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Concessioner Selected for Operation of Guided Day Hiking and Backpacking

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Date: May 3, 2007
Contact: Jan Knox, 406 888-7908
Contact: Melissa Wilson, 406 888-7895

WEST GLACIER, MONT. – National Park Service (NPS) officials announce a new concession contract for guided day hiking and backpacking services in Glacier National Park has been awarded to Glacier Guides, Inc. The new concession contract will expire December 31, 2016.  

Glacier Guides, Inc. (formerly Glacier Wilderness Guides) is owned by Cris Coughlin, Randy Gayner and Denny Gignoux. Glacier Guides, Inc. has held an authorization for similar services since 1983. Glacier Guides, Inc., doing business as Montana Raft Company, also operates guided river rafting on the North and Middle Forks of the Flathead River under permit from the U.S. Forest Service.

For information on Glacier Guides’ services, contact Glacier Guides at (406) 387-5555 or (800) 521-7238.


Did You Know?

Lake McDonald

Lake McDonald is the largest lake in the park with a length of 10 miles and a depth of 472 feet. The glacier that carved the Lake McDonald valley is estimated to have been around 2,200 feet thick.