Glacier Park’s Highline Trail, Ptarmigan Tunnel Open for Summer

Classic trails still feature snow hazards but are open to foot traffic

By Beacon Staff

The popular Highline Trail at Logan Pass in Glacier National Park opened Thursday along with the Ptarmigan Tunnel, which was also cleared. However, portions of both classic trails remain covered in ice and snow, and park officials urged visitors to watch their footing and come prepared to hike in snowy conditions.

On the Highline Trail, snow remains past Haystack Butte. Strong hiking skills and snow travel skills, as well as the appropriate equipment, are recommended.

The Ptarmigan Tunnel is open, but stock access to Iceberg Lake and Ptarmigan Trail is prohibited. A temporary bridge can accommodate foot traffic but is not suitable for stock.

Portions of the classic Highline Trail at Logan Pass remain covered by ice and snow, and officials urged visitors to watch their footing and come prepared to hike in snowy conditions.

Park officials say snowdrifts exist in areas of the Highline Trail and drop-offs between the edge of drifts and the trail are creating hazards in some locations.

For more information about Glacier National Park, visit http://www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm or contact 406-888-7800.

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.