Glacier Guides and Montana Raft | Kalispell

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft is an eco-conscious company based in West Glacier, Montana offering whitewater rafting, scenic floating, hiking, biking, backpacking, fishing, equipment sales and rentals, and lodging. 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 off season? Learn more about our interpretive biking tours on the closed-to-vehicle-traffic portions of the Going-to-the-Sun Road, and other roads within the park. We are located on the Gateway to Glacier Trail and rent bikes.

Upcoming Events

Brash Rodeo Summer Series 2024

June – September

Rodeo has been a part of Montana’s culture since the first cowboys arrived over 150 years ago. This events include bull riding, bronc riding, chute dogging, roping, barrel racing, and steer riding. Brash Rodeo is Montana’s longest running series open rodeo. Your Glacier country vacation would not be complete without experiencing the legendary Blue Moon Rodeo. Get your ticket and more information at glaciercountryrodeo.com.

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Kalispell Farmers Market

May through October

The Kalispell Farmers Market offers the freshest produce grown in the Flathead Valley and an array of locally-made goods. Every Saturday during the summer and fall from 9 am to 12:30 pm, find local farmers selling everything from meat and eggs, fruits and vegetables to baked goods to native plants and trees. Shop for handmade jewelry, pottery, soaps, paintings, and many more creations by the region’s talented artisans.

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Glacier Range Riders Baseball

May through August

The Glacier Range Riders are the Flathead Valley’s Pioneer baseball league established in 2022. Enjoy an entertaining evening with the whole family!

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May 27, 2024

Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour

June through September

The Downtown Kalispell Walking Tour is a well-researched and high-quality tour that showcases the evolution of Kalispell as a cultural, economic, and transportation hub of Northwest Montana’s Flathead Valley. The tour is approximately two hours long, covers about one mile that is level and ADA-accessible, and includes over two dozen stops at 30-plus highlighted buildings that tell the story of Kalispell’s history and people. As you take the tour, you will learn about different architectural styles and modern reuse, prominent citizens and early settlers, how a bison herd could buy a city block, and where to spot ghost signs. It is a fascinating way to explore and learn about the history of Kalispell.

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July 4, 2024

Kalispell 4th of July Parade

The 4th of July Parade will be hosted again by the Flathead Marines. The parade starts at 10 am and will travel down Main Street in Downtown Kalispell from north to south. 

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July 5, 2024

Symphony Night at Rebecca Farm

Symphony Night at Rebecca Farm is a beloved outdoor symphonic pops concert in Flathead Valley. Attendees can choose from two evenings: Friday, July 5th, and Saturday, July 6th.

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