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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

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Address: 11970 Highway 2 East, West Glacier, MT 59936
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+1 406-387-5555
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Quality guest experience comes first! We won't overcrowd your raft and...

Quality guest experience comes first! We won't overcrowd your raft and there are no hidden charges. We have over 75 years experience between our owners and over 90% of our guides return each year. We offer hiking, rafting and fishing trips in and around Glacier National Park. Our mission is to provide exceptional active travel vacations and experiences in and around Glacier National Park while preserving and protecting Glacier's unique ecosystem using the best available ecologically sound practices. We have group trips you can join or you can create a custom trip of your own. Combination trips are available. Our adventures are a half day to 10 days in length. Our main office is just west of West Glacier on US Hwy 2 near mile marker 152. Look for our highway sign and blue boats to find our 5 acre office oasis nestled just behind the trees. We have a free wi-fi computer, picnic pavilion, gift and gear store, volleyball, photo center and shaded parking. Glacier Guides Lodge, new in 2010, offers comfortable, people and eco friendly accomodations just a 1/2 mile from West Glacier. We look forward to seeing you.

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Superb full day rafting experience

We did the full day rafting trip with Ryan as our guide. It wan an absolutely perfect day. Ryan's expertise and sense of humor made this such a fun experience. We had the once in... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2015
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Libby, Montana
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Libby, Montana
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We did the full day rafting trip with Ryan as our guide. It wan an absolutely perfect day. Ryan's expertise and sense of humor made this such a fun experience. We had the once in a life time experience of seeing a momma black bear and her THREE cubs swim across the river. The cubs swam across first, then, when... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

Loved it, the rafting was amazing! Our guides were excellent and the lunches were great too! I would love to go again.

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Brandon, South Dakota
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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We did the scenic rafting trip in the morning with Loren and the whitewater in afternoon with Elena. Both guides were great! Very fun, friendly, and informative.

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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Spent the day on the Middle Fork of the Flathead river. The water was a little or maybe a lot lower than normal due to the ongoing drought. My son and I started the trip with Kelly in a raft by ourselves because they needed to pick up a group of hikers downstream. It was Kelly's 1st solo run manning... More 

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Atlanta, GA, United States
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Our guides (Lauren on rafting, Jeremy on hiking) were terrific and knowledgeable. Lauren provided us with great insight into the river ecosystem and Jeremy was a fountain of information about Glacier National Park. The meal provided on the hike met our expectations in simplicity, but exceeded our expectations in quality. Overall a terrific experience!

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Reviewed 18 August 2015

We had a blast on the half day whitewater raft trip down the middle fork of the Flathead River (August 5, 2015). Jeremy was our guide and with his knowledge of the park and his excellent rafting skills, it was a perfect trip. Your guide will give you instructions so no worries about wondering what to do and when. This... More 

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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We did a half day raft trip with the AWESOME Hannah as our guide. We had 8 adults who can sometimes be rowdy but Hannah fit right in. The Middle Fork of the Flathead River has gentle thrills with a few class 3 rapids. We had a great time. Our souvenir photo is one we will cherish.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

This is a well run experienced company. Guides are all super knowledgable and friendly. We did the scenic float but wished we'd done a whitewater trip instead as the float was bit too slow for us. You are required to wear shoes with backs - no flip flops! - so bring your own otherwise you'll have to wear the water... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

I just finished a 3-day backpacking trip with this group and wanted to say that it was first rate. Usually I hike alone and have explored much of Glacier alone, but what our guide, so perfectly suited for our group, offered was amazing. Jeff Garretson is probably the most well-adjusted human I have ever met and he set the tone... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

This was our 1st time white water rafting. Elena was a great guide and well educated with the area. The rapids weren't too challenging and perfect for our 1st experience. The views our spectacular.

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