Glacier National Park
Introduction: West Glacier will be our home base for the next four days. There is so much to see and do in the Park that your interests and goals can help bring shape to a meaningful and rewarding experience. Study how climate change is affecting the glaciers of the Park or spend the days hiking the abundant beautiful and thrilling trails. There are a lot of adventure activities as well such as whitewater rafting on the middle fork of the Flathead River, zip-line and more. We know the Park and hidden gems well because we live here. Let us show you!
Science Content Standards:
Ecology, Earth and Life Science, Geology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Climate Change, Conservation, American History, Anthropology, Paleontology
Outdoor Activities: wildlife watching; birding; horseback riding; fly-fishing, zip line, canoeing/kayaking; whitewater rafting; hiking; photography
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Day 1: Arrival
- Late afternoon/evening arrival. Check into Hotel.
- Welcome Dinner.
- Evening orientation to the week. Optional evening activities include: Evening bonfire with story-telling, star gazing and S’mores; The tools of a Naturalist: develop the skill to identify Glacier’s wildlife and plants; Canoeing/kayaking on Lake McDonald – if weather and time permits.
Day 2-4: Glacier National Park
- Travel the famous Going to the Sun road with stops at stops at Avalanche Creek, Bird Woman Falls and Weeping Wall.
- Hidden lake overlook and Jackson Lake overlook.
- Hike to Running Eagle and St. Mary’s Falls.
- Hike the high-line trail at the top of Logan pass. Look for mountain Goats, bears and more.
- Guided and self-guided activities explore how plants and animals survive to life in the extreme mountain environment. Tour the seldom visited east side of Glacier including the wildlife rich Many Glacier region.
- Hike to Grinnell Glacier – one of the parks more famous and last remaining Glaciers.
- Take a thrilling half day whitewater trip on the Middle Fork Flathead River.
- Additional possible activities include: Horseback riding, canoe or kayaking, fly-fishing lessons, boat tours, Native American Storytelling, take a Red Bus Tour, and zip line at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Day 5: Depart for Home
- After five life-changing days, depart for home.