Logan Pass

Logan Pass, Glacier National Park: Address, Phone Number, Logan Pass Reviews: 4.5/5

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Area in Glacier National Park that was used as a "pass" for travelers to get through the mountains.
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MaryEllenM27
Kalispell, MT15,179 contributions
Logan Pass is not to be missed! It's a Glacier Gem whether you hike, take photos or simply want to enjoy the scenery!
Sep 2020
Logan Pass Is the Crown of the Continent and the 6,646" high spot on your drive along the famous Going to the Sun Road. It's a gorgeous drive up there to the summit no matter the day you are able to visit. We drive up the Sun Road to Logan Pass several times a year during different months. This year it was near Labor Day weekend and during the Covid restricted year 2020. But BEFORE the first snow of the year closed the Sun Road temporarily on Labor Day weekend. In case you are wondering, that is very very early for the first snow which normally comes later in September.

Our drive up that day had been somewhat of a slow-slog behind a long line of cars getting to Logan Pass...but it was still worth it. In fact the extra slowness of the drive allowed us to enjoy the scenery even more and take a few photos right out of the car window in areas where you never get to stop otherwise.

The Fall foliage and wildflower colors along the Sun Road on the way up were gorgeous. We are photographers and we prefer to drive up to Logan Pass in the late afternoon because **we have learned over the years that it's much easier to find parking at that time of day. As a bonus the light angles are so much better for photos and the colors pop out better.

The Alpine Section of the Going to the Sun Road on the way up to Logan Pass begins at the Loop Hairpin turn and is also called "the drop-off section". It is not as scary as some people expect. There are safety barriers all the way and many places to turn off to catch your breath or take some scenic photographs.

The Alpine drop-off Section is really not very long...about 3.5 miles up from the Loop to Logan Pass Summit. Traveling from west to east to Logan Summit you are on the outer lane. Traveling east to west from Logan Summit, you are on the inside lane which some people think it's less scary.

Right AT Logan Pass we walked out back of the Visitor's Center and along the first part of the Hidden Lake Trail. Fall wildflowers and small alpine plants were a tapestry of colors and the cute little round eared Picas scampered about us. 360 degree mountain views to die for.
Written December 8, 2020
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palpande
Portland, OR212 contributions
Mountain goats and beautiful flowers
Aug 2020
One of the best National parks in the USA. Amazing drive to the LOgan pass with river/lake on the side where ppl were kayaking on their own. Nice trails along the drive, You can spot bears easily. Lot of mountain goats. Lots of beautiful flowers. Carry your boniculars to spot grizzlies. Keep a bear spray. You will also find snow at the trail. There is a small lake a the top of logan pass. Its a kid friendly hike. I hiked with 8 and 6yrs old. The parking is tight so you might not find spot easily and park on the road side and walk to the trails. Public restrooms are clean. Lot of park rangers everywhere to help and guide. Its a crowded National Park so please carry your masks and your own Water bottles on the hikes. Not all trails at the Glacier Park are kid friendly so read the map before you go on hikes. There are two entrances- West and East,right before you head to the entrace there is a small strip mall area where you can pick up food and water. There are no food options inside the park. Also there is no cell phone signal inside the park. A 7 day pass is the most economic way to go for $35.
Written December 8, 2020
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Mom2Twincesses
Cortez, FL471 contributions
No Goats for Us, But Worth It
Aug 2020
We were REALLY hoping to see the long horn sheep or mountain goats, but no luck. We came several different times hoping to catch a peek :/ However, I understand that they're wild animals and totally unpredictable, so no harm done. It was still majestic to see!
Written November 16, 2020
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA9,548 contributions
Great for the views and trails
Sep 2020
We got lucky and found a parking place in the early afternoon, but it took a few minutes.

Park Rangers are there to answer questions and make suggestions, but the building is closed because of Covid.

There are a lot of very informative signs and posters to let you know what you are seeing.

The restrooms are still open.

There is a relatively easy trail to the Hidden Lake Overlook.
Written October 26, 2020
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Mike D
Mamou, LA321 contributions
Lovely spot on Going to the Sun Road
Aug 2020
Beautiful views, a visitor center and small gift shop, and trails. Was very cool and very windy. Wildlife. Parking not easy to come by. Worth the effort.
Written October 3, 2020
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Parker Duncan
24 contributions
Logan Pass: Highline trail to Garden trail and Grinnell glacier overlook
Sep 2020
Hiked Highline to the Garden trail and up to the Grinnell glacier. Amazing views. Highly recommend. Strenuous hike if going to glacier. If you choose to go to glacier also recommend Loop trail to get back to Sun road as mostly downhill. 10/10
Written September 22, 2020
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mta1
Carmel, IN15 contributions
Highly recommend
Sep 2020
A must do attraction in GNP. We hiked a portion of Highline trail and also the Hidden Lake overlook trail. We were there in early Sept on a Friday. We got up very early, arrived at Logan Pass at 7:15am, and the lot was already full! We headed westbound 1/2 mile and parked at a pull off. It only holds about 10 cars, so I'm sure it filled up shortly after we parked.

Although the lot was full, the trail was not very crowded in the morning and both hikes were beautiful. Highly recommend.
Written September 22, 2020
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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,286 contributions
Visitors Center and Trails
Sep 2020 • Couples
We got lucky and got a parking place quickly around 11 am. The lot was full but people were leaving too. They have a shop and a couple of trails. The mountain pass itself is great and the area a bit crowded for being a Friday just off season.
Written September 18, 2020
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continuum796
9 contributions
Crowded
Sep 2020
Crowded as hell, especially on holidays. But holy cow, for casual and serious hikers alike, well worth it. Get to the park butt-early if you can, and if you can't, come back around 5:00pm and be ready to wait. Even on a cloudy day, Hidden Lake Overlook is beautiful.
Written September 17, 2020
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX5,443 contributions
Need to arrive EARLY for a spot or get VERY lucky
Aug 2020
There were 2 trails we did at Logan Pass - the Highline and Hidden Lake Overlook. Prior to arriving at Glacier NP I had seen the tweets saying how the parking lot filled up EARLY (like 7 am and sometimes before that). If you go, check the webcam just to get an idea of what time you need to arrive to get a spot.

We visited Glacier on Monday and Tuesday (8/31 and 9/1). On Monday, 8/31, we tried circling the parking lot after our Avalanche Lake hike around 11:45 am but didn't have any luck. That same day, we came back around 5 pm after hiking at Sun Point and did find a spot but by that time it was cold and windy.

The next day on Tuesday, 9/1, we knew we had to get there early to do the Highline and Hidden Lake so we got there at 7 am. By 7:30 am, the lot was full.

The problem is that there are 2 trails there and 1 of them is long so people tend to park for awhile. There is also a gift shop there for visitors. And due to COVID right now, there are no shuttles running.
Written September 15, 2020
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