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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.

Length 9.7 mi Elevation gain 2,234 ft Route type Point to Point

Backpacking

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

Rocky

Snow

No dogs

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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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Connor Markell
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Hiking

Incredible hike. We started on Piegan Pass and transitioned over to Siyeh Pass on 8/10. We got there at 8:15AM and there were only a few parking spots left so I’d try and get there between 7-8AM. The first couple miles are in the trees and then it opens up to meadows and mountains once you get onto Siyeh Pass. If we were to hike again, we wouldn’t do the switchback up the mountain as the view before the switchback is much prettier. Lots of wildlife along the way!

Eric Milam
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Hiking

We did Piegan and Siyeh Pass as one hike from the Piegan Pass TH. Overall both hikes have jaw dropping views and are worth the effort. Piegan Pass isn’t as steep, has more animals at the top from our experience (marmots, bighorn sheep, ground squirrel/prairie dog type things) and isn’t as windy. Siyeh Pass is steeper, windy, less animal life but has our favorite view from the hike. If you walk in maybe a mile from where Piegan and Siyeh Pass trails split and turn around there is a beautiful view of the creek, meadow, forest and surrounding mountains.

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Megan Hedges
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Hiking

Perfect day hike! We started at 7 am and it wasn’t too busy and got a parking spot at the trailhead. Gradual incline through beautiful forests and wildflower meadows on the way up. Gets steeper as you switchback up the pass. Beautiful view at the top of the surrounding siyeh pass that has purple and red tones on the mountains. We turned around at the high point because the shuttles are currently not running. Took us about 5 hours for 9 miles total. Awesome view of Logan pass on the way back! Wildflowers were the highlight! Saw a bear!

Krista V
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HikingBugsGreat!

Awesome trail - better than Highline. Hiked a little over 5 miles in to Siyeh Pass. The first 3.5 to the creek are pretty easy, and then it gets a little tougher but still manageable. Really pretty at the pass but also really pretty if you start climbing to the pass and turn back to look at where you came from. Tons of wildflowers the whole time, and a good number of people too. The first section along the creek is really pretty too.

Alexis Nguyen
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HikingBugsFloodedRocky

Hiked this trail on 8/4 - did 4.5m in and 4.5m out. Really beautiful trail, with some of the best views of the park. A LOT of bugs, even with bug spray. There's also a river about 3 miles in that had a really strong current when I was there and was very difficult to pass, so beware. The hike is tough, but definitely worth the views!

Mark Kirschmann
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Hiking

Hiked 8/4 to Siyeh pass and back. One of my favorite hikes ever. Parking at the bend was less than half full at 7:45 (but there aren’t a ton of spots). The variety seen on the trail is hard to beat- verdant forest, explosive wildflower meadows, hidden lakes (with submerged bear tracks), mountain streams, high alpine lakes, views down multiple valleys, and breathtaking mountains all around. Wind picked up at the pass so come prepared. No bears sighted.

Dan Ryan
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HikingGreat!Rocky

We hiked this trail on August 3rd and did the full 21 miler. We got to the parking lot around 7:45 am and started hiking by 7:50 am. We are pretty fast hikers but stopped to take pictures of the wildflowers and the amazing views along the way. We were able to make it to the turn around by 12pm for lunch before starting our hike back. Got back to the car by 5 pm even after taking time for the lunch break and a 10 minute rest break before starting the final ascent to the pass. Wind picked up quite a bit on our way back and there weren't very many other hikers on the trail which was nice. Didn't see any bears but there are a few sections where you'll want to make sure you make a lot of noise, especially over the wind. We saw a lot of marmots and a mountain goat though! The views are spectacular and if you have the energy, I would recommend the full hike.

Cody Osborne
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HikingGreat!

We hiked this trail a few days ago and it was beautiful. Started on the trail at about 7AM which was a perfect time to start. We hiked 4.5 miles in and then back out the same way because the shuttles aren't running. The views at the top were breathtaking and well worth the extra work to climb. Very zen and peaceful at the top.No bears sighted.

Halen Cottrill
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HikingBugsGreat!

