• Mt Reynolds

    Glacier

    National Park Montana

Ranger-led Activities

Picture of a Ranger-guided hike to St. Mary Falls
Ranger-guided hike to St. Mary Falls
David Restivo, NPS
 

Join Us in the Winter!

Search for signs of wildlife, discover the plants and animals of Glacier, and enjoy the solitude of winter during this unique experience. Walks will be on Saturdays and Sundays from January 11 through March 22, 2014. The two hour walks will depart from the Apgar Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Snowshoe rental is available at the Apgar Visitor Center or in the Flathead Valley adjacent to the park. For more information, please call (406) 888-7800.

Winter Ranger-led Programs

Join Us in the Summer!

Our scheduled activities include a variety of ranger-led programs, from easy walks and evening talks, to all-day hikes and boat tours. The Native America Speaks program, outdoor education programs, and interpretive boat tours are also presented by our park neighbors and partners.

Our monthly Ranger-led Activity Schedules are made available about 2 weeks before the start of the month. Programs start mid-June and generally conclude at the end of September.

Please see our Brochures and Publications page for a schedule of activities.


What to Bring Hiking

  • Sturdy foot gear is a must for all but the very easiest of hikes. Everyone should have good boots, with strong support, to help prevent ankle injuries.

  • Bring water with you! The mountains can get very hot in the summer. Surface water in the park may be unsafe to drink.

  • Mosquitoes and flies can be bothersome. Come prepared with repellent to meet some of Glacier's smaller wildlife species.

  • A day of hiking can expose you to more sun and UV rays than normal. Wear a hat and sunscreen. It will help keep you cool and prevent a sunburned scalp!

  • Weather can change quickly. Come prepared with rain gear for summer showers.

  • Bring something to eat while you are in the backcountry. If you are on an all-day hike or a hike over the noon hour, you'll get mighty hungry without lunch. Remember, if you pack it in, pack it out.

  • Children are welcome on interpretive activities, but should always be accompanied by an adult.

  • Come prepared to have a great time!


If you have questions about our Ranger-led activities, please see our FAQ section.

Did You Know?

The Robert Fire of 2003

Did you know that 2003 was one of the hottest recorded years in Glacier National Park's history? That year, approximately 144,000 acres burned from multiple wildfires.