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Self-Guided Bike Tour Glacier National Park
In the months of May and June (and sometimes early July!) the place is be is Going-to-the-Sun Road on a bike or an e-bike. Biking the Going-to-the-Sun Road is definitely a bucket list activity, especially in the spring before it opens to cars. We guide this incredible adventure and it’s an experience we would wish… Read more »
4-Day Backpacking Itinerary - Belly River Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park has over 700 miles of trails, which means endless possibilities and routes for an epic 4-day backpacking adventure. If you didn’t know before, when you go with a guide (Like Glacier Guides) we take care of every little detail to ensure your backpacking trip is enjoyable and memorable from beginning to end…. Read more »
Beginner's Guide to Backpacking Glacier National Park
Glacier Guides & Montana Raft has a wide variety of backpacking trips that can suit any skill level. Our trips are also designed to be accessible and affordable, so when you book with us, you don’t need to worry about breaking the bank. If you’re new to the backpacking scene but are looking to take… Read more »
Glacier National Park & What To Expect
There is a lot to remember when it comes to planning your Glacier National Park vacation. From vehicle reservations & backpacking permits to planned park construction and what to expect day-to-day. We recently met with park staff and got a bit of information regarding what to expect moving forward. Vehicle Reservations If you haven’t heard… Read more »
Best Hiking in Glacier National Park
There’s a lot to coordinate while planning a trip to Glacier National Park. Between vehicle reservations, hitting The Park during that perfect Goldilocks timeframe, seeing Going-to-the-Sun Road and making sure you don’t burn out on day 2. Luckily for you, we here at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft know Glacier National Park like the back… Read more »
5 Butt-Kicking Backpack Trips in Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park has a variety of hikes in it’s over 700 miles of trails. There’s a chance to take it easy on a family friendly hike like Avalanche Lake or Glacier Guides Wednesday hike to Virginia Falls, but for those of you looking for the ultimate trip that will leave those legs burning and… Read more »
The Perfect 5-Day Glacier Guides Vacation
POV: You want to travel to Glacier National Park and have the most epic vacation. You got the time off work, you’ve reserved the dog boarding and booked the flights. Now it’s time for the nitty gritty details of what to do every day and you’re interested in a “one stop shop” kind of place…. Read more »
What's The Difference Between Yellowstone & Glacier
Yellowstone Photo by Laminda Nickla on Unsplash. Glacier Photo by GGMR Guide Garrett Glasgow At Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, we like to say if you’re lucky enough to live in Montana, you’re lucky enough! Montana boasts two gorgeous National Parks, being Glacier National Park, which also dips into Canada, and Yellowstone National Park, which… Read more »
Locally Owned & Operated: Glacier National Park
There’s a lot to think about when vacationing somewhere you’ve never been. Like how close you want to be to town, what activities you want to do, the best restaurants and food you’ve got to try. But more important than that, you want to make sure your money is going to the right places and… Read more »
Wedding 101: Getting Married In and Around Glacier National Park
The search for the perfect wedding venue can be the best part of the planning process. In our opinion, anything in NW Montana within spitting distance of Glacier National Park is the exact definition of “perfect wedding.” However, getting married in a National Park can prove to have it’s own challenges — permits, prices, road… Read more »
BEAT THE HEAT RAFTING GLACIER NATIONAL PARK’S BORDER RIVER
One of the best parts about summer is the warm weather and somewhat carefree attitude everyone seems to carry. The first couple of weeks, the heat isn’t so bad. If you’re in Montana, you likely endured a long, cold winter, followed by a long, wet, spring. Finally July comes around and you’re itching for some… Read more »
Why You Shouldn't Cancel Your Trip in Glacier National Park Due To Rain
There are plenty of reasons to not cancel your trip to Glacier National Park, and unfavorable weather is certainly a big one. The weather is always unpredictable on the Continental Divide, which bisects Glacier National Park and at Glacier Guides Montana Raft, we explore in every type — because there’s beauty to see even on… Read more »
Plan My Trip To Glacier National Park: May Edition
What To Do For 5 Days in May You’re ready to explore, you’ve been dying to go rafting for years, you have seen photos of people biking Going-To-The-Sun Road and want to try it out yourself. And it just so happens, you’re extremely free and ready to roam in May. As luck would have it,… Read more »
Leave No Trace and Glacier National Park
If you’re anything like us, you’re getting ready for summer and you’re already planning that trip to Glacier National Park. Visit Glacier Guides where you can raft, hike, fish, bike or stay with us while you’re in town. While you plan that trip, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with Leave No Trace and best… Read more »
Glacier National Park Vehicle Reservations
Summer 2022 at GNP will be the 2nd consecutive year where ticketed entry is required. We chatted with the National Park Service and got all the ins and outs about what to expect and have outlined it here.
Plan My Glacier National Park Trip - Winter
Let us start off by saying, there is a whole other level of beauty in Glacier in the winter. There’s just something about waking up to see snowy mountains in the brisk morning air. Or watching the alpenglow along the Lake McDonald skyline in the early evening light.
Plan My Trip to Glacier National Park: The July Edition
Vacation – we all want it. But not all of us want to plan it. So, here’s your July Glacier National Park Itinerary, from your Glacier National Park guides since 1983!
Plan My Trip to Glacier National Park: The December 2020 Edition
Glacier National Park in December is typically silent and sparkling. It’s the last month of the year that the Sun Road and the Camas Road are plowed. We’ve had plenty of magical moments in the park in the darkest month of the year. If you’re thinking of visiting the park in December, you’ll need to… Read more »
Plan My Trip To Glacier National Park: The Kids Edition
Whether you’re on the Great American Road Trip with your kids, or flying into charming Glacier Park International Airport, welcome to your first day under the Big Sky.
Plan My Trip To Glacier National Park: The June Edition
he crowds that July and August bring, and have all of the fun on the rivers, roads, and trails of Glacier National Park!
Plan My Trip To Glacier National Park: The August Edition
This particular Glacier Park trip is a specific plan that incorporates one of our absolute favorite experiences in the park. Check it out!
Dream Glacier National Park Vacation
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.
Glacier Park Summer Preview
The whitewater rafting on Glacier’s border rivers is at its most thrilling in the spring, as peak runoff typically occurs then. As summer gets fully underway, overnight and full day rafting is where it’s at! Relax in the morning, eat lunch riverside, and go for a swim.
Spring 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.
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.
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!
2017 Autumnal Equinox
Who’s ready for the 2017 fall equinox, the first day of fall in Glacier National Park? After all, it’s been a wild year in Northwest Montana!
In Montana, If You Don’t Like the Weather …
In Montana, we like to say that if you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes. What we’re usually joking about is Montana’s tendency — particularly in the spring and the fall — to go from sun to snow to hail to wind to sun to calm to storming all over the course of an afternoon.
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