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Glacier National Park

Since it was constructed in 1932, millions of adventurers have journeyed along the 50 mile Going-to-the-Sun Road, built into the cliffsides of Montana’s Rocky Mountains. This epic highway carries scholars and explorers alike through the spectacular Glacier National Park. Spot Grizzly bears in the wild, dense mountain forests as you learn about the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem” they call home. Marvel at the reflection of snowcapped peaks painted on glassy lakes, and find out about the ancient glaciers that formed them. A visit to Glacier National Park with Road Scholar is the trip of a lifetime.

Want to learn more about travel to our National Parks? Check out these National Parks tips.

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Glacier National Park Tours

Glacier National Park tours through Road Scholar give all explorers the opportunity to discover this National Park’s history dating back to 1932. As you journey down the 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road that’s carved out of the cliff sides of Montana’s Rocky Mountains, you’ll be able to spot wildlife like grizzly bears, take in the views of snow-capped mountains, and learn about the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem.” 

 

If you’re looking to explore Glacier National Park, you’re in the right place. When taking a National Park trip to Glacier with Road Scholar, you get to learn from local expert guides who will bring off the beaten path for a unique glimpse into this beautiful protected area.

 

Want to learn more about travel to our National Parks? Check out these National Parks tips.

Highlights of Glacier National Park Tours

National Park vacations in Glacier are perfect for those looking to experience the great outdoors in its entirety. Through Road Scholar, you can experience many one-of-a-kind highlights through our Glacier National Park tours. Wondering what you’ll be able to see and do when venturing into Montana’s Rocky Mountains? Take a look below:

 

  • Going-to-the-Sun Road: Any National Park visit to Glacier will consist of a drive along Going-to-the-Sun Road, which connects the east and west entrances through the middle of the park. Along the way, you can view subalpine meadows, reflections of mountaintops in crystal clear lakes, and more.
  • Hiking: Glacier National Park is home to over 700 miles of trails that wind through the dense forests, open meadows, and mountainsides. Some popular hikes include the 2.8-mile hike to Hidden Lake Overlook, the 4.5-mile hike to Avalanche Lake, the 1-mile hike down the Trail of Cedars, and the 11.6-mile hike along the Highline Trail.
  • Lake McDonald: As the largest lake in the park, Lake McDonald offers spectacular views of crystal clear waters and the surrounding mountains. You can even visit or stay at the historic Lake McDonald Hotel.
  • Logan Pass: The highest point of Going-to-the-Sun Road is Logan Pass, with an elevation of 6,646 feet. Here, you can view the wildflower fields, jagged mountains, and wildlife like bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, and mountain goats.

Tips for Visiting Glacier National Park

As with any National Park, it’s important to be fully prepared to stay safe and keep the wildlife protected. Glacier National Park visits can be dangerous, especially with its steep mountain ledges, wildlife, and potential weather conditions. As you explore Glacier National Park, keep these tips in mind:

 

  • Respect wildlife by viewing at a safe distance
  • Stick to designated paths and trails
  • Pick up after yourself and dispose of garbage in designated trash and recycling bins
  • Pack plenty of layers to stay comfortable at various elevations and in different weather conditions
  • Stock your bag with plenty of food and water to stay hydrated and energized throughout your trip
  • Talk with park rangers to learn more about the park, hidden gems, and more

Book Your Glacier National Park Trip with Road Scholar

At Road Scholar, we offer some of the best Glacier National Park vacations. With a wide range of National Park vacation packages for Glacier to choose from, you can find a learning adventure that matches your activity level, interests, and more. Through our Glacier National Park tours, you’ll learn from a local guide and discover the area with a diverse cohort of lifelong learners. From National Park trips with your grandchildren to group National Park tours, we have an experiential learning adventure for you.