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

September 23, 2023

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. 

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December 15, 2023

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.

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March 17, 2024

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!

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May 21, 2024

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 31, 2024

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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June 9, 2024

Herron Half Marathon

Join this scenic and challenging trail run just minutes from downtown Kalispell. Choose to challenge yourself with a half marathon, 10k or 5k trail run.

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