20884
Montana

Raft, Ride & Slide in Glacier National Park With Your Grandchild

Alongside your grandchild, raft the Flathead River, look for wildlife, enjoy a gondola ride up Big Mountain and race down on an alpine slide on this national park adventure.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20884RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,749 / ADULT
999 / CHILD

At a Glance

Discover the majestic peaks, sparkling rivers and green gullies of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley on an adventure with your grandchild! Learn about magnificent wildlife like the mountain goat, bighorn sheep and bears on instructor-led walks and visits to many favorite spots in the park. Raft along Glacier's southern border, hike trails full of flora and fauna and look out over valleys, lakes, rivers and glacier-carved mountains in this beautiful, rugged landscape.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Expect full days with lots of activity. Hike 2 miles daily on maintained dirt trails in mountainous, uneven, and rocky terrain. The ability to get on and off a motor coach and on and off a raft is required. Standing during trail-side lessons. Elevations of 3,000-7,200 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Soar to new heights aboard the gondola to the Big Mountain summit and feel the wind in your hair as you slide down an alpine slide.
  • Experience Glacier National Park with a spectacular drive on the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road.
  • Develop your teamwork skills on a raft journey down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River on Glacier's southern border.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out "Raft, Ride & Slide in Glacier National Park With Your Family" (#22729).
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Ellen Horowitz
An outdoor educator whose career spans 40 years, Ellen Horowitz teaches preschoolers to adults about the wildflowers and wildlife of the Rocky Mountains. She is a writer, adjunct professor of botany at Flathead Valley Community College and a long-time natural history instructor with the Glacier Institute. Her work has been recognized with numerous honors including Montana Audubon’s Educator of the Year Award, and magazine writing awards from the National Wildlife Federation. She is author of the award-winning children’s book, “What I Saw in Glacier.”

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Ellen Horowitz
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