4863
Montana

Trailside Glacier: Hiking in Glacier National Park

Experience Glacier National Park on expert-led hikes, traverse the historic Going-to-the-Sun Road, and explore the stunning Many Glacier Valley!
Program No. 4863RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,099

At a Glance

Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise, with over 1 million acres of unspoiled wilderness and over 700 miles of hiking trails. Immerse yourself in the silent grandeur of the mountains as you hike spectacular trails amid soaring peaks, verdant forests, mountain meadows and turquoise lakes. Discover a wealth of natural beauty around every turn of the trail.
Activity Level
Varies by date
Varies by date. OUTDOOR SPIRITED Dates: Hiking 5-8 miles daily on rocky terrain at elevations of 2,000-7,200 feet. OUTDOOR CHALLENGING Dates: Hiking up to 7-12 miles daily on rocky terrain at elevations of 2,000-7,800 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy expert-led hikes on some of the most inspiring trails in Glacier National Park where breathtaking vistas, pristine lakes and wildlife abound.
  • Travel the historic Going-to-the-Sun Road - a National Historic Landmark - for spectacular views of rugged peaks, vast canyons and idyllic waterfalls.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of this intact and wild ecosystem with trail-side lessons as local flora and fauna are encountered, and learn about the geological forces that carved this magnificent landscape thousands of years ago.

General Notes

This program will be split into small groups of about 10 for daily field trips and hikes.
Featured Expert
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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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Ed Lieser
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Dave Streeter
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Ellen Horowitz
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Dan'l Moore
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Ashley Mason
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Candi Naylor
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Marilyn Wood
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Megan Chaisson
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Denny "Professor Avian Guano" Olson
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Helen Pilling
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Rusty Wells
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