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Overnight Packing List


* Items marked with an asteriks are what Chalet hikers and Glacier Challenge hikers need to bring. Don't forget to bring a daypack for carrying those items.  

This list is so that you are not left unprepared for the inconsistent and temperamental weather of Glacier Park.


  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Tent 
  •  Backpack*
  • Rain cover for backpack* (or line inside of pack with garbage bag)
  • (Equipment Package rental includes all of the above)
  • 2 quart sized water bottles or 1 camelback *
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries) or headlamp *


  •  Lightweight hiking boots *
  •  2 to 3 pairs of comfortable hiking socks *
  • 1 pair of synthetic liner socks * (help prevent blisters)
  • Sandals for camp/water crossing *
  • Lightweight gaiters (recommended in June and September) 
  • water proof, breathable rain jacket and pant *
  • 1 mid weight fleece top *
  • 1 pair of polar fleece pants (maybe needed in June and September)
  • 1 polar fleece jacket (maybe needed in June and September) *
  • 1 polypro long underwear top *
  • 1 polypro long underwear bottom *
  • Warm hat *
  • Gloves *
  • T-shirt (1 for hiking 1 for camp) *
  • 1 pair of shorts *

 Miscellaneous Essentials

  • Passport to cross US-Canadian border (A U.S. passport, passport card, NEXUS card, Enhanced Drivers License or other Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document is needed in order to enter the U.S. by land or sea.)
  • Ziplock bags (larger size to keep items dry and organized) *
  • Toiletries * (toothbrush, toothpaste etc.  Please bring unscented items to minimize impact on wildlife)
  • Bugspray *
  • Sunscreen *
  • Sun hat or ball cap*
  • Gratuity for guide* (15% is the standard)
  • Park entrance pass or money to purchase one* ($15 per person)

 Optional Items

  • Camera*
  • Binoculars *
  • Trekking Poles* 
  • small hand towel or washcloth*
  • fishing gear



*This list is so that you are not left unprepared for the inconsistent and temperamental weather of Glacier Park.

Clothing and Miscellaneous Essentials

  • T-shirt
  • Quick dry shorts
  • Swimsuit (important to bring when wearing a wetsuit)
  • Polar fleece jacket (for trips in June and September)
  • Polar fleece pant (for trips in June and September)
  • Polypro top
  • Polypro bottom
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • River sandals or sneakers
  • Dry shoes for camp
  • Eyeglass retention strap
  • Extra set of clothes you don't mind getting wet while on raft
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Gratuity for guides (15% is standard)


As always, we provide sleeping bags and Thermarest pads, tents, life jackets, dry bags, wetsuits and water booties free of charge on our rafting trips.


Towel, Small hand towel or washcloth, biodegradable soap, toothbrush, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, binoculars, sun hat, and alcoholic beverages.

Most of these items are available at our main office in our gift and gear store if you forget something.

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P.O. Box 330
West Glacier, MT, 59936
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