GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

WILD GRIZZLY BEAR ADVENTURE

[TRIP LENGTH: 6 DAYS]

Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs.

This educational trip to Glacier National Park is designed to teach students about northern Rocky Mountain ecology while exposing them to Native American cultures. With its sheer peaks, wildflowers, alpine lakes filled with trout, grizzly bear, and, of course, glaciers, Glacier National Park is the ideal place to visit. Glacier National Park is world famous for its scenery, hiking trails and wildlife but Glacier Park also has the highest concentration of grizzly bears than anywhere else in the United States.  The visibility of bears is many times greater than any other location in the park, particularly in September and October. Along with a bear biologist, your school class trip will take in a journey that teaches predator and prey behavior as it relates to this top tier species

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Kallispell, Montana

Begin your school tour by arriving in Kallispell.  After touring this historic downtown region you will head toward Glacier National Park. Later that evening your group will have an introduction to the region.

Day 2 – Aerial Adventure Park and Avalanche Lake

Travel from tree to tree via suspended bridges and cable walk ways, climb on nets and ladders, swing on trapezes and tube traverses, and explore other adventures like zip lines, barrels, and the like.  Later you will take a short drive to the Trail of Cedars and Avalanche Lake trailhead. Hike through a grove of 500-700 year old western cedars. After lunch, continue your hike to Avalanche Lake where you will be greeted by waterfalls cascading down the hill-side.

 Day 3 – Track Grizzly Bears

The grizzly bears in Glacier National Park represent the keystone of the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem population in NW Montana. Because of its proximity to Canadian bear populations, large land area, and high proportion of designated wilderness and national park lands, the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem has the best long-term prospects of supporting a viable grizzly bear population. Along with your local bear biologist, students will track and study bear feeding habits.

Day 4 – White Water Rafting

Journey down the class II-III intermediate Flathead River with stunning canyon scenery, calm stretches, and fun rapids, including the two biggest waves on the river. Your guide will teach you how to paddle, position yourself, and overall water safety while rafting the river.

 Day 5 – Volunteer and Horseback Riding Adventure

This service project involves trail construction and regular maintenance on some of the park’s many foot trails within day hiking distance at Many Glacier or Two Medicine on the eastern side of the park. The area is home to many kinds of wildlife, most prominent being the majestic grizzly bear which is frequently seen foraging for bulbs and berries on the open slopes of the surrounding mountains.

 Day 6 – Head back to Kallispell

After an amazing journey in the mountains your group will head home.

 Add a Day and Experience The Black Feet Indian Culture in Browning, MT

Itinerary subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including availability with vendors, weather conditions and flight schedules.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Volunteer with State Park
  • Hike the Trail of Cedars and Avalanche Lake Trailhead
  • White water raft the Flathead River
  • Horseback ride along the trails of Glacier Park
  • Track and study bear feeding habits
  • Aid with conservation programs

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Qualified trip leader – Accompanying each expedition is a diverse team of experts from naturalists to regional specialists who will share their knowledge and insights on the wildlife, landscapes and local culture. Your guide is with the group 24/7 and also staying with you at the same hotel
Daily reflections lead by your tour leader
Overnight stays are in hotels with private bathrooms rated 4 star or more on Trip Advisor
All Meals are included but please note: On arrival day only dinner is provided; on departure day, only breakfast is provided
Tour Journal, T-shirt and Luggage tag
Note: Tour cost does not include airline-imposed baggage fees, or fees for any required passport or visa.