Sunrift Gorge Trail

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Very Easy
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1.1 km
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33 m
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Directions to Trailhead

Sunrift Gorge is a visually stunning, short hike to the narrow channels carved through the bedrock due to water melting down from Sexton Glacier. This hike is family-friendly and does not have much acceleration, so it is great for kids. Round up the family and explore this beautiful natural phenomenon right off of the Going to the Sun Road.

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Route Description for Sunrift Gorge Trail

Hiking the Sunrift Gorge Trail is a family-friendly event that showcases the beauty of a natural phenomenon. Beginning your hike right off of Going to the Sun Road, follow the short trail to the gorge while listening to the sounds of waterfalls in the distance. Upon arrival at the gorge, take in the stunning beauty, and when you are finished, head back the way you came as this is an out and back trail.

Getting to the Sunrift Gorge Trail Trailhead

To get to the Sunrift Gorge from St. Marys, head Northwest on Glacier Route 1 Road/Going-to-the-Sun Road for 16.9 km until you reach your destination.

Route Information

  • When to do

    April - November

  • Backcountry Campsites


  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly


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  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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