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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.

River City Roots Festival — Downtown Missoula

Hit the streets for the Garden City's favorite, admission-free live-music event featuring solid tunes, local food vendors, art, family fun and outdoor recreation.

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

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.6670

138 Big Bend Lane
Missoula, Montana 59802

Adventure Missoula in Western Montana.

Adventure Missoula

City: Alberton
Phone: 406.813.0595

232 Daigle Lane
Alberton, Montana 59820

Glacier Anglers in Western Montana.

Glacier Anglers

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.888.5454

12400 Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Guides Lodge in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides Lodge

City: West Glacier
Phone: 800.521.7238

120 Highline Blvd.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft  in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

City: West Glacier
Phone: 800.521.7238

11970 Hwy 2 East
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Outdoor Center in Western Montana.

Glacier Outdoor Center

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.888.5454

12400 US Highway 2 East
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Park Rafting in Western Montana.

Glacier Park Rafting

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.888.8754

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

Glacier Raft Company in Western Montana.

Glacier Raft Company

City: West Glacier
Phone: 800.235.6781

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

Great Northern Fly Fishing Guides in Western Montana.

Great Northern Fly Fishing Guides

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.888.8754

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

Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting in Western Montana.

Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.5340

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

Izaak Walton Inn in Western Montana.

Izaak Walton Inn

City: Essex
Phone: 406.888.5700

290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
Essex, Montana 59916

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

Kootenai Angler, Cabins and River Bend Restaurant

City: Libby
Phone: 406.293.7578

13546 MT Hwy 37
Libby, Montana 59923

Montana Air Adventures in Western Montana.

Montana Air Adventures

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.755.2376

1880 Highway 93 S
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Montana River Guides in Western Montana.

Montana River Guides

City: Alberton
Phone: 406.722.7238

138 Big Bend Lane
Alberton, Montana 59820

Rye Creek Lodge in Western Montana.

Rye Creek Lodge

City: Darby
Phone: 888.821.3366

345 Rye Creek Road
Darby, Montana 59829

Snowy Springs Outfitters Inc. in Western Montana.

Snowy Springs Outfitters Inc.

City: Essex
Phone: 406.226.9225

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

Swan Mountain Outfitters in Western Montana.

Swan Mountain Outfitters

City: Swan Lake
Phone: 406.387.4405

26356 Soup Creek Rd
Swan Lake, Montana 59911

Swan Mountain Outfitters (Glacier) in Western Montana.

Swan Mountain Outfitters (Glacier)

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.4405

Glacier National Park
West Glacier, Montana

Wild River Adventures in Western Montana.

Wild River Adventures

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.9453

11900 MT Hwy 2 East
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Wilderness River Outfitters in Western Montana.

Wilderness River Outfitters

City: Kalispell
Phone: 800.252.6581

Hayden Creek Ranch
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Other Listings

10,000 Waves-Raft & Kayak Adventures

  • City: Alberton
  • Address: 128 Big Bend Lane
  • Phone: 406.549.6670
  • Website: 10000-waves.com

Adventure Missoula

  • City: Alberton
  • Address: 232 Diagle Lane
  • Phone: 406.813.0595
  • Website: adventuremissoula.com

Anglers Afloat, Inc.

  • City: Stevensville
  • Address: 2742 Alpenglow Road
  • Phone: 406.777.3421

Bearpaw River Expeditions

  • City: Missoula
  • Address: PMB 401, 1001 E Broadway #2
  • Phone: 406.543.0988
  • Website: bearpawexpeditions.com

Bitterroot Anglers

  • City: Hamilton
  • Address: PO Box 1830
  • Phone: 406.240.4565
  • Website: andycarlsonbitterrootanglers.com

Blackfeet Rafting Company

  • City: Babb
  • Address: 10 Highway 17
  • Phone: 406.450.8420

Clear Creek Outfitters

  • City: Missoula
  • Address: 5400 Arnica Road
  • Phone: 406.370.7039
  • Website: clearcreekoutfitters.com

Crane Mountain Guide Service LLC

  • City: Bigfork
  • Address: 410 Swan River Road
  • Phone: 406.837.0918
  • Website: cranemountainguide.com

Dave Blackburn's Kootenai Angler

  • City: Libby
  • Address: 13546 Montana Highway 37
  • Phone: 406.293.7578
  • Website: montana-flyfishing.com

Flathead Raft Company

  • City: Polson
  • Address: 50362 US Highway 93 South
  • Phone: 406.883.5838
  • Website: flatheadraftco.com

Fly Fishing Adventures

  • City: Lolo
  • Address: 10739 Limber Pine Street
  • Phone: 406.550.3144
  • Website: flyfishingadventures.info

Glacier Raft Company

  • City: West Glacier
  • Address: Going-to-the-Sun Road
  • Phone: 406.888.5454
  • Website: glacierraftco.com

Great Bear Outfitters

  • City: Kalispell
  • Address: 264 El Rancho Road
  • Phone: 406.755.3210

Great Northern Resort

  • City: West Glacier
  • Address: 12127 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.387.5340
  • Website: greatnorthernresort.com

Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures

  • City: Missoula
  • Address: 912 East Broadway
  • Phone: 406.728.7609
  • Website: trailadventures.com

Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures

  • City: Missoula
  • Address: 912 East Broadway
  • Phone: 406.728.7609
  • Website: trailadventures.com

Montana Flyfishing Connection, LLC

  • City: Missoula
  • Address: PO Box 17701
  • Phone: 406.370.2868
  • Website: mtffc.com

Montana Raft Company

  • City: West Glacier
  • Address: 11970 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.387.5555
  • Website: glacierguides.com

Montana River Guides

  • City: Alberton
  • Address: 138 Big Bend Lane
  • Phone: 406.722.7238
  • Website: montanariverguides.com

Osprey Outfitters Guide Service and Fly Shop

  • City: Hamilton
  • Address: 1963 North 1st Street
  • Phone: 406.363.1000
  • Website: ospreyoutfittersflyshop.com

Pangaea River Rafting, INC

  • City: Superior
  • Address: 11111 Mullan Road East
  • Phone: 406.239.2392
  • Website: montanariverrafting.com/

Triple M Outfitters

  • City: Dixon
  • Address: 5 Priddy Lane
  • Phone: 406.246.3249
  • Website: triplemoutfitters.com

Wapiti Waters

  • City: Victor
  • Address: 516 Chickadee Lane
  • Phone: 406.642.6548
  • Website: wapiti-waters.com

Wild River Adventures

  • City: West Glacier
  • Address: 11900 US Highway 2 East
  • Phone: 406.387.9453
  • Website: riverwild.com

Glacier Country Tourism is not responsible for the accuracy of the above business listings provided by the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development.

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