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.
Glacier Guides and Montana Raft
Places to Go
Tours & Sightseeing
Vibes and Visions Concert Season
September through May
Glacier Symphony’s Vibes and Visions Concert Season will kick of with Beethoven Live Upstairs on September 23rd. Followed by a variety of concerts that will surly delight and entertain.
Brash Rodeo Winter Series 2023-24
December – March
Rodeo has been a part of Montana’s culture since the first cowboys arrived over 150 years ago. This event includes bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer riding, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, calf roping, and chute dogging. Brash Rodeo is Western Montana’s longest-running series open rodeo.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Kalispell Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Flathead Celtic Festival are back and ready to spread Irish cheer again by hosting the St. Patrick’s Day parade on Main Street Kalispell at 4pm. Irish dancing! St. Patrick! Old Irish guys! People in Kilts! Bagpiping by the Montana Bagpiper!
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!
Kalispell Professional Bull Riders
2,000 lb. bovines being conquered by man with no fear! The tradition of bull riding is one of the world’s most extreme sports. Watch some of the top Professional Bull Riders in the world go up against the toughest bulls in the country. It will be a ride you won’t forget.
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