Travel Update Montana COVID-19 Updates

Rafting in Western Montana + Glacier National Park

things to do in the water

more
hide
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.

Mountain Time in No Time on Alaska Airlines

Fly nonstop to Missoula from San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose. Get some space and breathe in the fresh mountain air. Montana is calling.

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.

Recreate Responsibly Plan Ahead, Play it Safe, and Leave No Trace.

Featured Listings

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

10,000 Waves Raft & Kayak Adventures

802 W. Spruce St.
Missoula, Montana 59802

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

406.888.5454

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

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

Sherman Lodge at True Water Fly Shop in Western Montana.

Sherman Lodge at True Water Fly Shop

35 Fourth St. W.
Kalispell, Montana 59901

406.318.5900

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

Sky Eco - Glacier General Store & Cabins

10780 U.S. Highway 2 E.
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

12000 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

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

Travel Montana in Western Montana.

Travel Montana

PO Box 16
Red Lodge, MT 59068

888.758.8687

Wild River Adventures in Western Montana.

Wild River Adventures

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

406.387.9453

Other Listings

Izaak Walton Inn

  • 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road Essex, Montana 59916
  • 406.888.5700
  • Visit Website
News from Glacier National Park Currently, 11.5 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

Connect With Glacier Country

Glacier Country’s Food Truck Scene

Read more

Vegan + Vegetarian Culinary Adventures in Glacier Country

Read more

Spring Bloom: Wildflowers in Western Montana

Read more

Call for expert help

1.800.338.5072

Start Planning Your Trip