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Glacier National Park protects, for all time, a portion of the Columbia Mountains Natural Region, in the interior wet belt of British Columbia. The steep, rugged mountains, warm, moist climate and wide variety of plant and animal life are typical of this natural region. The park protects unique stands of old-growth cedar and hemlock and critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife species such as the mountain caribou, mountain goat and grizzly bear. Rogers Pass National Historic Site is located in Glacier National Park. Rogers Pass was so designated for its importance in the construction and development of the country's first major national transportation route. April 1 - May 2 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily Closed 12:30 - 1:30 Tuesday - Friday May 3 - May 15 CLOSED May 16 - June 12 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily June 13 - September 2 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily September 3 - October 14 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily October 15 - November 21 CLOSED November 22 - April 30, 2015 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily Closed 12:30 - 1:30 Tuesday - Friday

hiking
4 days ago

Steady grade all the way, took the short route up from the lake and the long route back down, recommend this. Views from the ridge are spectacular!

hiking
4 days ago

Steady grade all the way, surrounded by beautiful scenery and rewarded with fantastic views. Didn't see any bears...

To nice,

Best highway rest stop ever. used it to get the kid to stretch their legs and saw some pretty rocks at the same time.

Gorgeous valley hike with roaring creek, snow capped mountains and multiple waterfalls. My wife called it Shangri-La.

hiking
13 days ago

The trail was so fun and amazing! Pretty steep in some parts but loved the challenge! Make sure you go on a clear day; the clouds tend to move in quickly and blocked our view once we reached the top making it hard to see 5 feet in front of us!

hiking
19 days ago

Awesome hike with a climb all the way up, never too steep. 100% worth for the views and big rocks at the top, perfect for sitting to enjoy lunch. Took about 2 hours to go up (decent pace). We loved it!

23 days ago

Not technically difficult but very physically demanding hike. It’s basically a constant steep climb all the way to the top. Above the lake you reach a meadow that gives a bit of a break. Very hard but very beautiful hike and the views at the top are well worth the effort. For a fit person plan on at least two hours up and an hour and a half down. There’s only one snow patch left to cross and it didn’t give us any trouble. Great hike.

on Asulkan Valley Trail

hiking
24 days ago

First couple of miles in the forest with minor gains in elevation. Then the party begins once you get out into the open. Significant elevation gains and some of the best scenery imaginable. Glaciers, snow capped peaks, waterfalls and plenty of white water. Hardly any bugs and the temps were comfortable. Highly recommended. Don’t miss this one.

Enjoyable 3 hour walk (hike). Allow more time in the future and keep climbing up to the glacier. Alpine/sub-alpine flowers along the path; saxifrage, false hellebore, willow herb and the stunning purple/pink monkey-flower. Beautiful and relaxing views all around with the roaring water background sound.

1 month ago

Talk to the information center wardens before hiking, and take the time to watch their bear video. Be ready to cancel your hike to avoid escalating a bear encounter. The video is maybe 45 min. of great education about bear behavior and how to respond to different encounters) Groups of 4 are currently required due to grizzly activity, including a protective Mom with cubs, who charges. Our group of 5 saw a grizzly from a good distance, took pictures with high zoom lenses, and took her hints that she wanted the trail for her feeding and family. Bears have limited habitat, so I'm glad to give her the space. She looks a little scrawny, so she may be more protective of her berry patches due to hunger. We slowly backed away, and returned to the trailhead, glad she blocked the trail on the way up instead of on the way down. We decided to hike at Illecillewaet instead.

This is a difficult, but wonderful hike, worth the high elevation gain, and recommended 6.5 hours (or more if you have time) to to enjoy it. The trail starts steeply in the trees, but if you're in good shape, keep going, the elevation gain becomes less intense after the lake. The lake is not much to look at; snap a mountain reflection picture, and keep going to get away from the bugs. Just after taking a right for the "short way," you'll come to a rocky area with a little view. The trail climbs up to a beautiful meadow with a great view of the mountains behind, and the back of the mountain you're about to go around. You'll see weather station equipment, and maybe a little pond. Go up, and to the right at a little fork that goes down the long way if you go left. Traverse a small snow field as views of the other side of the mountain open up. Hike up the ridge, and you'll see the true meaning of a "panoramic" view - amazing mountains, snow fields, and glaciers, something to delight the eyes everywhere you look!

trail running
1 month ago

Absolutely fabulous mountain & glacier vistas with seasonal alpine flowers make this a must do hike for outdoor enthusiasts.

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favourite hikes! 1100m of up but the 360° views are amazing, as well as Mt Sir Donald and Illecillewaet glacier.

Really cool trail. They did amazing trail building through the talus field down low and the waterfall was amazing! We did this in July. Unfortunately the snow pack was too thin to cross (punched through easily to deep holes in talus field) and we could not go around safely so had to turn back 0.2 miles from the top. Trail is very strenuous. Consider bringing a long static line and micro spikes in summer. Ice axes and crampons are probably required earlier in the season.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

Fantastic trail, amazing scenery. Hard pressed to find a trail this gorgeous.

1 month ago

Beautiful rocky trail. Family fun trail.

hiking
1 month ago

absolutely the best hike in the area
we highly recommend it to all who enjoy the great outdoors

hiking
1 month ago

hiked 3.4 miles one way to the research building, still snow beyond that. The first part of the hike is in the rain forest . The trail is easy to hike on very soft, beyond the lake it’s a bit more rocky with stunning views
all and all a tough hike because it’s steep
but worth it

2 months ago

Belle vue sur les montagnes
Trail facile ou moderé pour les débutants
cette trail se fait en 2h30 environ
il est recommandé de faire cette trail à 2 personnes, car risque de rencontre d'ours

hiking
2 months ago

Wonderful hike through forest, past the historical ruins of the old lodge, and up into the alpine. Really enjoyed the views, and the excellent trail.

hiking
2 months ago

I hiked (attempted to hike) this trail yesterday but only made it about 3/4 of the way before turning back. The trail up to the lake is decent with minimal snow. However, once I started up the trail to the ridge I soon realized the snow was way too loose & I definitely fell through to my waist a few times. I followed some old boot tracks up the ridge before I finally gave up and decided it wasn’t worth falling through a crevasse. Great hike though, definitely a workout! Go prepared & stay off the ridge for now

2 months ago

Did it couple days ago, still quite snowy. The road is closed and some bridges are removed in the area, but you can do this walk. Up to the lake and viewpoint (nice views!) is quite duable with regard to the snow, but we returned here because the snow thereafter got too deep.

10 months ago

Nice and steep but not the best view

hiking
10 months ago

hard work very rewarding.

11 months ago

It is amazing view.

11 months ago

This was hard but so worth it... the views were extraordinary for me.

hiking
11 months ago

Superbe montée alpine se terminant au glacier. Superbe vue du sommet Perley Rock.

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