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Granite Park - Flattop Mountain Connector

Intermediate/Difficult

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0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -551' -168 m
High: 4,242' 1,293 m
Low: 3,692' 1,125 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Jake Bramante

A connector trail through a burned area used primarily by the horse concessionaires to Granite Park.

Jake Bramante

Features Birding · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Bring bear spray.

Description

This connector trail is primarily used by the horse concessionaires that park at Packer's Roost and load and unload horses and supplies destined for Granite Park Chalet. It starts out in the trees, but quickly opens up into an older burn area and works its way up to join up with the Loop Trail and then further up to the chalet.

A bonus waterfall is pleasant in earlier spring when runoff is happening.

Hikers heading up to the chalet will most likely start and end at the loop with easier access to shuttles and cars, but may use the connector trail for backpacking loops involving both Flattop Mountain and Granite Park.

This content was created by Jake Bramante of Hike 734. Visit hike734.com for more expert Glacier content and maps that help you decide which trail to hike.

Flora & Fauna

Lodgepole burn area has new lodgepole growth and flowers such as globe mallow, fireweed, and arnica. Deer frequent with bears possible in spring and later summer. Snowshoe hares, squirrels, grouse and many smaller birds such as finches and chickadees are common.

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This goat would not leave us alone on the Granite Park Trail!
Dec 16, 2015 near Red Roc…, MT

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