When my forever-adventuring mother initially suggested the trip, I thought, “Palm Springs?” It seemed out of left field, as our family trips typically revolve around National and State Parks with lots of hiking. After visiting, I can see why she was so excited to travel to the Coachella Valley. Each day was a special treat […]
Glacier National Park holds a near-intact collection of native animals and plants – everything from grizzly bears and lynx, to whitebark pine and Ice Age wildflowers. Explore this stunning wonderland in the company of knowledgeable naturalist guides, who can fill you in on the ecological relationships, tell you stories of early conservationists, and identify that track, flower, or bird.
The trip keeps you in the park for the duration of the journey, so there’s plenty of time to immerse in this incredible mountain kingdom. You’ll travel through breathtaking valleys and mountains, and hike along picture-perfect alpine trails with spectacular views. In fact, jaw-dropping views are the bread-and-butter of this trip! Keep your camera handy – the drive over Going-to-the-Sun Road is especially unforgettable, with its hairpin turns and astonishing vistas.
Boat rides add a nice complement to your trail time. Thrill to a fun, half-day Class II-III float on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, and enjoy boat rides across Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes to get to the Grinnell Glacier trailhead.
Stays at Lake McDonald Lodge and Many Glacier Hotel add a very special element. Both are historic, classic national park hotels, set on pristine lakes and surrounded by dazzling mountain views. If you’re pining for mountains, this is your trip!