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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.

Fly Fishing for Beginners Educational Program

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 your skills... [READ MORE]

Geology of Two Medicine Valley – Guided Educational Hike

July 22, 2023: Glacier National Park is a geological marvel where opposing forces of nature have shaped the landscape over billions of years. This course will take place within the Two Medicine Valley, surrounded by glacially carved mountains... [READ MORE]

Glacier’s Orchids – Guided Educational Hike

June 11, 2023: This course will provide an exciting introduction to the ecology and identification of some Glacier's most secretive and beautiful flora. In addition to learning how to recognize and identify orchids in the field, we will discuss... [READ MORE]

Herbal First Aid Kit – Guided Educational Program

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 insects and little bouts... [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]

Hidden Lake Overlook Guided Day Hike

Daily, July - September: Hidden Lake Overlook is one of the must-see hikes in Glacier National Park. This educational hiking tour will spend time discussing the incredible geology of the area while we hike along the Going-to-the-Sun road corridor.... [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]

Highline Trail Guided Day Hike

Daily, July - September: The Highline is arguably Glacier National Park's most famous trail. Departing from Logan Pass, this trail leads you through some of the most scenic vistas in the lower 48, all while in view of billion-year-old geological... [READ MORE]

June Montana Master Naturalist – 5-Day Educational Program

June 19 - 23, 2023: During this week-long course, we will learn basic and advanced skills to identify plants and animals found in Glacier National Park. We will use those skills to understand what nature can teach us about the past, present, and... [READ MORE]

Plant Allies: Local Herbal Medicinal Plants – Guided Educational Hike

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 nature's medicine cabinets,... [READ MORE]

Plein Air Acrylics – 2-Day Educational Program

Capture the iconic views of Glacier National Park through brushstroke, while honing in on creativity and observation skills. This course will explore the significance of preparation, composition, color blocking, and detail. Through preparation, we will... [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]