The Best Glacier National Park Guided Tours

The Best Glacier National Park Guided Tours

West Glacier and Lake McDonald are renowned for picturesque landscapes and abundant activities, making the area the ultimate family destination. Make sure you take in the right sights with Glacier National Park guided tours.

The Best Day Tours in Glacier National Park 

There are various tours for Glacier National Park visitors to choose from. Experience the unique beauty of alpine meadows, dipping valleys, serene lakes and mountainous views with these excursions. 

1. Lake McDonald Boat Tour

Enjoy the serene views of Lake McDonald by boat. Take to the emerald waters on a historic vessel built in the 1930s. The hourlong trip lets you take in the breathtaking view of the Continental Divide.

If you are up for the paddle, Lake McDonald also offers various personal watercraft rentals. Take in the views by paddleboat, double kayak, rowboat or motorboat.

2. Glacier National Park Bus Tour

Go on an exclusive Blackfeet Cultural Interpretive Tour in Glacier Park. Spend a half-day taking pictures and basking in the views of the west approach to the summit of Logan Pass.

The comfortable bus tour includes a knowledgeable talk by a member of the Blackfeet Tribe and stops at local gems including Big Bend, Weeping Wall, Birdwoman Falls, Trail of Cedars and Redrock.

3. West Glacier Guided Hiking Trips

Explore the various hiking trails in Glacier National Park with an experienced guide. Book a four-hour nature walk that includes two easy 1-mile tracks, taking you through the Lake McDonald Valley and North Fork Valley. The experienced guide will talk you through the various fauna and flora in the park.

Another popular tour is the Virginia Falls hike that takes place every Wednesday. The moderate full-day hike takes you right to St. Mary and Virginia Falls.

4. Glacier Park Guided Rafting Trip

Take a six-hour guided whitewater rafting tour of West Glacier. The full-day adventure includes a barbecue lunch and an unforgettable way to see the canyons.

The trip snakes through Glacier National Park to the Middle Fork of Flathead River. Experience the thrilling rapids at John Stevens Canyon along the way.

5. Glacier Park Horseback Guided Tours 

Explore the park's unrivaled views and unique terrain on the back of a majestic horse during a guided one- to three-hour meander at Apgar. Novice riders can navigate the various forest types and pass the Lower McDonald Creek and Flathead River. There is also a half-day trip for advanced riders that goes up to Apgar Lookout Fire Tower, offering panoramic views.

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