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Grinnell Glacier Hike With Local Guide

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Journey into the heart of Glacier National Park, where the stunning Grinnell Glacier awaits! On this small group guided hike, you will explore the natural beauty of Glacier National Park while gaining insight into the cultural history of the local indigenous people and culture.

Departing from East Glacier with your group and guide, you'll drive to the Many Glacier region of Glacier Park to begin. Roughly 11 miles round trip with moderate inclines, this is generally considered a strenuous hike, but the views and scenery are well worth it!

Your hike to Grinnell Glacier will take you through the Many Glacier Valley as you pass picturesque views of Swiftcurrent Lake, Lake Josephine, and Grinnell Lake. Varied terrain will bring you past lush meadows, rocky outcrops, scenic overlooks, and of course... glaciers!

As you trek through the stunning landscape of Montana, your native Blackfoot guide will help you appreciate the intricate balance of the ecosystem by pointing out the flora and fauna of the area. You'll also have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and deepen your understanding of the region's current challenges and opportunities.

Whether you are a seasoned hiker or a first-time visitor to Glacier, these expert guides are committed to sharing their knowledge and passion for the outdoors with you. Come join us for an unforgettable journey through stunning landscapes of Glacier Park to Grinnell Glacier.

What Is a "Small Group Hike"?

Guided hikes in small groups may consist of up to nine people total, including people from outside your reservation. If you have a smaller group and want to ensure you are the only people on the hike, please contact us directly for custom pricing.

Meeting Location & Logistics

This tour starts and ends in East Glacier Park Village where you will begin the journey with your guide to the Many Glacier region. If you are already staying in Many Glacier, your guide will arrange a meeting point with you.

Park entry into is include in this tour and vehcile reservations are not required.

What's Included

Tour Guide
Entry Into Glacier
Transportation From Meeting Point To Starting Location
Hotel Pickup
Guide Gratuities

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if there is bad weather?
We will hike rain or shine. Bring along rain gear and warm clothes based on the weather forecast and always be prepared! In the event of lightning or other unsafe conditions, our guides will make the final call on whether to proceed with the hike based on the weather conditions. If the weather is deemed unsafe, and the trip is cancelled before it starts, we will reschedule the hike or provide a full refund.
How hard is the hike to Grinnell Glacier?
This is a considered a strenuous hike. It is about 11 miles round trip with moderate inclines/declines throughout. Hikers should be in moderate/good fitness and be prepared for around 6 hours of hiking.
What should I wear for the Grinnell Glacier guided hike?
We recommend that you wear sturdy hiking boots or shoes, comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather conditions, and bring a waterproof jacket. It is also essential to bring sun protection, such as a hat and sunscreen, as the sun can be intense at higher elevations. Unless its an 80+ degree summer day, always bring a warm hat and gloves.
Do I need a vehicle reservation for this tour?
No, your access into Glacier Park is included in the tour purchase.

Quick Facts

Glacier Park

9h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 9 years old.

Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.


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