Full-Day Whitewater Rafting Trips Near Glacier National Park

Run the Flathead River and experience all that Glacier Park has to offer

Full-Day Whitewater Rafting & Lunch

Our full-day trip is a great way to see more of Glacier National Park. This rafting adventure starts with a stunning scenic float through Nyack Flats and the Bob Marshall Wilderness.  After a riverside barbecue lunch comes the true whitewater experience as you enter John Stevens Canyon.

River Miles

15 miles

Age Limits

Ages 5 & up. Age is dependent upon weather & river conditions.

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.

Rafting Time

10:15 AM
(Resort check-in time 15 mins prior to trip time)

Lunch Choices

Steak, chicken, beef burgers, or veggie burgers

Available Dates

Early June to Late August

Rates

Adult: $114.00

Child (12 and under): $100.00

Private Boat: $900.00 (Limit 8 people)

Private Trip: $1100 per boat (Limit 8 people)

Boat prices do not include 8% service fee or gratuity

Full-Day Sport Raft & Lunch

This trip is for the adventurous paddler that wants a smaller raft and a wilder whitewater experience! Our 13’ sport rafts are the perfect option for navigating the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.  You’re sure to enjoy a little extra excitement through the rapids.

This trip begins with a float tour through the Bob Marshall Wilderness. and the Nyack Flats, followed by a top-notch river barbecue lunch of appetizers, an assortment of salads, your choice of main dish, and dessert.

After lunch comes whitewater rafting in the John F. Stevens Canyon!  Your rapids adventure will be followed by a short ride back to the Great Northern Resort. Make sure to check out the photos of your run through the Bonecrusher rapids when you get back!

River Miles

15 miles

Age Limits

Ages 5 & up. Age is dependent upon weather & river conditions.

Trip Duration

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

River Rating & Rapids

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.

Rafting Time

10:15 AM
(Resort check-in time 15 mins prior to trip time)

Lunch Choices

Steak, chicken, beef burgers, or veggie burgers

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions

Available Dates

May to Late September

Rates

$142.00 per guest

Private Boat: $820.00

Private Trip: $938.00 per boat

(Limit 6 people per boat)

Boat prices do not include 8% service fee or gratuity

Full-Day 1-2 Person Inflatable Kayak & Lunch

Enjoy some of the best kayaking in Montana as a solo adventurer or with the expedition partner of your choice. You’ll enjoy captaining your own craft on our whitewater trips following behind one of our experienced raft guides.

This trip begins with a  float tour through the backcountry of Glacier National Park, followed by a barbecue lunch of appetizers, an assortment of salads, your choice of main dish, and dessert.

After lunch comes whitewater rafting in the John Stevens Canyon to the West Glacier River!  Your rapids adventure will be followed by a short ride back to the Great Northern Resort- don’t forget to check out the photos of your run through the Bonecrusher rapids when you get back!

River Miles

15 miles

Age Limits

Ages 12 & up. Age is dependent upon weather & river conditions.

Trip Duration

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

River Rating & Rapids

Class III-IV in Late May – Early July; to moderate Class II-III later in the summer

Rapids Include

Tunnel, Bonecrusher, Toilet Bowl, The Big Squeeze, Screaming Right-Hand Turn, Jaws, The Narrows, CBT and Pumphouse.

Rafting Time

10:15 AM
(Resort check-in time 15 mins prior to trip time)

Lunch Choices

Steak, chicken, beef burgers, or veggie burgers

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions

Available Dates

Mid June to Late September

Rates

$125.00 per guest

Boat prices do not include 8% service fee or gratuity

Saddle & Paddle

Trying to decide between horseback riding past McDonald Creek and rafting on the gorgeous Flathead River? No need- you can have the best of both with one of our paddle & saddle packages, in partnership with Swan Mountain Outfitters.

Your horseback ride will take you through the oldest forest in Glacier National Park, and past Upper McDonald Creek at the Dancing Water Cascades. You’ll have a glimpse of everything from mountain views to huckleberry patches and glacial erratics, and maybe even a grizzly bear! 

Your river rafting trip will cover about 8 miles along Glacier’s southwestern border, through the John Stevens Canyon. If you’d rather relax and take in the scenery on the federally protected Flathead River, we would be happy to guide you on a scenic float trip as an alternative.

Horseback Distance

2 1/2 hours

River Miles

8 miles

Age Limits

Ages 7 & up.

Horse Riding Information

  • No riders weighing over 250 pounds
  • No riders with physical limitations that prevent them from safely operating their own horse
  • No riders with fear of horses and/or heights
  • No double riders
  • Safety helmets required for riders under age 18

River Rating & Rapids

Class II-III, scenic float available upon request

Rapids Include

Tunnel, Bonecrusher, Toilet Boil, The Big Squeeze, Screaming Right-Hand Turn, Jaws, The Narrows, CBT and Pumphouse.

Departure Times

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

Raft at 8:00am & Ride at 3:00pm

Menu

Breakfast trip: riverside continental breakfast

Dinner trip: choice of steak, chicken, beef burgers, or veggie burgers

Available Dates

June 14th to August 31st

Rates

$206.50 per guest

Boat prices do not include 8% service fee or gratuity