Glacier Guides and Montana Raft: About Us

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft’s Mission

At Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, our mission is to provide exceptional active travel vacations and experiences in and around Glacier National Park while preserving and protecting Glacier’s unique ecosystem using the best available ecologically sound practices.

Who Are We?

We are your Glacier National Park rafting, hiking, fishing, and biking guides.

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft was founded in 1983 to provide ecologically sensitive backcountry guiding and interpretation in Glacier National Park. In those days there were just three of us, but four years later we expanded to include rafting on the area’s two Wild and Scenic rivers. Rafting lead us into fishing, and then we obtained a permit to guide on the Smith River, too. In 2010 we built the Glacier Guides Lodge to give our guests an eco-friendly lodging option in West Glacier. Then we added a vacation rental to give families and groups a larger, also eco-friendly, lodging option. Our latest addition is guiding biking tours of Glacier when the roads are closed to vehicle traffic. We thrive on change!

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft owners

Randy Gayner, Mark O’Keefe, Denny Gignoux – Glacier Guides and Montana Raft owners

Our Guides

Today, with more than eighty guides and support people on our staff, we provide the area’s most comprehensive and professional rafting, hiking, backpacking, fishing, biking, equipment rental, and lodging services. At Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, we owe our success to our staff. We’re not just a company, we’re friends. Many of our guides are students or teachers in the off-season. Others ski, hike, bike, fish, or raft professionally in other parts of the country. All are dedicated outdoors people who hone their skills constantly, sharing hard won insights with you. You can meet our guides here.

As we like to say: “You won’t know if you don’t go.”

Interested In Joining The Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Team?

We hire outgoing, energetic, safety focused, fun-loving folks who love the outdoors and like to work hard. Using the “Apply for a Job” link at the bottom of our website, upload a cover letter, resume and several references. Let us know about your experience, why you want to join our team, and what you love about Glacier National Park. Not sure you have the experience to be a guide? Ask about our support positions.