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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.

Highline Trail | Guided Day Hike

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 features.... [READ MORE]

June Montana Master Naturalist | 5-Day Educational Program

June 20-24: 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 even... [READ MORE]

Lessons from Bears | Guided Educational Hike

August 24 All of us have stories to tell about our experiences in nature. Bears too have their own stories that we are lucky enough to unfold. During this one-day course, we will dive into stories and encounters from Dave Streeter's 40 years of... [READ MORE]

Montana Master Naturalist | 5-Day Educational Program

August 1-5: 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]

Natural Disasters of Glacier National Park | Guided Educational Hike

July 16: Whether it's flood, fire, avalanches, infestations, and more, natural disasters play an active role in shaping the landscape of Glacier National Park. "Disaster" is a socially constructed concept that can refer to any natural disturbance,... [READ MORE]

Orchids | Guided Educational Hike

June 11: 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 the... [READ MORE]

Plant Allies: Local Herbal Medicinal Plants | Guided Educational Hike

August 26: 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... [READ MORE]

Plein Air Acrylics | 2-Day Educational Program

August 3-4: 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... [READ MORE]

Rare Carnivores | Guided Educational Hike

August 20: They are the animals of myth and legend. Everyone has heard stories, but very few have actually seen them. The rare carnivores of Glacier National Park are nothing short of legendary. Join us for a full-day survey of several of the... [READ MORE]

Reading the Forest Landscape | Guided Educational Hike

July 2 & 31 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 through recognition... [READ MORE]

Siyeh Pass | Guided Day Hike

July - September: Join us as we hike to Siyeh Pass. Atop Siyeh Pass we will be enlivened by the gleam of Sexton glacier and that keyhole view of an imperial Reynolds peak. The Siyeh Pass trail delights its hikers with an ecological barrage of... [READ MORE]

Summer Mushrooms and Lichens | 2-Day Educational Hike

June 25-26: 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 look... [READ MORE]