Find Your Adventure Glacier National Park!
Seeing is believing. You can’t even imagine the views in Glacier.
We are inviting you to experience the colors of the rocks, glacial lakes and streams, the fresh smell after a rain shower, the cacophony of sounds from waterfalls and birds, and the sweeping vistas that never end.
You have spent hours upon hours planning your trip. Let us help you make it an adventure.
Glacier is a hiking park and getting away from the roads is the best way to see all of the sights. You are here for an adventure and you can expect to find it in Glacier. Expect to encounter numerous species of animals, including our famous grizzly bears, while on the trails. That will be a memory maker.
Get off Trail!
We have a lot of places open to off-trail travel and this is where you take you vacation from ho-hum to epic.
Glacier has a lot of mountains and it is possible, even for beginners, to stand on some of the summits. Perhaps you want to get off trail in Glacier but don’t know how or were to go …
We’ll Help You Find Your Way!
Climb Glacier National Park is an illustrated guidebook for off-trail travel and summiting mountains in Glacier National Park. The guidebook series currently features routes to 66 peaks in four volumes.
We did all of the route-finding work for your off-trail adventure.
We believe it is more than a guidebook series. We think of the books as modern tools for off-trail travel in Glacier National Park.
I don’t want to climb mountains!
We encourage readers to Turn Around … When You Want To. We really mean that.
Glacier National Park is a great place to summit mountains, but we know that many readers have no desire to get to the top of a mountain. With this guidebook series you can go as far as you feel comfortable and then simply turn around. What you loose is nothing and what you gain is a great alpine experience in the Crown of the Continent.
Is This Series For You?
- Have you hiked on a trail?
- Have you traveled off-trail? Or do you want to?
- Do you want to know the park in a different way?
- Are you wanting to see Glacier away from the pavement?
- Do you like being away from the crowds?
- Are you ready for a new kind of adventure?
- Do you want to climb a mountain in Glacier?
What is off-trail travel like in Glacier?
To some people off-trail travel in Glacier National Park means hiking on climber’s trails. Other folks enjoy walking on along ridge lines. Some go for scrambling through short sections of cliffs or traversing across or ascending scree slopes to reach the summits. It is all up to you and what you want to experience.
Generally, off-trail travelers in Glacier use trekking poles and carry a day pack with their lunch, water and rain gear. Of course, they take a camera and other personal items. See our Equipment List in Resources for more details.
What about climbing to a summit?
Reaching a summit in Glacier National Park is not like climbing in Yosemite, Zion, or even like climbing walls at the local gym. It does not mean using ropes and dangling over thousands of feet of exposure.
Glacier National Park does not have good rock, like the granite of Yosemite and even the sandstone in Zion, for sport or big wall climbing. The rock here is sedimentary in nature and it is difficult to set good anchors. It breaks easily and is quite loose. There are just a handful of peaks that require ropes and specialized climbing gear. This guidebook series does not feature routes on the technical peaks of Glacier National Park.
Reaching a summit is all about combining a set of skills and traveling through varied terrain to reach the top.
If any of your answers are Yes this series is meant for you.
That is what Climb Glacier National Park is all about!
Is Climb Glacier National Park For You?