Trailside Glacier: Hiking in Glacier National Park
Explore Glacier National Park on expert-led hikes, and an excursion to Many Glacier Hotel. Plus, traverse the historic Going-to-the-Sun Road!
Program No. 4863RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Glacier National Park is a hiker’s paradise, with over 1 million acres of unspoiled wilderness. 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
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking 5-8 miles daily over physically demanding terrain. Elevations of 4,700-7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy expert-led hikes and learn about the geological forces that carved this magnificent park and the abundance of plant and wildlife that call it home.
  • Stay at the fabled and historic Many Glacier Hotel nestled on the shore of Swiftcurrent Lake.
  • Hike near the Continental Divide along the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road where waters flow both east and west.

General Notes

This program will be split into small groups of about 10 for daily field trips and hikes.
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Denny Olson
Denny Olson holds a master’s degree and was trained as a biologist and geologist, but his approach to illuminating nature with humor is better illustrated by one of his less formal titles: Professor Avian Guano. Denny is a published author, an educator with more than 30 years’ experience, and a master performer inspired by Native American storytelling traditions. He enjoys sharing his intimate knowledge of, and love for, Glacier National Park.
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