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Glacier Scenic Float On The Middle Fork River

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3 Hour Duration
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The duration of this trip may vary depending on the season and river flows
Scenic River Float
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Less rapids means more time to sit back, relax, and just enjoy the views
Family Friendly
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No experience is necessary, great for first-timers and family groups.


Embark on a breathtaking 2-3 hour scenic rafting float down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. You'll depart from the picturesque town of West Glacier for a relaxing trip down a gorgeous canyon over beautiful glacial waters.

Your highly trained guide will lead you through nature's untouched beauty, surrounded by towering mountains and lush forests. The Middle Fork, renowned for its crystal-clear waters, offers a relaxing and engaging experience suitable for ages 2+ and all skill levels.

Search for elk, eagles, river otters, and more. Your guide will share fascinating insights into the region's rich history, wildlife, and geology. Marvel at the panoramic views of Glacier National Park's rugged landscapes, and keep your camera ready.

This scenic float guarantees moments of serenity and awe as you drift along this pristine waterway. Prepare to be captivated by the natural wonders of the Middle Fork and create memories to last a lifetime.

Interested in Whitewater Rafting?

If you're looking for more excitement check out a half-day whitewater rafting trip to experience the thrill of class II to class III whitewater on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River through the John Stevens Canyon and 9 separate class-rated rapids.

What's Included

River Guide
Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
Wetsuit (if necessary)
Transportation to/from river
Optional Gratuity
Food & Drink
Professional Photos
Additional Purchases

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this trip last?
This trip lasts between 3 hours depending on the time of year and conditions. In early season (May and early June) the water is running high and trips move quicker with less paddling. In the late season (July-Sept) the water levels are lower and the float takes more time.
What river will we be rafting on?
The scenic float is on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. You'll float 5.5 miles from West Glacier to the Blankenship Bridge on the park's southwesternmost point.
Is the meeting point in Glacier National Park?
The meeting point for this tour is NOT inside Glacier National Park (no park passes required) and this stretch of river creates the southern boundary of the park. As a day activity, you should consider this a part of the Glacier National Park experience, but for travel planning purposes you will technically remain outside of park boundaries for the entirety of the trip. The Middle Fork of the Flathead River, along with the South and North Forks, are each nationally recognized Wild & Scenic Rivers, totaling three of five designations in the state of Montana.
Will we get wet on the scenic float?
While you'll mostly be staying dry on the scenic float your feet will get wet and you might get a splash or two when going through some riffles. Tell your guide if you want to stay as dry as possible.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 3 years old
It is your responsibility to be aware of inherent risks involved and evaluate your level of fitness and health
You will be required to read and sign an assumption of risk form prior to any trip
Photos will be taken and are available for sale on the majority of our trips
Your tour costs are refundable if canceled 24 hours before the tour departure. If booking using the Book Now, Pay Later option, the 5% deposit is non-refundable under all circumstances.

Quick Facts

Glacier Park

3h 00min

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Itinerary • 3h 00min • 4 activities

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Meet your guides, get your PFD, gear and prepare for the journey ahead.

15 minutes
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A quick drive through West Glacier and your friendly, local guide will get you on your raft and ready to go.

12 minutes
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A relaxing float on the gorgeous Middle Fork of the Flathead. Search for river otters, elk, bald eagles and more as your guide navigates the river. ~2 to 2.5 hours depending on flows.

2 hours
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Wind down the journey by hopping back on land and walking into West Glacier to be shuttled back to your car.

15 minutes