Looking for Glacier National Park area information as you plan your dream trip? We’ve been the authorized Glacier National Park backpacking concessionaire since 1983, and we are experts on everything Glacier, whether you’re in the park or nearby. Our owners, managers, and guides are locals, and we’re happy to share our vast knowledge of this area with our guests. If you’re looking for Glacier National Park area information, feel free to give us a call or shoot us an email anytime!

Glacier National Park Area Information

Weather, Rivers, Trails, Webcams

Is the river flowing high or low? Where can I look at up-to-the-minute webcams in and around Glacier National Park? Is the Iceberg Lake trail open in Many Glacier? What’s the weather like today in Glacier National Park? Well, be advised that in Montana, we like to say that if you don’t like weather, wait five minutes! That being said, here’s a link to current conditions in and around Glacier National Park.

Travel Information

Are you in need of maps to plan your Glacier National Park vacation? Looking for information on Waterton National Park, Glacier’s northern sister in Canada? Want a Vacation Planner or current road conditions report? Curious about our neighboring communities? All of this information and more is listed here.


How do you get to Glacier National Park? We have our very own airport, Glacier Park International, located just 45 minutes away our office. Amtrak always stops in West Glacier. And there’s always the classic family road trip.  Once you’re here, how do you get around? Rent a car? Is there public transportation? We have the answers to those burning questions, and more, posted here.


You’re here! Now, where will you stay? Hotel, bed and breakfast, campground, or ranch? There are many options, from historic hotels within Glacier National Park to friendly local lodges and private guest houses. Glacier Guides and Montana Raft offers several different types of Glacier National Park lodging, and many of our friends and neighbors do, too!


Now that you’re here, what do you want to do? Although we think you shouldn’t “do” anything until you’ve been whitewater rafting, scenic floating, fishing, hiking or backpacking Glacier National Park with us, there are plenty of other activities in and around the park. In the park, you might choose to go on a historic boat tour with our friends at Glacier Park Boat Co. Maybe riding a horse through Glacier National Park is on your bucket list. Our favorite cowboys and girls — Swan Mountain Outfitters — are located just across the street from us! Looking for a Blackfeet Indian perspective on the Going to the Sun Road? Go for a Sun Tour!

Outside of the park, you might enjoy exploring our neighboring communities of Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Kalispell, and Bigfork. Perhaps Grandma or your toddler would prefer a quiet afternoon painting pottery at Stumptown Pottery Studio in Whitefish. Maybe your best friend would like to check out a local brewery, like Backslope Brewing in Columbia Falls. There’s great golfing all over the valley. Delicious food can be had in Kalispell. Flathead lake tours are a fun option while in Bigfork. Kids of all ages love the ziplines, slides, and Walk in the Tree Tops experience at Whitefish Mountain Resort. For more Glacier National Park area information on activities, read on.


Glacier Guides and Montana Raft has been getting a kick out of seeing our area wildlife since 1983, and we’re happy to point you in the right direction if you’d like to learn more about our critters. Here’s a compilation of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and amphibians you might see in the Glacier National Park area.


Who does the National Park Service trust to show visitors to Glacier National Park a fun, and safe, time? Well, us — we’ve been the exclusive backpacking guide service in the park since 1983. We’re proud of the company we keep in our fellow concessionaires, too.