Half-Day Whitewater Rafting Trips Near Glacier National Park

Raft alongside breathtaking views along the southern boundary of Glacier National Park

Half-Day Rafting Trips

Our half-day whitewater rafting trips on the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River offer an exhilarating stretch of river that runs through the John F. Stevens Canyon bordering Glacier National Park and featuring numerous class II-III splashy rapids for the whole family.

River Miles

8 miles

Age Limits

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

Trip Duration

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

River Rating & Rapids

Class II-IV depending on river flows. (Class III-IV in late May to 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 Times

10:15, 11:15, 2:15, 3:15
(Resort check-in time 15 mins prior to trip time)

Available Dates

Mid May to Late September

Rates

Adult: $63.00

Child (12 and under): $53.00

Private Boat: $504.00 (Limit 8 people)

Private Trip: $616 per boat (Limit 8 people)

Group rates available for 10+, 20+ and 30+
Boat prices do not include 8% service fee or gratuity

Half-Day Scenic Float

Highlight your vacation experience with a scenic rafting trip by venturing into a quiet, natural world full of wildlife, such as deer, elk, beaver, herons, ducks, geese, and raptors like osprey and bald eagles.

We know that whitewater rafting trips aren’t for everyone. Our scenic river tour gives you the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty of Glacier National Park. You can sit back and relax on this peaceful stretch of the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Our friendly, interpretive river guides will do all the work to safely navigate you down the river. Perfect for families with young children, seniors, and anyone who just wants to relax.

River Miles

6.5 miles

Age Limits

Ages 3 & up. Age is dependent upon weather & river conditions.

Trip Duration

2 to 3 1/2 hours depending on the river level.

Rafting Times

10:45 & 2:45
(Resort check-in time 15 mins prior to trip time)

Available Dates

May through September

Rates

Adult: $60.00

Child (12 and under): $50.00

Private Boat: $495.00 (Limit 8 people)

Private Trip: $616 per boat (Limit 8 people)

Group rates available for 10+, 20+ and 30+
Boat prices do not include 8% service fee or gratuity

Half-Day Thrillseeker Sport Raft

This rafting trip is for the daring paddler that wants a smaller boat and crew to make for a wilder whitewater rafting experience! Our 13’ sport rafts are the perfect option for the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. 

This trip starts with a short ride to Mocassin Creek, eight miles upstream of West Glacier. From there, your guide will instruct you on river safety and proper paddling technique as you paddle your way to the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Once you get to John Stevens Canyon, the river picks up speed and your adventure really begins. Practice your skills navigating the rapids from the canyon to the historic Old Bridge, then don’t forget to check out the photos of your run through Bonecrusher when you return to our main Chalet!

River Miles

8 miles

Age Limits

12 and up depending upon weather & river conditions

Trip Duration

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

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 Times

10:15, 11:15, 2:15, 3:15
(Resort check-in time 15 mins prior to trip time)

Available Dates

May to Late September

Rates

Adult: $89.00

Private Boat: $534.00 (Limit 6 people)

Boat prices do not include 8% service fee or gratuity

Half-Day 1 & 2 Person Funyak

This is one of the most exciting trips on the river, and designed for the more adventurous paddler! Brave the whitewater rapids in a single or double inflatable kayak. The waves are much bigger when you are sitting at water level!

This trip starts eight miles upstream of West Glacier, at Mocassin Creek. From there, you’ll paddle your way to the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Practice your skills navigating the rapids from John Stevens Canyon to the historic Old Bridge, then don’t forget to check out the photos of your run through the Bonecrusher rapid when you return to our main Chalet!

River Miles

8 miles

Age Limits

12 and up depending upon weather & river conditions

Trip Duration

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

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 Times

10:15, 11:15, 2:15, 3:15
(Resort check-in time 15 mins prior to trip time)

Available Dates

May to Late September

Rates

Adult: $89.00

Boat prices do not include 8% service fee or gratuity

Our half-day whitewater rafting and scenic float trips get even better. Not only can you view the spectacular scenery of Glacier National Park, but you can have dinner on the banks of the river.