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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Glacier Park Boat Company will be following current CDC Guidelines and Federal Transportation Guidelines.  Masks are required at all times for ages 2 years old & up while interacting with our staff, including aboard tour boats, acquiring rentals and while at the ticket office.  Masks will not be provided, please plan to bring your own mask with you.  Passengers will not be permitted on tour boats or at the ticket office without a face covering.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF ONE DAY ADVANCE NOTICE DUE TO LIMITED SEATING.
HIKES MAY OR MAY NOT BE GUIDED DEPENDING ON TRAIL CONDITIONS.

Reservations with Glacier Park Boat Company at either Lake McDonald or St. Mary Lake at Rising Sun will guarantee entry to the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor on the day of your scheduled tour.  While a reservation for entry will not be required, current Park entry fees still apply.  Please be prepared to show your confirmation letter at the Park entry gate. 

If you have a boat tour reservation at either Many Glacier or Two Medicine and would like to travel the Going-to-the-Sun corridor, a ticketed entry reservation will be required.  For more information on the ticketed entry system at Glacier National Park, please visit their website at  https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/gtsrticketedentry.htm

 

2021 Tour Schedule

Tour Time Dates Optional Guided Walks
8:30 a.m. July 1- Sept. 14 Grinnell Glacier**
9:00 a.m. June 5 – Sept. 14 Grinnell Lake*
11:00 a.m. June 5 – Sept. 14 None
1:00 p.m. July 1 – Sept. 14 None
2:00 p.m. June 5 – Sept. 14 Grinnell Lake*
3:00 p.m. July 1 – Sept. 14 None
4:30 p.m. June 5 – Sept. 14 None

Tour Pricing

Adults $33.25
Children (Ages 4-12) $16.75
Children under 4 FREE

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

** The Grinnell Glacier hike will be unguided for the duration of the 2021 Summer Season.

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.

*2021 Grinnell Glacier Hike Information

There will not be any guided hikes to Grinnell Glacier for the entire 2021 Summer Season however the tour boats can reduce the Grinnell Glacier hike by four miles (round-trip) from the Many Glacier Hotel.  Round trip hike distance from the head of Lake Josephine is 7.6 miles with a 1600 foot elevation gain.  The Grinnell Glacier trail does not typically open until mid-July.

Hiking on Your Own

Beginning July 1, 2021, an 8:30 a.m. scenic boat tour will be available for all passengers that want to take advantage of hiking options from the head of Lake Josephine.  All 8:30 a.m. tour passengers are guaranteed a return pick-up at 4:15 p.m. at the head of Lake Josephine and arrive at the Many Glacier Hotel at 5:00 p.m.

Hiking availability is dependent on trail conditions.  Please check the Glacier National Park trail status page for additional information.  Glacier National Park Trail Status

All scheduled boat tours dock at the head of Lake Josephine 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 two 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.

2021 Summer Season – Large-scale Construction projects will significantly impact travel in the Many Glacier area.  Visitors should expect travel delays of up to 40 minutes each way from Babb, MT to the Many Glacier Hotel.  Please plan extra time to make it to Many Glacier during these times.

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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