21016
Montana

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.
Rating (4.79)
Program No. 21016RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,749

At a Glance

From our lodging inside Glacier National 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 along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. 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
Keep the Pace
Hiking two miles daily over varied terrain. Possible 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 ...

  • Travel the historic Going-to-the-Sun Road - a National Historic Landmark - for spectacular views of rugged peaks, vast valleys and idyllic waterfalls.
  • Take a scenic float trip down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.
  • Touch the Continental Divide - where waters run to both the Atlantic and Pacific.

General Notes

Participants split into smaller groups of about 10 for daily field trips and hikes.
Featured Expert
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Candi Naylor
Candi Naylor is a retired elementary school teacher with 36 years of experience. Being a Montana native from Townsend, she loves to ski, hike, fish, garden, kayak, and take her two dogs, Ginger and Hoss, for walks. She spends most of her time outside no matter what season, and she especially loves Glacier National Park. She and her husband, Craig, have built a home on 10 acres – a remnant of her great grandparents’ homestead. She and Craig have recently returned from nine years in Fredericksburg, Va., where she taught elementary school and her husband was a college music professor. Both are very happy to be back in Montana!

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

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