Glacier - Waterton National Park

Hiking - Belly River Country Trails

The Belly River Trail
Low elevation trail (open as early as mid-May) through beautiful valley surrounded by high peaks.
Trailhead: Chief Mountain Customs
Distance: 13.6 miles
Level: Moderate
Altitude change: Climb 744 feet; lose 492

Mokowanis River-Stoney Indian Pass
Traverses Belly River country, then climbs along edges of lakes up to Stoney Indian Pass, finally descending to Goat Haunt in the Waterton Valley
Trailhead: Chief Mountain Customs
Distance: 26.4 miles
Level: Moderately strenuous
Altitude change: Climb 2,725 feet; lose 3,869 feet

Slide Lake-Gable Pass
Rarely travelled trail that starts at the edge of the high plains, visits a Slide Lake, then steeply climbs to Gable Pass, offering wrenching views of the wild Belly River Country.
Trailhead: Otatso Creek Road
Distance: 13.2 miles
Level: Moderate
Altitude change: 2,100 feet

The Great Northern Traverse
Runs from Kintla Lake to Chief Mountain customs. Takes in parts of the Boulder Pass, Waterton Lake, Stoney Indian Pass and Belly River trails through some of the wildest regions of the park.
Trailhead: Kintla Lake
Distance: Allow 6 days
Level: Strenuous

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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