Firebrand Pass Trail

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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5-7h
Distance
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17.2 km
Elevation
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674 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The remote Firebrand Pass Trail grants hikers the opportunity to marvel at wildlife and enjoy beautiful views of Calf Robe and Red Crow mountains in solitude. In the summer months, wildflowers encompass the fields and compliment the mountains surrounding them. The layout of Firebrand Pass can produce strong winds, so a windbreaker is advised!

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Route Description for Firebrand Pass Trail

The hike through Firebrand Pass Trail is a remote and lightly trafficked area where you can enjoy the views in solitude. You will begin your journey in an open field with Calf Robe Mountain directly in front of you in the distance.

As you continue your hike on Firebrand Pass, you will travel through a dense forest filled with pine trees and will emerge into fields full of wildflowers in the summer months. After taking in the sights of Calf Robe and Red Crow Mountains, you will advance to the top of the pass, where you can witness the incredible views of Skeleton Mountain and the Ole Creek drainage area. When you are ready, you can go back the way you came.

Getting to the Firebrand Pass Trail Trailhead

To get to Firebrand Pass Trailhead from East Glacier Park Village, head West on Midvale Street towards MT-49 North. Turn left at the first cross street onto MT-49 South and continue straight for 0.5 mi. Turn right onto US-2 West and stay on here for 7.3 mi. You will come across a gravel parking lot that is across the street from mile marker 203. Continue past the railroad tracks and you will find the Firebrand Pass Trailhead.

Route Information

  • When to do

    July - August

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    No

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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