glacier

  • Northwestern Montana
  • Established May 11, 1910
  • 1,583 square miles

Words and words and words could be written about Glacier National Park—and have been, and will be—but all the words fall away when the place is actually encountered. Mountains—jagged and high and wide and elusive. Glaciers—huge and fierce and immovable. Forests, encompassing. Snow and wildflowers and lakes. In Glacier National Park there are four distinctive life zones, each with its own weather and terrain, and there are over 1,000 plant species. And animals. Badgers, rabbits, coyotes, pine martens, mountain goats, mountain lions, wolverines, gray wolves, grizzly bears.

Glacier National Park gives living witness to global climate change. In 1850, Glacier had about 150 glaciers; in 1997 there were 50; as of 2009 there are 26 glaciers left. And yet, being in Glacier makes us know, in visceral ways, why we must live in ways that actually do honor the Earth that sustains us.

National Parks Revealed helps open up Glacier National Park to those who want a unique experience of the park. We put together custom itineraries that bring you to the activities that best suit you. There is backpacking, fly-fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Even just driving along the Going-to-the-Sun Road, considered to be one of the most beautiful drives in the United States, is a thrilling experience. We do all the behind-the-scenes work so that you just have to show up and soak it all in. And, as always, we arrange for luxurious accommodations in the area.