Spring & Summer Soirees
Current vacation packages
hikes and backpacking Some very interesting
day hikes can be incorporated into the wildlife
viewing tours as well as the Lewis
& Clark Trail explorations. Those are highly customizeable, and
easily tailored from relatively casual strolls to getting out and covering
some country, depending on your desires and abilities. Then we step (ahem...
no puns) up to guided backpack trips. From overnighters to epic treks,
our licensed guides will lead you through some of the most incredible
country on the planet. The Glacier Park trips described subsequently are
great, and new this year are explorations in the Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Custom trips can be arranged in places like the Crazies, Tobacco Roots,
Spanish Peaks, and a multitude of other mountainous wild lands.
Glacier Park has stunning, world-class scenery, and while you can see some of it from your vehicle, the best way to experience it is on the Park's 700+ miles of trail. This operation is the exclusive backpacking guide service in the Park, and provide ecologically sensitive backcountry guiding and interpretation. They offer trips for all ability levels; from day hikes, three, four, six, and ten-day backpack trips, and custom itineraries. Groups are limited to seven guest, plus guide. You'll hike approximately six to eight miles per day, gaining from a few hundred to several thousand vertical feet. Packs weigh from 35-40 poiunds, on average, with guests carrying their personal camping gear, clothing, accessories, and some food. If you wish to reduce the amount carried, or have small children along, a "Sherpa" service is available (basically, an extra guide to carry up to 50 pounds of gear). Longer trips will generally cross a major pass, with shorter trips often establishing a base camp with subsequent day hikes into the high country. Unlike Yellowstone, Glacier's wildlife doesn't tend to be very visible from the roads, but on these backcountry trips you'll likely see mountain goats and bighorn sheep, occasionally elk and moose, and possibly even a distant grizzly bear. And if the grizzly isn't distant, you'll be glad you're with a group! A few trip examples are;
Costs for these trips run about $105/day. Day hikes are $55/person, with a five person or $275 minimum.
Another unique possibility is a three-day trip to historic Granite Park Chalet. Located deep in Glacier's backcountry, this rustic shelter will be a welcome destination after your days spent hiking in the area. Glacier's famous Highline trail provides incredible views of the area. Three days of hiking, and two nights at the Chalet cost $465. On this one, all ou need to carry is your personal clothing. Space is very limited at this popular destination, so book early on this one...
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