Plan your Vacation to Glacier National Park & Flathead Valley

Trip Packing List

Thank you for choosing Glacier Park and the Belton Chalet for your lodging & hotel in West Glacier, Montana. We want to help you prepare for your Glacier National Park vacation. Here are some suggestions of items that will help keep you comfortable and prepared for what Mother Nature may have in store for you during your visit. Many of these items can be purchased when you arrive from area outdoor stores.

For Hiking

  • Day Pack or Backpack
  • Rain cover for your backpack - or you can line the inside with a trash bag
  • 2 quart sized water bottles or 1 Hydration pack
  • Flashlight and/or Head Lamp (with extra batteries and bulbs)
  • Hiking boots or trail shoes - be sure to break them in before hitting the trail
  • Hiking poles - helps with balance and to relieve knee pressure on the down hills
  • Bear Spray - purchase when you arrive as you can't fly with it
  • Lightweight zip off pants
  • Wool or polypro socks
  • Synthetic sock liners

For Rafting

  • Water sandals or shoes
  • Bathing suit or swim trunks
  • Synthetic wicking shirt and shorts

For Horseback Riding

  • Jeans (or lightweight zip off pants)
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Hat

For the Elements

  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat or ball cap
  • Ear plugs
  • Rain coat and pants (waterproof and breathable)
  • Hat and gloves
  • Polar fleece jacket (especially needed at higher elevations and months outside of July and August)
  • Long underwear - top and bottom, non-cotton (poly pro)
  • Mid-weight fleece top (non-cotton)

For Sightseeing

  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Zoom lens and/or spotting scope

Remember that the weather in the mountains can change rapidly without any warning. It's best to be prepared at all times. Dress in layers - you will be covered in hot and cold weather, wind and rain. We hope these suggestions help you plan for your trip to Glacier National Park, Montana!

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