Many Glacier

Many Glacier

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  • Boat TourBoat Tour
  • Boat Rentals Available
    Boat Rentals Available
  • Optional Guided WalksOptional Guided Walks

Many Glacier is named for its “many glaciers” and is an enchanting valley full of wildlife, hiking and spectacular scenery.

 

Come see the glaciers in this magical valley from the seats of our two historic wooden boats — Chief Two Guns on Swiftcurrent Lake and Morning Eagle on Lake Josephine. Enjoy both lakes via a small hike linking the two boats in this two-part tour. The tour begins on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake, below the expansive Many Glacier Hotel. Take the Chief Two Guns across Swiftcurrent Lake, dock, disembark and walk 0.2 mile (over a steep hill) to the shores of Lake Josephine and board the Morning Eagle. Cruise to the head of Lake Josephine where you can either disembark and go on a guided or self-guided hike, or remain on the boat to return back across both lakes to the Many Glacier Hotel.

 

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RESERVATIONS REQUIRE ONE DAY ADVANCE NOTICE DUE TO LIMITED SEATING.
LIMITED WALK-UP TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE UP TO 3 DAYS IN ADVANCE.
HIKES MAY OR MAY NOT BE GUIDED DEPENDING ON THE CONDITION OF THE TRAIL.

Ride & Glide Package
Enjoy a scenic tour from our historic wooden boat and see the back country by saddle.
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2017 Tour Schedule

Tour Time Dates Optional Guided Walks
8:30 a.m. July 16- Sept. 17 Grinnell Glacier*
9:00 a.m. June 14 – Sept. 17 Grinnell Lake*
11:00 a.m. June 14 – Sept. 17 None
1:00 p.m. Beginning July 1 None
2:00 p.m. June 13 – Sept. 17 Grinnell Lake*
3:00 p.m. Beginning July 1 None
4:30 p.m. June 13 – Sept. 17 None

Tour Pricing

Adults $27.50
Children (Ages 4-12) $13.75
Children (Ages 0-4) FREE

* There is no additional charge for guided hikes. They are included with the price of the boat tour

All hikers should be prepared with clothing and footwear for adverse weather conditions. Mountain weather systems can move quickly and local area weather forecasts may not be accurate. Pack sufficient food and water for your hike to prevent dehydration. Bear spray is advised  for all hikers in Glacier National Park.

*Grinnell Lake Walk

Twice a day from the 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. tours we offer guided walks to Grinnell Lake. Revel in the mountain fresh air and enjoy the coolness of old-growth forest as you walk to this pristine, turquoise lake. Our guides will identify the flora and fauna and discuss the geology, ecology, and history of the area. Round trip distance is 2 miles with minimal elevation gain. Option to view Hidden Falls along the way. Total trip time with boat and hike is 4 hours. No additional cost for the hikes.

*Grinnell Glacier Hike

Tentative start on July 17th depending on trail conditions. Our tour boats can cut four miles round-trip off the hike to Grinnell Glacier. Round-trip mileage is 7 miles with 1600 foot elevation gain. When the trail opens for the season (varies on conditions per year), boat service departs daily at 8:30 a.m. This hike is led by a National Park Service Naturalist. The 8:30 a.m. departure is for hikers ONLY: All passengers on this trip MUST get off the boat to hike and return on a later boat trip. The naturalist led hike has a guaranteed return on a 4:15 p.m. pick-up at the head of Lake Josephine and arrives back at the Many Glacier Hotel at 5:00 p.m.. Hikers may return on earlier boats when space allows.

Hiking on Your Own

If you wish to hike on your own, all boat trips dock at the head of the lake and allow for hiking. Be aware that if you miss the 5:15 p.m. pick-up, there will not be another boat returning to pick you up. If you are there for a return trip at 5:15 p.m. and there are more passengers waiting than can fit on the boat, the captain will return for the remaining passengers. If you miss the boat, it is a 2.5 mile hike back to the Many Glacier Hotel. Ask your boat captain about return times and hiking options.

There is only one road into the Many Glacier valley.

You must go to Babb, MT and turn west into Glacier National Park and enter through the Many Glacier entrance. You can get to Babb coming from the north and Canada, or driving north of St. Mary.



Gallery

the Morning Eagle

the Morning Eagle – photo by Danley

Many Glacier

Many Glacier Boat Tour – photo by Danley

Many Glacier Boat Tour – photo by Danley

Many Glacier

Many Glacier Boat Tour – photo by Danley

the Morning Eagle – photo by Danley

Guided Hike in Glacier National Park- photo by Danley

Tour Guide on Glacier Park Boat Tour – photo by Danley

Glacier Park Boat Tour – photo by Danley

Glacier Park Boat Tour – photo by Danley

Glacier Park Boat Tour – photo by Danley

Glacier Park Boat Tour – photo by Danley

Glacier Park Boat Tour – photo by Danley

Many Glacier

Many Glacier

Many Glacier

Many Glacier

Many Glacier – photo by Hanson

Many Glacier Sunset – photo by Hanson

Many Glacier in winter – photo by Ty Johnson

Mountain Goats at Many Glacier – photo by Hanson

Many Glacier after a spring snow – photo by Ty Johnson

Many Glacier – photo by Ty Johnson

Many Glacier – photo by Ty Johnson

Many Glacier – photo by Danley

Many Glacier – photo by Danley

Many Glacier Hotel – photo by Danley

Many Glacier Hotel


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