About Us

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft’s Mission

What’s the main thing to know about 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.

About Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

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

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft Employees

Who Are We?

We founded Glacier Guides in 1983 to provide ecologically sensitive backcountry guiding and interpretation in Glacier National Park. Back then, there were just three of us! Four years later we added rafting on our Wild and Scenic rivers. Hence: Glacier Guides and Montana Raft.

Rafting led us into fishing, and then we obtained a permit to guide on the Smith River, too. In 2010 we built Glacier Guides Lodge to give our guests an eco-friendly lodging option in West Glacier. Glacier Guides Guest House came along a few years later. Our newest move is guiding bike and e-bike tours of Glacier when the roads are closed to vehicle traffic. We thrive on change!

Today, with more than ninety guides and support workers on staff, we provide Glacier’s most comprehensive, ecologically sensitive, rafting, hiking, fishing, and biking services. We also excel at having a great time together, and sharing that with others.

At Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, we owe our success to our amazing staff. We’re not just a company, we’re friends. Many of our guides are students or teachers in the off-season, balancing their schedules with the summer season here in West Glacier. Others ski, hike, fish, raft or bike professionally in other parts of the country.  All are dedicated outdoors people who hone their skills constantly, sharing hard won insights with our guests and teaching them how to #ProtectGlacier. You can meet our guides here.

We love what we do, and we do it for you. Experience Glacier National Park’s rivers, roads, and trails with us.

Family owned and operated by Denny Gignoux, Whitefish, and Mark O’Keefe, Helena.

Interested in Joining the Guides’ Team?

We hire out-going, energetic, fun-loving folks who love the outdoors and like to work hard. Want to work with us? Use the “Apply for a Job” link at the bottom of our website. You’ll 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! They’re a great way to get started.