If meandering trails through flower-laden meadows, dramatic climbs over mountain passes, and pristine lakes that simply beg you to jump in for a swim are your cup of tea, then backpacking in the Belly River area of Glacier National Park is for you! “The Belly,” as locals affectionately call the area, is actually made up of a few different valleys, each with their own unique and stunning scenery.
Recently I lead a week-long trip backpacking in the Belly River, with some incredibly wonderful people, and I’m still smiling about it. By the way, if you spend much time in the backcountry, you learn quickly that “wonderful people” is an accurate way to describe most of the people you’ll encounter when you venture into the mountains. I could go on and on telling you why I love this remote corner of Glacier Park, but it’ll be a whole lot more fun for everyone if I show you instead:
So, who’s ready for a backpacking trip backpacking in the Belly River?