.5 miles to the Rising Sun Resort and Campground(Right turn); Park at the General Store where the beginning TH Start for the Rose Creek TR begins on the west end of this store;
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