Section 1: Goat Haunt

Lake in Section 1 Montana Trail
Photo Credit: Throughbred

Endpoints: Canada/US border to Marias Pass, Montana. Glacier National Park.

Length: 114 miles

Description: This section begins at the Waterton townsite in Canada and the majority of trail is in Glacier National Park. This is arguable one of the highlight sections of the entire trail. The route follows the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) the entire distance. There is an alternate start location at Chief Mountain Border Station. Both routes converge south at Many Glacier. It’s not recommended to start south bound before summer solstice, as snow levels can cover significant portions of trail, and even then, be prepared for snow crossings. Permits are required and available at www.nps.gov/glac/index.htm. You must have Passport to enter Canada and to re-enter US at Goat Haunt, or at the ROAM app kiosks available at the Waterton townsite.

Section 1 GPS data

Download section 1 .gpx file