Half Day Whitewater Rafting Glacier National Park
About this Trip
Enjoy our exclusive Half Day Glacier National Park whitewater rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Why is our trip special? The small number of rafters– not more than 9 — allows for a more intimate experience with the river and a lighter, uncrowded boat. Paddle and become part of the crew that maneuvers the raft through the 9 named rapids by following the simple commands of the guide. Or, if you’d rather sit back and relax on this federally protected Wild and Scenic River, that’s great, too! The trip winds about 8 miles through the John F. Stevens Canyon. The rapids are typically rated class II and III, making for a fun and splashy whitewater rafting adventure!
Adult Price: $79.00
Child Price: $59.00 (5 years-12 years)
Other Price: 8% River User Fee
Guide Tip: Industry rate is 18-20% (not included in price)
May 6th — June 14th: 10:15 AM, 2:15 PM
June 15th — June 30th: 10:15 AM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM
July 1st — August 18th: 9:15 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM.
August 19th — September 4th: 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM
September 5th — September 17th: 2:15 PM
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
Trip Duration: Approximately 3 hours, see details below.
If you have other trips booked with us, receive a 10% discount on this whitewater rafting trip. Just give us a call! Excludes Glacier Guides Lodge or Guest House.
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. Read on to find out what else to bring. Hint: not much, and nothing you can’t be parted from.
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
Arrive at 30 minutes prior to departure to meet your guide and get fitted for lifejackets, helmets, and any other necessary equipment. If you have an epi-pen or other medication, your guide can stow it safely for you in a dry bag. Next, take a short bus ride — approximately 20 minutes — to the river put in. Your guide will launch the boat there and you’ll be floating down the stunning Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River!
The trip starts off on a mellow section of the river, giving you plenty of time to learn to paddle and to adjust to being on the water. The rapids come towards the end of the trip, and photographs of each boat are taken in the rapid called Bonecrusher. Float under Glacier National Park’s historic Belton Bridge towards the end of the trip. Your guide will take the raft out of the water in West Glacier. From there, it’s a 5 minute bus ride back to where you started.
The length of the trip depends on the river flow. In June through early July, trips last about 2.5 hours. Mid-July through early August, about 3 hours. Mid-August through the end of season, approximately 3.5 hours.
No experience necessary.
No maximum weight, but must be able to buckle a 58″ chest life jacket. We have wetsuits in sizes up to 4XL.
Trips depart rain or shine.
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 email@example.com
Please check into our office 30 minutes prior to the departure time. Click on directions for how to find us.