Marmot Meadows is a beautiful stop on the greater Harding Icefield trail, with excellent views of Exit Glacier. Join a ranger for the hike, and learn a little about glaciers, and the flora and fauna that live nearby.
Available only in June, the ranger-guided hike to Marmot Meadows is offered when snow in the higher elevations to still too deep to allow hikers to finish the entire Harding Icefield Trail. Since some summers are warmer than other, visitors are welcome to continue on past Marmot Meadows to as far as they feel comfortable. The hike to Marmot Meadows usually takes 3-4 hours, and is 2.8 miles round trip. It is considered a strenuous hike because of the steep elevation gain. Good shoes, food, water, and rain gear are a must, and always be "Bear Aware!"
*This is not a traditional "ranger program" in the usual sense. Due to the narrow width of the trail, there are few places which can accommodate a large group to stop and talk.
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