Glacier National Park in Montana

Glacier's Attractions

Things to Do

If (for some reason) you still want something more than backpacking, hiking and camping, traversing Going-To-The-Sun road and marveling at the most spectacular scenery in America... there's even more things to do both in and around the park.  Here's a few suggestions...

Tours | Classes | Fishing | Rafting | Horseback | Golfing

Take a tour

Glacier Heli Tours for a breathtaking view over a million acre geologic park, of which only a fraction of its awesome terrain and beauty may be seen by road and trail. Our helicopter tours are a special opportunity for elderly and handicapped tourists. We offer one hour tours and half hour tours. The one hour tour encompasses the entire Park. The half hour tour gives you a very good cross section of Glacier Park enabling you to view the Park�s major glaciers and lakes. Prices range from $60 to $90, call (800) 879-9310.

Glacier Park Boat Co. serves 5 locations in Glacier National Park including Many Glacier - Lake McDonald - St. Mary Lake - Two Medicine and Apgar. Narrated "scenicruises" boat tours are offered daily in the summer and usually leave every hour, but schedules are subject to change due to weather.  Contact Glacier Park Boat Co. at P.O. Box 5262, Kalispell, MT 59903 (tel. 406/257-2426).  Phone numbers for cruises:
  ●  Lake McDonald   (406) 888-5727
  ●  Many Glacier      (406) 732-4480
  ●  Two Medicine     (406) 226-4467
  ●  St. Mary           (406) 732-4430

Glacier Sun Tours offers daily tours where you will learn some valuable insights and cultural past to this incredibly beautiful land known to the Blackfeet people as the "Backbone of the World". We provide a Blackfeet perspective tour through Glacier National Park over Going-to-the-Sun Road.

NOTE:  You can also take a horseback tour of parts of the park, see below.

Take a class

Glacier Institute offers exceptional field and science-based adventures to people of all ages conducting field classes and seminars to study the geologic, wildlife, and spiritual aspects of the park. Register, either online or mail your registration to The Glacier Institute, P.O. Box 1887, Kalispell, MT 59903. A course information packet will be sent upon registration. For more info, call: (406) 755-1211.

Whitewater rafting

Glacier Raft Company from Glacier Outdoor Center, offers fishing, whitewater rafting, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing and log cabins provide all the comforts of home along with breathtaking views of the mountains of Glacier National Park. Montana's oldest whitewater rafting Company.  Call 406-888-5454 for more info.

Glacier Guides, Inc.  Montana Raft Company has been guiding rafting trips on the North and Middle Forks of the Flathead River since 1987.

Great Northern Whitewater Rafting And Resort enjoy a Montana family vacation designed perfectly for the ages and energy levels of every member of your family. We offer everything in outdoor vacations near Glacier National Park. A four season resort, AAA approved, offering a wild and wide variety of outdoor activities to make your Glacier Vacation fun and full.

Wild River Adventures Family and group adventure vacations including whitewater rafting trips and guided fishing trips and other outdoor adventures in Glacier National Park.

Horseback riding

Swan Mountain OutfittersSwan Mountain Outfitters is the exclusive provider of horseback rides inside Glacier National Park. Experienced wranglers will accompany you, explaining the history of the Park along with its flora and fauna.

Trips are available from Many Glacier Corral across from Many Glacier Hotel on the east side, Lake McDonald Corral near Lake McDonald Lodge and Apgar Corral right past the Park's West Entrance. For information or reservations, call:

Apgar:                 406-888-5010
Lake McDonald:    406-888-5121
Many Glacier:       406-732-4203
Year Round Number:   406-387-4405

Glacier is turning 100 years old this year and Swan Mountain Outfitters is honored to be carrying on a nearly century long tradition of trail riding in Glacier National Park. We don't think there could be a better way to experience Glacier in it's Centennial year, so we invite you, your family and your friends to come and join us on a horseback adventure through this unspoiled and awe-inspiring national treasure. Visit Swan Mountain Outfitters.


Glacier View Golf Course in West Glacier is a family friendly course, The clubhouse includes a Pro Shop, restaurant and lounge with a welcoming fireplace - perfect for events and tournaments. One distinguishing feature of Glacier View Golf Course is on-site availability for RV hookups.  To learn about the other eight championship golf courses in the Flathead valley, go here.


Pssst... don't forget

  • Flathead Lake is one of the most beautiful places on earth and we believe there is a law against visiting northwest Montana without  stopping at Flathead Lake. 



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