Firebrand Pass Trail Glacier Park

Firebrand Pass Trip Details

Today’s mission: escape the crowds. We’ll explore the Firebrand Pass area, one of the more remote and beautiful trails in the southern part of Glacier National Park.

Difficulty: Advanced, 10.2 miles, 1950 feet in elevation gain

Dates: Sundays from July through early September.

Trip Duration: 1 day

Price Adult: $120.00
Price Child: $120.00 Minimum Age: 10
Additional Fees: Glacier National Park entrance fee. Purchase your pass in advance here. Gratuity for guide not included.

Reservations required in advance.

Firebrand Pass: Crowded Only By Wildflowers

The hike to Firebrand Pass is fairly strenuous, at over 10 miles roundtrip and with nearly 2,000 feet in elevation gain, but it’s well worth it!

Times are approximate.

7:45 – 9:00 am: Meet your guide at our West Glacier office at 7:45am. Your guide will do a quick orientation, check over your gear for the day, and go over last minute details. We will drive along Glacier’s southern border, and the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River, en route to trailhead at Lubec Lake.

9:00 – 1:00 pm: Firebrand Pass is a lovely trail that winds through wildflower filled meadows and aspen groves. As you gain elevation, you ascend into a stark and rocky landscape. The views are a beautiful mix of aspen parklands, distant prairie, and mountains. Our guides are passionate and encyclopedic about Glacier National Park — no matter your level of hiking experience, we promise they’ll teach you something new.

1:00 – 1:30 pm: We’ll relax and enjoy a hearty and homemade trail lunch at Firebrand Pass. 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 enjoy spectacular views of the Ole Creek drainage, Calf Robe and Red Crow mountains, and the rolling prairie.

1:30 – 5:30 pm: We will return via the same route.  You’ll end the day knowing more about Glacier National Park than you ever expected. Typically, we return to the Glacier Guides and Montana Raft office around 6 pm.

Firebrand Pass Glacier National Park Montana
Firebrand Pass Glacier National Park Montana
Firebrand Pass Glacier National Park Montana

Special Considerations for Firebrand Pass

Depending on the group and the weather, not everyone may make it to the pass. Our group or a portion of our group may have lunch before the pass and turn around.

Meeting Notes

Guests are welcome to check in with us the day prior to departure: 406-387-5555 or info@glacierguides.com. The day of the trip please arrive at our office by 7:45 AM. Click on directions for how to find us.

I love this hike because of such the contrast in landscape. To the north you see towering, snow capped mountains, and to the south you can look into the plains.

Saige R.

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