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2021 Glacier Itinerary: What To Do, Eat, and Drink While the Many Glacier Road Is Under Construction

Many Glacier Road 2020  

Big news! The jaw dropping, beloved Many Glacier Road is getting a little love this summer. This is a good thing for Glacier National Park and everyone who loves it – the road is in serious need of repair.

Backpacking in Glacier National Park  

Six Days in Glacier’s Backcountry Backpacking in Glacier National Park is our passion. As a company, we were founded because of the need we saw for ecologically sensitive backpacking in Glacier Park. That was back in 1983. Since then, we’ve taken thousands of guests on 2, 3, 4, 6, and even 10 day backpacking tours of… Read more »

Granite Park Chalet Hike  

Granite Park Chalet Hike: The Photo Tour We’re starting to plan out next summer’s adventures, including our 3 day Granite Park Chalet hike! Although we won’t have firm Summer 2020 trip dates until January 2020, we are signing people up to be on the first-to-know-trip-dates email. We’ll send that email in January. If Chalet trips interest… Read more »

Hike to Sperry Chalet  

2019 Hike to Sperry Chalet Two years ago today, on August 31, 2017, the main dormitory at Sperry Chalet burned to the ground in the Sprague Fire. The Glacier National Park community was shocked. I sat on my porch and cried my heart out at the loss of the old gal. Next morning, seeing the first pictures,… Read more »

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 a boat ride, for a total trip of 7.2 miles. Hiking Time (estimate): 3½ to 4 hours to Grinnell Glacier, 1 hour for… Read more »

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: Portions… Read more »

Hike To Otokomi Lake  

Otokomi Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana This hike explores the Rising Sun Area. Nestled in a bright red cirque known as the Rose Basin, Otokomi Lake is perfect for anyone looking for a challenging hike, typically with little foot traffic. The Otokomi Lake trail provides opportunities to learn about glaciation, forest fire ecology, wildlife, park… Read more »

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… Read more »