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Ptarmigan Falls

Ptarmigan Falls in Glacier National Park

in Glacier National Park

Ptarmigan Falls hike is one of the most popular day hikes in the park. Starting at the edge of Swiftcurrent Motor Inn parking area, the trail climbs briskly for the first several hundred yards. Hiking high above Wilbur creek, the views of surrounding mountain peaks accented with the brilliance of fireweed, make this hike through bear country captivating.
Bears are often seen on the open slopes of both sides of this trail. Passing below Altyn Peak and Mount Wilbur the trail enters into open forests on its way to Ptarmigan Falls.