Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group, Private

Montana | Glacier National Park (6 days)

Austin Adventures

East Glacier Park, MT, United States To Kalispell, MT, United States


Day 1
Whitefish, MT United States
East Glacier Park, MT United States
Rising Sun Motor Inn Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Our adventure begins in the hip western town of Whitefish • After early morning pickups and a short shuttle to the Amtrak station*, we’ll travel East by train across the southern boundary of the park and along the Flathead River • After a 2-hour scenic ride, we arrive in East Glacier and head over to a lakeside picnic lunch • A short bike ride will get you feeling comfortable in the saddle and ready for the days to come • Once you arrive at Rising Sun Motor Inn, take time to settle in and relax before heading to dinner with your group

* Subject to Amtrak train schedules

Day 2
East Glacier Park, MT United States
Many Glacier Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Early morning wake up and shuttle north, deeper into the park, to the trailhead of Iceberg Lake, considered by many the “Crown Jewel” of hiking trails in the park • Iceberg Lake Trail offers one of the most scenic hikes on the planet • 4.5-miles in will seem a short distance as you enjoy panoramic views, watch for mountain goats, big horn sheep and of course, bears • Your reward at the end of the trail? A jaw-dropping view of giant limestone cliffs and ice fields shooting up from the pristine blue waters of the alpine lake below • If you’re feeling adventurous, take a dip into the iceberg dotted lake! • After lunch at the lake, we’ll hike back to our shuttle and continue on to our home for the night, Many Glacier Hotel

Day 3
East Glacier Park, MT United States
Many Glacier Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Today we take in one of the features that this beautiful park is named for, Grinnell Glacier! • After awakening in the Many Glacier Valley we follow the shoreline of Swiftcurrent Lake and soon after, Lake Josephine • Traveling through open countryside with no obstruction to the incredible views surrounding you, take in stunning vantages of Lower Grinnell Lake, Angel Wing, Mt. Gould, the Continental Divide and Grinnell Falls • Upon reaching trail’s end, you’re rewarded with spectacular views of the retreating Grinnell Glacier, the milky white Upper Grinnell Lake, and several other glaciers meandering their way along the Continental Divide • Take your time heading back to the trailhead, and this evening enjoy a night on your own in Many Glacier

Day 4
East Glacier Park, MT United States
Lake McDonald Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Today’s the Big Day…the day we bike the Going-to-the-Sun Road (east to west) • While you enjoy breakfast at the funky Park Café, the guides will get the bikes ready to mount up! • As the sun lights up the peaks, we’ll enjoy our challenging 40 mile ride to Lake McDonald with frequent stops along the way to watch for mountain goats and the ever present grizzlies • Completed in 1932 and at an estimated cost of $3 million, the Going-to-the-Sun Road is the highlight of any trip to Glacier • Shortly after we begin the descent from Logan Pass, we’ll enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking a stunning view of the western valleys • Our ride ends at our home for the night, Lake McDonald Lodge • The afternoon is yours to do as you choose • Take a few hours to relax by (or in) the lake, hike one of the many trails from the lodge, take a boat ride or simply find a cozy spot and curl up with a good book • Dinner tonight is at the Belton Chalet

Day 5
West Glacier, MT United States
Grouse Mountain Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

This morning, we shuttle to the Flathead River for a morning of rafting on perhaps not the wildest of rivers, but definitely one of the prettiest • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch prepared by your guides • This afternoon, we drive to Whitefish through the Flathead Valley amid the Swan, Mission, Salish and Whitefish mountain ranges of northwest Montana • Be sure to keep your eyes open while cruising through these breathtaking landscapes • Dinner tonight is at Tupelo’s which specializes in Cajun and Southern cuisine, fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta •

Day 6
East Glacier Park, MT United States
Whitefish, MT United States
Kalispell, MT United States
None Breakfast, Snack

This morning we have time for one last activity before saying our farewells • Take the Gondola up Whitefish Mountain and soak up the incredible views as you hike back down • Transfer to either your Whitefish hotel or the Kalispell airport for your departure home • No overnight (B)

* * Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.


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Known to the Native Americans as the “Shining Mountains” and the “Backbone of the World,” Glacier National Park preserves over a million acres of old growth forests, alpine lakes, rugged mountains and sweeping wildflower meadows. Boasting more than 750 miles of maintained trails, one of the most scenic stretches of paved road in North America and a river equally as suited for rafting as it is gazing at the surrounding beauty, the Park’s unique, glacier-carved terrain is an adventurer’s paradise.

Hike backcountry trails for a jaw-dropping view of history laden sedimentary cliffs and jagged ice fields reflected perfectly in the azure blue waters of Iceberg Lake. Step into the set of The River Wild as you raft the unspoiled waters of the Flathead. By day, witness the wildlife and natural beauty of the park up close and personal. By night, raise a glass to your day’s adventure before retiring to the comfort of your historic mountain resort, chalet, or lodge.

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