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Recorded on iPhone XS Max China with Gaia GPS for iOS

Hike to Grinnel Glacier

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10.3 mi
5 hrs 58 min
Moving Time
40:14 min/mi
  • 6 hrs 55 min
    Total Time
  • 56 min
    Stopped Time
  • 1.7 mph
    Moving Speed
  • 1.5 mph
    Avg Speed
  • 1,711 ft
  • 1,720 ft
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This one of the 'must do' hikes when you go to Many Glacier. The easier strategy is to take the boat from Many Glacier Hotel to the end of Lake Josephine and then make the 3.8 mile hike up past Grinnel Lake to the Grinnel Glacier. That in itself is a challenging hike, but you can also start from the Grinnel Glacier trail head and hike along the lakes making it a 10 mile round trip. The hike along Lake is flat and easy with nice views of Lake Josephine as you travel. Once you start climbing, you'll have fantastic views of Grinnel Lake as you climb around the canyon above it to reach the Grinnel Glacier. Upper Grinnel Lake is being formed as the Grinnel Glacier melts. It is amazing to see this with large chunks of ice from the glacier floating in it. This is an unmatched spectacle. You may run across wild life along the way. We saw Big Horn Sheep and near the glacier and a black bear down by the lake. Carry your bear spray!