FULL DAY TRIPS

FULL DAY RAFTING

Glacier National Park whitewater rafting is an exhilarating activity for the whole family. Come and see Glacier National Park from the river. Nothing beats the refreshing blast of whitewater on a hot summer’s day! Our highly trained guides are ready to help you find the adventure you are looking for. We’ve got a Montana whitewater rafting trip to suit your needs. Choose from half-day, full-day, and dinner trips. The season starts in mid-May and runs through September. Every trip is a different experience, so book more than one whitewater rafting experience to see how the river changes throughout the season!

WHITEWATER RAFTING WITH LUNCH

Rafting Times:

10:15 (Resort Check-In Time)

Available Dates:

Early June to Late August

Rates:

Adult - $93.00

Child (12 and Under) - $73.00

Private Boat - $828.00

Private Trip - $1,012.00

Boat Prices do not include 7% service fee or gratuity

Our Full-day trip is a great way to see more of Glacier National Park. The adventure starts with a stunning scenic float and then after a riverside lunch comes the true whitewater experience as you enter the John Stevens Canyon and paddle through exciting Class II-III whitewater.

This trip is wonderful because you get to float through Nyack Flats, a large area where the majority of the river flows through large gravel basins providing an incredibly diverse ecosystem. As you travel through the flats, the views into the backcountry of Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness are phenomenal! This is also a great area to see all sorts of wildlife.

Lunchtime consists of your fearless whitewater guide/river chef preparing a top-notch river spread. We offer steak, chicken, buffalo burgers, black bean burgers, or a pasta for your main course. Make sure to tell the reservation staff which you prefer. Accompanying your lunch choice is an appetizer, assortment of salads and a dessert. It would be great to list all of the items now, but they are whatever is fresh and in season in our chef's own organic garden.

After lunch comes the Whitewater!

When you get to John Stevens Canyon the river picks up speed and your adventure really begins. You'll need all of that practice from upstream to execute the commands in the whitewater. With rapids like Bonecrusher, Jaws and the Notch (to name a few) your crew is sure to have an exciting time.

Once you see the Old Bridge, (The original route in to Glacier National Park) you are nearly there. There's about a mile left to the take out, followed by a short ride back to the Great Northern Resort where the Railway Cafe is sure to be cooking and the frozen yogurt is nice and cold on a hot summer's day. Make sure to check out the photos of your run through Bonecrusher in our main Chalet!

*Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions: gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, nut allergies, etc.

Trip Duration:

5-7 hours depending on the flow of the river.

River Rating & Rapids:

This trip offers a scenic and whitewater adventure (Class III-IV in Late May - Early July; to moderate Class II-III later in the summer) Rapids Include: Tunnel, Bonecrusher, Toilet Boil, The Big Squeeze, Screaming Right-Hand Turn, Jaws, The Narrows, CBT and Pumphouse.

River Miles:

15 river miles

Age Limits:

Ages 5 & up - age is dependent upon weather & river conditions.

Lunch Choices:

Steak, chicken, beef burger or vegetarian.

FULL DAY 1 & 2 PERSON FUNYAKS W/ DINNER

Rafting Times:

10:15 (Resort check-in time)

Available Dates:

Mid June to late September

Rates:

Full Day - $94.00

Price does not include fishing license, 7% service fee or gratuity.

This is one of the most exciting trips on the river, and designed for the more adventurous paddler!  Our Whitewater Inflatable Kayak Dinner Trip begins with 4 miles of relatively calm water that allows time for your guide to instruct you on boat safety and proper paddling technique as you paddle your way down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Once you enter the John Stevens Canyon you'll be ready for the exciting rapids ahead. After you've made your way through most of the rapids you will have worked up an appetite and will be ready for the hearty meal your guide will prepare for you. Majestic mountain scenery surrounds you as you enjoy your evening meal on the banks of the river. After dinner there is still 1 mile of river to float and beautiful scenery to take-in.

Make sure to check out the photos of your run through Bonecrusher when you get back to our main Chalet!

 

All of our food is originally prepared at the resort by Meg Lindberg from Earth Angel Organics. She specializes in gluten free pasta, but has extensive experience in producing amazing dairy free, vegan and vegetarian food also. Rest assured that although our food is healthy, it is definitely tasty! Our meats are sourced locally, we use organic vegetables whenever possible straight from our chef's own organic garden, and our desserts are homemade. For those of you with food allergies, you have come to the right place!

*Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions: gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, nut allergies, etc.

Wet suits and booties are included.

Trip Duration:

2-2 1/2 hours in May - Mid June to 4 hours by late August- early September

River Rating & Rapids:

This trip offers a scenic and whitewater adventure (Class III-IV in Late May - Early July; to moderate Class II-III later in the summer) Rapids Include: Tunnel, Bonecrusher, Toilet Boil, The Big Squeeze, Screaming Right-Hand Turn, Jaws, The Narrows, CBT and Pumphouse.

River Miles:

8-15 river miles

Age Limits:

12 and up depending upon weather & river conditions

FULL DAY SPORT RAFT

Meeting Times:

10:15 (Resort Check-In Time)

Available Dates:

Mid June to late September

Rates:

Full Day - $127.00/person

Private Boat - $486

*min 4 people, max 6

Price does not include 7% service fee or gratuity.

This trip is for the daring paddler that wants a smaller boat and crew to make for a wilder whitewater experience!

