While exploring Glacier National Park maps are essential for route planning on the numerous peaks.
With just some simple education on how to read a map the outdoor enthusiast can gain some fantastic information. In addition to the obvious location of peaks, streams and other geographic features it is also possible to determine the elevation as well as slope of a particular route.
This table below is organized to help in the reader’s effort to help locate topographic maps in Glacier National Park.
To use this table locate the general area where the mountain is located and then identify the 7.5 Minute Series Topographic Map associated with the area. Follow this link, Libre Map, and type in the peak or geographic feature into the search engine. To save the map on your computer right click with your mouse on the “TIFF” link. Select “Save Target As” and store the file on the desktop or a selected folder. Once it is downloaded open it with a photo viewing program such as Windows Photo Gallery.
There are at least two ways to use this information.
a) For a known geographic feature, such as Seward Mountain.
To locate the proper Quad map for “Seward Mountain” type Seward into the Libre Map search engine. The results will come up and identify “Many Glacier” as the quad that Seward Mountain is found on. Download it and view it.
b) To locate other peaks near peaks featured in SummitPost, such as having a climb scheduled near Ahern Pass such as Ahern Peak.
With the table below locate the link to Ahern. Ahern Peak is located on the Ahern Pass quad map. Enter “Ahern Pass” into the Libre Map search engine. To save the map on your computer right click with your mouse on the “TIFF” link. Select “Save Target As” and store the file on the desktop or a selected folder. Once it is downloaded open it with a photo viewing program such as Windows Photo Gallery.
7.5 Minute Topo Maps:
|General Park Area||Quad Name||Peaks Featured In SummitPost|
|Belly River Area||Chief Mountain||Chief|
|Belly River Area||Gable Mountain||None Featured in SP|
|Cut Bank Pass Area||Cut Bank Pass||Kupunkamint, Ampitheater and James|
|Lake McDonald Area||Camas Ridge East||Stanton|
|Lake McDonald Area||Huckleberry Mountain||Huckleberry|
|Lake McDonald Area||Hungry Horse||None Featured in SP|
|Lake McDonald Area||Lake McDonald East||Lincoln, Gunsight and Edwards|
|Lake McDonald Area||Lake McDonald West||None Featured in SP|
|Lake McDonald Area||McGee Meadow||Apgar|
|Lake McDonald Area||West Glacier||None Featured in SP|
|Logan Pass Area||Logan Pass||Reynolds, Clements, Oberlin, Heavy Runner, Piegan, Pollock, Bishops Cap, Matahpi, Going-to-the-Sun, Siyeh, Catartact, Gould, Haystack and Dragon's Tail|
|Logan Pass Area||Mount Cannon||Cannon, Bearhat, Brown, Heavens Peak and Vaught|
|Many Glacier Area||Babb||None Featured in SP|
|Many Glacier Area||Lake Sherburne||None Featured in SP|
|Many Glacier Area||Many Glacier||Altyn, Henkel, Apikuni, Allen, Angel Wing, Grinnell, Wilbur, Seward, Bullhead Point and Crowfeet|
|North Fork||Camas Ridge West||None Featured in SP|
|North Fork||Demers Ridge||None Featured in SP|
|North Fork||Kintla Lake||None Featured in SP|
|North Fork||Kintla Peak||Kintla, Kinnerly, Numa|
|North Fork||Mount Carter||Rainbow, Boulder, Chapman and Thunderbird|
|North Fork||Polebridge||None Featured in SP|
|North Fork||Quartz Ridge||None Featured in SP|
|North Fork||Trailcreek||None Featured in SP|
|North Fork||Vulture Peak||None Featured in SP|
|Nyack Area||Blacktail||Little Dog and Elk|
|Nyack Area||Mount Bradley||None Featured in SP|
|Nyack Area||Mount Saint Nicholas||Saint Nicholas|
|Nyack Area||Mount Stimson||Stimson, Tinkham, Triple Divide and Split|
|Nyack Area||Nimrod||None Featured in SP|
|Nyack Area||Pinnacle||None Featured in SP|
|Nyack Area||Stanton Lake||None Featured in SP|
|Saint Mary's Valley||Fox Creek||Divide|
|Saint Mary's Valley||Mount Jackson||Jackson, Logan and Blackfoot|
|Saint Mary's Valley||Rising Sun||Goat and Otokomi|
|Saint Mary's Valley||Saint Mary||Divide|
|Swiftcurrent Valley||Ahern Pass||Merritt, Ahern, Iceberg, Swiftcurrent and Iceberg Notch|
|Swiftcurrent Valley||Mount Cleveland||Cleveland and Goat Haunt|
|Swiftcurrent Valley||Mount Geduhn||None Featured in SP|
|Swiftcurrent Valley||Porcupine Ridge||None Featured in SP|
|Two Medicine Area||East Glacier Park||None Featured in SP|
|Two Medicine Area||Kiowa||None Featured in SP|
|Two Medicine Area||Mount Rockwell||Never Laughs, Painted Teepee, Grizzly, Rockwell, Flinsch, Rising Wolf, Helen, Sinopah and Chief Lodgepole|
|Two Medicine Area||Squaw Mountain||Dancing Lady, Henry, Ellsworth, Scenic Point, Appistoki, Calf Robe, Red Crow and Medicine|