Glacier & Waterton Lakes National Parks
Includes all lodging, all meals, park entrance fees, van shuttles, leaders, trail maps & narratives.
Timberline van shuttle is included between Whitefish and the National Park prior to and following tour.
Not included: Airline service to Glacier Park International Airport; Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:00 am
Timberline’s heart and soul is in the magnificient national parks of the west, and Glacier National Park has played a significant role in the development of our tours over the last 40 years. Starting with cycling Going-to-the-Sun Road, and reaching farther into the backcountry with our hiking programs, this area has been an absolute favorite of ours. The continuing restrictions of group travel and the significant inflation of stays in the grand lodges have kept us away for the last few years, but we cannot deny the breathtaking beauty and incredible accomplishment of completing a hiking tour in the area!
For our 40th anniversary year, we are bringing back our favorite tour for ONE YEAR ONLY. If you have dreamed of completing Timberline’s 6 day itinerary in Glacier National Park and its sister Waterton Lakes Canadian National Park, THIS IS THE YEAR!
Our hiking tour assembles in Whitefish, MT, and we start with a shuttle into Canada and an afternoon hike in the Waterton area. Two more hikes in the Waterton park bring us to spectacular, high alpine lakes and dramatic mountain passes. We move back south for a stay in the park at the historic Rising Sun Motor Inn to begin a point-to-point hike taking us over 7,000 ft passes and down to Many Glaciers hotel. From this base we take our last two hikes up to frozen lakes and glaciers. This is a challenging tour with distances up to 14 miles and elevation gains up to 4,000 ft. and trails that include steep drop-offs and a small amount of scrambling. It is not for the casual hiker, yet the rewards are well worth the effort for the hearty.
IMPORTANT NOTE: WHILE HIKING IN WATERTON AND GLACIER, TIMBERLINE ADVENTURES PARTNERS WITH WATERTON OUTDOOR ADVENTURES AND GLACIER GUIDES INC. IT IS MANDATORY WHILE HIKING IN THESE AREAS WE STAY IN A GROUP FOR SAFETY WITH ACTIVE GRIZZLY ACTIVITY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE CAN GUESTS GET AHEAD OF THE GROUP. WE STAY TOGETHER AND ENJOY THE SCENERY AND HIKING.
|Day 1||Assemble early- afternoon at Waterton Lakes Townsite (Timberline van shuttle from Kalispell to Waterton available early morning); Hike Bertha Falls||5|
|Day 2||Cameron Lake – Summit Lake – Carthew Ridge-Alderson Lake - Waterton Townsite||12|
|Day 3||Boat across Waterton Lake – Crypt Lake Hike. – Van shuttle to St. Mary’s Resort||11|
|Day 4||Logan Pass over Swiftcurrent Many Glacier||14|
|Day 5||Swiftcurrent Trailhead to Lake Josephine , Grinnell Glacier and Upper Grinnell Lake||9|
|Day 6||Swiftcurrent Trailhead to Iceberg Lake. Van shuttle return to Kalispell||8|