Gunsight Pass Shelter

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Gunsight Pass Shelter
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Gunsight Pass Shelter is located in Montana
Gunsight Pass Shelter
Nearest city West Glacier, Montana
Coordinates 48°36′34″N 113°44′16″W / 48.60944°N 113.73778°W / 48.60944; -113.73778Coordinates: 48°36′34″N 113°44′16″W / 48.60944°N 113.73778°W / 48.60944; -113.73778
Built 1932
Architect NPS Landscape Division
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Glacier National Park MRA
NRHP Reference # 86000344
Added to NRHP February 14, 1986[1]

The Gunsight Pass Shelter in Glacier National Park is a rustic stone building near the treeline. The one-room shelter is equipped with a woodstove. Work began on the shelter in September 1931 and was complete in June 1932 to a design by the National Park Service Landscape Division. The design was inspired by similar cabins built by the Appalachian Mountain Club in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.[2][3] The shelter is located on the South Loop Trail, itself listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Gunsight Pass Shelter". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ Historical Research Associates (June 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Gunsight Pass Shelter" (pdf). National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Ann Hubber (June 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Glacier National Park Tourist Trails--Inside Trail, South Circle, North Circle" (pdf). National Park Service.