What's The Difference Between Yellowstone & Glacier  

At Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, we like to say if you’re lucky enough to live in Montana, you’re lucky enough! Montana boasts two gorgeous National Parks, being Glacier National Park, which also dips into Canada, and Yellowstone National Park, which is also in Idaho and Wyoming. Yellowstone was founded March 1st, 1872, making it… Read more »

Locally Owned & Operated: Glacier National Park  

There’s a lot to think about when vacationing somewhere you’ve never been. Like how close you want to be to town, what activities you want to do, the best restaurants and food you’ve got to try. But more important than that, you want to make sure your money is going to the right places and… Read more »

Wedding 101: Getting Married In and Around Glacier National Park  

The search for the perfect wedding venue can be the best part of the planning process. In our opinion, anything in NW Montana within spitting distance of Glacier National Park is the exact definition of “perfect wedding.” However, getting married in a National Park can prove to have it’s own challenges — permits, prices, road… Read more »

BEAT THE HEAT RAFTING GLACIER NATIONAL PARK’S BORDER RIVER  

One of the best parts about summer is the warm weather and somewhat carefree attitude everyone seems to carry. The first couple of weeks, the heat isn’t so bad. If you’re in Montana, you likely endured a long, cold winter, followed by a long, wet, spring. Finally July comes around and you’re itching for some… Read more »

Why You Shouldn't Cancel Your Trip in Glacier National Park Due To Rain  

There are plenty of reasons to not cancel your trip to Glacier National Park, and unfavorable weather is certainly a big one. The weather is always unpredictable on the Continental Divide, which bisects Glacier National Park and at Glacier Guides Montana Raft, we explore in every type — because there’s beauty to see even on… Read more »

Plan My Trip To Glacier National Park: May Edition  

What To Do For 5 Days in May You’re ready to explore, you’ve been dying to go rafting for years, you have seen photos of people biking Going-To-The-Sun Road and want to try it out yourself. And it just so happens, you’re extremely free and ready to roam in May. As luck would have it,… Read more »

Leave No Trace and Glacier National Park  

If you’re anything like us, you’re getting ready for summer and you’re already planning that trip to Glacier National Park. Visit Glacier Guides where you can raft, hike, fish, bike or stay with us while you’re in town.  While you plan that trip, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with Leave No Trace and best… Read more »

Glacier National Park Vehicle Reservations  

Summer 2022 at GNP will be the 2nd consecutive year where ticketed entry is required. We chatted with the National Park Service and got all the ins and outs about what to expect and have outlined it here.

Plan My Trip to Glacier National Park: Winter Edition  

Let us start off by saying, there is a whole other level of beauty in Glacier in the winter. There’s just something about waking up to see snowy mountains in the brisk morning air. Or watching the alpenglow along the Lake McDonald skyline in the early evening light.

How to Horseback Ride and Raft Glacier National Park  

We recommend our fellow Glacier National Park concession partner, Swan Mountain Outfitters, for horseback riding in and around Glacier National Park. Ride horses in the park, then go rafting with us!

Fall 2021 In Glacier National Park  

Here’s what else you need to know as you plan ahead and prepare for your fall 2021 in Glacier National Park.

What To Expect In Glacier Park: Fall 2020  

Glacier Park Fall 2020 Expectations Last week, Glacier National Park issued a news release about what to expect in Glacier Park during Fall 2020. Our big takeaways are:  #1 No more potable water at Logan Pass after September 11, 2020. So be sure to fill up before you head up! #2 Going to the Sun… Read more »

Glacier National Park Adventures In The Time of COVID-19  

How We’re Preparing For A Safe Season With You: Glacier National Park Adventures In The Time of COVID-19 Updated 7-1-2020. Montana’s famous wide open spaces have always been good for the soul, but in times of pandemic, they’ve been good for infection rates, too. Here at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, we are committed to… Read more »

Plan My Trip To Glacier National Park: The September Edition – Updated for 2021  

Glacier Park In September Ah, Glacier Park in September. As the sun’s angle shifts, the mood here does, too. Everything goes golden and slows down. It’s an amazing and relaxing time of the year to visit. Let’s plan out the perfect Glacier Park in September itinerary! Note: this is a general itinerary for September. Specific… Read more »

Virtual Adventuring In Glacier National Park  

We encourage you to get outside! Even a 10-15 minute walk or ride in the fresh air is good for your mind and your body.

3 Perfect Days in West Glacier, Glacier National Park, Montana | Glacier Guides and Montana Raft  

If you’re coming to Glacier National Park, we recommend a lifetime to explore it. But if you don’t have quite that much time, here’s what we suggest for 3 Perfect Days in West Glacier.

Winter Wonderland  

It isn’t the thousands of icicles hanging precipitously from the cliffs of Mt. Cannon. And it’s not the white blankets on the ancient green cedars. It isn’t even the magic of hiking through a snow shower.

Iceberg Lake in September  

The best time to visit Glacier is autumn, of course, if you’re a hiker. With a bit of planning and preparation for the possibility of wintry weather and the definite lack of services, you’ll be greatly rewarded by fall hiking in Glacier National Park.

Glacier National Park On Memorial Day Weekend  

It’s almost the last weekend in May. And you know what that means. Time to load up the gear and the rig, and get yourself to the Crown of the Continent. Then what? We’ve got you covered in Glacier National Park on Memorial Day Weekend.

Hiking Dawson-Pitamakan  

The Dawson-Pitamakin Loop in the Two Medicine Area of Montana’s Glacier National Park is a stunning 18 mile adventure.

Fall in Glacier National Park Will Knock Your Socks Off.  

Fall in Glacier National Park is absolutely, without a doubt, one of my favorite places to spend the fall. Since fall seems to be descending on our corner of Montana a little early this year, I’ve had a chance to get out and enjoy Glacier in all of it’s fall splendor. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to see in Glacier National Park during the fall.