Mount Merritt

Featured photo of Mount Merritt

One of 6 10,000-foot peaks in Glacier National Park, Mount Merritt is most easily recognized from the south. Old Sun Glacier, a small hanging glacier of sorts, covers Mt. Merritt's south-southeastern flank - giving the mountain a very distinct and dramatic appearance from the south.

Elevation (feet): 10,004
Elevation (meters): 3,049
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Central Montana Rockies
State: Montana
Latitude: 48.8703
Longitude: -113.786
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1924
First successful climber(s): Norman Clyde
Nearest major airport: Kalispell
Convenient Center: St.Mary

Thanks to Willis Lambertson for adding this peak.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 3 trip reports for Mount Merritt.

Select any entry from the list below:

  • Log #15960 - by Gary Scott Thompson on Feb 13, 2004
    Flew out and had a blast. I am working on a longer version of our Merritt experience.
  • Log #15961 - by Tom on Oct 07, 2002
    We arrived in the town of Lone Pine on Friday Sept. 27, 2002, after driving from Las Vegas. We hiked on Saturday to Meysan Lake, about 5.5 miles and to the elevation of 11,600.
  • Log #15962 - by Willis Lambertson on Feb 06, 2001
    Scramble and snow climb from Helen Lake to the summit and back...Took a slight variation on the Old Sun Glacier route (from Edwards' guidebook), but had a great outing anyway. Lots of loose rock (I...