Water activity

Montana: Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Trip

Water activity

Montana: Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Trip

From US$ 98.66 per person

Whitewater raft Glacier National Park's wild and scenic border river with an expert river-guide. Rapids are class 2 and 3 on a scale of 1-5.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Take in stunning views of Glacier National Park
  • Adventure through 9 named class 2 and 3 rapids on the middle fork of the Flathead River
  • Learn more about the area's culture, history, flora and fauna, environmental concerns, river ecology, and more
Full description
Enjoy an exciting half-day Glacier National Park whitewater rafting trip on the middle fork section of the Flathead River. Manoeuvre the raft through 9 different rapids by following the simple paddle commands of the guide. The trip winds about 8 miles through the John F. Stevens Canyon. The rapids are rated class 2 and 3, making for a fun and splashy family-friendly whitewater rafting adventure. Arrive 30 minutes prior to departure and check-in at the office before meeting your friendly river guides. Leave your belongings in your car and your car keys for you at the front desk. Next, take a short 10-minute bus ride to the river. Your guide will launch the boat there, give you safety instructions, and you'll begin floating down the beautiful river. The journey starts on a 4-mile mellow section of the river, giving you plenty of time to learn to paddle and to adjust to being on the water. The rapids come on the second 4 miles of the trip and photographs of each boat are taken in the rapid named Bonecrusher. The raft will stop periodically to let you jump in and experience a dip in glacial water if you choose. You'll float under Glacier National Park's historic Belton Bridge towards the end of the trip. At the end of the trip, it's a short walk back from the river to the local partner's office in the village of West Glacier. The length of the trip depends on the river flow. In June through early July, it lasts about 2.5 hours, from mid-July to early August, about 3 hours, and from mid-August through the end of the season, approximately 3.5 hours. Safety and fun are the top priorities. Guides undergo training in river rescue techniques, first aid, and more. Many guides return year after year. If conditions call for wetsuits, fleece, and river shoes, or if you would prefer to wear splash gear, it is always available at no extra cost. Helmets and life jackets are mandatory and provided.
  • Professional river guide
  • Helmets and life jackets
  • Cold weather gear if under 70 degrees; booties are $5 once wetsuits are no longer required
  • Fleece and splash jackets
  • Transportation to the river
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet at Glacier Raft Company in the village of West Glacier, in between the gas station and the Canadian Visitor Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash
  • Clothes that can get dirty
  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
  •  You must weigh a minimum of 50lbs to participate
  •  Your river guide will take you from the check-in point to the river on a bus
  •  Food and drinks are not included in the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 70 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money

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This is an amazing way to spend the day if your in GNP! The route is incredibly beautiful and the whitewaters are perfect for any age (myself being 62, my grandson(22) and his girlfriend(20). Our guide Andy was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and so nice. Far warning it’s absolutely a full body work out and the water will shock you awake no doubt, but an awesome experience! Thank you so much Andy for making those few hours so fun and interactive! - See you next time The Dream Team Birmingham, AL

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August 5, 2022

Our guide Jake was AMAZING! He was a wealth of knowledge about birds, fish, and the park. He was engaging and funny - if / when we go back we all want to do an overnight with him. The rafting trip gives you a whole different view of the park - well worth your time and money.

August 29, 2021

It was a relatively awkward trek down the river. Guide did a great job navigating the water and keeping us all in the boat, but appeared to be very uncomfortable with people. Scenery was magnificent and worth every penny. River was low enough that the rapids weren't too crazy. It was quiet, peaceful with moments of excitement sprinkled in. Would totally do it again.

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August 27, 2021

Product ID: 369251