Built by the Great Northern Railway as a way to entice visitors to explore Glacier National Park.
You’ll experience the beauty of the backcountry in the comfort of a historic stone chalet without having to carry a heavy pack. Our guides love this trip because it allows them to demonstrate their extensive knowledge of Glacier and practice their culinary skills using a fully equipped kitchen. The likelihood of seeing wildlife is excellent and the wildflowers are abundant starting the middle of July. Grizzly bears, big horn sheep, bald eagles and marmots are often seen from the chalet and on the hikes. The 7.5 mile hike into the chalet on the Highline is moderately strenuous with the trail undulating a couple of hundred vertical feet at a time. You’ll be hiking in an alpine environment with wide open views of the majestic peaks all around you. There are several day hikes to choose from while you are up there. A favorite is the hike up to Swiftcurrent Lookout which sits on the Continental Divide offering one of the best views in Glacier. You may also choose to hike to the glacier overlook looking down onto one of the largest glaciers, Grinnell Glacier.