Glacier National Park Chalets: Guided Trips

Glacier National Park Chalets: Sperry and Granite Park

Sperry Glacier

Sperry Chalet guests at Sperry Glacier!

If you’d like to visit the backcountry without carrying a heavy pack, our Glacier National Park Chalets adventures might be just what you’re looking for! You’ll be amazed by the hikes to the historic chalets themselves. The views from Granite Park and Sperry are both jaw dropping!

The meals your guides will prepare in Granite Park’s kitchen will blow you away. Think lasagna, fresh salad, and chocolate cake! No freeze dried backcountry meals here.

In contrast, Sperry is full service hut, and meal service sometimes includes hiker’s delights like turkey and dressing with cranberry sauce and pie! When you’re hiking that hard, you deserve it. (Of course, they can handle dietary restrictions, too, with plenty of advanced notice – please let us know at the time of booking.)

At night, enjoy real beds and fresh linens within the stone walled chalet rooms. Don’t forget to look up and let the internationally recognized dark skies entertain you from the comfort of the Glacier National Park Chalets’ stone walls. Pit toilets are a short walk away from the Glacier National Park chalets.

Trips are 3-6 days in length. We think they are the ultimate bucket list experiences available in Glacier National Park! You won’t know, if you don’t go – go with us.

Glacier National Park Chalets: Ultimate 6 Day Hut Hiking Tour

This is the ultimate overnight hiking trip in Glacier National Park! We spend two nights at Granite Park Chalet, one night at the Belton Chalet (located in West Glacier), and two nights at Sperry Chalet. Bonus: we arrive at Sperry via horseback! (Horseback riding is optional – we’re happy to hike up with you, if you prefer.)

Travel into Glacier’s backcountry with just a day pack while your interpretive guide points out all the details.  Enjoy hearty home cooked meals while you relax and spend time with your companions, new and old.  Explore amazing day hikes from each chalet. End your day with an amazing sunset and then enjoy the crisp feel of clean sheets while being miles from any road. We take care of all the details, so you can relax and enjoy Glacier!

COVID-19 Procedures at Glacier National Park Chalets

This update come directly to us from the operators of Granite Park Chalet and Sperry Chalet

“As we learn more from county and state health agencies and stay in communication with the National Park Service we are growing cautiously optimistic that the chalets will be able to open in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Our guests should be advised that this will not be a typical season of chalet comforts in the wild. We will be on high alert for any illness or cation. We are expecting a lot of changes in how the chalets operate. For example:
  • Social distancing must be maintained with all other parties and staff. We will treat your party as a family unit that can interact and share rooms with each other. (For Glacier Guides and Montana Raft guests, your family unit is the unit you are traveling to Montana with – you will not share rooms with anyone else on a Glacier Guides tour of the Chalets.)
  • There will be restrictions on building access. To manage exposure the chalet structures will only be available to reserved guests and occupancy of common areas will be limited.
  • Attractive nuisances that invite crowding or virus transmission will be removed. The fireplace will be cold and the books and games library will not be available.
If any visitor begins showing signs of illness while at the chalet the entire party will be evicted and must evacuate to the front country for medical attention. The chalets are too far from medical help and too close quarters to take any chances.
If any member of your party shows signs of illness in the days leading up to your reservation we ask that you cancel your trip. Please do a good service for the health of our National Park, our communities, and your fellow travelers by not spreading possible infections.
If you do not have a chalet reservation but are interested in visiting us on a day hike, be advised that the chalet structure cannot shelter you and food service will be limited or unavailable.
We will be fine tuning the details of our Coronavirus plan as summer approaches and we will work to keep our guests informed on what to expect. We are taking unusual and extreme measures because we hold the health of our staff and guests as our highest concern. It is unfortunate that safety measures prevent us from opening our doors to everyone. Thank you for the kind understanding. With this season of sacrifices we will be in a better position to offer the warm embrace of chalet hospitality in the future.
Be safe out there.”
-Kevin Warrington, Glacier National Park Chalets Concessioner

Further Reading About Glacier National Chalets

Sperry Chalet burns to the ground on August 31, 2017

Sperry Chalet burns to the ground on August 31, 2017. NPS Photo.

Interested in learning more about the Glacier National Park Chalets? There were once 9 chalets in the park that predated the Going to the Sun Road. Today, only 2 remain in service as chalets: Sperry and Granite Park. The main building at the Sperry complex burned in 2017, but will re-open in Summer 2020.

Here’s a list of good reads about the chalets:

  1. The Loss of Sperry Chalet-And History of the Original 9 Chalets
  2. Explore Our Guided Trips to the Glacier National Park Chalets
  3. 10 Reasons To Go To Granite Park and Sperry Chalets
  4. More Reading About Granite Park Chalet
  5. More Reading About Glacier National Park’s Lodges and Chalets
  6. Curious about hiking the Highline Trail to Granite Park? We lead trips there every Tuesday. Read more about that hike here. And then you can read even more about it here.