The Glacier Guides Blog

Plan My Trip To Glacier National Park: The October Edition – Updated for 2021  

There’s a reason that Montana is filled with visitors every July and August – you have to see our alpine landscapes to believe they’re real, and that high country is only open for so long. But there’s another must-see time of year. It’s October in Glacier National Park.

Sperry Chalet in 2018  

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.

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

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.

Hiking Ptarmigan Tunnel  

Ptarmigan Tunnel 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 in the Many Glacier area are frequently closed due to bear activity. It is wise to check with a ranger… Read more »

3 Perfect Days in West Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana | Glacier Guides and Montana Raft  

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.

Whitefish Mountain Resort  

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 Wonderland  

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.

Why You Didn’t Hear From Us Over the Weekend  

What was behind our absence in your inbox? It’s certainly not the we don’t want to offer you steals and deals — we’ve got a few of those up our sleeve for later this month!

Iceberg Lake in September  

The best time to visit Glacier is autumn, of course, if you’re a hiker. With a bit of planning and preparation for the possibility of wintry weather and the definite lack of services, you’ll be greatly rewarded by fall hiking in Glacier National Park.