Montana: Glacier NP: Saint Mary hikes: Baring Creek, Piegan Pass, Siyeh Pass
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In Glacier National Park, Montana, drive the spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road to the Saint Mary Lake area. Watch sunrise illuminate Little Chief Mountain in the Lewis Range above Saint Mary Lake punctuated with Wild Goose Island. From Sunrift Gorge, walk north or south on Baring Creek for pretty waterfalls tumbling over red rock. Using the park bus or a car shuttle, hike Siyeh Pass, a gorgeous traverse of 10.3 miles (2300 feet up, 3500 feet down) starting at Siyeh Bend, through Preston Park, and finishing down beautiful Baring Creek Valley. With a longer shuttle, hike a scenic traverse from Siyeh Bend over Piegan Pass to Many Glacier, visiting glorious mountains, valleys and lakes over 13 miles (2260 feet up, 3520 feet down). Since 1932, Canada and USA have shared Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, which UNESCO declared a World Heritage Site (1995) containing two Biosphere Reserves (1976).