Backpacking Trips

Glacier National Park Backpacking Trips

Have you ever wondered what the stars look like on Glacier National Park backpacking trips? Glacier Guides was chosen by the National Park Service as the exclusive backpacking guide service in Glacier National Park in 1983. Let us show you why we’ve been the park’s backcountry partner for 40 years!

With over 700 miles of trails, the choices for backpacking trips are extensive. We can accommodate all ability and enthusiasm levels. Glacier is huge and the choices can be overwhelming! Pick up the phone and call us to discuss which backpacking trip will bring you and yours the most joy.

Pro Tip: Did you get your own permit and decide you’d like a guide to help with logistics, education, and entertainment on your trip? We can still take you. See information about Custom Backpacking trips here. We reimburse you for the permit fee, of course! 406-387-5555

EXPLORE GUIDED TRIPS TO SPERRY CHALET AND GRANITE PARK CHALET

Private Guided Backpacking Trip
Trip Difficulty

Easy, Family Friendly, Moderate or Advanced

Trip Length

2 - 6 days

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$320/person/day (4 person, 2 day minimum)

Family Friendly
3 Days Backpacking in Glacier National Park – A Taste of Glacier
Trip Difficulty

Moderate

Trip Length

3 Days

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$840/person

 
4 Days Backpacking in Glacier National Park – Exploring Glacier
Trip Difficulty

Moderate

Trip Length

4 Days

Trip Price Icon

$1120/person

 
5 Day Glacier Challenge
Trip Difficulty

Moderate, Advanced

Trip Length

5 Days

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$1900/person (13+ yrs)

 
6 Days Backpacking in Glacier National Park – A Week in the Wilderness
Trip Difficulty

Advanced

Trip Length

6 Days

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$1680/person

 
  • 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

    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

    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

    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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