21016
Glacier National Park
The Best of Glacier National Park
Discover Glacier National Park as you raft Flathead River, explore alpine trails, visit pristine lakes and learn how glaciers carved this stunning landscape eons ago.
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Program No. 21016WZR
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,675
6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5B 4L 4D
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At a Glance

From our lodging inside the park, explore different areas of the park daily and return to relax on cool summer evenings on spectacular Lake McDonald. Experience the grandeur of Glacier National Park — so named because its dramatic landscape was carved by glaciers eons ago. Encounter the wonder and splendor within this “Crown of the Continent” during daily field trips to the Lake McDonald Valley, Logan Pass and Many Glacier areas of the park. Field trips are enhanced by instructors, naturalists and other experts detailing the variety of life, mammoth lakes and serrated peaks in one of nature’s greatest works of art.
Activity Level
Active
Hiking two miles daily over varied terrain. Optional hikes up to five miles. Some stairs; getting in/out of vans and water raft. Elevations of 3,153-7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover rugged, glaciated mountains that rise above stunning valleys and turquoise waters, home to a natural wealth of plants and wildlife in the Swiftcurrent Valley.
  • Take a scenic float trip down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.
  • Travel the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road and touch the Continental Divide, where waters flow both toward the Pacific and the Atlantic.

General Notes

Participants split into smaller groups of about 10 for daily field trips and hikes.
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Heidi Dettmering
Heidi Dettmering wears many hats, but they all involve the natural world. With a degree in natural resource conservation and management, she has worked many years as a veterinary technician and wildlife rehabilitation aide, and currently works as an agricultural research assistant. Since moving to Montana in 2002, she built an off-grid solar-powered home with her husband, and immediately started learning about the plants and animals in the region. When not hiking, skiing or boating, Heidi can be found working in her large garden.
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