Glacier Guides and Montana Raft offers guided rafting, hiking, fishing, and biking trips in and around Glacier National Park – and equipment rentals, shuttles, and lodging, too!


This trip combines a two hour morning horseback ride in Glacier National Park with a 2 to 4 hour afternoon whitewater raft trip on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. Check in at the Apgar Corral at 10:00am for the C.M. Russell two hour trail ride. You’ll finish with the horses by 1:00 p.m. Next, head over to the Glacier Guides and Montana Raft office in West Glacier to check in for your rafting trip and enjoy a delicious, homemade sack lunch. This lunch is included in your package! 

You’ll have time to change clothes, eat, relax, play volleyball, and surf free Wi-Fi before rafting. Meet your river guide at 2:45pm to get fitted for lifejackets, helmets, and any other necessary equipment. If you have an epi-pen or other medication, your guide can stow it safely for you in a dry bag. Next, take a short bus ride — approximately 20 minutes — to the river put in. Your guide will launch the boat and you’ll be floating down the stunning Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Flathead River!

The trip starts off on a mellow section of the river, giving you plenty of time to learn to paddle and to adjust to being on the water. The rapids come towards the end of the trip, and photographs of each boat are taken in the rapid called Bonecrusher. Float under Glacier National Park’s historic Belton Bridge towards the end of the trip. Your guide will take the raft out of the water in West Glacier. From there, it’s a 5 minute bus ride back to Glacier Guides and Montana Raft. What an awesome day in Montana!

Horseback riders must be 7 years or older. Riders must be 250 pounds or less, but riders under 6 feet tall should be no more than 225 pounds.

To book a saddle paddle trip with Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, call 1-800-521-RAFT or (406) 387-5555


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