Cobalt Lake

Cobalt Lake near East Glacier Park, MT


This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars
12 miles
7hours
moderate
Hiking
Fall, Summer
East Glacier Park, MT
User bfcoffey

Cobalt Lake is an isolated and little visited alpine lake in the Two Medicine are of Glacier National Park, Montana. The length is 19km return and the elevation gain is about 1,880' (sorry for the mixed units).

There are 3 main points of interest - Aster Falls (about 1.5km), Rockwell Falls(5.5km) and, of course, Cobalt Lake (9.5km). Along the way you will pass meadows, wetlands (with boardwalks), open valley views and 2 spectacular waterfalls. Aster Falls is a short 300m spur trail, Rockwell Falls, by far the more spectactular of the two, is right on the trail. The trail is mostly level, through mixed forest, to Rockwell Falls. From there the trail ascends about 1200', on easy switchbacks, in the next 4km, although it seems like a lot farther.

For many, the trail ends at Rockwell Falls, 3 tiered, and easily accessible. But go all the way to the lake. You won't be dissapointed.

This year (2009) is a bear grass year. You can calculate when the next one will be - every 7 years.

Directions:

The trailhead is beside the boathouse at Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park, or, facing the lake, go left, follow the signs.


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