Montana Glacier National Park Multi-Adventure Tour

Majestic Rocky Mountains & Scenic Lodges


Glacier National Park offers some of the most dramatic mountain scenery on Earth. Chiseled valleys are blanketed with wildflowers while bottomless lakes mirror soaring peaks. Rolling grasslands stretch to the horizon and a wealth of wildlife, including bighorn sheep and black bears, call these mountains home. Explore some of the parks' most scenic trails, enjoy a horseback ride through ancient red cedar and hemlock trees, raft the Middle Fork of the Flathead river, and revel in the warm hospitality of the American West at characterful lodges.

7 Days

From: $4,695

Glacier National Park offers some of the most dramatic mountain scenery on Earth. Chiseled valleys are blanketed with wildflowers while bottomless lakes mirror soaring peaks. Rolling grasslands stretch to the horizon and a wealth of wildlife, including bighorn sheep and black bears, call these mountains home. Explore some of the parks' most scenic trails, enjoy a horseback ride through ancient red cedar and hemlock trees, raft the Middle Fork of the Flathead river, and revel in the warm hospitality of the American West at characterful lodges.

Highlights


  • Delight in the magnificent scenery of Glacier National Park on foot and by horseback

  • Learn from knowledgeable naturalist guides as they bring the Rocky Mountains' impressive geological history to life

  • Hike alpine trails amid vibrant wildflowers and raft the Middle Fork of the Flathead River

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Montana Glacier National Park Multi-Adventure

Start: Kalispell, Montana   End: Kalispell, Montana

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Arrive in Kalispell, Montana

    Day 1

    Meet your guide at Kalispell airport in time for a group transfer to your hotel. Gather with your guide and fellow adventurers this evening for a welcome orientation and dinner.

    Accommodation: Cedar Creek Lodge

    Transportation: 15-minute airport transfer

    Meals: Dinner

  • Horseback Ride West Glacier & Raft the Flathead River

    Day 2

    Embark on your first day in Glacier National Park with a short morning hike, soaking in the spectacular scenery before saddling up for a unique way to experience the park — on horseback. Ride through ancient red cedar and hemlock trees, near cascading water and through a tunnel. This afternoon, experience Glacier's wild and scenic border river with a whitewater rafting adventure on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, featuring nine sets of Class II-III rapids. Along the way, learn about the neighboring Bob Marshall Wilderness complex, the flora and fauna of the area, and the river ecology.

    Accommodation: Cedar Creek Lodge

    Activity: 1 mile hiking with 200' elevation gain, 2.5 hours horseback riding, 3 hours rafting Class II-III rapids

    Transportation: 45-minute private van transfer each way

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Trek to Grinnell Glacier

    Day 3

    Spend the day immersed in the beauty of the iconic Many Glacier valley, often referred to as the 'Switzerland of North America.' Soak in the alpine scenery as you start your trek to Grinnell Glacier, one of the most spectacular hikes in the park. You will be rewarded with views of glacial lakes and crystalline cascading waterfalls with stunning vistas of the surrounding peaks. At the trail's end, enjoy the view of massive Grinnell Glacier and the milky turquoise Grinnell Lake, which is formed from the glacier's melt, along with two smaller glaciers above Grinnell: Salamander and Gem.

    Accommodation: Many Glacier HotelAccommodation: Rising Sun Motor Inn & Cabins

    Activity: 5-7 hours/8.9 miles hiking with 1,600' elevation gain

    Transportation: 1.5-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Explore Two Medicine Valley

    Day 4

    After breakfast, set out for a day's exploration of Two Medicine Valley, which is located along the southeastern edge of the park and shared with the neighboring Blackfeet Nation. Learn why this area is considered sacred by the Blackfeet as you hike along the shore of Two Medicine Lake and past the iconic Mt. Sinopah.

