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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

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West Glacier, MT, USA
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About Glacier Guides and Montana Raft
Raft. Hike. Fish. Bike. Stay. Glacier Guides and Montana Raft is an eco-conscious company based in West Glacier, Montana, offering whitewater rafting, scenic floating, hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, equipment sales and rentals, and lodging, in and around Glacier National Park. We also operate the quiet, cozy Glacier Guides Lodge at the west entrance to Glacier National Park, and have a charming Guest House available for family escapes. We provide exceptional, interpretive adventures in the Glacier National Park area, while always protecting Glacier’s unique ecosystem. Our focus on safety and preservation is unequaled, and underlined by the fact that Glacier Guides was chosen as the exclusive backpacking guide service in Glacier National Park, by the National Park Service, from 1983 to present. #RaftHikeFishBikeStay #YouWontKnowIfYouDontGo #glacierguidesMTraft
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Full Day Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Adventure
Spend a full day exploring 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.

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.
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5 to 6 hours
from $110.00
Half Day Glacier National Park Whitewater Rafting Trip
Explore Glacier National Park's Wild and Scenic border river, the Middle Fork Flathead, with our highly trained, friendly, interpretive river guides. They love what they do and you'll love tackling the river's iconic whitewater section -- 9 named rapids over about 8 miles -- with them. You'll learn more about Glacier Park, the neighboring Bob Marshall Wilderness, 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.

No experience necessary. No minimum age, but must weigh 50#. No maximum weight, but must be able to buckle a 58" chest life jacket. Trips depart rain or shine. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
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2 to 4 hours
from $67.00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group experience with Glacier Guides from beginning to end was wonderful. Their website makes it a breeze to determine which adventure you want and to register. They were great about answering my questions on line. Customer service is excellent. Tour guide was great. His...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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glacierguidesMT, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Great advice on late season rafting - the views are stunning, the rapids are calmer, as we float Wild and Scenic, undammed rivers. Thank you so much for the extensive review, and the vote of confidence! We love introducing our whitewater rafting guests to Glacier...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We experienced an enjoyable three hours. Alayna (sp?) was incredibly patient and knowledgeable. Knowledgeable because she essentially told an historical story of the stretch of river we were on. Always interesting to a retired teacher of world and American history. And demonstrated the highest level...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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glacierguidesMT, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We love teaching, too, and always enjoy guiding like minded souls down (or up?) the river! Thanks so much for choosing us. Cheers, Courtney

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to have a sunny clear day for our float which enhanced the beauty of our surroundings as we floated along in the river. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable about the area. The scenic float was my favorite activity in the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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glacierguidesMT, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Scenic floats are definitely a favorite Glacier activity of ours, too, especially in the quiet, sunny fall months. We appreciate your taking the time to leave us a review so very much. Cheers, Courtney

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 4 couples on our trip to Glacier and we all did the scenic raft trip, it was one of the highlights of our week long trip to Glacier and Yellowstone! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff, we had Blaine as our guide and he...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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glacierguidesMT, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Scenic float trips = the most relaxing afternoon in Glacier National Park. Thanks for choosing us! Cheers, Courtney

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a cold, slightly rainy day towards the end of September, and we still had a great time on our 1/2 day rafting trip. We had become so used to seeing the park while hiking, it was a nice change to see everything from...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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glacierguidesMT, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We agree - looking into Glacier from the perspective of her Wild and Scenic border rivers is a must do! As is hiking, of course. So great to hear that your experience with us was positive, despite the weather. We always say that whitewater rafting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked my rafting trip about an hour before. They were extremely accommodating. The rafting experience was amazing and the guides were excellent. Would highly recommend rafting with them. Would 100% do it again on my next visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
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glacierguidesMT, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We 100% appreciate this review! Thank you for choosing us. Cheers, Courtney

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend you taking this scenic tour, specially in the fall! The team at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft are an amazing and super friendly group. They took us out in a small bus to the start of our tour and picked us up...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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glacierguidesMT, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Rafting, hiking, fishing, biking in Glacier -- we love to introduce our guests to these pursuits, and more! Thank you so much for choosing us, and for sharing your feedback. Cheers, Courtney

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a half day float in mid October when most people were not on the water, and I must say: it was STUNNING!!! The sun was shining and the weather was sweet. Our guide was wonderfully energetic, warm, and knowledgable, and shared experiences...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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glacierguidesMT, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Uncrowded, sparkly fall waters are our favorites! Thank you so much for your detailed feedback - we appreciate it more than you know. Cheers, Courtney

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All of the staff members at Glacier Guides are amazing! They're friendly, knowledgeable, funny, smart and super welcoming. Not only did we have a great time rafting but they provided us information on an array of other Park activities, tips, tricks and so much more....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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glacierguidesMT, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

10/10 we would love to take you again! Thanks so much for the feedback - we love helping our guests with all parts of their Glacier National Park vacations, not just rafting, hiking, fishing, biking, lodging, equipment rentals, and shuttles. Cheers, Courtney

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we booked the float, the weather wasn’t warm but predicting sunny skies and upper 40s. The day of, the weather rolled in and we were floating down the river with 1/2” of snow on the raft, bundled up with double booties and wetsuits where...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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glacierguidesMT, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We love that your group decided not to let a little weather ruin a day on Glacier's rivers! Be sure to check out the photo of your group we just posted to our Facebook page. Epic! Cheers, Courtney

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Kelsey D
August 25, 2019|
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Response from glacierguidesMT | Property representative |
Especially great for solo hikers and bikers! There is safety in numbers - and fun friends to be made, too.
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Raiza_Diaz
March 19, 2019|
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The biking is downhill on the return, of course, but it is road biking, and we use a stable hybrid road-mountain bike that we've ordered specifically for the Going to the Sun Road! Please call the Glacier Guides and Montana... More
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We are generally open around 7:30am in the summer - see you soon!
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