Glacier National Park 2019 Hiking and lodging guide

Glacier National Park 2019 Hiking and lodging guide

Glacier: The Hiker’s National Park — This video took about 25 days to shoot and 100s of hours to write and edit. It’s the most comprehensive GNP day hiking and lodging guide available. Glacier is my favorite National Park- I’ve been there 17 times and counting. The tour starts with a detailed drive across the Sun Road with many beautiful images. Then, I take you on the most popular hikes in the park including one where its possible to step on one of the shrinking glaciers. Then, I’ll show you the Park’s Lodges, Inns and campgrounds. before we drive up and visit one of the lakes in the remote NW corner of the park.


  1. frawldog on December 27, 2019 at 3:11 am

    Such a beautiful place

  2. Libby Riggin on December 27, 2019 at 3:13 am

    So lovely! 🙂 Amazing place! I know this park well, hiked many of the trails you mentioned.:-)

  3. lak akl on December 27, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Although I never drove this road, my first trip by this park were in 1978 on my way to Alaska. My last trip were in 1984. I hope before I pass I can do it again, only this time, I’m going to drive up and over.

  4. Robin McGee on December 27, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Beautiful lake. Well done!

  5. Wayne Leahy on December 27, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Great job on the video. Thanks

  6. Jason Wiser on December 27, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Great program, and thank you for taking the time to narrate and cover so many subjects. I have to admit that I haven’t yet finished the program. Also I have not yet been there during a time when the road was clear enough to travel very high up. I badly want to backpack glacier as I spend most of my time in the Wind Rivers of Wyoming backpacking for photography. However, at this point of the video I have heard you mention the receding glaciers that will supposedly be gone by 2020. I watched a program where one of the visitors centers changed that estimate and removed the by 2020 part. I am torn on this type of thing because these glaciers are still there in many places. I love the environment and I pray that the beauty will still be there for my childrens children, and so on to appreciate. I don’t agree with the propaganda put towards we as humans being the issue with receding glaciers. I do beleive that we play our part. I have the opinion that we should concentrate our efforts even more in trying to influence other countries to stop poisoning things on a huge scale. Clean up our trash and pass on to our children that leave no trace is morally mandatory. Also, if we find the trash, we try to clean it and take it out of places. Now I know thatnthere are times when it may not be possible. In most situations, it is. We can’t make countries that willingly just allows trash to pile all around their communities clean ig up. That’s just my opinion.

  7. Brenda Young on December 27, 2019 at 3:15 am

    Very informative. going there next week. thank you for your time.

  8. Justice Boofer on December 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

    I wish other national parks had hiking

  9. A O on December 27, 2019 at 3:17 am

    thank you so much for this. I am going there in about a week.

  10. Shine Kind Light on December 27, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Thank you for the wonderful documentary and tour. We want to take our family this coming year and it’s such an amazing help and guide for planning. Many blessings and joy to you and yours!

  11. Mary Stahl on December 27, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Would you recommend staying in various locations in the park during the time you are there to avoid road travel to each side of the park? I will like to explore the whole park but do not want to spend most of the day driving back and forth to one hotel. Hope that makes sense. I loved the waterfalls at the beginning. So good!

  12. Jeffrey Evers on December 27, 2019 at 3:20 am

    The government ice core data you show at 1:22:30 into the video clearly shows temperature spiking up prior to CO2 spiking. This indicates a negative correlation between CO2 and temperature. In other words, temperature created the spike in CO2 not the other way around. Since CO2 is a trace element, the addition of an extra 150ppm to 250ppm is not responsible for all of the temperature change seen in the last several years.

  13. Marianne Holt on December 27, 2019 at 3:25 am

    It looks the 15 mile Highline Trail hike is a point to point. So you need transportation back from Swiftcurrent Trailhead back to Logan Pass Visitor Center. Am I understanding that correctly? Thank you!

  14. Mark Adams on December 27, 2019 at 3:27 am

    I’ve been to almost all the US & Canadian Nat’l parks. Stayed in all the Hotels and camp grounds; I hiked all over Glacier through the 70s-80s. It’s the best Nat’l Park. Great vid, Ty for posting.

  15. Retro Game Ninja on December 27, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Thank you for this video! I have been wanting to get to Wyoming and Montana since I was just a child, now 38! My wife told me to plan it for 2021. Thanks for all the great information. From NJ here.

  16. Jason Wiser on December 27, 2019 at 3:32 am

    I never disagreed with the Glaciers receding. The Wind Rivers hold over 100 glaciers all of which are nearly gone, or receding. It’s very sad, but there are other environmental tragedies all over the world that humans can definately fight, but unfortunately, in my opinion, too many people still just don’t care. I did really like the evidence in photographs of just how much they really are receding. I just don’t believe that they are going to be gone by 2020. We’re coming right up on it.

  17. Em Ker on December 27, 2019 at 3:33 am

    Thank you for sharing this video. Wow, I need to make plans to visit this place asap.

  18. Chris C on December 27, 2019 at 3:33 am

    this was AWESOME! Truly GREAT JOB You could easily do a special for PBS!