Hiked Siyeh Pass Trail on 8/1. We originally intended to hike Siyeh Summit but missed the turn off on Siyeh Pass Trail because there are no signs for the Summit. However, we did not regret hiking up the Pass at all! :) We did 5 miles up of easy to follow trail to an overlook above the lake and back. The first 2-3 miles is fairly flat, walking through meadows full of flowers and trees (bug spray highly recommended), the last 2 or so miles consisted of most of the elevation gain and on the way up you can look back and see Mount Reynolds and the side of Mount Siyeh Summit to your right. It is a beautiful view! When you reach the top there are plenty of places to sit and enjoy the view of the valley and the lake. Would highly recommend this hike!

Joe Overman
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HikingBugs

Hiked from Siyeh Bend in the Going to the Sun Road. 4.5 miles up to the pass, 4.5 back. Beautiful views. Well worn trail. Windy at the pass but great views. Would recommend!

Doug Maziur
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Hiking

Great trail with awesome views. Wind was crazy above tree line. We combined it with Piegan Pass which was a great combo.

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Russ Linton
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I have yet to see them all, but this could be one of the best hikes in the park. Alpine meadows and the expansive views must be seen to be believed. Even the lower slopes with their burned out forest of gnarled pines have an eerie beauty. This time of year, the wildflowers were in full bloom and stunning. Even varieties I'd seen elsewhere in the park seemed to be larger, their vibrance cranked up. No big critters this time, but plenty of curious ground squirrels, chipmunks, and marmots. The only concern is the approach from Saint Mary's. Toward the saddle dense snowpack covers the trail in many places forcing hikers to either cut switchbacks or cross drifts. While they seemed stable enough, most are undercut with melt off and the surface is a slick slush. Poles are recommended and extra care as the snow thins over the summer.

Randy Smith
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Hiking

Great trail! We went to from Siyeh bend to just above the saddle and then back. Got to the parking area about 8:30 and there were still a dozen spots. Steady climb up but not really strenuous until the switchbacks by the saddle. The alpine meadows of Preston Park are amazing right now, just blankets of flowers. Saw a mule deer amble right by us. That was about it for the wildlife. The switchbacks up to the saddle and the turn near the peak are all clear, no snow at all. Siyeh creek is flowing pretty good so a little tricky but passable. Cool and windy in the rock field. Took us 3.5 hours up and 2.5 down.

Kevin Obrien
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HikingSnow

We hiked this the first day Logan Pass was opened on July 13. Amazing views as all the mountain tops were dusted with fresh snow the night before, and there was only about a half inch on the switchbacks leading up to the pass. The river crossing was difficult due to increased water levels from the melt but is doable if you take your time. As soon as we bridged the saddle we saw a grizzly with her two cubs getting ready to make the pass themselves in the opposite direction. They worked their way back down to the alpine lakes and did not get aggressive. We were unable to complete the entire hike due to a very large snowfield covering the switchbacks and heavy flow of melt water running underneath so we just made the hike an out and back. By the far the best hike we have ever done and will definitely be back to complete the rest to Sun Rift.

Betsy LaCroix
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HikingSnow

This. Was. Epic!!!! Seriously one of the best hikes I have ever done. We parked one car at Siyeh Bend and another car at Sun Rift. We went up the Siyeh Bend side first, amazing flowers and very peaceful, one big river crossing that is nice to have waterproof boots. Once over the saddle, there’s still pretty significant snow on the upper part of the trail that we had to use yak tracks and poles and pick our way down through the snow fields. Below that, it was easy-going. Great waterfalls, seriously incredible wildflowers, and less than ten people. We got to the parking lot at 6:30 and were the second car there.

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T & J Jackson
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Hiking

We hiked this trail July 14 2020. So so beautiful! The wildflowers were AMAZING! Did not do the whole trail but turned around at the last water crossing—looked a little challenging for us in our mid fifties. Other hikers we met there told us there were easier crossings a little upstream or a little downstream. Again the flowers in all the little meadows were so beautiful!

