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If your time is short in Glacier Park, choose one of our guided day hikes or educational programs that you’ll remember forever

No matter what your interest, we have you covered with everything from epic hikes, to finger painting, and fly fishing.  Not only will you experience a great day in Glacier Park, but we promise you’ll learn something new.

Herbal First Aid Kit – Guided Educational Program

August 27, 2023: Many of us enjoy spending time in the wild lands, be it day hikes, backpacking adventures or simple picnics in the great outdoors. Despite our best preparations and efforts at safety, bumps, cuts, scrapes, irritating plants and... [READ MORE]

Hey Bear – Guided Educational Hike

June 10 & July 8, 2023: This phrase has been deeply ingrained in the minds of most hikers, but is it the best thing to say? We've all heard about the infamous August 1967 night in Glacier, but what caused it? This course, Hey Bear: Breaking Common... [READ MORE]

Highline Trail Geology Guided Day Hike

July 29, 2023: The geologic features one can see along the Highline trail offer stunning glimpses of time in Glacier's history. Our many vantage points provide spectacular views of the classic glacial landscape. Along the hike we will make several... [READ MORE]

Owls of the Flathead Valley – Guided Educational Hike

April 15, 2023: This course will provide a thorough introduction to the ecology and identification of the owls of the Flathead Valley. Montana boasts the largest number (15) of breeding owl species of any state in the nation. The Flathead Valley... [READ MORE]

Plant Allies: Local Herbal Medicinal Plants – Guided Educational Hike

August 26, 2023: Our wild lands are a living pharmacy valued throughout history for their ability to aid our everyday aches and pains and help us in emergency situations. This class will meander into one or more of Glacier's ecosystems to explore... [READ MORE]

Reading the Forest Landscape – Guided Educational Hike

July 1 & August 5, 2023: Everyone knows that Glacier is a mountain park, but most people don't realize that two-thirds of it is forested. Gain a new appreciation and understanding of this vast and "overlooked" landscape. Learn to read the forests... [READ MORE]

The Uncommon Loon – Guided Educational Program

July 2, 2023:This course will focus on the unique creature that calls many of the lakes in Glacier National Park home. Through this course, we will learn about loon anatomy, propulsion, flying, eye color, and other adaptations. We will spend time... [READ MORE]

Winter Observation on a Nordic Ski Trail

Every Tuesday & Thursday: Experience the beauty of the Flathead Valley in winter. The Crown of the Continent Ecosystem offers vibrant life, despite the frigid temperatures and heaps of snow. This course will dive into the adaptations that organisms... [READ MORE]
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Winter Tracking Adventure

February 25, 2023: Winter is one of the best times to experience the Crown of the Continent! Frozen streams, snow pillows, and abandoned trails all leave winter hikers with a sense of primal exploration. Join Garrett Tovey, the Director of Education... [READ MORE]
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Wolves of the North Fork Valley | Guided Educational Hike

May 27, 2023: This course will focus on the recovery and current status of wolves in Glacier National Park and the Northern Rocky Mountains. Since human behavior plays such an integral role in wolf recovery efforts, current wolf politics and... [READ MORE]

Women’s Fly Fishing | Educational Program

Multiple: Of the outdoor sports, fly fishing is arguably the most poetic. Over the past century, Montana's blue-ribbon trout streams have lured in explorers from all over the world. From beginners to active anglers, we invite you to come and increase... [READ MORE]