Siyeh Pass Trail is a 9.7 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Siyeh Bend, Montana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from March until October.

Length9.7 miElevation gain2,234 ftRoute typePoint to point
BackpackingHikingNature tripsForestLakeRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeBugsMuddyRockySnowFeeNo dogs
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https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/statusupdate.htm. Glacier National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are per vehicle or per motorcycle, with different rates in the Winter. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is per person. You can also purchase a park-specific annual pass. Winter rates are in place 11/1-4/30. This trail can also be done as a point to point, making it about 10.3 miles one way. This is easily done by utilizing the park's shuttle service on Going-to-the-Sun Road.

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Kelli Avanzino
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I used to guide as a ranger on this trail and there is no difficult creek or river crossing, so not sure why people are mentioning that. I’ve hiked 300+ miles of trails in Glacier and this is in the top 3. Just gorgeous. As others have said, there’s tons of variety and the views at the top of the pass are stunning in 3 different directions. Highly recommend!

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Andrew Borchman
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Hiked this in late July and it was a fantastic time. A moderate climb pretty much the whole way up, but nothing extreme. There was still snow at the top, and the winds were as fierce as one would expect. The best part for me was the wildflowers were blooming big time. Didn't see any bears while we walked it but was told by others groups they had just seen one- would have been cool to see but I'd rather be safe. That being said- we were carrying bear spray and you should too! But that's true of any hike in Glacier.

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Brad Gran
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hiked this back in august. moderate out and back hike. breathtaking views of east side of park

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ray cvelbar
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This hike is epic in every way. we saw 3 Grizzly bears close to the pass. When you get to the Pass it just opens up and looks like another world.

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Jon Adler
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Amazing views even with a decent amount of smoke cover (this review is from a few weeks ago). Meanders thru wooded areas during the uphill, tapers off as you reach the alpine meadows/valley, but quickly turns into switchbacks as you climb over the pass. Very windy at the top so bring layers but well worth it! We ran into a bear, so make sure you bring the bear spray!!

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Dan Soto
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Tough but worth it! Beautiful!

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Ben Brown
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Megan Blackman
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9/30 did this as an out and back, starting from sunrift gorge. It was around 11.5 miles total. The Glacier NP map says it’s about 3800ft of elevation gain which is accurate, my Garmin tracked about 3500. Would recommend that all trails make this a separate hike. Don’t let the incline at the very beginning fool you, the trail is gentle with the decent amount of incline you’ll gain. The day started cloudy, then suddenly opened up when were at the top. It was SO beautiful and peaceful! If you do the point to point I would use caution.. after Siyeh pass the trail was completely socked with snow. The trail to Siyeh was snow free. Saw a grizzly and her cub and some bighorn sheep. I would definitely recommend this hike, especially if you want one with less people.

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Caroline Smith
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9/28/20 Started the trail at 8:00 and proceeded to the junction of Piegan Pass and Siyeh Pass. The trail through the meadows had about 2-3” of snow all around, but the trail was mostly clear of snow, melt water and ice. Ascending to the pass became more difficult as the snow increased toward the false pass. Continuing on to the pass via the switchbacks was not easy as the snow built. Just at the head of the pass a snow drift obstructed the trail. A short 50’ scramble up and over the drift made the trail passable. The decent to Sunrift Gorge held more snow on the trail with few signs of other hikers having descended. The snow was 6-12” deep along the trail and switchbacks. We cleared the snow just before the tree line. The total hike took us until 3:30, as the snow added quite a bit of time. Critters sited included a Pine Martin and a mother grizzly with two Cubs in the valley by the stream (very distant). Hurry if you would like to see the full trail before the end of the season. We were able to make the full trail with another hiker (properly masked) and their vehicle leaving one at the beginning and one at the end.

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Jamie Craven
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Windy day but perfect conditions. The trail had increasing amounts of snow as you climbed which made the descent tricky. Lovely hike through the woods and meadows and even the subalpine forests, but the pass was nothing spectacular. Will definitely hike it again but forego going to the top.

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Geezer Pete
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" However, the glacier just looked like a small pile of snow. " Then you weren't looking at Sexton Glacier. Siyeh Pass is one of Glacier National Park's iconic hikes. I've done this hike many many times over the last 20 years. Snow in September in GNP. And the snow of September 7th was predicted. Pay attention to weather forecasts when hiking in GNP.

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Frank Larsen
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A ranger recommended me the trail to get a view of a glacier. However, the glacier just looked like a small pile of snow. The last half a mile is quite steep and IMO not worth the effort, the view from the summit is not spectacular. Throughout most of the trail, I was entertained by abundance of rodents of all sizes, best part of the trail.

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Leticia Korovessis
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Mike Keene
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Charlie Whitney
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Gorgeous trail. Started at 7:06am finished by 12 with lots of breaks. There was a ton of snow on the pass that slowed us down a bit (2-2.5 feet) but amazing. As we came down, we saw probably 100+ people hiking up. I’d highly recommend starting early 630-7 to avoid crowds

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Hongdi Zhao
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2020-09-08: Definitely DO NOT recommend after the snow! Okay so we started the trail around 3:15 pm from Sunrift Gorge (drove to the trail head right after the gate opened). And we finished the trail at 11:30 pm (got done the trail at Jackson Glacier Overlook and walked back to Sunrift Gorge all the way dark!) I guess we were the only group take this trail today (hopefully we were because it was not easy). The trail was covered by snow when we were half way. It was incredibly hard to go up and down. Some area, the snow were up to my kneecap. We made a few mistakes taking wrong ways and end upclimbing the super steep mountains when we got close to the top. Super steep (larger than 45 degree angle) wFortunate we did not encounter any bears (only two of us, we would have been really afraid).but we did see a LOT of bears and other animals foot prints on the snow.

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Ryan Guan
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Andy Wallace
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Susan Harvey
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Hiked this trail mid August 2020. Started at the Piegan Pass Trailhead and hiked both Piegan Pass and Siyeh Pass in the same day. First we hiked Piegan Pass and then hiked back to the intersection and took the trail up to Siyeh Pass Peak and then back down to Piegan trailhead. About 13 miles rdtp and 3200’ if you do both passes. Saw a mama grizzly and cub on top of Siyed Pass. Wildflowers everywhere. Gorgeous hike. Piegan Trail gets a bit sketchy along a steep rock area near the top; was fine when there was no wind. But when the wind and rain howled things got interesting! Getting to the trailhead and finding parking is the biggest challenge in 2020. No park hiker shuttles running. We had a RV that could not drive the going to sun road, so had to rent a car. Started driving up the road at 5:30 am. Parked at trailhead at 7am. Very few spots left. We found getting up early was the only way to get a spot at the trailhead parking.

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Kevin B
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I started this trail at Jackson Glacier Overlook, hiked clockwise over Siyeh Pass, with an easy scramble up Matahpi Peak, then hitting Baring, Virginia, and St Mary's Falls before returning the glacier overlook where I was parked. I think this was about 18 miles total, but generally very easy hiking. Views were great up high, but waterfalls were underwhelming and crowded with people.

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Weiyi Li
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