Trying to decide between horseback riding in Glacier National Park and running one of Montana’s most gorgeous rivers? No need, you can have the best of both with one of our paddle & saddle packages. Great Northern works closely with Glacier’s premier outfitter to provide you with a full day of adventure your family won’t soon forget.


Ride & Raft Times:

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

Ride at 10:00am & Raft at 2:15pm

Ride at 10:00am & Raft at 3:15pm

Available Dates:

Mid-May to Late September


Adult - $125.00

Child(12 and Under) - $110.00

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.

Call our office to book your trip.


Purchase photos from your trip here.