Typically, we hike to Iceberg Lake on Fridays in the summer. However, the Many Glacier valley, where Iceberg is located, is expected to remain closed for Summer 2020. We will miss Iceberg, but look forward to introducing our 2020 Friday hiking guests to gorgeous Gunsight Lake, located in the eastern Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor! Questions? email@example.com
Gunsight Lake Trip Details
The trail to Gunsight Lake makes for an incredibly scenic day. This hike is known for its up close and personal views of Blackfoot and Jackson glaciers on the way to spectacular Gunsight Lake.
Gunsight Lake – Waterfalls, Moose Habitat, and Glaciers Galore
The hike to Gunsight Lake is challenging, but worth it! We think this is one of the prettiest lakes in a park filled with beautiful lakes.
Times are approximate.
7:45 am – 9:30 am: Meet your guide at our West Glacier office at 7:45 am. Your guide will give a quick orientation, check over your gear for the day, and go over last minute details. Then we drive the spectacular Going to the Sun Road, a stunning architectural achievement, to the trailhead at the Jackson Glacier Overlook.
9:30 am – 12 pm: The Gunsight Lake trail drops down to the Reynolds Creek / St. Mary River drainage. You’ll walk through moose habitat that provides excellent chances to observe these amazing creatures from a respectful distance. The trail also goes through thimbleberry patches – a delicious treat if you happen to be walking through when these tasty berries are in season! There are also several waterfalls located along this trail, making great spots for rest breaks. While you’re resting, you might learn something new from your guides, who are passionate and encyclopedic about Glacier National Park.
12 pm – 1 pm: When you reach Gunsight Lake, you’ll be rewarded with jaw dropping views of not only the lake, but also 9239-foot Mt. Logan, Blackfoot Glacier, Jackson Glacier and 10,052-foot Mt. Jackson. You’ll walk to the shore of the lake to enjoy a hearty and healthy lunch. Our trail lunches are largely locally and organically sourced, and generally include homemade cookies, fresh fruit and vegetables, chips, and your choice of a turkey, ham, roast beef, or veggie sandwich. Our in house kitchen can accommodate nearly any dietary restriction or preference – just ask! While we eat, we’ll look for sheep, goats, and other critters on the steep, rocky cliffs leading to Gunsight Pass.
1:45 – 4:30 pm: We return along the same route, while your guide answers any questions that you might have about the park. You’ll end the day knowing more about Glacier National Park than you ever expected. Typically, we’ll return to the office by 5:30pm.
Guests are welcome to check in with us the day prior to departure: 406-387-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The day of the trip please arrive at our office by 7:45 AM. Click on directions for how to find us.
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