Rafting in Western Montana + Glacier National Park

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Whitewater Rafting and River Trips

Emily Hall

Whitewater Rafting and River Trips

Note: As of July 1, 2023, Conservation Licenses are required for everyone age 12 and older to access most state lands, including wildlife management areas, fishing access sites and wildlife habitat protection areas. This requirement does not include state parks. Please recreate responsibly. Learn more here.

With calm paths, deep runs and a healthy dose of raging rapids, Western Montana is ideal for a scenic float or a wild whitewater adventure. The Middle Fork of the Flathead River near Glacier National Park and the Alberton Gorge outside of Missoula are both prime whitewater destinations, and there are plenty of flat-water stretches to float, fish and soak up the scenery.

Outfitters throughout the region rent rafts for self-guided trips. But, if you're looking for an adventure with a seasoned guide (something we highly recommend) try one of the rafting companies below.

PLAY IT SAFE!

Montana river conditions can be dangerous. Be sure to use proper caution, wear a personal flotation device (PFD) and dress appropriately when hitting the river. Know your limitations, respect the water and exercise proper caution by avoiding rivers when they are running high or during cold weather. Also, be sure to respect property rights and stream access laws. Visit Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for the latest information on stream access.

Featured Listings

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft
West Glacier, MT
406.387.5555 | 800.521.7238
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Glacier Park Rafting
West Glacier, MT
406.888.8754 | 800.735.7897
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Great Northern Fly Fishing Guides
West Glacier, MT
406.888.8754 | 800.735.7897
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Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting
West Glacier, MT
406.387.5340 | 800.735.7897
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Paddle Ridge
West Glacier, MT
406-888-5454
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Rye Creek Lodge
Darby, MT
406.821.3366 | 888.821.3366
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Swan Mountain Outfitters
West Glacier, MT
406.387.4405 | 877.888.5557
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Other Listings

Alberton Orchards
1022 Sawmill Gulch Road
Alberton, MT 59820
(406) 380-3308
Backcountry Packraft Rentals
475 U.S. Highway 89
Browning, MT 59417
406.272.6468
Glacier Tourbase

Whitefish, MT 59937
406.200.8325
Kootenai Valley Inflatables
254 Lime Creek Lane
Troy, MT 59935
406.295.5001
Slow Drift Shuttles
Blackfoot River
Missoula, MT 59801
406.285.8638
Travel Montana
PO Box 16
Red Lodge, MT 59068
888.758.8687
Wiley E. Waters Whitewater Rafting
201 William Lloyd Lane
Superior, Mt 59872
509-998-1120 | 888-502-1900
Zoo Town Surfers
1001 S. Fourth St. W., Suite 5
Missoula, MT 59801
406.546.0370
News from Glacier National Park Currently, 17 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.