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Things To Do In Glacier National Park

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Looking for recommended activities in Glacier National Park?

There is no shortage of things to do in Glacier National Park, as this entire area is an edge-of-your-seat experience – from rafting through class III rapids to hiking some of the most beautiful trails in the country, you must put visiting this national park on your list.

Things to do with Glacier Raft Company

Glacier Raft Company is the longest-running rafting outfitter in the state, and it is fair to say that we know Glacier National Park and its surrounding areas well. While white water rafting in Montana is our specialty, we offer a variety of activities from May through September such as fly fishing school, guided fly fishing trips, guided backcountry rafting trips, and scenic float trips.

If you’re wanting to do something on your own, we have all the best gear and rental equipment for all your activities – rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and camping.

Our Favorite Things To Do In & Near Glacier National Park

1. Going-to-the-Sun-Road

Drive one of the most incredible roads in the country. It spans over 50 miles through the park, and in the middle lies Logan Pass. Depending on traffic, it takes about two hours to drive the entire length of Going-to-the-Sun Road. 

Any hike off of Going-to-the-Sun Road will provide a beautiful alpine experience and breathtaking views. Wildlife like mountain goats and bighorn sheep are commonly hanging out. If you are interested in learning more about wildlife, read our blog on the most asked about Glacier National Park Wildlife.   

Before going to drive the Going-to-the-Sun Road, it is a good idea to check the Road Status Page for closure information as it’s often not open till mid-June.

2. Rafting

During your Glacier visit, be sure to spend time on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. To put it simply, there is nothing else like it. This river is fed by the glaciers of the park, the water is crystal clear, and is surrounded by pristine wilderness. It is certainly a river to remember. 

Between half-day, full-day, and multi-day rafting trips, there’s a trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River that will be a great fit for you and your group! Read about our Top 5 Glacier Whitewater Rafting Trips.

3. Fly Fishing

The western United States is known to have great fly fishing, and fly fishing Glacier National Park is no exception. Glacier Raft Company offers Montana Fly Fishing School for those that want to learn to fly fishing. For beginners to seasoned veterans, we can take you to the best spots on the wild and scenic Flathead rivers. Read our blog for tips on fly fishing around Glacier National Park

4. Camping

Camping under the Montana big sky at night is something you and your family will never forget. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a great place to go backcountry camping. If you are looking to car camp, Glacier has over 1,000 campsites across 13 different campgrounds. 

If you need to rent any camping gear, Glacier Raft Company has all the camping gear you need for rent.

5. Hiking

If you are looking to see some incredible mountain views, going for a hike in Glacier is a must! Read our list of Best Hikes in Glacier National Park to help you narrow down the endless list of beautiful hikes to do.

6. Shopping

 Everyone likes to take home a cool souvenir after a trip of a lifetime. The Glacier Outdoor Center has lots of classic and unique options.

7. Activities Outside Glacier National Park

If you are in the area but not going inside the park’s boundaries, there is plenty of activities you can do right outside the National Park. Read our Must-Do Activities Outside Glacier National Park.