Got young kids? Grandma, too? Going backpacking? Lucky you! A porter might make your trip easier.
Dates: Porters can be hired between the dates of 6/1/2018 and 9/30/2018, depending on availability. Advanced reservations required.
Duration: 1 to 6 days
Price on Guided Trips: $220/porter/day, for guests on our guided trips. Gratuity is not included.
Price on Non-Guided Trips: On non-guided trips cost is $280/porter/day. Gratuity is not included. If you don’t have a reservation with us and are hiking on your own, you can hire a porter to take your gear in. He or she does not hike with you. You drop your gear off at our office and s/he delivers it to the proper location. Please call ahead to check on availability.
Reservations required in advance.
How Can A Porter Help?
If you are going on a guided backpacking trip in Glacier National Park with us, and are not comfortable carrying a pack weighing approximately 40 pounds, a porter can carry up to 50 pounds of your gear. We highly recommend this service to families with young children. If you are older and interested in this service, be sure to check out our 5 Day Boomer Backpack Trip — porter included!
If you are going on your own backpacking trip, you can hire us to hike in your gear to your campground and appropriately stow it. The porter will not hike with you in this scenario.
We will usually meet at our office. We are located 1.5 miles west of West Glacier on U.S. 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. Detailed directions and maps are available here.