Morning: Paddle Glacier
On this thrilling Glacier Park rafting experience, everyone gets a “window seat” and has the option to become part of the paddling crew, if they wish!
Time: 9:45 AM meeting time, 10:15 AM launch, May 15 – mid-late June
Trip Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours
Rafting By Morning
Start off your Raft and Bike Glacier National Park adventure with the Paddle portion of the day! Meet at our office at 9:45am for a 10:15am whitewater rafting departure.
Our exclusive Sport whitewater rafting trip explores the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Why is our Sport trip special? Most importantly, the small number of rafters — not more than 9 — allows for a more intimate experience with the river. In addition, anyone who wants a “window seat” on the side of the raft can have one. Also, anyone who wants to become part of the crew that maneuvers the raft through the rapids — following the simple commands of the guide — can do so! Or, if you’d rather sit back and relax, that’s great too. The Sport trip is all about you.
We raft along the southwestern boundary of Glacier National Park, winding through the John F. Stevens Canyon. Rapids are rated class II and III, making for a fun and splashy whitewater rafting adventure!
We return to Glacier Guides and Montana Raft around 1 PM. Enjoy a homemade, delicious to-go lunch in the comfort of our shaded pavilion before preparing for your biking adventure! Hot showers, free Wi-Fi, volleyball, and shopping in our Gear + Gift store are also available.
Raft and Bike Glacier: The More You Know
- Be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet. See our Packing List – Day Trips page for more information about what you will need for the trip.
- Wetsuits and booties, if necessary, are available for no additional cost.
- Helmets are mandatory.
- Minimum age is 10. See below for more details about minimum age requirements and please call our office for more details. 406-387-555
- The length of the trip depends on the river flow. In May and June this trip typically lasts about 2.5 hours.
Meeting Notes: Please check into our office 30 minutes prior to the departure time, at 9:45 AM. Departure is at 10:15 AM. We are located 1.5 miles west of West Glacier on Highway 2. Look for our Glacier Guides and Montana Raft sign on the north side of the highway, between mile marker 151 and 152. You’ll see our blue bus, too!
Safety is always our #1 priority. Our guides undergo rigorous training each year in river rescue techniques, wilderness first aid, and more. Many of our guides return to us year after year, decade after decade. Our new guides are required to run hundreds of miles of the Flathead River before they can graduate from our Guide School. We carry radios on all of our raft trips. All of our equipment is state of the art and impeccably maintained. If conditions call for wetsuits and river shoes, or if you would prefer to wear splash gear, it is always available at no cost.