Hike and Backpack in Montana’s Glacier National Park and Surrounding National Forests

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Hike, backpack, and rock climb in Glacier National Park

With headquarters in Columbia Falls, Montana, Glacier Adventure Guides provides guided Glacier National Park hiking, backpacking, rock climbing cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping and ice climbing activities in Glacier National Park and the surrounding area including Flathead National Forest, Kootenai National Forest, and Stillwater State Forest.

Glacier National Park Hiking

Guided day hikes in Glacier National Park, Flathead National Forest, and Kootenai National Forest. Glacier National Park has over 700 miles of trails for short hikes or extended backpacking experiences. Over half of the visitors to Glacier National Park say they took a hike. By early summer most of the lower trails are snow free. Trails at higher elevations are free of snow by mid-to-late July.

Glacier National Park Backpacking

Trips are customized to fit individual hikers backpacking experience and physical condition. Backpack to Webb and McGuire lookout towers in the Whitefish Range. Glacier Adventure Guides rents gear for Glacier National Parks hiking and backpacking including sleeping pads, packs, and tents. The outfitter provides the food and does all the cooking. Glacier National Parks backpacking trips range from two to six days.

Rock Climbing on Stone Hill and Stryker Crags

Climb black quartzite bluffs on Stone Hill above Lake Koocanusa. Climb Stryker Crags. Good climbs for beginners. Climb Kila Crags. Glacier Adventure Guides operates a two-day course for beginning rock climbers.

Cross Country Skiing to Fish Creek

Ski to waterfalls, snowy mountains, and winter forests. Ski the east and west sides of Glacier National park depending on weather conditions. Ski tours can be custom designed for different levels of experience and ages. Cross country skiing destinations include…

  • Fish Creek – A family-oriented route
  • McDonald Creek and Going-To-The-Sun Road – A good route for beginners
  • Avalanche Lake – Good views
  • Autumn Creek – Open landscape

Snowshoeing on Glacier Park’s Lake McDonald

Snowshoeing is a great way to spot and photograph wildlife in the winter. A favorite activity of families. Snowshoe tour Lake McDonald, Glacier’ largest lake.

Winter Camping in Glacier National Park

Camp from two to five days. Glacier is a completely different experience in winter than it is in summer. No hotels in the park are open. Those interested in camping in the park in winter will find a unique winter experience. Experience the solitude winter camping in Glacier National Park.  Summer hiking trails offer great opportunities for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter.

Ice Climbing on Stone Hill

Climb Stone Hill. Climb ice walls up to 90 feet tall. Climb one-half or full days.

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