  19. Ambar Saha on December 27, 2019 at 3:35 am

    This is the best documentary video I have ever watched on Glacier National Park. and you helped many of us who is planning to visit Glacier National Park for the first time. You’ve already clarified many queries through this video but I have one question left. If want to visit only Lower Grinnell lake overlook then is there a separate trail? or I should head towards Grinnel Glacier trail? and if it is Grinnell Glacier trail then how far I have hike to get the top view of Grinnell Lake. Also I am travelling alone and ranger’s led hike has already filled up. is it advisable to hike the trail alone? Thank you once again 🙂

  20. aperron18 on December 27, 2019 at 3:37 am

    so the best time to go is late june/early july so roads are not closed?

  21. Tour on Roads on December 27, 2019 at 3:37 am

    nice video

  22. C Q on December 27, 2019 at 3:37 am

    Excellent and very well done. Good about the receding glaciers near the end. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Raymond Sue on December 27, 2019 at 3:38 am

    cant wait to come to the US to visit the national parks

  24. Cindy S on December 27, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Awesome! We just got back from our second trip to GNP. Great job capturing the highlights. I especially enjoyed seeing Bowman Lake since the parking lot was full when we visited. It would be great if you added Crypt Lake. But I guess it’s hard to capture them all. Great job!

  25. may day on December 27, 2019 at 3:40 am

    100% better than Any beach.

  26. John on December 27, 2019 at 3:40 am

    Thanks for sharing this. Glacier is also my favorite National Park. I have been visiting Glacier annually for 45 years with few exceptions and unfortunately, this year was one of them. This video allowed me to reminisce about my many journeys, but I must admit I have not hiked nearly as much as you. I’m getting a bit long in the tooth to try the longer hikes, but I still have a few years of canoeing and fishing left (I hope) surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. I am planning on moving to Montana to one of the communities just west of Glacier. If the fates be willing, I hope to end my days and lay my bones among the mountains.
    Among the best nights I ever spent, were those I spent in the mountains viewing the stars from my bed roll and falling asleep to the sounds of a gurgling stream.

  27. Kenneth Simmons on December 27, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Thank you, I enjoyed this video immensely. The scenery in the western US is spectacular, I have seen the 14k peaks mountains in western Colorado, spent 2 weeks in Alaska, traveled through Oregon and Washington and plan on visiting Montana in 2020. Ultimately, I plan to relocate to the western US next year.

  28. A O on December 27, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Your videos really helped improve my first trip to Glacier. Great quality.

  29. Madden Master on December 27, 2019 at 3:42 am

    climb I ..dawson pass 1967 …

  30. Nedyalko Ketev on December 27, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Beautiful movie.Great job! Thanks for the info!

  31. Trần Uyên on December 27, 2019 at 3:47 am

    Thank you for sharing the beauty of the park. Would you please let us know what is the best time to visit the park and if we need a guide for our trip who may I would contact and the asking price?

  32. Kristina on December 27, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Great vid! Very informative!

  33. Short Sleeves on December 27, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Great video! Thanks for making it.

  34. Richard Ray on December 27, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Great thanks so much

  35. Fred Hausch on December 27, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Informative – Very well done!

  36. Gus Garcia on December 27, 2019 at 3:52 am

    Been there, not very HC Accessible, the park lacks a lot compared to Grand Canyon NP for the Handicapped.

  37. Cory Stansbury on December 27, 2019 at 3:53 am

    This is one of my favorite parks and you do a wonderful job of capturing it. Thanks so much.

  38. Julie Royal on December 27, 2019 at 3:56 am


  39. Rick Vega on December 27, 2019 at 3:57 am

    Excellent video/information. Thank you for all your time. You are a great story teller.

  40. Diane Morgan on December 27, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Thank you, for such an amazing, informative, and beautifully photographed, video! It was a true pleasure!

  41. mary clarke on December 27, 2019 at 3:58 am

    omg millions of years? darwin did a great job,,,,

  42. LangeLS Sing Praise on December 27, 2019 at 4:01 am

    Wow GORGEOUS 😍❤️🏔️🏞️🌲🌄🦅

  43. myelene1778 on December 27, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Wow thank you for your efforts making this video!

  44. Tsar Trail on December 27, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Great video!

  45. J Walk on December 27, 2019 at 4:04 am

    Thank you for the very informative video. Was in glacier in early August and your video was spot on.

  46. Jack hendron on December 27, 2019 at 4:04 am

    The lichens are likely to be like.. hundreds of years old.

  47. George Upham on December 27, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Can’t wait to move back home. Glacier Park is next door.

  48. Carbon is Good Productions on December 27, 2019 at 4:06 am

    Glaciers come n go…then come back. Don’t worry, be happy!

  49. Keith Oie on December 27, 2019 at 4:06 am

    I absolutely loved this documentary for my class!

  50. Danny Landrum on December 27, 2019 at 4:08 am

    What people don’t realize is that a mama moose with a fawn is MORE dangerous than a brownie sow with cubs, and a brownie sow is quite dangerous. Also, more importantly, as someone who lives here and hikes the park a lot, beware that it is *very* "Darwin-friendly", meaning that it’s very easy to fall and die – very few barriers on cliffs, so take extra special care, particularly with kids and elderly, and especially on the highline / haystack trail. People die every year up here from falls – way way more than from bears or other wildlife.

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