    Accommodation: Many Glacier HotelAccommodation: Rising Sun Motor Inn & Cabins

    Activity: 4-5 hours/7.7 miles hiking with 700' elevation gain

    Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Scenic Hike to Iceberg Lake

    Day 5

    Embark on a hike to Iceberg Lake, following one of the best trails in the Many Glacier area. Ascend along the lower slopes of Mt Henkel (8,770'), and delight in views of Mt. Grinnell (8,851') and Mt. Wilbur (9,321'). Continue to the head of the valley and trace the base of the Ptarmigan Wall. From the ridge, the trail heads south and opens to a beautiful view of turquoise Iceberg Lake, nestled in a perfect cirque with peaks rising up over 3,000 feet around it. After returning to your hotel, you will have free time to enjoy the view at your leisure.

    Accommodation: Many Glacier HotelAccommodation: Rising Sun Motor Inn & Cabins

    Activity: 6-7 hours/9.3 miles hiking with 1,450' elevation gain

    Transportation: 10-minute private van transfer each way

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Experience Going-to-the-Sun Road & Follow Alpine Trails

    Day 6

    Check out and start your travel west via Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of the most celebrated roads in the U.S. An engineering marvel, the road took 35 years to complete. Marvel at the spine-tingling scenery and stop at Logan Pass (6,646'), atop the Continental Divide. Break at Logan Pass for a pretty alpine hike to Hidden Lake Overlook or along Highline Trail (depending on the group's ability). Check in to Grouse Mountain Lodge for the evening and gather with your guide and fellow adventurers for a farewell dinner.

    Accommodation: Grouse Mountain Lodge

    Activity: 3-4 hours/3-5-miles hiking with 200'-400' elevation gain

    Transportation: 3-4-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike Whitefish Mountain Resort & Depart Kalispell

    Day 7

    Following breakfast, it's time to explore Whitefish Mountain Resort starting with an open chairlift ride with 360-degree views of Whitefish Lake, Glacier National Park, and the Flathead Valley. Hike around the East Rim to take in the views and enjoy the fresh mountain air. End your adventure with a transfer to the airport in Kalispell.

    Activity: 1 hour/1.5 miles hiking

    Transportation: 40-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast

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Dates & Prices


  • 2023
  • Go Private
  • Go Custom
  • Inclusions

2023

Scheduled Dates


The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you’ll have and once you book, your price is guaranteed.

  • Jul 09 - 15, 2023
    $4,695 price per person dbl occ
    +$950 single supplement
    Available
  • Jul 16 - 22, 2023
    $4,695 price per person dbl occ
    +$950 single supplement
    Available
  • Jul 23 - 29, 2023
    $4,695 price per person dbl occ
    +$950 single supplement
    Available
  • Aug 27 - Sep 02, 2023
    $4,695 price per person dbl occ
    +$950 single supplement
    Available
  • Sep 03 - 09, 2023
    $4,695 price per person dbl occ
    +$950 single supplement
    Available
  • Sep 10 - 16, 2023
    $4,695 price per person dbl occ
    +$950 single supplement
    Available

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When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

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Inclusions

Price Includes


  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include


  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
  • Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
  • Personal expenses

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Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Nicole Stratman

Nicole Stratman

When Nicole was introduced to the world of guiding, she finally knew she had found her tribe. After spending time working in New Zealand and Australia, she returned home with a new world perspective and spent the next five years guiding internationally clients around North America. It brings her great joy to educate guests about geology, history and to find intriguing new spots along the journey. When she's not guiding, you can find her living on the road full-time with her fellow guide and partner, Jack, in their converted Dodge Promater, working with United By Blue national waterway cleanups, and skydiving with whoever cares to take the plunge.

Jack Warren

Jack Warren

Growing up in Chicago, Jack wasn't originally exposed to the great outdoors, but after his first Outward Bound course - white water rafting the Salmon River, his life changed forever. For most of his adult life, Jack has worked to travel and further his understanding of this beautiful planet of ours. He has ventured to 50 countries and volunteered with aid organizations all over the world. For the past seven years, Jack has had the great fortune of showing people from all over the world this great country - our national parks and diverse cities. All told, he's driven 250,000 miles, crossed the country 30 times, and been to all 50 states on personal journeys and leading trips.

