Join our Team of Fellow Hikers & Travelers on a Labor day weekend adventure to Glacier National Park., Montana.
Explore the most beautiful hiking trails in 4 days: stunning mountain scenery, alpine meadows, emerald-blue lakes, icebergs and wildlife up close. Don't miss this unique opportunity to visit one of the most iconic parks in US without crowds this year on the last days of the summer hiking season.
Upclass lodging: we will stay 3 nights in alpine cabins ,just a few minutes drive from the park entrance. Facilities: heating, made up queen beds, private shower and hot water, private kitchen, bbq area. Restaurants just a mile drive from the lodge.
Total distance hiked: 30+ Miles
Highest elevation point: 7200 feet
Level of difficulty: Moderate with several strenuous sections
NOT a backpacking trip
Good for Kids: 10+
*Photogallery: Copyright National Park Service (nps.gov)
Hikers should always be prepared for a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions while hiking in Glacier National Park. Temperatures in the mountains typically fluctuate as weather patterns change, especially at the higher elevations. Be prepared for rain , shine and wind.
In Aug-early Sep, average daytime temperatures can exceed 70 degrees; however, overnight lows throughout the park can drop to near 40 degrees, and snow can fall anytime.
- Duffel bag or a backpack for your main luggage
- A small backpack 25-30L for day-hikes (to put water reservoir, an extra layer, a hiking snack, sun block, personal first aid kit).
- Head lamp (it is good to have light when your hands are free always keep it in your backpack on a hiking trail)
- Trekking poles – a must have for steep downhill trails (collapsable are better. Note: Hiking poles are not allowed in carry on luggage)
- Water bottle or camelback reservoir (1.5-2L)
- Small garbage bags for hiking trails (for your personal trash/leftovers)
- Sunblock (UV 50+) & lip balm
- Personal toiletries : toothpaste, toothbrush etc.
- Mosquito repellent (just in case)
- Your personal first aid kit (your personal medicines you can’t do without). The guides will have essentials.
- Face covering (needed on a flight and indoor public places, visitor centers etc)
- Ear plugs, if you are a sensitive sleeper
Hiking /Camping Outfit:
- Good sturdy high-ankled hiking boots, well-worn before the trip (!) Please don’t bring brand new boots, try them a few times on hiking trails before the trip, to avoid painful blisters while on a trip
- Comfortable tennis shoes (it's good to have a change of shoes for off-trail activities)
- Some kind of slippers or flip flops – if you like wearing in the cottage
- Light hiking pants (shorts or yoga pants are not recommended – to prevent sunburns, possible poison oak)
- Optional: thin thermo under pants or leggings if you get cold easily
- Light long-sleeved loose shirt (protection from sun, insects)
- A change of long/short-sleeved t-shirts as a base layer for hiking (preferably a quick-dry fabric, not cotton)
- A change of long hiking socks (not cotton. merino wool is the best)
- Comfortable outfit for sleeping in a cottage (PJ)
- Fleece jacket or light sweater
- A windbreaker, better if waterproof fabric
- A think down-jacket for chilly evenings and mornings
- A lightweight quick-dry personal towel (if you planning on swimming in the mountain lakes) & swimsuit (optional)
Team arrival to the airport of Kalispel (MT)l in the morning.
Our guide on a private mini-van will be waiting for us to take us to Glacier National Park (35 mi, ~ 40 min), to the trailhead of the Grinnell Glacier trail. This spectacular trail visits the famous 300-acre glacier that sits just below the Continental Divide.
On the way to the lodge we will stop at several viewpoints to capture the beautiful landscapes in the sunset colors.
Night in the lodge inside or near the park.
Total miles roundtrip: 7.6 Miles
Total Elevation Gain: 1840 Feet
Highest Elevation: 6515 Feet