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Easy 3 mile hike (one way)

Relatively flat trail that passes Fishcap lake (where we saw a moose), redrock falls and lake before you reach bullhead lake, which is located in a cirque of peaks. The trail... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Janet R
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Lafayette, Colorado
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Lafayette, Colorado
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Relatively flat trail that passes Fishcap lake (where we saw a moose), redrock falls and lake before you reach bullhead lake, which is located in a cirque of peaks. The trail continues up swift current pass another mile UP. Trail leaves right from swift current Motel.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

You will get to Bullhead Lake from the Swiftcurrent Pass Trail. Will pass Swiftcurrent Lake first. Both are beautiful and this is a hike worth taking.

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Thank Teresa S
San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

We actually saw a cow moose swim across this lake, about a kilometer across. It's on the Swiftcurrent Trail, about 3.5 miles from the motel. This is a great hike, so check it out!

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Thank Craig T
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The hike to Bullhead lake was very scenic with many different views along the way. The trail was relatively easy to hike with little elevation change. We did stop at all the lakes and waterfalls along the way which made the hike more beautiful.

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Thank ekrajkiew
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

This hike was relatively easy and did not take too long. It's accessible from Many Glacier Campground and/or Swift Current Motor Inn. It's on the same trail as Fishercap Lake and Red Rock Falls. We saw deer on the trail. The lake is not that exciting, but the scenery around it is beautiful. If you only see one lake in... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

This hike is about 4 very flat miles up the valley from Many Glacier - perfect for little ones. This area of the park has a lot of bears, but this trail is heavily used so no need to worry. When you get to the lake, be sure to venture another 15 minutes up the trail. It winds around a... More 

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Sweetgrass, Montana
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is one of my favorite trails in the park. Once you pass Red Rock Falls, the crowd starts to thin out a bit, especially later in the afternoon. It is not unusual to spot deer on the trail, and you may even spot a moose in the water. The lake is usually teeming with waterfowl. Be sure to bring... More 

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Allen, Texas
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Did this one on the first day, for this year's trip. I missed it last year and wanted to be sure to get it in this time. It was a nice hike. Meandering trails, slow elevation gain for the most part, and two smaller lakes to stop and hang out along the way. Bullhead lake was beautiful. Saw 3 moose... More 

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Sweetgrass, Montana
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

This is a great easy hike and because the trail is at a lower elevation, the trails open early in the season and stays open later than some of the other trails. Begin at the SwiftCurrent Pass Trailhead in the Many Glacier area of the park, at the west of the SwiftCurrent Inn parking lot. Initially there isn't a whole... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

The hike was hot, buggy and exposed. The trail was very narrow in places with tall weeds and grass. If you do this hike, I would recommend going down to fishercap lake first, then stopping at the Red Rock Falls. I would not recommend going the extra distance to this lake. There are much better lake hikes in the park.... More 

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