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Boulder Pass Trail is a 29.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Babb, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Length 29.3 mi Elevation gain 4,616 ft Route type Point to Point

Backpacking

Camping

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Closed

No dogs

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This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options.

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Recordings (6)
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Ricky Marksberry
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Hiking

One of the nicest trails I've ever done in any National Park. Spectacular mountain views and plenty of wildflowers, if you go at the right time of year. I went at the end of August, and saw plenty. It's defiantly worth making this part of a backpacking itinerary.

Dave Walter
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Hiking

Started at Kintla Lake TH and camped at Kintla, Upper Kintla, Boulder Pass, Hole in the Wall, Hawks Bill and Waterton River and hiked into Waterton. Not heavy miles on any particular day but the views and a few side hikes made for great days! Took on Boulder Peak but turned away by a few bear cubs playing on the rocks just ahead of us. The wild flowers are amazing between the pass and hole in the wall. The water was refreshing everywhere. A trip to Lake Francis is a must if you’re not camping there. It’s amazing. Too bad the boat couldn’t pick us up at goat haunt! Great hike all the way around! 5 stars.

Donald Ferrier
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Hiking

Hole in the wall to Lake Francis, great views, some heavy vegetation enclosing some of the trails

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Carole Peterson
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We did this hike last year in August. In and out from Goat Haunt, 4 nights and 5 days. The process of getting permits to hike in Glacier National Park is not difficult and we were lucky to get our 1st choice itinerary. This is a spectacular hike with beautiful lakes, waterfalls, amazing views of glaciers, wildflowers and gorgeous mountains. Even though there were fires in the park we lucked out and had clear smokeless days. I've posted just a few pictures of our hike. Definitely one of the most spectacular hikes I've done! Highly recommended.

Chelsea Doi
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Camping

We started at Goat Haunt but only went about 12km in to reach the Hawksbill campsite (where we were staying for the night). Next time we will extend our trip to complete the entire trail. The first few kms are pretty steep, especially with a heavy sack on your back in 30+ degrees Celsius. Overall the trail was pretty unspectacular. You're mostly surrounded by trees with minimal views. The trail is very narrow, and a lot of the time you're fighting your way through shrubs/plants. You do get a nice view of Lake Janet along the way, as well as Lake Francis.

Ian Anderson
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Hiking

Classic backpacking shuttle starting in Canada and ending ins US. Can be done in three nights but i recommend four. Make sure you get a chance to stay at Hole-in-the-Wall Campsite; it is definitely one of the most spectacular sites I've ever stayed at.

Gil Sass
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Hiking
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Sean Bowers
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Hiking
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Sean Bowers
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Hiking
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Branson Gilley
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Hiking
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Devin Weber
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Hiking
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CLW B.
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Hiking
Jonathan Friedman
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Backpacking
Drew Cook
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Mike McCowan
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