Glacier National Park: Scenic Float Trip

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Glacier National Park: Scenic Float Trip

From $93 per person

Enjoy a thrilling scenic raft trip down Glacier National Park's Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Relax and unwind on this calm, peaceful stretch of river with a friendly, interpretive river guide. Make memories to keep for a lifetime.

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  • Enjoy a relaxing rafting experience for nearly all ages and abilities
  • Soak in gorgeous views of Glacier National Park from the Flathead River
  • Learn about the history and culture of Glacier Park, the flora and fauna, environmental concerns, river ecology, and more
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Embark on a relaxing rafting trip down the scenic section of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, from West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge. This river forms Glacier National Park's southwestern border. This trip is perfect for those who would like to explore the river but are not interested in a whitewater adventure. This is a relaxing trip for nearly all ages and abilities. Meet your guide and get fitted with lifejackets 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. Then, take a short bus ride to the launch point. Set off from there and begin floating down the stunning Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Pass through a steep, walled canyon and admire stunning views of Glacier National Park. Arrive at the path where the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River converge to form the southern tip of Glacier National Park. Your guide will take the raft out of the water just past the confluence, at Blankenship Bridge. From there, it's about a 15-minute bus ride back to where you started. The length of the trip depends on the flow of the river. In June, the trip is approximately 1.5 hours long. In July and August, the trip is approximately 2 hours long. In September, the trip is approximately 2.5 hours long. Safety is always the number 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.
  • Professional river guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Transportation to and from the river
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off may be available in the West Glacier area - please call in advance to inquire
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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11970 US-2, West Glacier, MT 59936, USA Directions from the West (Whitefish and Columbia Falls): 1. In Whitefish, start on US-93 S (Spokane Ave) – go south 2.2 mi. 2. Turn left at MT-40 – go 4.5 mi. 3. Continue on US-2 through Columbia Falls – go 2.7 mi. 4. Continue on US-2 – go 16 mi. 5. When you pass the KOA campground we are half a mile ahead on the left. 6. Turn left about half a mile after Mile Marker 151. The left turn is directly across from the Crown of the Continent Discovery Center, and is just after a BLUE RAFT on a BLUE BUS and the GLACIER GUIDES AND MONTANA RAFT SIGN. Directions from the East (downtown West Glacier): 1. If coming out of Glacier National Park turn right on US 2. 2. Go 1.5 miles west of West Glacier on US-2. 3. Turn right at the BLUE RAFT on a BLUE BUS and the GLACIER GUIDES AND MONTANA RAFT SIGN.

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  • Trips depart rain or shine
  • Please bring: water bottle, sunscreen, river sandals or sneakers (wetsuit booties are provided at no additional cost if you don’t have the appropriate footwear), fleece jacket/sweater (for trips in May and June or a rainy day), sun hat, waterproof camera, sunglasses, eyeglass retention strap
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4.8 / 5

based on 10 reviews

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Easy process to exchange my voucher at counter since I purchased online. The guides suited me up with a life jacket and checked everyone in and took a short bus trip to the lake. Beautiful scenery of glacier national park, beautiful and colorful rocks! Great floating trip just wish guide was more informative of area. Very peaceful and serene. Definitely will do again.

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July 23, 2019

We had an amazing time! Beautiful country and scenery. Our guide Mary was super fun and knowledgeable!

July 19, 2020

The guide was great he answered all our questions he was very knowledgeable with very high commutative skills he also was very knowledgeable in rafting.

September 10, 2019

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