Project Start Date: 


Ranger District:

Rocky Mountain Ranger District




N/A Day Trip!   

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work difficulty


Project Description

The Summit trailhead just east of Marias pass may seem insignificant as you drive by at 70 mph along Hyw 2, but if you slow down and stay a while, you will see its quietly bustling with activity. CDT through hikers reach this trailhead as they leave behind the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex and cross the street into Glacier National Park. Backpackers start here to explore the Badger Two Medicine area.  Packers and hunters who spend the fall tracking that big bull through some of the wildest country use Summit trailhead as there launching point.  

The Summit trailhead accesses some of the wildest country in the Crown of the continent. Perched high along the Continental divide, this area experiences some extreme weather and harsh conditions. 

Together with the  Montana Backcountry Hunters and Anglers we have adopted the summit trailhead through a partnership with the Montana Noxious Weed Education Campaign.  Through this partnership we have pledged to come together one day each year to combat noxious weeds, preform general maintenance and educate users to the threat of weeds in the area. 

Join us for our first official work project! We will be celebrating this partnership with a trailhead kiosk and boot brush (to be installed that day) and a morning of pulling knapweed! After the weed pull, volunteers are invited to the Rising Wolf lodge for lunch. 

We are coordinating this event to coincide with an existing Miras pass spray day with partners:  Glacier National Park, Ferrovia Services (contracted weed applicators for BNSF), Glacier County, USFS - Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest, Blackfeet Nation, Rocky Mountain Front Weed Roundtable, Glacier National Park, and Rising Wolf Ranch. 


BMWF & BHA will provide, tools and group gear. For a packing list and other helpful information:


Volunteers will meet at the John F. Stevens statue at Marias Pass along Highway 2

Meeting Date and Time: 

6/25/1/2018 at 8:00 AM

8 of 10 spots available