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Rafting Whitewater Rafting and River Trips
Emily Hall

Whitewater Rafting and River Trips

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.

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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

10,000 Waves Raft & Kayak Adventures in Western Montana.

10,000 Waves Raft & Kayak Adventures

196 Sawmill Gulch Road
Alberton, Montana 59820

406.549.6670

Adventure Missoula in Western Montana.

Adventure Missoula

39 Juniper Lane
Alberton, Montana 59820

406.813.0595

Glacier Anglers in Western Montana.

Glacier Anglers

12400 Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.888.5454

Glacier Guides Lodge in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides Lodge

120 Highline Blvd.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

800.521.7238

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft  in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

11970 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.387.5555

Glacier Outdoor Center in Western Montana.

Glacier Outdoor Center

12400 US Highway 2 East
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.888.5454

Glacier Park Rafting in Western Montana.

Glacier Park Rafting

12127 U.S. Highway 2 E., Suite A
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.888.8754

Glacier Raft Company in Western Montana.

Glacier Raft Company

106 Going-to-the-Sun Road
West Glacier, Montana 59936

800.235.6781

Great Northern Fly Fishing Guides in Western Montana.

Great Northern Fly Fishing Guides

12127 U.S. Highway 2 E., Suite A
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.888.8754

Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting in Western Montana.

Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting

12127 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.387.5340

Izaak Walton Inn in Western Montana.

Izaak Walton Inn

290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
Essex, Montana 59916

406.888.5700

Kootenai Angler, Cabins and River Bend Restaurant in Western Montana.

Kootenai Angler, Cabins and River Bend Restaurant

13546 State Highway 37
Libby, Montana 59923

406.293.7578

Montana Air Adventures in Western Montana.

Montana Air Adventures

1880 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Kalispell, Montana 59901

406.755.2376

Montana River Guides in Western Montana.

Montana River Guides

138 Big Bend Lane
Alberton, Montana 59820

406.722.7238

Rye Creek Lodge in Western Montana.

Rye Creek Lodge

345 Rye Creek Road
Darby, Montana 59829

406.821.3366

Sky Eco - Glacier General Store & Cabins in Western Montana.

Sky Eco - Glacier General Store & Cabins

10630 Old Highway 2
Coram, MT 59913

406.414.7538

Snowy Springs Outfitters Inc. in Western Montana.

Snowy Springs Outfitters Inc.

15600 U.S. Highway 2 E.
Essex, Montana 59916

406.226.9225

Swan Mountain Outfitters in Western Montana.

Swan Mountain Outfitters

26356 Soup Creek Rd
Swan Lake, Montana 59911

406.387.4405

Tobacco River Ranch Glamping in Western Montana.

Tobacco River Ranch Glamping

Osloski Road at Tobacco River
Eureka , Montana 59917

406.297.7870

Wild River Adventures in Western Montana.

Wild River Adventures

11900 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.387.9453

Wilderness River Outfitters in Western Montana.

Wilderness River Outfitters

Middle and South forks of the Flathead River
West Glacier, Montana 59936

800.252.6581

Other Listings

Anglers Afloat, Inc.

  • 2742 Alpenglow Road Stevensville, Montana 59870
  • 406.777.3421

Bearpaw River Expeditions

  • PMB 401, 1001 E Broadway #2 Missoula, Montana 59802
  • 406.543.0988
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Big Sky Safaris LLC

Bitterroot Anglers

Blackfeet Outfitters

  • 1720 10 th. Ave S #142 Great Falls, Montana 59405
  • 406.450.8420
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Blackfeet Rafting Company

  • PO Box 385 Babb, Montana 59411
  • 406.450.8420

Blackfoot River Outfitters, Inc

  • 3055 North Reserve Street Suite A1 Missoula, Montana 59808
  • 406.542.7411
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Cabinet Mountain Outfitters

Carl Mann's Montana Experience Outfitters

  • 4466 Hoover Lane Stevensville, Montana 59870
  • 406.526.3266
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Clark Fork River Outfitters

  • 11 Trout Lane St Regis, Montana 59866
  • 406.826.4220
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Clark Fork Trout

  • 1317 Mullan Road West Superior, Montana 59872
  • 406.382.0161
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Clear Creek Outfitters

  • 5400 Arnica Road Missoula, Montana 59803
  • 406.370.7039
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Cody Carr's Hunting Adventures

Crane Mountain Guide Service LLC

  • 410 Swan River Road Bigfork, Montana 59911
  • 406.837.0918
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East Fork Outfitters

Five Valley Flyfishers

  • 247 Red Fox Road Lolo, Montana 59847
  • 406.728.9434

Flathead Raft Company

  • 4952 West Weather Wood Lane Herriman, Montana 84096
  • 406.883.5838
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Flathead Wakeboard Academy

  • 670 Echo Chalet Village Drive Bigfork, Montana 59911
  • 406.212.8837
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Flying W Outfitters & Booking Service

Gentry River Ranch

  • 62 Gentry Way Columbia Falls, Montana 59912
  • 406.892.1464
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Great Bear Outfitters

  • 264 El Rancho Road Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • 406.755.3210

Hole in the Wall Outfitters

Joe Cantrell Outfitting

John Perry's Montana Fly Fishing

  • 68 Rock Creek Road Clinton, Montana 59825
  • 406.370.9183
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Kootenai River Outfitters

Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures

Montana Flyfishing Connection, LLC

  • PO Box 17701 Missoula, Montana 59808
  • 406.370.2868
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Montana Hunting Fishing Adventures

  • 870 Sleeping Child Road Hamilton, Montana 59840
  • 406.363.3510
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Osprey Outfitters Guide Service and Fly Shop

  • 1963 North 1st Street Hamilton, Montana 59840
  • 406.363.1000
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Pangaea River Rafting, INC

  • 11111 Mullan Road East Superior, Montana 59872
  • 406.239.2392
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Rock Creek Lodge Camping

  • 7 Rock Creek Rd Clinton, Montana 59825
  • 406.825.4868

Rugg's Outfitting LLC

  • 116 Black Bear Trail Superior, Montana 59872
  • 406.822.4240
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Selway Adventures

Skalkaho Lodge and Steakhouse-John Rose Outfitter & Guide Service

  • 1380 Skalkaho Highway Hamilton, Montana 59840
  • 406.363.3522
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Spotted Bear Ranch

  • 334 Central Ave Whitefish, Montana 59937
  • 406.862.1298
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Spruce Park ON THE RIVER

  • 1985 MT Hwy 35 Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • 406.752.6321
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Swan Mountain Outfitters (Glacier)

  • Apgar, Lake McDonald, Many Glacier and West Glacier West Glacier, Montana
  • 406.387.4405
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Tom Jenni's Reel Montana

  • 2512 Wylie Avenue Missoula, Montana 59802
  • 406.539.6610
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Triple M Outfitters

Two Rivers RV Park

  • PO Box 102 Noxon, Montana 59853
  • 406.847.2291

Wapiti Waters

  • 516 Chickadee Lane Victor, Montana 59875
  • 406.642.6548
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Zoo Town Surfers

  • 1001 S 4th St W Suite 5 Missoula, Montana 59801
  • 406.546.0370
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