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Glacier Trail, WY

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Difficulty 4 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 56 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,069 feet
Elevation Gain 3,500 feet
Accumulated Gain 11,569 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 4 days
Kokopelli Seeds 113.85
Interest Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
Backpack Yes
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep → 7 AM
Sun  7:08am - 4:57pm
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Nearby Area Water
Lake Louise
2.9 mi away
6.0 mi
1,000 ft
Clear Creek Natural Bridge
15.0 mi away
10.0 mi
250 ft
Green River Lakes to Summit Lake
16.9 mi away
16.0 mi
2,230 ft
Porcupine Creek to Porcupine Pass
21.6 mi away
18.0 mi
2,650 ft
East Fork Wind River
22.8 mi away
23.0 mi
2,430 ft
East Fork Loop
22.9 mi away
27.0 mi
Frontier Creek
25.7 mi away
18.0 mi
1,800 ft
Five Pockets
26.0 mi away
12.0 mi
600 ft
Hidden Basin Loop
26.6 mi away
26.4 mi
Bonneville Pass
30.8 mi away
6.0 mi
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You Got Noth'n on this Hike
by SparkyJackie

The trail heads west up Whiskey Mt, before crossing Fitzpatrick Wilderness boundary. The Glacier Trail winds through open and wooded terrain for next couple miles then enters the lowermost meadow of Bomber Basin. From here, the trail parallels the East Fork of Torrey Creek, through the meadows for about 1 mile. At the upper meadow Bomber Falls Trail veers to the southwest and the Glacier Trail continues southeast, switchbacking up the steep eastern slopes of Bomber Basin. Late in the summer, it is suggested that one stock up with water at a small spring on the northwest side of the trail one-quarter mile before you reach the first of the 26 switch backs as water is scarce along the switchback route.

After Breaking out into an open hillside, the trail crosses a creek. Late in the season this is the last chance for water before reaching Arrow Pass. The Glacier Trail crosses the Alpine-montane meadow land hour one mile, and after another mile south, crosses Arrow Pass at mile 8.3. The trail continues south for 2.1 miles before encountering Phillips Lake. After crossing the outlet and winding down through trees for another 0.7 mile, the trail crosses the outlet of Double Lake 11.1 mile from the trailhead.


The Glacier Trail continues along the southeast shore of Double Lake before turning south and switchbacking up through timber, reaching Star Lake 1.3 mile further south. Continuing around the west side of Star Lake, the trail winds on top for approximately one-half mile before dropping steeply off towards Honeymoon Lake. The Glacier Trail continues winding down for one mile and then begins a gradual climb along the west side of Dinwoody Creek all the way to Dinwoody Glacier, passing Downs Fork Trail junction at mile 16. The trail continues on another mile before fording Klondike Creek. One mile past Klondike Creek, the trail enters Floyd Wilson Meadows which stretch along Dinwoody Creek for another mile. The trail splits in two at these meadows. One branch crosses and recrosses Dinwoody Creek which the other stays northwest of it by bushwhacking willows and net areas for one-quarter mile to timberline. Glacier Trail ends among the glacial morainal boulders, two miles southwest of Gannett Creek crossing and terminate.

SparkyJackie
    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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    To hike
    From Dubois, Travel 4 miles south on Highway 26-287 to Whiskey Basin - Trail Lake Road. Continue west on this road for 2.5 miles to Trail Lake -Whiskey Basin Junction. Turn left and follow the south trending road and the Trail Lake ranch signs to the cable across the road, and parking area at mile 11.1. Hikers must proceed on past the cable on the road another .9 mile to the forest boundary and New Glacier trailhead.

    TRAILHEAD LOCATION: Two and a half miles west of Highway 26-287 on Whiskey Basin Road at New Glacier Trailhead.
    page created by SparkyJackie on Sep 20 2010 1:14 pm
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