So many of our guides at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft grew up on Glacier National Park’s borders as kids, or visited on their summer vacations. These days, we’re amazed by how many of our guides HAVE kids … to say nothing of the guides that have grandchildren! In our collective experience, there’s nothing quite like a family friendly Glacier National Park rafting trip. And we have a lot of experience in this department.
We have guided family friendly Glacier National Park rafting trips since 1987. Working in conjunction with the Forest Service, our raft trips are on the North and Middle Forks of the Flathead River, the original Wild and Scenic River. These forks form Glacier’s southwestern borders, and offer intimate glimpses into the park’s interior from the comfort of the boat. Whether you’re looking for a little whitewater or a perfectly flat scenic float, we’d love to take you out on our beloved Flathead River. If you’re up for overnight adventure, we highly recommend discovering the joys of multi day family friendly Glacier National Park rafting adventures.
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! We do have a minimum age of 5 for our whitewater trips and 3 for our scenic trips.
Safety is always our #1 priority. Our guides undergo rigorous training each year in river rescue techniques, wilderness first aid, and more. Many of our guides return to us year after year, decade after decade. Our new guides are required to run hundreds of miles of the Flathead River before they can graduate from our Guide School. We carry radios on all of our raft trips. All of our equipment is state of the art and impeccably maintained. If conditions call for wetsuits and river shoes, or if you would prefer to wear splash gear, it is always available at no cost.