Half Day Whitewater

Experience a beautiful 3-hour float down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. This trip begins approximately 8 miles upstream of the West Glacier gate to Glacier National Park and ends in the Village of West Glacier. The first portion of the trip is a scenic float through the glacially carved flats, winding along the southern edge of Glacier National Park. Then you enter a beautiful canyon with small rapids and deep pools in the crystal-clear waters. Keep an eye out for wildlife and West Slope Cutthroat trout swimming by as you and your guide navigate the class I and II rapids. On warm days many guests take the opportunity to take a dip in the waters and swim around.

The whitewater on this trip varies based on water level and is a relaxing float with some splashy fun in August.

In June and early July, this is a whitewater trip with class II and class III rapids to get your heart pumping.


Check-in at Glacier Raft Company in the Village of West Glacier ½ hour prior to trip departure. The trip ends at the bridge in West Glacier where you will regain your land legs during a short walk back to our office, your car, dry clothes, and a chance to purchase trip photos and souvenirs!

Departs Daily from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Trip Length 2 – 3.5 hours (depending on the month)
Departure Dates Daily, May – Sept 8th
River Rating Class II-III (class II-III in June and early July, when the whitewater is at its peak, by late July the rapids have moderated to fun-filled class II)
River Miles 8
Age Limit 8-10 in June, 6-7 in July, 4-5 in August (dependent on water conditions)(50 lb minimum)
Rates Non- Peak Rates  Adult: $73, Child: $63 (12 & under)

Peak Season Rates  (June 21st – August 20th)   Adult: $79, Child: $69 ( 12 & under)

*Prices do not include 8% service fee or guide gratuity

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Rafting Reviews We Love!

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Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 22 reviews.

Great company, wonderful guide!

I've rafted with Glacier Raft multiple times. Each time has been great. The guides are personable and welcoming. Recently I had LP as my guide. He was professional and funny with tons of knowledge about the area.
- Jordon David

Had a blast with Glacier Raft

My family took an afternoon trip down the Middle Fork with Russell. The whole crew was fun and experienced. Russell as a guide was very knowledgeable about the area and kept us in the boat. I’d highly recommend this trip.
- Chuck Murry

Totally Awesome!

I’ve been rafting a bunch over the years and had an awesome time on the river with Glacier. Our guide Kendra was the coolest person I have ever rafted with. She really knows her stuff.
- Shawn RW

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