Late Fall in Glacier

Late fall in Glacier National Park tends to mean unpredictable weather and predictably empty parking lots and trailheads. After all, Glacier begins its preparations for winter hibernation in mid-September, as many hotels and services within the park begin to close at that time of year. At Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, we usually stay open [...]

By | 2018-11-06T13:41:01+00:00 November 6th, 2018|

Sperry Chalet in 2018

Sperry Chalet Rebuild Normally, I don't write blog posts for Glacier Guides and Montana Raft in first person. But this one, about the Sperry Chalet rebuild, is personal. On Saturday, I went and paid my respects to Sperry Chalet. First, some background. Sperry Chalet in August 2016 When Dinosaurs Roamed Sperry Back in [...]

By | 2018-07-25T07:48:47+00:00 July 25th, 2018|

Granite Park Chalet | Glacier National Park | Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

How To Get a Reservation at Granite Park Chalet  With the loss of Sperry Chalet last summer, a new frequently asked question around here is how to get a reservation at Granite Park Chalet. And it's a question we love, as the experience provided by Granite Park Chalet is one we would wish on everyone. [...]

By | 2018-04-26T08:55:46+00:00 April 25th, 2018|

Hiking Ptarmigan Tunnel | Glacier National Park | Montana | Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

Ptarmigan Tunnel Staggering views from Ptarmigan Tunnel into Belly River country. Photo by Guide Hannah Callahan. Ptarmigan Tunnel Hike Profile Glacier Guides Difficulty Rating: Strenuous. Elevation Gain: 2,300 ft. Mileage: 10.6 miles. Hiking Time (estimate): Allow 4-4½ hours to reach the tunnel, 1 hour for lunch, and 3-3½ hours to return. Other: Trails [...]

By | 2018-04-20T11:29:30+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

Itinerary | West Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana | Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

3 Perfect Days in West Glacier, Montana If you're coming to Glacier National Park, we recommend a lifetime to explore it. But if you don't have quite that much time, here's what we suggest for 3 Perfect Days in West Glacier. Day 1: Drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road 6am On Day 1 of your 3 Perfect [...]

By | 2018-04-10T18:32:06+00:00 April 10th, 2018|

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Activities Near Glacier National Park Planning your Montana vacation? Looking for activities near Glacier? Especially if you've got little kids, we've got the perfect itinerary solution: Whitefish Mountain Resort! Winter and summer, it's an incredible place to take kids of all ages, even little kids. This past summer, I took my 6 year old and [...]

By | 2018-02-18T04:38:24+00:00 February 18th, 2018|

Winter Wonderland

Avalanche Lake in December It isn't the thousands of icicles hanging precipitously from the cliffs of Mt. Cannon. And it's not the white blankets on the ancient green cedars. It isn't even the magic of hiking through a snow shower. It's the silence. The wonder of Avalanche Lake in December comes from the silence. You [...]

By | 2017-12-07T15:56:25+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Why You Didn’t Hear From Us Over the Weekend

Giving Tuesday 2017 We don't know about you, but the amount of e-mails we received over the weekend urging us to #OptOutside or to participate in Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, was a little overwhelming. You may have noticed that we stayed out of the fray. Of course, we did choose to [...]

By | 2017-11-28T13:23:24+00:00 November 27th, 2017|