Full Day Whitewater Rafting Glacier Park Trip with Lunch
About this Trip
Spend a full day rafting Glacier National Park’s Wild and Scenic border river, the Middle Fork Flathead, with our highly trained, friendly, and entertaining, interpretive river guides. They love what they do and you’ll love tackling the river’s iconic whitewater section — 9 named rapids — with them.
Adult Price: $152
Child Price: $124 (5 years-12 years)
Other Price: 8% River User Fee and gratuity not included.
Dates & Details
Times: 9:45 am, daily from 6/13 to 9/5.
Trip Duration: Approximately 5-6 hours, depending on river flows.
In the morning, float a remote, relaxing stretch of river. Then, around noon, your guide selects a secluded spot for a delicious, buffet style lunch. We’re known for our amazing riverside lunches. Our kitchen sources locally and organically whenever possible, and you’ll taste the difference.
After lunch, explore the whitewater of the John F. Stevens Canyon. These nine named rapids are typically rated class II and III. This is a fun and splashy adventure through pristine, glacially fed waters! Finally, float beneath Glacier’s historic Old Belton Bridge. Your adventure ends in West Glacier with a 5 minute bus ride back to our campus.
What To Bring
You’re gonna get wet, and it’s gonna be fun! We have all of the safety gear that you’ll need. View our packing list to find out what else to bring.
Safety is always the #1 priority. Guides undergo training in river rescue techniques, first aid, and more. Many guides return year after year. If conditions call for wetsuits and river shoes, or if you would prefer to wear splash gear, it is always available at no extra cost. Helmets are mandatory.
Additional Trip Details
The More You Know
Over the course of the day, you’ll learn more about Glacier National Park, the neighboring Bob Marshall Wilderness complex, this area’s historical and cultural considerations, flora and fauna, environmental concerns, river ecology, and much, much more. 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 and ecologically-sound practices. As we like to say, you won’t know if you don’t go! Go with us.
You help paddle your raft by following your guide’s simple commands.
Rafting Glacier National Park: FAQ
- Wetsuits, splash guards, and booties are available at no extra cost. Our life jackets accommodate up to 58″ chest. Wetsuits available in sizes up to 4XL.
- Typically, the full day floats from Paola to West Glacier on the Middle Fork Flathead River, but river conditions may warrant an itinerary change.
- The length of the trip also depends on the river flow. In June through early July, full day trips return around 3:00 PM. Then, in mid-July through early August, return time is around 3:30 PM. Finally, mid-August to the end of season, return time is around 4:00 PM.
Meeting Notes: This trip departs at 9:45 AM. Please check-in at our office 30 minutes prior to departure, at 9:15. Click on directions for how to find us.
Age Limits: Minimum ages for children will depend on the flow of the river, but generally speaking, there is a rafting trip for every age and ability between 3 and 103! Ages 3 and up for our scenic trips. Minimum age of 5 and a minimum weight of 50 pounds for our whitewater trips. These minimums may be higher if the river levels are higher, as they often are in the early summer. Be sure to call the office to inquire: 406-387-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org