Trail and Area Closures
While some of our area closures occur yearly, others can occur because of a hazardous condition. Please visit our trail and area closure page before you head out to get the most updated closure list.
Detailed Trail Status and Maintenance Reports
These reports contain the most recent information available for listed trail segments. They may be outdated and inaccurate regarding downed trees, brush, or other dynamic natural conditions or events. Please read the trail status summaries and glossary of terms below and carry appropriate gear.
Click on the area of the park you are interested in to get a list of trail conditions.
During the winter, summer trails are not always the best routes for skiing and snowshoeing due to avalanche terrain and accessibility. The skiing and snowshoeing page provides trail status for popular routes in the winter. Please visit our skiing and snowshoeing page for more information and updates.
Trail Status Summary
The following generalizations are provided for your convenience to better understand what you may encounter when backpacking or day hiking in Glacier. Be aware that mountain weather is unpredictable; always be prepared for a variety of conditions.
May 1 – June 30 Early Season
July 1 – July 31 Transition into Summer
August 1 – Aug 31 Accessible High Country
September 1 – November 20 Autumn
November 20 – April 31 Winter
Glossary of Terms
Throughout the sub-district trail segment lists, the following terms are used:
Map and Compass
Stock Use Not Recommended
Hazards from fires and weather events
Date and Radio Number
Entry and Exit Information for Goat Haunt
Goat Haunt Services Not Available this Summer
Goat Haunt will not have an operational water or hydroelectric power system for at least a portion of the summer as a result of staffing shortages. Until water systems and restroom facilities are operational, tour boat landings will not be possible due to the need to reduce human waste impacts. Backcountry users can still hike through Goat Haunt. This summer the Goat Haunt Shelters backcountry campground will be closed.
Entering Canada at Waterton Townsite
Waterton Townsite is NOT a Canadian Port of Entry therefore all arrivals to Waterton Townsite must phone Canadian Customs without delay at (403) 653-3535 or (403) 653-3009 for acceptance/rejection by Canadian authorities. More Information on contacting Canadian Customs is available at the Waterton Lakes Visitor Centre or the Waterton Station of the Royal Canadian Mounted.
Last updated: August 12, 2019