Glacier National Park Activities

avoiding crowds in glacier with overnight raft trips
Glacier National Park is our playground at Glacier Raft Company. Rafting, fishing and hiking are some of the best Glacier National Park activities your family can enjoy on a Montana vacation.

Whitewater Rafting in Glacier National Park

glacier national park activity - whitewater rafting

Our headquarters at the entrance to the Park in West Glacier, Montana, is in the heart of some of the most remote, unspoiled land and waters on earth. We’re just minutes from the North and Middle Fork of the Flathead River which offer over 130 miles of wild and scenic whitewater adventure. These rivers are the crown jewels of Montana rafting. Rafting Glacier National Park will be the highlight of your trip. We have Family-Friendly Rafting Trips and Adventure Rafting Trips.



Fishing Glacier National Park

Fly Fishing Flathead River

Montana’s rivers are the stuff of legend, and fishing Glacier National Park is no exception. Hungry native Westslope cutthroat trout attack dry flies in the summer and make for the trip of a lifetime. Experience the waters that surround Glacier National Park on your own “bucket list” trip from the comfort of our West Glacier Cabins.

Glacier Anglers is home to the best guides in the region. We offer daily and multi-day guided trips on the beautiful North and Middle Forks of the Flathead River and multi-day trips into the Great Bear Wilderness to fish the acclaimed Upper Middle Fork. This is prime catch-and-release habitat. Bring your own gear or let us supply everything you need. If you’re a beginner, we can also provide instruction on private ponds where no fishing license is required. One lesson and you may just be hooked for life!

For the best fly fishing Montana has to offer, let Glacier Anglers be your guides.



Hiking in Glacier National Park

hiking in glacier and avoiding crowds at a mountain lake

Glacier is a paradise for hikers. For day hikes and backpacking, the Many Glacier area offers trails in all directions. The Grinnell Glacier trail is one of the most popular hikes in Glacier National Park and starts from Many Glacier. Don’t miss Iceberg Lake too.

On the West side of the Park, the Avalanche Lake trail and Trail of the Cedars are excellent short hikes with great views. The narrow lush gorge and deep cut rocks on the Trail of the Cedars are a stunning contrast to the wide open vistas of the East side.

Let Glacier Outdoor Center be your headquarters for hiking in Glacier National Park. Rental equipment including backpacks, sleeping bags, tents and cooking equipment and retail sales of hiking boots, socks, walking poles and rain gear are all available at Glacier Outdoor Center.

What to See in Glacier National Park — Montana’s Finest Jewel

Glacier National Park is Montana’s Crown Jewel, as nearly three million visitors discover each year. With so many great facilities, hikes, sights and attractions, there is something to do for everyone in your party. Make Glacier Outdoor Center your headquarters for your Glacier Park adventure.

While most people spend just three or four days in the area, we recommend at least a week to sample all activities in the area, especially if you’re planning any backpacking trips. Most importantly, take time to relax and enjoy your visit.

One Day in Glacier Park. If you only have one day, be sure to hit Going-to-the-Sun Road. You can start early on either side of Glacier Park, enjoy a day hike at Avalanche Lake, catch the views from the summit at Logan Pass, and possibly catch a boat cruise on Lake McDonald.

With more time, be sure to play on some of the great rivers surrounding Glacier Park. We offer fantastic half and full day whitewater and scenic float trips on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. If fly-fishing Glacier National Park is something you’ve always wanted to do, don’t deny yourself any longer. Glacier Anglers has the finest guides and equipment on the water, with years of experience with both beginners and the most demanding fisherman. Think we’re just a raft company? Think again.

Be sure to explore the North Fork Road and visit the historic Polebridge Mercantile for fresh baked cookies. Just down the road is the entrance to the park and to beautiful Bowman Lake. For a more rugged trip, head further up the Inside North Fork Road to Kintla Lake.

With so much to see and so many different ecosystems to explore, a few days is just not enough. Make Glacier Outdoor Center your headquarters for your Glacier Park adventure and we’ll set you up for the trip of a lifetime.