Glacier National Park is one of North America’s most beautiful protected spaces featuring glacial moraines, hanging valleys, azure blue alpine lakes, and rugged mountain peaks. Known for its awe-inspiring views and epic hiking opportunities, this incredible locale is a non-stop Instagram dream! You will also have plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife on your visit, so keep a lookout for mountain goats, bears, bighorn sheep, eagles, and elk, to name a few. And see below for some of the must-do’s while visiting the area!
Explore the park with a local guide.
With over 700 miles of trails, the park is a hiker’s paradise, perfect for those seeking wilderness and solitude. First, visit beautiful overlooks, iconic chalets, and historic sites. Then, with your private guide, you get inside local knowledge and can explore at your own pace.
Learn to Fly Fish with an expert Angler.
Whether you have years of experience and want to brush up on your skills or are a complete novice looking to try something new, your local fly fishing guide will teach you all you need to know, including fly selection, reading river currents, angling strategies, and conservation ethics. These lessons are set in the wild and scenic Middle or North forks of the Flathead River, which forms the southwestern border of Glacier National Park. Then, spend the day in pristine wilderness fishing for the native species of trout that inhabit these turquoise waters.
Thrills and spills – Whitewater Rafting on the Flathead River
Spend a fun few hours of adventure paddling through the nine rapids ranging from classes 1-3. Not only is it a ton of fun, but you will also learn the history of the area, the local flora and fauna, current environmental concerns, and the river ecology.
Self drive the Going to the Sun Road
A Must do while visiting the park! This incredible drive traverses varied terrain, from jagged cliffs to glacier-fed lakes. And while this road is only 50 miles, we recommend taking the full day. Make sure to visit these iconic sites:
- Heaven’s Peak
- The Loop
- Bird Woman Falls
- Weeping Wall
- Jackson Glacier
- Wild Goose Island
Enjoy water sports on Flathead Lake
One of the largest natural lakes in the world, Flathead is surrounded by magnificent mountains and offers breathtaking scenery. Spend the day cruising the lake on your Mastercraft surf boat – wake surfing, wakeboarding, tubing, skiing, or just soaking up the sun and the crystal blue waters.
In addition, rock climbing, ATV tour tours, mountain biking, and horseback riding can be enjoyed in the area. Interested in traveling to Montana? Give me a call at 312.951.8517.