Mount Brown Lookout via Gunsight Pass Trail [CLOSED]

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Glacier National Park

Mount Brown Lookout via Gunsight Pass Trail [CLOSED] is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Length9.3 miElevation gain4,222 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingNature tripsBird watchingForestViewsWildflowersClosedFeeNo dogs
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Note: as of December 2020, this area is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. For more information, please visit https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/statusupdate.htm. Glacier National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $35 per vehicle (Winter: $25) or $30 per motorcycle (Winter: $20). If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $20 per person (Winter: $15). You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $70. Winter rates are in place 11/1-4/30.

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Julia Gamache
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Hiking

Great hike, unfortunately we didn’t make the top, but either way beautiful in the winter time :)

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Marlo Johnson crosby
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Challenging hike. Really enjoyed it, would like to do again on a clear day.

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Sarah Abuseif
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Loved it Worth it

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Jason Tietema
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An intense uphill battle the whole way and if you're not feeling the burn, more power to you! The best part of it all though is the view at the top and if you're lucky enough you'll get greeted by the local resident mountain goat who isn't shy one bit!

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Victoria Adams
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HikingBugs

HARD AF. Definitely 10.6 miles not 9.6, and it’s straight uphill with a peak of 7,473 elevation gain. The views are worth it, and we saw some goats at the top. If you’re prone to blisters like me, beware of the back of your heel with all the pressure from straight uphill it was a little toasty. Also pack lots of snacks and water- not strenuous because of the mileage but because of the fact that it’s a stair master up and then hard on the knees coming down.

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Francis Malone
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Hiking

Great hike. It is every bit as strenuous as advertised. And unfortunately the top was obscured by heavy misty cloud cover. The weather had changed from warm to very windy and cold. Still worth the hike. Encountered some very friendly goats at the top. I would go again in hopes of a spectacular view from the tower.

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Chelsea Orton
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HikingMuddySnow

Hiked on a rainy day (7/2/2020), so we couldn’t see Lake McDonald from the top. We hiked up into the low hanging cloud cover. Would recommend to do when it’s not so overcast, so you can actually see the view. The trail itself was steep but very well maintained.

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David Mora
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Hiked 6/23/2020. Continued after the lookout to the summit at 8565'. Used the Southwest Ridge route. There are a few false summits on your way up. Few pitches with healthy amount of exposure, but good hand/footholds all the way up. Incredible views of Lake McDonald, Avalanche Lake, Sperry Glacier, Little Matterhorn. 6-12 inches of snow in patches, no ice or snow in areas with exposure. No equipment needed. Goats will get curious but easily deterred. Summit added about 2.5-3 hours to the hike to the lookout.

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Jonah Eisenschenk
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Becca Copeland
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Дарина Яценко
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Brian Guarino
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Hiking

Beautiful hike it was a challenge just took my time and finally made it was a few inches of snow towards the top great time tho!

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I H
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Hard hike, but spectacular views at the summit!

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Andrew Lee
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Alastair Paterson
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Alex Sanchez
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Hali Castle
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Gary Schlatter
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Kristyn Bruno
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Michelle Spicer
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kendal hiemke
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Caleb Strawn
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Piotr Jelen
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