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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, West Glacier

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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft is celebrating its 35th year of guiding Glacier National Park adventures! We are an eco-conscious company based in West Glacier, Montana, offering whitewater rafting, scenic floating, hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, equipment sales and rentals, and lodging, in and around Glacier National Park. We also operate the quiet, cozy Glacier Guides Lodge at the west entrance to Glacier National Park, and have a charming Guest House available for family escapes.

We strive to provide exceptional, interpretive adventures in the Glacier National Park area, while always protecting Glacier’s unique ecosystem. Our focus on safety and preservation is unequaled, and underlined by the fact that Glacier Guides was chosen as the exclusive backpacking guide service in Glacier National Park, by the National Park Service, from 1983 to present.

Let our experienced guides show you Glacier’s secrets, from its pristine whitewater and scenic rafting rivers, to its 732 miles of delightful hiking trails, to its backcountry huts, Granite Park and Sperry Chalets. Join a scheduled half, full, or multi-day trip, or let us customize a private Glacier National Park adventure just for you and yours. Anglers, inquire about our Fly Fishing School and Five Day Smith River Exploration, too!

Visiting us in the spectacular shoulder seasons? Learn more about our exclusive guided, interpretive biking tours on the closed-to-vehicle-traffic portions of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, and other roads within the the park. We are located on the Gateway to Glacier Trail and rent bikes, too.

As we like to say: you won’t know if you don’t go!
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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft reviews

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  • Fun experience, highly recommend this company over others. They are local and care about the area. Other companies are foreign and dont even support environmental programs in the area. They are... 
    Fun experience, highly recommend this company over others. They are local and care about the area. Other companies are foreign and dont even support environmental programs in the area. They are...  more »
  • Enjoyed the hike with Gabby. She was excellent. Float trip was beautiful and Elena was our guide. Highly recommend both. 
    Enjoyed the hike with Gabby. She was excellent. Float trip was beautiful and Elena was our guide. Highly recommend both.  more »
  • Did the nature walk with Lillian and really enjoyed it! Loved the trails and all the information she shared about the trees, animals, and park! We got to learn and see so many things we wouldn’t... 
    Did the nature walk with Lillian and really enjoyed it! Loved the trails and all the information she shared about the trees, animals, and park! We got to learn and see so many things we wouldn’t...  more »
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  • My wife and I had a great time doing a 1/2 day rafting trip in July with Glacier Guides Rafting. They were very organized and safety for all in the boat was their top concern. Counter personnel were courteous and friendly. Our guide was Sierra and I must say we have been whitewater rafting many times in the last who knows how many years and she was one of the best. She gave us great instructions, told us about the river and surrounding areas that we went through and really seemed to be enjoying her job and time with us. A VERY positive experience. This was a great way to spend our time in Glacier , enjoy the outdoors (besides hiking) and stay cool on a hot day.
  • Our family had the best time on the scenic float trip! So beautiful and relaxing. We met some really great people that were on the float with us. And best of all, our guide JACK L. was super fun, knowledgeable and awesome company! We hope he's around every summer so when family comes to visit we can take them on some fun adventure with Jack! Will definitely call Glacier Guides again. Thank you for the incredible day!
  • All around just a great positive experience. The staff prepared us all well for our 1/2 day Whitewater rafting trip. Adam was a knowledgeable, funny, and experienced guide. We got some great adrenaline rushes, saw some beautiful scenery, got wet, but never felt endangered or out of control. The shop has the predictable assortment of goods/services available such as sun glasses, pictures of your trip, clothing, etc. Plenty of changing and rest rooms and parking. Easy reservation process. Our family left feeling exhilarated, refreshed, and fulfilled!
  • My family and I did the full day rafting trip. The water was twice as high as normal with all the rain, so we got to move fast and hit some pretty technical rapids. It was a wild and rainy trip with a high of 56° and we had a wonderful time. Our guild Casey was great! Very knowledgeable and fun. Best cow jokes on the water. A raft behind us dumped, our guild and the rest of the crew did an amazing job of taking care of the other passengers and made everyone feel safe. I would come back in a heartbeat.
  • We did the half day white water rafting trip with our 2 kids (ages 11 and 8) and had a wonderful time! Kaiden was our guide and he was excellent. He did a great job of explaining what to expect and how to maneuver with each of the 9 rapids we encountered. We felt as though everything was handled in a competent and safe manner. He was also a wealth of information on the history and nature surrounding us. We all had fun, with the thrill-seeker and most cautious of our group both happy with the experience. We would definitely love to do this again!

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