The Glacier Guides Hiking Experience

Guided Glacier National Park Hiking

Glacier National Park hikes are an incredible experience, and there is something for every age and every fitness level. Glacier Guides was chosen as the exclusive provider of guided Glacier National Park hiking by the National Park Service in 1983; we’re your expert go-to for a knowledegable, safe and incredibly memorable hiking experience.

We offer a wide range of adventure travel options, from day hikes to backpacking and more! Want to go on a multi day hike and see both sides of the park without going backpacking? Check out our van supported Glacier Challenge trip! Want to go backpacking without carrying a heavy pack? Hire one of our friendly porters. Want to go backpacking but prefer the roof of a historic, rustic chalet over your head? The Granite Park Chalet trip might be for you. Prefer to plan a custom adventure? We love those. Give us a call at 406-387-5555 or send an email to info@glacierguides.com to get started planning.

Day Hikes  
  • Private, Custom & Family Guided Options
  • Easy, Moderate & Advanced Hikes
  • Pick a day, take a hike!
Backpacking Trips  
  • 3-8 Day Adventure Options
  • Pair with a Rafting Adventure
  • Private, Custom Trips
Nature Walk  
  • 2 Short, Easy Walks
  • 1.1-1.2 miles each
  • Approx. 4 hours
Family Friendly Hiking  
  • A trip for every age & fitness level
  • Day hikes, backpacking & more
  • Custom and private adventures
Private Hiking Trips  
  • Any day of the week, any length of time
  • All interests, ages and abilities
  • Minimum prices vary per activity
Combination Adventures  
  • Whitewater, Scenic & Kayak Trips
  • Pedal, Hike & Horseback Options
  • Single or Multi-Day Trips

Glacier National Park Hiking

Hikes, Overnight Trips and Nature Walks

There are 734 fabulous miles of trails in Glacier National Park, often referred to as the Hiker’s National Park. Glacier holds over a million acres of wonder, and you really can’t pick a “bad” trail.

Our Guides

Our hiking trips are focused on safety and ecological responsibility. Our guides are highly trained and hold multiple backcountry certifications such as Wilderness First Aid, National Park Service Bear Management, and Leave No Trace backcountry ethics training. You will receive an education about Glacier National Park’s flora, fauna, geology, history, and more!

Leave No Trace Principles

At Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, we’re the guides, but the Leave No Trace Principles are our guide. We will teach you about the importance of these 7 principles.

  • Hiking Testimonial

    I went on a six day hike with four guys and our guide, Maketa. It was amazing. We had a wide range of ages 35-70 and our guide was able to create the perfect trip for all of us. It is an unbelievable park and we were able to optimize our time there because of the expert planning from Maketa. Glacier Guides was helpful throughout the experience and I wouldn’t have had the same trip any other way. Definitely a FIVE STAR rating. Best trip of my life!

    — Andrew Rocca

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  • Hiking Testimonial

    Went on a guided hike to Avalanche Trail yesterday with our guide Tom. Perfect way to experience the Park for the first time. I learned so much about the Park as Tom pointed out many interesting points that I would have not known if I went alone. Enjoyed the company of 5 other guests. Took a van ride about 16 miles in to access the Trail. Tom brought lunches for each and we ate halfway through on the shore of a beautiful lake. I enjoyed asking questions to learn and Tom had the answers. I would highly recommend taking a guided hike with Glacier Guides even if you’ve been to the Park before. Glad I did.

    — Peter Lemp

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  • Hiking Testimonial

    We did the 3 day backpacking trip with Tom a few weeks ago. It was the BEST experience we could have asked for! We will book again if we get the chance. Unforgettable views and experience. Not to mention the food Tom made with just one little burner was perfect.

    — Ashley Marie

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  • Hiking Testimonial

    Glacier guides was more than I could’ve imagined! My Friends and I did the 5 day glacier challenge and it was amazing! They offer longer hikes and shorter hikes. I thought I would do all the long hikes but I didn’t every day. Every hike you take is absolutely stunning!! definitely do what your body will allow, you’ll still be very satisfied! Best part of the challenge is most certainly the guides… TOM MATELICH is awesome! he is a wonderful leader, cook, guide, absolutely hilarious and all around great guy! ARI MELINGER-COHEN is super chill and very calming to be around, extremely knowledgeable and very caring. MAKETE ROESCH is magical, super helpful and can pretty much answer anything you want to know (especially about bears and flowers). All these guys are seriously the best and when I go back I will 100% be requesting them. Glacier guides couldn’t have made this experience any better! Forever grateful for their guidance and the love they have for this beautiful place!

    — Britney Doe

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  • Hiking Testimonial

    What an amazing experience! Just finished a four day backpacking trip with guide, Jen. Jen was extremely professional and so “in tune” to the group. Her knowledge of the surroundings we walked through was incredible. It’s clear she holds a passion for what she does that really shines through. She went above and beyond to help give me a most memorable first time experience at Glacier. Thank you!

    — Jessica Wolf

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