Bullhead Lake Hike

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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2.5-3.5h
Distance
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11.1 km
Elevation
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135 m
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Bullhead Lake Hike

Wandering through Bullhead Lake trail will reward you in more ways than one. Discover Fishercap Lake and its surrounding mountains shortly into the hike. Continuing on, you will come across Redrock Lake with stunning views of Mount Grinnell with Redrock Falls below and Swiftcurrent Glacier to the West. If you are looking to spot wildlife on your hike, Bullhead Lake trail is known for its abundance of animals roaming in their natural habitat.

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Route Description

The hike through Bullhead Lake trail in Glacier National Park is a family-friendly trek that begins at the far end of the parking lot at the Swiftcurrent Motor Inn. Early on in your hike, about 0.3 mi in, you will come across a side trail that leads to the beautiful Fishercap Lake that is often missed by hikers and is a great place to spot a moose.

Continuing on at 1.7 mi, you will arrive at Redrock Lake, which is surrounded by Mount Grinnell towering over Redrock Falls, and you will have amazing views of Swiftcurrent Glacier. You can continue on to explore the lower parts of the falls and take in more views of the mountains and glacier, and when you have finished, you can turn around and head back the way you came.

Getting There

To get to Bullhead Lake Trailhead from the community of Babb, the gateway to the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park, head east towards US-89 South and turn right. When you arrive at Route 3, turn right and head for the Many Glacier entrance. Once past the entrance, continue on Route 3 for 4.8 mi until you reach Swiftcurrent Motor Inn parking lot on your right.

Route Details

  • When to do

    April - October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    High

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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