9:00 – 1:00 pm: Firebrand Pass is a lovely trail that winds through wildflower filled meadows and aspen groves. As you gain elevation, you ascend into a stark and rocky landscape. The views are a beautiful mix of aspen parklands, distant prairie, and mountains. Our guides are passionate and encyclopedic about Glacier National Park — no matter your level of hiking experience, we promise they’ll teach you something new.
1:00 – 1:30 pm: We’ll relax and enjoy a hearty and homemade trail lunch at Firebrand Pass. Our trail lunches are largely locally and organically sourced, and generally include homemade cookies, fresh fruit and vegetables, chips, and your choice of a turkey, ham, roast beef, or veggie sandwich. Our in house kitchen can accommodate nearly any dietary restriction or preference – just ask! While we eat, we’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Ole Creek drainage, Calf Robe and Red Crow mountains, and the rolling prairie.
1:30 – 5:30 pm: We will return via the same route. You’ll end the day knowing more about Glacier National Park than you ever expected. Typically, we return to the Glacier Guides and Montana Raft office around 6 pm.
Depending on the group and the weather, not everyone may make it to the pass. Our group or a portion of our group may have lunch before the pass and turn around.
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 7:45 AM to meet your guide. 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.
I love this hike because of such the contrast in landscape. To the north you see towering, snow capped mountains, and to the south you can look into the plains.