Glacier National Park Private Journey

Hiking Adventures in Montana's Majestic Rockies

Overview

Enjoy world-class hiking with your own private guide in Glacier National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that shelters a million acres of glacier-carved peaks, turquoise lakes, and old-growth forests in the Rockies. Straddling the Continental Divide, this monumental 1,600-square-mile park runs along the northern border of Montana and along the Rocky Mountain Front, where the Rockies meet the prairie. For the Blackfeet people, who live east of the park, this area has always been known as “the backbone of the world,” not because of its dramatically sculpted mountains but because it provided all the things that sustained their culture. Head out on the hiking trails, seek the park’s iconic wildlife, watch stunning Montana sunrises and sunsets, follow the epic Going-to-the-Sun Road over the Continental Divide, and learn about the culture of the Blackfeet Nation. Your private guide is with you all the way, getting you out for early morning wildlife viewing and taking you onto spectacular and less-traveled trails, with an expertly crafted itinerary designed to avoid the crowds. Your guide, Melissa Scott, has over 35 years of experience in Glacier National Park and will unlock its secrets for you. Extend your adventure with two days in Canada’s adjoining Waterton Lakes National Park.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-2
Glacier International Airport, Montana / Avalanche Lake / Going-to-the-Sun Road

Arrive at Glacier National Park and head out with your private guide for a late afternoon hike through an old-growth cedar forest to Avalanche Lake. The next day, explore Going-to-the-Sun Road all the wat up to Logan Pass (6,646’), looking for the park’s iconic wildlife and hiking trails across fabulous mountainscapes.

Glacier Guides Lodge
West Glacier, USA
Day 1 (1 night)
Lake McDonald Lodge (Optional Upgrade)
Glacier National Park, USA
Day 1 (1 night)
Great Bear Lodge
St. Mary, USA
Days 2 to 4 (3 nights)
Many Glacier Hotel (Optional Upgrade)
Glacier National Park, USA
Days 2 to 4 (3 nights)
Days 3-4
Many Glacier Valley / Day Hikes / Lake Cruise

The Many Glacier Valley, tucked away on the east side of Glacier National Park, is a hiker’s paradise known for epic trails, aquamarine lakes, and abundant wildlife. Spend the early mornings looking for wildlife and taking in the sunrise as it lights up the mountains. A wide range of hiking choices are available each day. One afternoon, enjoy a cruise across two of the valley’s stunning glacial lakes.

Great Bear Lodge
St. Mary, USA
Days 2 to 4 (3 nights)
Many Glacier Hotel (Optional Upgrade)
Glacier National Park, USA
Days 2 to 4 (3 nights)
Days 5-6
Eastern Glacier National Park / Museum of the Plains Indian

Sunrise along the eastern slopes of the park is magical. Head out pre-breakfast to look for wildlife, visit the small but fascinating Museum of the Plains Indian, and enjoy an afternoon hike. On Day 6, watch sunrise from the shores of Two Medicine Lake, then depart after breakfast for afternoon flights home, or on Day 5, join our 2-day extension to Waterton Lakes National Park, the Canadian side of Glacier National Park.

Glacier Park Lodge
Glacier National Park, USA
Day 5 (1 night)
Travelers Rest Lodge
St. Marys, USA
Day 5 (1 night)

Highlights

Highlights

Hike and explore with your own private guide, an expert naturalist with three decades of experience in Glacier National Park
Get an insider's knowledge of the park, enjoy travel logistics that help you avoid the crowds
Discover the very best wildlife-viewing locations, hike spectacular yet less well-known trails
Head out into the Many Glacier Valley for epic hikes tailored to your interest
Visit the fascinating Museum of the Plains Indian
Extend with two days in stunning Waterton Lakes National Park, the Canadian half of Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park

Details

Length: 6 days
Cost From: $6295  
Arrive: Glacier Park International Airport, Montana
Depart: Glacier Park International Airport, Montana
Lodging: 5 nights boutique hotels and lodges
Meals: All meals included except 3 dinners as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Hiking / Trekking
Trip Level:

Hiking on easy to moderate trails, altitudes between 4,000-8,000 feet, wildlife viewing.