This great hike goes up to the wonderful Gunsight Lake which is nestled in a cirque surrounded by towering cliffs. On one side you have Mt. Jackson and the other you have Gunsight Peak with Gunsight Pass in the middle. The hike starts at Jackson Glacier Overlook and drops into the trees and passes Deadwood Falls. After wandering through trees and passing Mirror Pond, you begin to emerge above the treeline with views at Jackson Glacier and waterfalls in the distance. Mt. Jackson towers in front of you and a look back gives you wonderful views of Going-to-the-Sun Mountain looking down into the St. Mary Valley.
The hike is a moderate hike that is 12.4 miles long with 800 ft elevation gain.
What to bring and details: Weather conditions in Glacier are often unpredictable and can change rapidly no matter what time of year – so please be prepared for any type of weather. We will hike regardless of weather – rain or shine. We suggest that you bring the following:
- at least two liters of water
- snacks and a sack lunch
- rain gear
- warm jacket and pants
- bear spray
- camera and whatever else you might need!
Meeting time will be 8am at the GNPC office at 402 9th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 and will take most of the day.
Please call 406-892-3250 or drop us a line on our Contact Page if you would like to attend.