Find Your Adventure In Glacier National Park!
Seeing is believing.
You can’t even imagine the views in Glacier unless you actually see them with your own eyes.
We are here all the time and each time is unique and incredible!
You are invited!
To experience the vibrant colors of the rocks, glacial lakes, and streams.
Take moment or even a half hour to inhale the fresh smell after a rain shower.
Soak you cares away in the cacophony of sounds from our waterfalls.
And best of all allow yourself to be mesmerized by the sweeping vistas of peaks, glaciers, and lakes in the heart of the Crown of the Continent.
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.
Glacier also has spell-binding views around most bends in the trails and you will just need to see that for yourself.
Get off Trail!
Glacier has a lot of places open to off-trail travel and this is where you take you vacation from ho-hum to epic.
Glacier has 234 named summits or high points.
That’s more than enough mountains for a lifetime of climbing.
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 this is more than a guidebook series.
We think of our 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.
You have nothing to lose 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?
If any of your answers are Yes this series is meant for you.
That is what Climb Glacier National Park is all about.
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, bear spray , and other personal items.
See the Equipment List in Resources for more details. We also have other resources in this section such as our Waypoint Corrections for Volume 1 and 2.
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.
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.