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Belly River Trail


  • Glacier
  • National Park Trail
Belly River Trail begins at Chief Mountain customs, on a ridge overlooking the Belly River Valley. The trail continues up the river to the Belly River Ranger Station. At this point trails to Gable Pass and the Mokowanis River valley converge with the Belly River Trail. The elevation gain along this trail is 492 feet and the maximum elevation is 5,329 feet.

From Chief Mountain Customs to Belly River Ranger Station (6.1 miles), from Chief Mountain Customs to Elizabeth Lake (9.5 miles), or from Chief Mountain Customs to Helen Lake (12.2 miles).

Length: 6.1 miles
Trail Begins: Chief Mountain Road
Trail Ends: Belly River Ranger Station

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Mailing Address
Glacier National Park
PO Box 128
West Glacier, MT 59936
Special direction map

Special Directions

The Belly River Ranger Station Trail can be accessed from Chief Mountain Customs trailhead, located on Montana State Highway 17, within sight of the Border Patrol buildings.