Brad Indy Holmes

Brad Indy Holmes

Growing up in the Adirondack region of upstate New York, Indy was embedded with the love of the outdoors and desire for exploration. Now married for over 30 years with two adult children out doing their own thing for nearly 5 years, he decided to change life plans and travel the country to look, learn, explore, and enjoy life on a new level. And level up he did! Indy has been able to hike all over the US including tackling the Appalachian Trail, take on class 5 whitewater rapids, and throws in marathons when he's able to. So far, he's completed marathons in 30 different states. Even with all these adventures, his desire to explore and journey to new places is continuously growing. Adding guests to his ventures only heightens the travel experience where he can share in his knowledge and love of the outdoors.

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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 3. Moderate to difficult hiking on some high-altitude mountain terrain up to 8,000 feet for 5-8 hours, 6-9 miles per day. There is a mix of undulating terrain with some steep, rocky sections and a 2,500-feet maximum elevation gain. Also includes rafting and horseback riding.
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Activity Snapshot

Day 2

1 mile hiking with 200' elevation gain, 2.5 hours horseback riding, 3 hours rafting Class II-III rapids

Day 3

5-7 hours/8.9 miles hiking with 1,600' elevation gain

Day 4

4-5 hours/7.7 miles hiking with 700' elevation gain

Day 5

6-7 hours/9.3 miles hiking with 1,450' elevation gain

Day 6

3-4 hours/3-5-miles hiking with 200'-400' elevation gain

Day 7

1 hour/1.5 miles hiking

Accommodations


Modern and historic three-star lodges with comfortable accommodations in five-star alpine settings.

Cedar Creek Lodge
Cedar Creek Lodge

Located in Columbia Falls near the western edge of Glacier National Park, Cedar Creek Lodge infuses the spirit and character of the American West with contemporary style and sophistication. This modern mountain lodge features a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable accommodations, and convenient amenities including a hot breakfast buffet.

Many Glacier Hotel
Many Glacier Hotel

Many Glacier Hotel is situated on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake inside Glacier National Park. The historic hotel was built by the Great Northern Railway in 1914-15 and features a spectacular lakeside setting. All guest rooms at Many Glacier Hotel are rustic, yet comfortable. In keeping with the era in which the hotel was built, the rooms offer guests modest amenities and old-world style accommodations. There are no televisions or air conditioning. The hotel also offers several on-property dining options including the lakeside Ptarmigan Dining Room.

Grouse Mountain Lodge
Grouse Mountain Lodge

Just eight miles from Whitefish Mountain Resort and one mile from downtown Whitefish, Grouse Mountain Lodge is a comfortable base camp. The hotel features comfortable rooms and suites. The hotel also offers a shuttle to downtown, pool, outdoor hot tub, sauna, 24-hour gym, complimentary WiFI, and the on-property Logan's Bar and Grill which serves up Montana casual cuisine.

Rising Sun Motor Inn & Cabins
Rising Sun Motor Inn & Cabins

Built in 1940, this 72-unit property is comprised of rustic cabins and motor inn rooms. Renovated in 2015, the inn and cabins are only a quarter mile from St. Mary Lake and surrounded by soaring mountain peaks. The Motor Inn rooms are located on the hillside overlooking the complex and feature motel-style accommodations with outside room access. Cabin rooms are duplex-style and located along the roadway which winds through the complex. Each unit offers a private bathroom with either 1 queen or 2 double (full) beds. In keeping with the era in which the rooms were built, there are no televisions, air conditioning or in-room telephones.

Weather


Expect sunny days in July, August and September with high daily temperatures from the 60-80°Fs. Always be prepared for rain showers.

 
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FAQs


How close can I get to wild animals in the National Parks?

You should stay at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves and at least 25 yards away from other large mammals.

What kind of physical shape do I need to be in for this trip?

Regular exercise before any outdoors trip will add to your enjoyment, but this trip is geared towards anyone in good health and an active lifestyle.

What wildlife do you typically see?

We often see mountain goats, bighorn sheep, black and grizzly bears, deer, elk, wolves and coyotes. Each new season brings a wide variety of mammal and birds species and on any given day.

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Guest Reviews


"A prominent reason we have chosen MT Sobek as our favorite adventure travel company has been the excellent travel guides."

Carol & Burt D.
MT Sobek Guests

"I've taken six MT Sobek trips and they have all exceeded my expectations. The staff, the food, the logistics and the communications have always been exceptional. Thank you for being my "go to" adventure travel company!"

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