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Glacier National Park
Trip Overview
Glacier National Park is considered by many to be among the most beautiful mountain regions of the world. Situated along the Canadian Border with Alberta, Glacier is nestled within the Lewis & Livingston Ranges of Montana’s Rocky Mountains. Jagged peaks rise to dizzying elevations and then drop into lush, glacially carved lakes and valleys. Mountains are usually capped in snow year-round and the valleys host deep forests of Engelmann Spruce, Douglas Fir and Western Larch. The park is a photographer’s playground with two unique mountain rangers, over 130 lakes and a completely intact ecosystem known as the “Crown of the Continent Ecosystem” which features the same unspoiled plant and animal species that were there at the time of European contact.

On this trip we’ll travel to Glacier in the summer months to take advantage of abundant flora such as Glacier’s signature Beargrass and wildflowers blooms such as Indian Paintbrush, Glacier Lily and Fireweed. The longer days of summer equal longer magic-hour photography sessions in the mornings and evenings. Glacier is vibrant and brimming with life this time of year as it’s many microclimates usually only have about three months without snow-cover. The wildlife is active this time of year and the skies are dramatic as are the incredible mountain reflections we’ll be able to capture in the parks lakes and rivers.


Explore and photograph Glacier National Park this year with an accomplished landscape & wildlife photographer.

You’ll photograph iconic park spots such as the Going-to-the-Sun Road and breathtaking Lake MacDonald with its jagged mountain backdrop. Explore and photograph the alpine artistry of Many Glacier as well as catch St. Mary’s Lake at sunrise which may be one of the most photogenic lakes in the world!

Glacier National Park is a visual cornucopia and one of the most surreal and colorful places on the planet. Its stunning peaks, roaring waterfalls, brilliant night skies and summer storms allow for virtually endless photographic possibilities. You’ll gain a wealth of knowledge about the history of the park as well as the flora and fauna plus leave your trip with an impressive collection of new images.

Join Backcountry Journeys this year for the trip of a lifetime to Glacier National Park, Montana: “The Last Best Place”.
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Please note: We are excited to offer both a standard and “hiker” version of this trip for photographers who like to get out and hike! Not sure which one suits you best? Give us a call at 928-478-1521 or fill out the "Ask a Question" form!

Glacier National Park

6 Days / 5 Nights

Price: from $3795 double occupancy
+$550 single occupancy

Deposit: $1000

Fitness Level: 1-2
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Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 6 nights lodging

Fly In/Out: Kalispell Glacier International Airport (FCA)

For more information on this trip, please give us a call Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm Mountain Time: 928-478-1521.
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Trip Details
Physical Requirements (for “hiker” trips)
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to hike 4-7 miles per day with a daypack.


Group Size
We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.


Accommodation
We will be staying in comfortable lodges in and around Glacier National Park.


Meals
Most meals are included during the trip dates and we typically eat at park lodges in the evening as well as a hand picked local restaurants. We often do snacks on the trail and then return for a late breakfast during photography trips as we are often out early to capture the morning light.


Weather
Expect warm pleasant days with cold mornings and nights. The weather can prove unpredictable in the Northern Rockies and can change on a moments notice. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.


Price Includes
Most meals, ground transportation, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide.


Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, guide & staff gratuities.

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  • Dramatic Mountain Landscapes
Jagged peaks rise to dizzying elevations and then drop into lush, glacially carved lakes and valleys. Glacier's stunning peaks, roaring waterfalls, brilliant night skies and summer storms allow for virtually endless photographic possibilities.
  • Learn from a pro!
Get hands on 1:1 instruction from a professional photographer while shooting one of the most colorful places on the planet!
  • Cutting Edge Photography Techniques
Expect to learn everything from basic camera settings for landscape and wildlife photography to more advanced techniques like focus stacking.
  • Small Groups

We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide / instructor.

  • Awesome Meals & Lodging Included
Ask our past guests – one of the best parts about our trips is the food!
  • The BEST Trip Leaders
Our Trip Leaders are photography pros who have been exploring, guiding & photographing for years – you won’t find better trip leaders or instructors anywhere else.
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  • A Great Expereince!

    What a great experience! The trip was well-organized from start to finish. Great photography locations from deep jungle to beach to river boat to night hikes. The schedule kept us busy but never hectic, and the accommodations were super comfortable. Shout out to our guide Ben - we saw so much wildlife! I'd highly recommend a trip with them.


  • In October I traveled with BCJ to Joshua Tree Natl Park for their night sky photography trip. This was my third trip with BCJ and I just reserved another trip. I keep coming back to this company because of the great experiences I'm having. I love the small groups and excellent guides. 


  • This was my first trip with Backcountry Journeys. It was excellent, and I have since booked two more trips. The itinerary, and the guides were excellent.

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"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

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Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

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BACKCOUNTRY JOURNEYS
"Backcountry Journeys offers guests the unique opportunity to explore our natural world from behind their own lens. We run a selection of hand-crafted Photo Tours, Workshops & Safaris to incredible locales such as Yosemite, Alaska, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Hawaii, Utah as well as Botswana & Costa Rica."

- Russ Nordstrand, Backcountry Journeys Founder & Director
All Images & Content are property of Backcountry Journeys - Copyright 2022
CONTACT US
Monday-Friday
8am to 4pm Mountain Time
928-478-1521
adventure@backcountryjourneys.com

TRIP CATALOG

Download our Trip Catalog for detailed information on our many destinations for photography tours, workshops, and safaris.

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