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Trailside Glacier: Hiking in Glacier National Park

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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Helen from Horse Shoe, NC Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 08/11/14 - 08/17/14
One of the most educational programs attended. Glacier NP is spectacular. The hikes were well planned and designed to suit the abilities of those hiking. The wealth of knowledge that Dave Streeter and Ellen Horowitz made the trip that much more interesting. I would highly recommend this trip. Also, the Going to the Sun Road is a trip worth making.

Charles from Mercer Island, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/28/14 - 08/03/14

Kathi from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/14/14 - 07/20/14
This was my first Road Scholar experience so I wasn't sure what to expect. There will be more Road Scholar trips in our future. Visiting Glacier National Park with knowledgeable, enthusiastic, attentive guides made the visit so much more that if we had done this on our own. Fellow group members were friendly, interesting people, some newbies, some experienced Road Scholars. Many Glacier Lodge was wonderful, you can't beat that view. Hikes were interesting and the right level of challenge. Guides demonstrated their ability to make good decisions based on weather and group. Do this trip - you won't regret it1

Douglas from Eugene, OR Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 07/28/14 - 08/03/14
Fantastic scenery, knowledgable leaders, somewhat rustic accommodations. Be prepared for long hikes.

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Douglas, thanks for the feedback! We will be upgrading one of the lodgings for program dates in 2015 to add to the experience.
John from Redding, CA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/14/14 - 07/20/14
This was the most enjoyable naturalist series of hikes in one of the most spectacular areas in North America. We had a great experience

Amy from Peachtree City, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/14/14 - 07/20/14
Road Scholar programs are one of the best ways to travel. You have the opportunity to travel with interesting people that you quickly become friends with while learning all you can from the experts that are there to guide you through their favorite topics. I highly encourage everyone to try a Road Scholar trip soon!

Diane from Escondido, CA Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 08/26/13 - 09/01/13
Experienced and knowledgeable instructors led us through glorious Glacier National Park. Staying at the gorgeous Many Glacier Hotel was a highlight! Diane Yerkes, California

Louis from Spartanburg, SC Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 08/12/13 - 08/18/13
Excellent program. Most beautiful hikes in the country. The guides were knowledgable, helpful, and competent especially since this was bear country. Lodging and food at Great Glacier Hotel was 5 star. Food at Kandahar and adjacent restaurant not as good, but very acceptable. I would highly recommend this program.

Liz from Spring, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/29/13 - 08/04/13
Trailside Glacier Program #4863 is a great program. The two most scenic hikes are Iceberg Lake and Grinnell Glacier. I also recommend the Highline Trailhead with the Garden Wall and Avalanche Lake. Our group leader, Dave Streeter, and field instructor, Brian Peck were excellent!

Sara from Spring Hill, KS Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/15/13 - 07/21/13
I recommend this trip to anyone who likes to hike and loves the mountains! It was the best RS trip we have been on: great accommodations, delicious food, and wonderful scenery, complemented by a very interesting group of people. The hiking was not overly taxing, but was strenuous enough that you need to be in decent shape and able to handle some altitude.

Barbara from New Rochelle, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/15/13 - 07/21/13
If you want a moderately challenging walk/hike experience at Glacier National Park without the hassle of planning and traveling, this trip is for you. The leaders were excellent and the hikes, although mostly flat, were lengthy enough to be considered challenging, at least in terms of length (anywhere between 3 and 10 miles long). Further, you might be lucky enough to see some wildlife (bears, moose, sheep) that are sighted by the leaders and other participants. You will also make some new friends!

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