You'll probably see a waterfall or two on a custom backpacking trip in Glacier National ParkCustom Backpacking Trip in Glacier National Park Details

With a custom guided backpacking trip in Glacier National Park, you can choose where you’d like to go, who you’d like to hike with, and when! Due to high demand, we recommend reserving these trips as early as possible.

Difficulty: Easy, Family Friendly, Moderate, or Advanced – you choose!

Dates: This trip can be reserved for dates between 06/01/2019 and 09/30/2019, depending on guide availability.  Please give our office a call at 406-387-5555 to set up your reservation.

Trip Duration: 1 to 6 Days – you choose!

Price: $245.00/Person/Day (4 person minimum required)
Other Price: $20 park entrance fee and gratuity for guide not included. Backpack, hiking poles, sleeping bag, and tent are available for rent.

Let Us Personalize a Custom Backpacking Trip in Glacier National Park For Your Group

A custom backpacking trip in Glacier is ideal for those hikers who have special requests, such as less mileage or more layover days. Perhaps there’s a specific itinerary you’re interested in — we can never guarantee these, but we can lend our expertise to your dream trip logistics. Or maybe you just don’t want to have anyone other than family or friends on the trip. Got kids? What about grandma? A custom backpacking trip in Glacier might be just what your family needs. You can enjoy the backcountry at your own pace and make it a more enjoyable experience for all.

If carrying a 40 pound backpack does not sound doable to you or your children, we highly recommend hiring a porter or two to go with you. One porter can carry up to fifty pounds worth of your gear.

Custom Backpacking Trip FAQ

SPECIAL! After Your Backpacking Trip, Relax

Add an Overnight Rafting Trip to your backpacking adventure in order to see even more of Glacier. Her southwestern border is formed by the Wild and Scenic Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River. Don’t miss your chance to relax by these turquoise waters after your backpacking trip!  You’ll receive a 10% discount on the 2 Day Raft Trip if you make your reservation for the 6 Day Hike/Raft Trip, which includes the discount. Or just give us a call at 406-387-5555 and we’ll get you set up.

I’d Rather Go Day Hiking

Prefer day hiking to backpacking? Don’t forget that we offer regularly scheduled guided hikes in Glacier every day! Sunday’s hike is Firebrand Pass, Monday is our Introduction to Glacier hike, Tuesdays we walk the Highline Trail, Wednesdays are for waterfalls, Thursdays we tackle Piegan Pass, Fridays we enjoy Iceberg Lake, and Saturdays we climb Scenic Point. We can arrange for custom guided day hikes, too. Please call us and we’ll be happy to help you pick the right hike for your group. 406-387-5555

Custom Backpacking Trip in Glacier Meeting Notes

Guests should call our office the day prior to departure at 406-387-5555 or 1-800-521-7238 to check-in. The day of the trip, you should arrive at our office by 8:30 AM to meet your guide, unless other arrangements have been made.  We are located 1.5 miles west of West Glacier on Highway 2. Look for our Glacier Guides and Montana Raft sign on the north side of the highway, between mile marker 151 and 152. Our property is just off the highway, tucked in the trees. When you see our sign turn to the north and you will see us shortly thereafter.

Custom 4 Day Backpacking

Our family was blown away by our experience with Glacier Guides. We lucked out and were assigned Tom Matelich and Allie Prokosch as our guide and porter. Tom was at the permit office at 4am to secure a wonderful permit to hike the Gunsight Pass Trail. The backpacking details were perfect, we felt super safe, the rigor and plan of the trip were exactly what we had described as our ideal, we were impressed with all respects shown to the environment, we learned so much about all flora and fauna and history, the meals were incredible, Tom planned perfectly for our one picky eater and we all ate like kings, just really super impressed. But what took this whole family trip over the top for us were the personalities of our guides. Tom and Allie felt like family to us by the end of our trek. Though I know they were ready to be free of our inquisitive and talkative family, (two boys 15 and 13), we adored them and could not believe how well their humor and stories and personalities blended with ours. Just really impressed with their efforts to make everything so fun and to put us at ease. Tom and Allie spoiled us with their attention to every detail and their super strong backs! Tom and Allie are Glacier Royalty! Glacier Guides as a company is super professional, their facilities and vehicles are sharp and clean, Judith was amazing to work with from the very beginning and laid out what will likely be our most talked about family trip! A ++++++ Many thanks to Tom and Allie and Judith!

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