Hiking to Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park

Grinnell Glacier   Hike Profile Glacier Guide Difficulty Rating: Strenuous Elevation Gain: 1600 ft. (488 m) Mileage: 10.6 miles (17 km); take 3.4 mi (5.5 km) off the round trip by taking the boats, for a total trip of 7.2 miles. Hiking Time (estimate): 3½ to 4 hours to Grinnell Glacier, 1 hour for lunch, [...]

By | 2019-08-13T12:45:27-07:00 August 12th, 2019|

Siyeh Pass in Glacier National Park

Hiking Siyeh Pass   Siyeh Pass Hike Profile Glacier Guides Difficulty Rating: Strenuous.  Elevation Gain: 2,240 ft./683 m (3,440 ft./1,048 m descent) Mileage: 10.1 miles (16.3 km) round trip.  Hiking Time (estimate): Allow 3 ½ -4 hours to reach the pass, 1 hour for lunch, and 3- 3 ½ hours to complete your trip. Other: [...]

By | 2019-08-02T10:29:10-07:00 August 2nd, 2019|

Otokomi Lake | Glacier National Park | Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

Hiking Otokomi Lake in Glacier National Park Hike Profile: Glacier Guide Difficulty Rating: Strenuous.  Elevation Gain: 1,900 ft. (579 m). Mileage: 10.4 miles (17.7 km) round trip.  Hiking Time (estimate): Allow 4 - 4 ½ hours to reach the lake, 1 hour for lunch, and 2½ - 3 hours to return. Other: Snow can linger [...]

By | 2019-07-26T08:25:19-07:00 July 26th, 2019|

Hiking Apikuni Falls in Glacier National Park

Apikuni Falls  Hike Profile Not only is there a debate on how Apikuni (or Appekunny) Falls is spelled, but also of its meaning, either “white-spotted robe” or “scabby robe.” The white man who earned the Indian name of “Apikuni” married into the Blackfeet tribe and lived with them for many years. “Scabby robe” refers to [...]

By | 2019-07-12T14:21:37-07:00 July 12th, 2019|

Hiking Highline Trail in Glacier National Park

The Highline Trail in Glacier National Park Hike Profile If expansive vistas and alpine meadows excite you, look no further than the Highline Trail! This trail traverses the western side of the Continental Divide, the glacially carved ridge that divides our continent'ss watersheds. This trail is characterized by gentle ups and down, until the final [...]

By | 2019-07-08T12:39:30-07:00 July 8th, 2019|

Huckleberry Lookout

Huckleberry Lookout in Glacier National Park Huckleberry Lookout definitely lives up to its name. In the late summer months, this trail is lined with juicy huckleberries, a delightful snack for the hungry hiker. Humans are not the only species who enjoy this sweet fruit, however. Huckleberry Mountain (6,593 ft.) is known as a bear paradise [...]

By | 2019-06-26T11:12:29-07:00 June 26th, 2019|

Spring in Glacier National Park

Welcome, Spring in Glacier National Park! It’s the time of year when everything starts happening in Glacier National Park. May and June mean springtime in the Rockies is at its best, and early visitors will enjoy better, uncrowded wildlife, waterfall, and wildflower viewing than visitors in the peak July-August season. There’s also opportunities to do [...]

By | 2019-07-09T10:39:24-07:00 May 21st, 2019|

FAQ: Backpacking in Glacier National Park

Top 5 FAQ About Backpacking in Glacier National Park #1: What's up with the backcountry permit system? At Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, we put in for advanced permit requests in Glacier each spring. You can, too. Sometimes, we're asking for specific itineraries for clients on a custom trip. Other times, we're requesting tried and [...]

By | 2019-04-28T12:42:43-07:00 April 28th, 2019|

Government Shutdown: Lake McDonald Lodge Report

This post continues our series on the Government Shutdown in Glacier. Lake McDonald Lodge Report on January 8, 2019 Last week, we checked in on conditions at Apgar. This morning dawned mostly clear and cold, and we couldn't help but turn onto the -- plowed! -- Going to the Sun Road and head east. The [...]

By | 2019-01-08T14:12:03-07:00 January 8th, 2019|
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