Trip Duration:

2-2 1/2 hours in May - Mid June; 4 hours by late August- early September

River Rating & Rapids:

This trip offers a scenic and whitewater adventure (Class III-IV in Late May - Early July; to moderate Class II-III later in the summer) Rapids Include: Tunnel, Bonecrusher, Toilet Boil, The Big Squeeze, Screaming Right-Hand Turn, Jaws, The Narrows, CBT and Pumphouse.

River Miles:

8-10 miles

Age Limits:

Age 12+ depending upon weather & river conditions.

 

 

SADDLE & PADDLE

Ride & Raft Times:

Ride at 7:45am & Raft at 2:15pm

Ride at 10:15am & Raft at 2:15pm

Ride at 10:15am & Raft at 3:15pm

Available Dates:

Mid-May to Late September

Rates:

Adult - $124.00

Child(12 and Under) - $108.00

Prices do not include 7% service fee or gratuity

Great Northern Resort has teamed up with the premier horse outfitter in all of "Glacier Country", Swan Mountain Outfitters.

These cowboys have been providing scenic horseback trail rides for over a quarter century in our part of the country. Swan Mountain Outfitters has several locations inside Glacier National Park to choose from. They also have rides right across the street from Great Northern Resort at the Rawhide Corral, and offer a variety of times and rides throughout the day.

"What about experience?" No rafting or horseback riding experience is necessary for these adventures.

This stretch of river is great for children age 12 and up during our Spring Runoff and for children age 8 and up in July and August.

This is an outstanding way to spend a summer day with your whole family!

Most people prefer to do the trail ride in the morning so they have a better opportunity to see wildlife and then return to Great Northern Resort after a lunch break. After a short drive up the canyon we put in for a half-day of whitewater adventure.

We return to the resort in the late afternoon where you can view photos of your rafting trip. Our office will be happy to help you with arrangements for your trail ride.

Make sure to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes for the trail ride and good water shoes with a back on them for the whitewater trip.

FULL DAY ADVENTURE

Rafting Times:

10:15 (Resort Check-In Time)

Available Dates:

Early June to Late August

Rates:

Adult - $92.00

Child(12 and Under) - $79.00

Private Boat - $828.00

Private Trip - $1,012.00

Boat Prices do not include 7% service fee or gratuity

Our full-day trip is a great way to see more of Glacier National Park. This adventure begins with a stunning scenic float and then after a riverside lunch comes the true whitewater experience as you enter the John Stevens Canyon and paddle through exciting whitewater rapids.

Your guides have checked the weather and will have appropriate gear for you to handle the conditions in comfort. About half an hour later you will take a short ride up the river to an access site called Cascadilla.

This trip is wonderful because you get to float through Nyack Flats, a large area where the majority of the river flows through large gravel basins providing an incredibly diverse ecosystem. As you travel through the flats, the views into the backcountry of Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness are phenomenal! This is also a great area to see all sorts of wildlife.

Lunchtime consists of your fearless whitewater guide/river chef preparing a top-notch river spread. We offer steak, chicken, buffalo burgers, black bean burgers, or a pasta for your main course. Make sure to tell the reservation staff which you prefer. Accompanying your protein of choice is an appetizer, assortment of salads and a dessert. It would be great to list all of the items now, but they are whatever is fresh and in season in our chef's own organic garden.

After lunch comes the Whitewater!

Once you get to John Stevens Canyon the river picks up speed and your adventure really begins. You'll need all of that practice from upstream to execute the commands in the whitewater. With rapids like Bonecrusher, Jaws and the Notch (to name a few) your crew is sure to have an exciting time.

Once you see the Old Bridge, (The original route in to Glacier National Park) you are nearly there. There's about a mile left to the take out, followed by a short ride back to the Great Northern Resort where the Railway Cafe is sure to be cooking and the ice cream is nice and cold on a hot summer's day. Make sure to check out the photos of your run through Bonecrusher in our main Chalet!

*Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions: gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, nut allergies, etc.

Trip Duration:

6-7 hours depending on the flow of the river.

River Rating & Rapids:

This trip offers a scenic and whitewater adventure (Class II-IV depending upon the time of year) Rapids Include: Tunnel, Bonecrusher, Toilet Bowl, Big Squeeze, Screaming Right-hand Turn, Jaws, The Narrows, CBT and Pump house.

River Miles:

15 river miles

Age Limits:

Ages 5 & up - age is dependent upon weather & river conditions.

Lunch Choices:

Steak, chicken, buffalo burger or vegetarian.

FULL DAY FLY FISHING

Rafting Times:

8:30 (Resort check-in time)

Available Dates:

Late June through October

Rates:

1 or 2 people $475.00

Price does not include fishing license, 7% service fee or gratuity.

The Full Day Fishing Trip departs our base near West Glacier, MT first thing in the morning and allows us to be on the water at first light, spending the entire day fly-fishing the Flathead Rivers.

Your professional fishing guide will ensure you are fishing the best stretch of river. Enjoy a fresh lunch from our Railway Cafe and then relax in the afternoon and anticipate the evening hatch as twilight settles over a great day in Glacier Country. Our most popular guided fishing trip with guests!

Trip Duration:

8 hours

River Miles:

8-10 miles

Age Limits:

Age 6+ depending upon weather & river conditions.

Lunch will be provided

Fishing License:

This can be purchased at Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website or West Glacier Mercantile (located just inside the village of West Glacier)

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