Guided Hiking + Backpacking Trips in Western Montana + Glacier National Park

Hiking & Backpacking Trips

Trek the Terrain on a Guided Trip

Andy Austin

Trek the Terrain on a Guided Trip

Good old-fashioned hiking is one of the most intimate ways to explore Big Sky Country. Touring the terrain by foot allows you to get up close and personal with nature—feel the ground, explore the flora and fauna, spot wildlife tracks and guess who made them, stop at a creek and hear the trickle of the glacial water or the tune of a songbird, and breathe in the crisp alpine air. All this and more, not to mention the beauty of the vast landscape beyond what’s right in front of you.

Take a guided wildflower or natural history day hike in the Seeley-Swan and Blackfoot valleys, or, for a longer adventure, we have outfitters who specialize in backpacking trips into Glacier National Park and stock-supported hiking trips into wild country like the Bob Marshall Wilderness trails. A pack string carries your food and gear for you so you can just focus on the beauty of the nature around you. Our wilderness-savvy guides are all very knowledgeable about their surroundings and love what they do.

Level up your guided hiking trip with a paddling adventure from Bitterroot Backpacking. Packrafting combines backpacking and rafting using an individual-size packable, inflatable boat called a packraft. Let your guides carry the rafts, paddles and PFDs while you hike to a scenic alpine lake.

If you’re ready to head off the beaten path with a guide who knows everything there is to know about being off the beaten path, here are some outfitters ready to take you on a trek.

Featured Listings

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge
150 Flathead Lodge Road
Bigfork, MT 59911
406.837.4391
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Base Camp Bigfork
8525 State Highway 209
Bigfork, MT 59911
406.871.9733
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Beargrass Adventures

Missoula, MT 59802
406.218.8886
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Bitterroot Backpacking

Missoula, MT 59801
732.272.6878
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Dropstone Outfitting
4365 U.S. Highway 89
Choteau, MT 59422
406-289-0863
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Glacier Adventure Guides
24 Seventh St. W.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
406.892.2173
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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft
11970 U.S. Highway 2
West Glacier, MT 59936
406.387.5555 | 800.521.7238
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Glacier Park Boat Company
Lake McDonald, St. Mary, Two Medicine, Many Glacier
Glacier National Park, MT 59936
406.257.2426 | 888.611.0747
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Iron Shield Creative
PO Box 2241
Browning, MT 59417
406-209-9891
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Kootenai Angler, Cabins and River Bend Restaurant
13546 State Highway 37
Libby, MT 59923
406.293.7578 | 800.322.9339
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RightOnTrek
5626 U.S. Highway 2 W.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
406.309.3479
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Swan Mountain Outfitters
12000 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, MT 59936
406.387.4405 | 877.888.5557
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The Glacier Institute
Glacier National Park Field Camp
Glacier National Park, MT 59903
406.755.1211
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Under Canvas Glacier
101 Under Canvas Road
Coram, MT 59913
888.496.1148
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Whitefish Mountain Resort
1015 Glades Drive
Whitefish, MT 59937
877.SKI.FISH
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Bitterroot Alpine Guides

Hamilton, MT 59840
406.369.5918
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
323 N. First Ave., Suite 205
Sandpoint, ID 83864
208.946.9127
Glacier Hikes & Bikes LLC

Whitefish, MT 59937
406.871.2448
Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance
PO Box 181
East Glacier Park, MT 59434
406.531.5098
Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center
Trumble Canyon Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912
406.260.8620
Silver Bow Outfitters
500 E. Fisher Road
Libby, MT 59923
406.293.4868
Travel Montana
PO Box 16
Red Lodge, MT 59068
888.758.8687
Whitefish Legacy Partners
515 Railway St., Suite 206
Whitefish, MT 59937
406.862.3880
Whitefish Outfitters & Tours
541 Spokane Ave.
Whitefish, MT 59937
406.212.0080
News from Glacier National Park Currently, 29 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.