Siyeh Pass Trail

HARD 29 reviews
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Siyeh Pass Trail is a 19.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near East Glacier Park, Montana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
19.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5757 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

snow

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

I did piegan pass and siyeh pass in the same day. 14 miles total. Parked at Siyeh bend and started there. I highly recommend getting both hikes in this way. Views are incredible! I liked the piegan view a tiny bit more, but it's possible that's bc half of the view at Siyeh was blocked by forest fire smoke. Hike to Siyeh was significantly more challenging than the ascension to piegan. Thought they'd both be very hard, but that wasn't the case. This is a solid hike and I recommend it.

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike, the panoramic views of the mountains, lakes, glaciers, and creeks are out of this world. Bring a lunch and take in the views.

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1 month ago

Hiked from Siyeh Bend to Sunrift Gorge, logged 12.5 miles. Seen a Grizzly heading over the pass with us about 50' above the trail. Some of the best views with three Glaciers to see on the trek. Small waterfalls from glacier melt awakens the valley streams.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail!!! Challenging uphill to the pass for about 2 miles. My son, 13yo, had no problems reaching the pass at 7800ft. Great experience. Saw many prairie dogs. Wind was pretty strong at the top. Make sure there's no weather coming in if your heading to the pass. Still snow up there in late august.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail was a great surprise. Reviews on here make a lot of trails seem more difficult than they really are, but this is a great ~11 mile moderately strenuous to difficult hike. I recommend more than 2L of water and a light jacket for the wind but a great way to spend the day. Started at the Siyeh Bend shuttle stop (TH is behind the guardrail near the creek) and followed the trail to a shuttle stop next to Bearing Falls. Bringing a lunch is a good idea if you start early, can finish the trail around noon and either spend it by Bearing or the lake by the finish shuttle stop. Shuttle took a bit longer to show up for me so you'd have plenty of time to enjoy yourself

hiking
2 months ago

Such an incredible hike! I suggest parking at Sunrift Gorge and shuttling up to Siyeh Bend. It seemed like it would be a much more challenging hike if started from Sunrift.
The wildflowers and views are like no other. Definitely bring bear spray as there were MANY signs of grizzly bear activity along the trail. Snacks, lots of water and layers are a great idea too! The weather is variable in Glacier and it’s always a good idea to be prepared.
This hike is one of my favorites! It’s much less traveled in comparison to other hikes in the park—we had the trail to ourselves for a majority of the hike despite it being the height of tourist season.

2 months ago

Beautifull! Steep at the end but so worth it. Not a lot of shade so bring enough water and sun protection.
Tip: you can do an out and back trail, which is 31 miles, but you can also do a one way hike (10,5 miles), start at the pegan pass trail (left) and hike to the top, further to the going to the sun road and take the shuttle back to your car. This is the easiest trail. The opposite direction is also possible bit more steep in the beginning.

hiking
2 months ago

This was my first time to hike this trail and it was incredible. About three miles in, the wildflowers and beargrass was spectacular. We went up through the pass and down to Sunrift Gorge. Being a novice, it took a while but was well worth it. I highly suggest arriving early 8:00 am, parking at Sunrift and taking the Shuttle to Siyeh. That way your vehicle will be there at the end and you won't have to wait on a shuttle to take you back when its really crowded.

2 months ago

Too much snow to get over the col. Nice walk through pine forest and meadow but this restricts view somewhat which only opens out on the top of the pass. Nice enough but not ac classic at least for this bit from the bend to the col.

hiking
2 months ago

One of the most spectacular places I've ever been. The elevation and steep switchbacks were tough on this flatlander, but the views at the top and on the way down to Sunrift Gorge were all the sweeter having earned them.

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2 months ago

The portion of this trail that we took from Piegans Pass was horrible and should be closed. It was not maintained and barely passable through berry patches which was quite scary considering this is grizzly territory. No views whatsoever.

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2 months ago

Spectacular hike. Gorgeous views. Beautiful flowers and meadows. We did an out and back from Siyeh Bend to Siyeh Pass and back. Loved this hike. Among my favorites anywhere. I would characterize the hike we did (9 miles) as moderate. It isn't very steep until the end and there isn't anything technical about the hike.

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4 months ago

had to turn back a ways in due to time, but great alpine country, lots of goats, and bear sign

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11 months ago