Private Rafting Trips Glacier National Park
About this Trip
If you crave adventure, the Middle Fork, with its thrilling class II-III whitewater section, is for you! Both trips offer unique, amazing views into Glacier’s interior. 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!
Enjoy Scenic Floats in Glacier National Park, on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Relax and rejuvenate on this peaceful stretch of Wild and Scenic river with our friendly, interpretive river guides. Make memories to keep for a lifetime!
This rafting experience is appropriate for nearly all ages and abilities. Your guide will command the raft without your assistance, while you look for elk, moose, and eagles. Scenic floats are typically on a relaxed current with little to no splash, and no paddling. You’re likely to stay completely dry, except for your feet as you enter and exit the raft. If you don’t have appropriate river sandals, we’re happy to lend you a pair of river booties, free of charge.
Price: $832 per boat-Half Day Trips, $1,416 per boat-Full Day Whitewater Trips, 8 person max
Other Price: 8% River User Fee (not included in price)
Guide tip: Industry rate is 18-20% (not included in price)
Dates: Scenic floats available May – mid October. Whitewater adventures available May – early September. Availability is dependent on river levels.
Times: 10:30 AM, 2:30 PM Please call our office at 406-387-5555 or email email@example.com to arrange the perfect private rafting trip in Glacier experience for you and yours! Advance reservations are required.
Difficulty: Easy or Moderate, Family Friendly
Trip Duration: Between 2 – 4 hours, depending on river levels.
Age Limits: 3 and up for Scenic Floats, 5 and up for Whitewater, with seasonal limitations – see more info below
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 full packing list for additional information.
Additional Trip Information
What To Expect On A Private Whitewater Adventure
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 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.
What To Expect On A Private Scenic Float
Arrive at 30 minutes prior to launch to meet your guide and get fitted for lifejackets 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. At launch time, take a short bus ride — approximately 5 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!
You’ll pass through a steep, walled canyon. Views from river right are of Glacier National Park. A highlight is passing through where the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River come together to form the southern tip of Glacier National Park. Your guide will take the raft out of the water just past the confluence, at Blankenship Bridge. From there, it’s about a 15 minute bus ride back to where you started.