St. Mary - Red Eagle Cross Country Skiing

The 33rd most popular XC Ski in Montana.

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In the St Mary area, there are several ungroomed cross country skiing options starting from the 1913 Ranger Station southwest of St Mary.

The Red Eagle Lake Trail is a nice 8 mile round trip. Start by following the first park of the Eagle and Elk Loops to the old fire road (aka Red Eagle Lake Trail). The route rolls over terrain to the scenic bluff overlooking Red Eagle Creek with great vistas of the mountains along St Mary Lake and Red Eagle Valley.

Overall, St. Mary - Red Eagle is the 33rd most popular cross country ski area of all 37 Nordic ski destinations in Montana.

St. Mary - Red Eagle Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Glacier National Park (406) 888-7800; Glacier Vistors (800) 338-5072; Montana Visitors (800) 847-4868; Glacier Nordic Touring Center (406) 862-9498; Outback Shack, Whitefish (406) 862-9498; Avalanche Report (406) 257-8402.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Recommended Map:  "Glacier National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  Dec. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Izaak Walton Inn (406) 888-5700

Luxury Loding:  Grouse Mountain Lodge (800) 321-8822; Mountain Timbers (800) 841-3835.

Breakfast Restaurant:  Buffalo Cafe, Whitefish; Whitefish Times Coffee

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  48.7341, -113.4414

Date Published:  1/5/2016

Date Updated:  8/11/2016

ID:  13224

St. Mary - Red Eagle Cross Country Skiing Map