Off The Beaten Path : Group Guided Journey : Highlights

Hiking and exploring Glacier and Waterton National Parks


7/9-7/14, 7/16-7/21, 8/19-8/24

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Trip Length 6 days/5 nights
Group Size 2-16
Arrive/Depart Whitefish, Montana
Price From $3,195 to $3,595
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Trip Motif Wildlife Natural History Crown Of The Continent : Journey Highlights

The “Crown of the Continent” is a staggeringly wild place, home to iconic wilderness species like grizzly bears, wolves, wolverines, and bull trout. This journey explores the heart of that mountain kingdom—Glacier National Park in the U.S. and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. Besides your classic hikes in the national parks, you’ll also walk the lesser-known trails of Mt. Fernie Provincial Park. Other journey highlights include a trip over the spectacular Going-to-the-Sun Road through Glacier, and a stop at Frank Slide, scene of a dramatic, historical landslide. Your adventure culminates with two days at a fantastic backcountry lodge where you can enjoy easy walks or hard-core hikes in nature’s paradise.

  • National Parks Conservation Association departure: Join our NPCA-hosted trips, August 2-7, 2015.
  • Hiking and walking: Enjoy classic Rocky Mountain trails with exhilarating views of snow-clad peaks, wildflowers, waterfalls, and towering cliffs.
  • Stunning views: The Going-to-the-Sun Road and Chief Mountain Highway will have you gaping in wonder and grasping for words.
  • Wildlife-watching: Bears, wolves, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, moose, deer, eagles, marmots, pikas, and ptarmigan start the list of species you might see.
  • Distinctive lodging: Stay at the historic Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier NP, and enjoy two days of hiking and relaxing at a fabulous lakeside mountain lodge.

Your naturalist guides on this journey have a passion for this important area and a flair for creating a fun, comfortable environment for exploration. —Cory Lawrence, OBP CEO