Cecelia Burrow
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Hiking

We made this trail into a loop. We began at gunsight trailhead and went up to Siyeh Pass Trail. It was a beautiful hike and not too much incline on the way up via Piegan Pass route. There was a LOT of snow/ice on the way down though. Could be dangerous without poles etc. It was worth the views and the enjoyable nature. We finished the loop by walking the trails below the Going to the Sun road to meet back at the Gunsight Trailhead. Enjoy!

Kristin S.
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HikingSnow

Went early July 2019. Awesome trail. Started at Piegan Pass Trailhead and road the shuttle back to it when we finished at Sunrift Gorge. Hikers ahead of us ran into a Grizzly & her cubs early on the hike in the woods & were bluff charged. Further on, another Grizzly went straight up Siyeh Pass ahead of us while we were doing the switchbacks. Also did the 2 mile (one way) side hike to Piegan Pass and got some great photos at the pass. There was some snow on the trail on the way down from Siyeh Pass and did have to cross a creek before the switchbacks.

Rhetta Cypert
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HikingSnow

Great trail - it was super foggy when we did it so we missed so many of the big views but we could tell they were there. On the very last few miles the weather opened up and it was gorgeous. So, so worth it. Quiet, beautiful, big, like Glacier is supposed to be. Did this point to point, parked at the top and took the shuttle back at the end of the hike. Planned on parking at the bottom but we didn’t time the shuttles right and didn’t want to wait an extra 30 mins for the next shuttle. Hiked in July and the trail was under some snow at the very top which made route finding a little difficult, and I was thankful for my trekking poles since it was a bit steep on the snow. Moderate difficulty, a bit of a trudge up to the pass but not bad at all. I am absolutely going to do it again this summer and hopefully actually see more of the trail.

Michael Mitchell
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Hiking

This is one of my favorite day hikes in the park due to the variety of scenery along the way and the fact that one can shuttle to prevent it from being a there-and-back hike. There is a wonderful balance forest, green alpine parks, and above treeline hiking. My favorite is the narrow Siyeh Pass itself, which allows you to, in the span of walking just a few hundred yards, gaze down three different, unique valleys. Siyeh Peak is one of most beautiful mountains I've ever seen, and the trail from there can offer fun glacading, depending on the time of year. Tip: Make sure the snow has melted enough to enable the pass to be passable! Last time, we were blocked by a 20-foot wide column of ice/snow that forced us to turn back.

Lydia Nutbrown
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Hiking

We did this gem as a point-to-point, parking at Sunrift Gorge and taking the shuttle to Siyeh Bend. Labour Day weekend was a great time to do it, as it wasn’t busy, but still warm enough at lower elevations. At the pass, expect wind and a drop in temperature, but also one of the most amazing views in the park! Gorgeous hike through and through for a moderate amount of effort.

Dean Stodter
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Hiking

We hiked this trail point to point from Sunrift Gorge to Siyeh bend. We left bikes so when we finished the hike we coasted back down Going to the Sun Road to our truck. It is a little more elevation to climb in this direction but only moderately steep and what we call sneaky climbing - it is very gradual in sections with lots of switchbacks. The trail is also very well maintained without a lot of roots or rocks to trip over. The views are wonderful. We’ve hiked a lot of trails in this park (not all...yet) and this is one of the best.

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Kevin Miles
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Hiking

Possibly one of my favorite hikes so far! Trail starts in mix of forest and meadows and opens up at the base of the pass. Winds were gusting hard today making it very challenging. Amazing views from the top and on the way down and switchbacks on the way down were very easy to navigate. I highly recommend taking the shuttle from Sunrift Gorge to Siyeh bend and then ending at your car.

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Brendan Greene
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Hiking

We parked at Sunrift and took the shuttle back to Siyeh bend that way we were at the car when done with the hike. One way was about 10.5 miles and 2,300 ft of elevation gain. Incredible views of 3 different valleys and multiple glaciers on this hike. Very few people on this trail compared to the other popular hikes in the park.

Josh McKean
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Hiking

Parked at Sunrift and took a shuttle to the start this way we only did the one way which was about 10.5 miles and car was waiting. Great hike, see a variety of terrain along the way. Shocked this isn’t more popular but was glad it wasn’t super crowded. Do it!!

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