Whitewater Rafting

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Montana whitewater rafting is an exhilarating activity for the whole family. Come and see Glacier National Park from the river. Nothing beats the refreshing blast of whitewater on a hot summer’s day! Our highly trained guides are ready to help you find the adventure you are looking for. We’ve got a Montana whitewater rafting trip to suit your needs. Choose from half-day, full-day, and dinner trips. The season starts in mid-May and runs through September. Every trip is a different experience, so book more than one Montana whitewater rafting experience to see how the river changes throughout the season!

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HALF DAY WHITEWATER

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Rafting Times
10:15, 11:15, 2:15, 3:15 (Resort Check-In Time)
Available Dates
Mid May to Late September
Rates
Adult - $52.00 Child (12 and Under) - $42.00 Private Boat - $468.00 Private Trip - $572.00
Boat Prices do not include 7% service fee or gratuity

Our Half Day Whitewater Trips offer an exciting day of Class II-III rapids and breathtaking views along the southern boundary of Glacier National Park. Your guide will instruct you on river safety and proper paddling technique as you paddle your way down 8 miles of classic Montana whitewater.

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If you're new to whitewater rafting, no worries, as you have four miles of relatively calm water to learn the paddle commands and how to paddle effectively as a team. Along the way there are incredible views into Glacier National Park's dramatic terrain.

Once you get to John Stevens Canyon the river picks up speed and your adventure really begins. You'll need all of that practice from upstream to execute the commands in the whitewater. With rapids like Bonecrusher, Jaws and the Notch (to name a few) your crew is sure to have an exciting time.

Once you see the Old Bridge, (The original route in to Glacier National Park) you are nearly there. There's about a mile left to the take out, followed by a short ride back to the Great Northern Resort where the Railway Cafe is sure to be cooking and the frozen yogurt is nice and cold on a hot summer's day. Make sure to check out the photos of your run through Bonecrusher in our main Chalet!

Rafting Times
10:15, 11:15, 2:15pm, 3:15pm (Resort Check-In Time)
Available Dates
Mid-May to Late September
Rates

Adult - $52.00

Child (12 and Under) - $42.00

Group (10+) - $46.80

Group (20+) - $44.20

Group (30+) - $41.60

Private Boat - $468

Private Trip - $572/boat

Prices do not include 7% service fee or gratuity

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 Boil, The Big Squeeze, Screaming Right-Hand Turn, Jaws, The Narrows, CBT and Pumphouse.
River Miles
8 river miles
Age Limits
Ages 5 & up - age is dependent upon weather & river conditions.
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Full Day Whitewater

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Rafting Times
10:15 (Resort Check-In Time)
Available Dates
Early June to Late August
Rates
Adult - $89.00 Child (12 and Under) - $65.00 Private Boat - $801.00 Private Trip - $979.00
Boat Prices do not include 7% service fee or gratuity

Our Full-day trip is a great way to see more of Glacier National Park. The adventure starts with a stunning scenic float and then after a riverside lunch comes the true whitewater experience as you enter the John Stevens Canyon and paddle through exciting Class II-III whitewater.

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This trip is wonderful because you get to float through Nyack Flats, a large area where the majority of the river flows through large gravel basins providing an incredibly diverse ecosystem. As you travel through the flats, the views into the backcountry of Glacier National Park and the Bob Marshall Wilderness are phenomenal! This is also a great area to see all sorts of wildlife.

Lunchtime consists of your fearless whitewater guide/river chef preparing a top-notch river spread. We offer steak, chicken, buffalo burgers, black bean burgers, or a pasta for your main course. Make sure to tell the reservation staff which you prefer. Accompanying your lunch choice is an appetizer, assortment of salads and a dessert. It would be great to list all of the items now, but they are whatever is fresh and in season in our chef's own organic garden.

After lunch comes the Whitewater!

When you get to John Stevens Canyon the river picks up speed and your adventure really begins. You'll need all of that practice from upstream to execute the commands in the whitewater. With rapids like Bonecrusher, Jaws and the Notch (to name a few) your crew is sure to have an exciting time.

Once you see the Old Bridge, (The original route in to Glacier National Park) you are nearly there. There's about a mile left to the take out, followed by a short ride back to the Great Northern Resort where the Railway Cafe is sure to be cooking and the frozen yogurt is nice and cold on a hot summer's day. Make sure to check out the photos of your run through Bonecrusher in our main Chalet!

*Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions: gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, nut allergies, etc.

Rafting Times
10:15 (Resort Check-In Time)
Available Dates
Early June to Late August
Rates

Adult - $89.00

Child (12 and Under) - $65.00

Group (10+) - $80.10

Child (10+) - $58.50

Private Boat - $801.00

Private Trip - $979.00/boat

Prices do not include 7% service fee or gratuity

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.
River Miles
15 river miles
Age Limits
Ages 5 & up - age is dependent upon weather & river conditions.
Lunch Choices
Steak, chicken, buffalo burger or vegetarian

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