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Do you like to spend time in nature but don’t really want to go camping?

Enjoy your pick of one or more of our guided day hikes, educational programs, or multi-day hiking tours for an experience you’ll remember forever.

Our experienced naturalists and hiking guides will show you parts of Glacier National Park that most visitors never get to see. You’ll experience incredible views while learning all about Glacier Park’s ecosystems, animals, plants, geology, and so much more.

For multi-day hikes and programs, we offer a different guided hike each day. Start out with a hot breakfast and coffee or tea at Field Camp, followed by an amazing and educational hike. Return to your cabin at the end of the day, have a hot shower, and we’ll provide you with a home-cooked meal to enjoy amongst your fellow hikers.

We also handle all of the driving so you can relax and take in some of earth’s most iconic views while we navigate the twists and turns of Glacier National Park. You also won’t have to deal with parking, traffic, and vehicle passes.

If you don’t see the options you are looking for, please contact the office at 406-755-1211 or email at register@glacierinstitute.org.

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Two Medicine Valley Guided Day Hike

Every Wednesday & Saturday: Join us as we explore the unique natural wonders of the Two Medicine Valley in Glacier National Park. Sinopah Mountain, meaning "kit fox" in Blackfeet, looms above the South Shore trailhead of Two Medicine Lake, a... [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]

Winter Snowshoe in Glacier

Every Wednesday & Saturday: Did you know Glacier National Park can be enjoyed all year long? We invite all ages to bundle up and join Glacier Institute staff for a snowshoeing hike in this glittering winter wonderland. Even in winter, the McDonald... [READ MORE]

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]

Wolves of the North Fork Valley | Guided Educational Hike

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 western attitudes towards... [READ MORE]

Women’s Fly Fishing | 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]