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Get Back to Nature This Summer!

Summer is peak season in Glacier National Park and we’ve got everything from educational guided day hikes to our epic 8-day series of guided hikes that promises you a week of camaraderie, learning, and world-class hiking that you will remember for the rest of your life. Browse from the list of guided hiking tours and courses below and find the one that right for you.

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Highline Geology

Highline Trail Geology | Guided Day Hike

July 20, 2024: 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]
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Montana Master Naturalist | 5-Day Educational Program

July 8-12, 2024: The core focus of this week-long course will be developing skills to read the landscape. We will use big themes of biogeography, forest succession, and habitat to frame our knowledge. Through this five-day intensive course, participants... [READ MORE]

Plein Air Watercolor Sketching & Painting

August 10-11, 2024: Join Master Naturalist and international award-winning watercolor artist, Hillary Parker, for a fun and educational two-day workshop that offers group discussions, demonstrations, and practical experience for those who want... [READ MORE]
Reading the Forest Landscape

Reading the Forest Landscape – Guided Educational Hike

July 6, 2024: 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]
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Spring Mushrooms and Lichens | Educational Program

May 25, 2024: This course will provide a thorough introduction to fungi and the role they play in the northern Rockies ecosystem. We will study approximately 40 genera of fungi, their macroscopic features, spores and ecological niches. We will... [READ MORE]
Guided Day Hike with The Uncommon Loon

The Uncommon Loon – Guided Educational Program

June 30, 2024: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... [READ MORE]
Glacier National Park Wildflowers

Wildflower Wander

July 7, 2024:With nearly 1,000 species of wildflowers located within its boundaries, Glacier provides an abundance of beauty and learning opportunities for those who know where to look. In this course, participants will have the opportunity to... [READ MORE]

Wildflower Workshop | Guided Educational Hike

June 22, 2024: Glacier National Park is a wildflower aficionado's paradise. With nearly 1,000 species of wildflowers located within its boundaries, Glacier provides an abundance of beauty and learning opportunities for those who know where to... [READ MORE]

Wildflowers in Watercolors

July 20-21, 2024: Join Master Naturalist and international award-winning botanical watercolor artist, Hillary Parker, for a fun and informative two-day workshop. This course focuses on the wildflowers of Glacier National Park and is open to beginners,... [READ MORE]
Women’s Fly Fishing, Educational Program

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]