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Whitewater Rafting Glacier - Half Day

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3-Hour Duration
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This trip lasts 2 ½ - 3 ½ hours depending on the season
Glacier National Park
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Located near the West Glacier Entrance to GNP, spend time in the park before or after your trip
Beginner Friendly
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No experience is necessary and great for first-timers or family groups
Class 2-3 Rapids
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Primarily class II-III rapids which make for fun and exciting waves separated by calm sections


Experience the ultimate half-day whitewater raft trip near Glacier National Park! Lasting about 2-3 hours depending on the season, this experience is filled with family-friendly class II-III rapids that guarantee smiles and a fun time for everyone, all with the outstanding backdrop of Glacier.

Your expertly trained guide will provide a safety briefing before you set out for your whitewater adventure down on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. You'll enjoy the spectacular sights of Glacier National Park and the mellow waters during the first section of the float. Then, the canyon will narrow, and the fun will begin! Paddle your small group raft through a series of pools and rapids that bring plenty of excitement but mellow enough for the whole family to enjoy.

Feeling a bit warm on a hot summer day? Jump off the raft and take a quick swim or cool off when the waters are calm and safe!

If you're looking for more fun on the river, our Full-Day Whitewater Raft & Lunch trip will provide you with more scenery and more time on the water. Enjoy a delicious lunch on the riverside before hitting the rapids and ending in West Glacier.

If you prefer a more laid-back float trip, you can sit back and relax with a Scenic Float on the Flathead River.

What's Included

Roundtrip Transportation to/from river
Knowledgeable Guide
Helmet & Wetsuit (if necessary)
Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
Optional Gratuity
Food & Drink
Professional Photos

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does this trip last?
This trip lasts between 2 ½ and 3 ½hours 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.
Which river will we be rafting on?
The whitewater float is on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, one of Montana's Wild and Scenic rivers. You'll run 8 miles of river through the John F. Stevens Canyon with 9 class II-III rapids.
Is whitewater rafting safe?
Whitewater rafting comes with an inherent assumption of risk and it is your responsibility to adequately assess such risks before participating. Professional river guides undergo extensive training and are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to keep both themselves and you safe while on the river.
How likely is it to fall in the river? Will I get hurt?
All whitewater rafting participants assume the risk that they may fall into the river. Consider the time of year when you plan to book and the relative river flows at that time (i.e. you're more likely to fall in during the run-off season). Professionally trained river guides will provide safety instructions prior to departure and are certified in wildness first aid and lifesaving techniques.
What are the river flows currently like?
Rivers flows across Montana will change with the seasons and weather patterns. Traditionally, the early season (May/June) will bring more run-off resulting in faster flows and larger rapids while the later season (July-Sept) can see reduced run-off and slower flows with milder rapids. If you'd like to most current reports please contact Glacier Tourbase directly.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: 6 years old • Minimum Weight: 50 lbs
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
In addition to minimum weight children must have chest diameter of at least 24" in circumference
Minimum age may increase during spring run-off season
Trip duration is dependent on seasonal river flow conditions and may vary
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

Adult Rate

Youth Rate

Itinerary • 3h 00min • 5 activities

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

15 minutes
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Enjoy breathtaking views and scout the rapids you'll be floating in a few minutes. Put in at Moccasin Creek.

20 minutes
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Warm up your paddling skills on a gorgeous and mellow section of the Middle Fork River

45 minutes
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Blast your way down the pool and drop rapids, the highlight of the float

1 hour 15 minutes
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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

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