Wear and tear and the combined contributions of both Mother Nature and Glacier National Park visitors can take a heavy toll on Glacier’s trails. If deteriorating trails are not repaired and maintained on a regular basis, habitat damage and safety concerns can require their closure.
Much work needs to be done on an on-going basis to preserve and maintain trails – clearing of heavy brush, repairing broken walkways, rehabilitating eroded and fire-damaged trails and in some cases, rerouting or rebuilding entire segments. The National Park Service devotes significant monetary and human resources to trail maintenance, but it is not enough.
$200,000 – Golden Eagle Level Endowments
$100,000 – Osprey Level Endowments
SINGLE YEAR TRAIL ADOPTIONS
Golden Eagle Level Trails – $10,000 per year
Osprey Level Trails – $5,000 per year
There will also be a General Adopt a Trail Fund that everyone can contribute to and we will list $100 plus donors with the chosen trail in our newsletter and website annually.
**If, for any reason, trail maintenance is not needed on an adopted trail in a given year or the National Park Service determines there are higher priorities that it must address, the income from a dedicated trail adoption will carry over to the next year.
The trails currently available for adoption at each level are identified below:
GOLDEN EAGLE LEVEL
Gunsight Lake and Pass
St. Mary-Red Eagle Lake
Triple Divide Pass
Cutbank-Triple Divide Pass
Quartz Lake Loop
Numa Ridge Lookout
Ranger Station- Helen Lake
We hope you will agree that annual funding or endowments for the adoption of a trail in Glacier National Park offers a unique opportunity for you to show your support. Thank you very much for caring about Glacier National Park, for all, forever.