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Glacier Family Multisport: Biking, Hiking & Rafting in Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

Montana, United States, North America

from $1,998* per person 6 Days July, August
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Backroads 24 people max
  • Whitefish airport, montana, united states
  • Family & Friends trips
You know the sun sets every day. Lakes, they're not rare. Neither are mountains. There are plenty of mountains around. And sky. Sky is not a limited resource. But somehow, in Glacier, the combination of these common things is uncommonly spectacular. Every activity you'll share from simple hikes along the St. Mary River Valley to rafting the Flathead River will be epic, unforgettable. Every bird could be a bald eagle. Every movement in the distance, a rare glimpse of a black bear. It'll be just you, your family and the perfect combination of very common things.

    Spectacular views along Going-to-the-Sun Road
    Kids ride horses and have a cookout at a historic ranch
    Cozy campsites in awe-inspiring settings
    Unforgettable biking and hiking amid alpine lakes, peaks and glacier-carved valleys
    Rafting down the Flathead River - an exciting end to an incredible trip

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Montana, United States, North America

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  • Family oriented trip.


Day 1 Astonishing alpine scenery that just won't quit Pedal a scenic route along the shore of Lake McDonald, formed by retreating glaciers ten thousand years ago  Cool off with a dip in the chilly lake - if you're feeling brave!

Day 2 Travel along the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road: you'll hardly believe the views Plunging waterfalls, vast virgin woodland, snowcapped peaks and glacier-carved valleys greet you at every turn Hike through a shady forest of spruce and fir before descending into St. Mary Valley Can the stunning turquoise color of glacier-fed St. Mary Lake be for real?

Days 3-4 Welcome to Canada! Adults pedal through ranchland and U-shaped valleys to spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park while kids are treated to a horseback ride and cookout What's your pleasure? Take a boat cruise across Waterton Lake and hike to Rainbow Falls or Kootenai Lake, explore the trails by foot or on horseback, browse in the shops of Waterton Townsite or simply relax at the campground.

Day 5 Chances to spot mountain goats, pikas, white-crowned sparrows and more Enjoy spectacular views of the sweeping prairies and plains of Montana as you pedal a roller-coaster route along the eastern border of Glacier into Two Medicine Valley.

Day 6 Raft down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River with expert guides who provide a unique perspective on the flora and fauna along the way.

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