Glacier National Park: Raft, Ride and Slide With Your Grandchild
Alongside your grandchild, raft the Flathead River, learn about local wildlife, enjoy a gondola ride up Big Mountain and race down on an alpine slide on this National Park adventure.
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Program No. 20884RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Create exciting memories with your grandchild as you discover the majestic peaks, sparkling rivers and green gullies of Glacier National Park and the Flathead Valley. Learn about magnificent wildlife, plants, geology and the area’s early inhabitants on instructor-led walks and visits to favorite spots in the park. Visit the Summit Nature Center on Big Mountain, raft along Glacier's southern border, hike trails full of flora and fauna and look out over valleys, lakes and rivers from mountainsides in this beautiful, rugged landscape.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Hiking 1-2 miles daily on varied terrain, including mountain trails. Ability to board/deboard a raft, coach, and vans. Elevations of 3,000-7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take a spectacular drive on the Going-to-the-Sun Road and learn about the wildlife of Glacier National Park in its natural habitat.
  • Develop your teamwork skills on a raft journey down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River on Glacier's southern border.
  • Soar to new heights aboard the gondola to the summit and feel the wind in your hair as you slide down the Alpine Slide.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out program #22729!
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Josh Gubits
Josh Gubits is an environmental scientist for Whitefish Lake Institute. While in school, Josh worked as a fishing guide on the Blackfoot, Clark Fork, Bitterroot and Missouri rivers. After receiving his environmental studies degree from the University of Montana, he worked for the Audubon Society to develop education and outreach programs in Santa Fe, N.M. Before joining WLI, Josh worked for the Watershed Education Network as the field programs coordinator where he taught teachers, students, and volunteers about water quality, through the collection of chemical, biological, and physical data on stream sites across Western Montana. Josh is a certified Montana Master Naturalist, and in 2009 he was the recipient of the Montana Water Teacher of the Year award presented by the Montana Environmental Education Association.
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