Price Adult: $87.00 Price Child: $87.00 (10-12 years of age) Other Price: 7% User Fee or gratuity not included.
SPECIAL! If you have other trips booked with us, receive a 10% discount on this whitewater rafting trip. Just give us a call! Not valid in conjunction with a stay at the Glacier Guides Lodge.
Rafting Trip in Glacier Park Details
Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush on the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River on our Thrillseeker whitewater rafting trip in Glacier Park! With just 4-6 people on board a super small raft, super huge thrills are guaranteed.
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, along the southwestern boundary of Glacier National Park. The rapids are typically rated class II and III, making for a fun and splashy whitewater rafting adventure!
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Be sure to wear clothes you won’t mind getting wet. See our Packing List – Day Trips page for more information about what you will need for the trip.
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.
Trips depart rain or shine.
Thrillseeker Rafting Trip in Glacier Park Meeting Notes
Departures are at 9:15 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM, 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:15 PM. Please check into our office 30 minutes prior to the departure time. We are located 1.5 miles west of West Glacier on Highway 2. Look for our Glacier Guides and Montana Raft sign on the north side of the highway, between mile marker 151 and 152. You’ll see our blue bus, too!
WANT TO GO RAFTING TODAY OR TOMORROW? GREAT! CALL US AT 406-387-5555 OR E-MAIL INFO@GLACIERGUIDES.COM. ONLINE BOOKINGS AREN’T AVAILABLE FOR NEXT DAY AND DAY OF RAFTING. SEE YOU SOON!
For the Thrillseeker trip, we require children to be 10 years of age or older. For other rafting trips, minimum ages for children will depend on the flow of the river. 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
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.