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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

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11970 Highway 2 East, West Glacier, MT 59936
+1 406-387-5555
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Excellent Guided Hikes in Glacier NP

We signed up for a guided hike to Iceberg Lake in the Eastern part of Glacier NP. Glacier Guides... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
chuckm22
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Clayton, North Carolina
Excellent Guided Hike

This was our first time to Montana and we weren't sure we could do the hikes without a guide. Due... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
rjfs16
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Ulster, Pennsylvania
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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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11970 Highway 2 East, West Glacier, MT 59936
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We signed up for a guided hike to Iceberg Lake in the Eastern part of Glacier NP. Glacier Guides picked us up in their van and transported us with the two guides to the trailhead and back to our hotel after the hike. The guides...More

Thank chuckm22
Glacier G, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Iceberg Lake is a forever favorite of ours, as are Katie and Lauren! Thank you so much for sharing your experience -- we'll be sure to pass along your words to your guides. Cheers, Courtney Marketing Director

Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was our first time to Montana and we weren't sure we could do the hikes without a guide. Due to the fires part of Glacier was closed. We decided to use Glacier Guides to help us hike to Virginia Falls and St Mary's Fall....More

Thank rjfs16
Glacier G, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

We love it when people realize they could do it themselves, but that the experience is so much richer with an interpretive guide. Thank you so much for choosing us - we'll be sure to pass your compliments along to Tom! Cheers, Courtney Marketing Director

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our family of 5 (kids 20- 27yrs )came last summer for a backpacker of 5 nights 6 days. All members had hiking experience, I( 51) was the only one who only car camped (2 times)and never packed in. I was uncertain how it would go....More

Thank LoisTravels2
Glacier G, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We feel relaxed just reading this review - we're so happy to hear that you had such a great 6 day backpacking trip with JD as your guide! Thank you for sharing your experience with others. Come back and we'll show you a different part...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

I reserved this hike well in advance, since my husband and I were taking the train to West Glacier without a car - the fact that these guys were nearby and drive to the hike start was important. Due to to the Sprague Fire, some...More

Thank Emily M
Glacier G, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience with us, in spite of the unfortunate Sprague Fire. Our guides took extra pride this summer in the challenge of finding the best hikes for ultimate guest enjoyment, despite the conditions. And we're always happy...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017

We did an all day trip Aug. 28 with "Captain" Elliott and a funny group of rafters. Despite low water on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, we had a great time, to include recitations of Shakespeare, a good lunch, and plenty of spectacular...More

Thank Mike D
Glacier G, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Sounds like a mighty fine time on Glacier National Park's border river! Thanks so much for letting us know about your experience - we'll be requesting a Shakespeare recitation from Admiral Elliott shortly! Cheers, Courtney Marketing Director

Reviewed 22 September 2017

With all of the fires in Montana, my wife and I were a little skeptical about the hike with Glacier Guides. Much to our enjoyment Andrea was outstanding. We hired to a couple of back country lakes and waterfalls. The smoke made the sightseeing a...More

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Glacier G, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

We're so glad you were able to have such an amazing Glacier National Park experience, despite the unusual fire season here. Thank you so much for choosing us, and for letting us know about your experience! We'll be sure to pass along your words to...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

I chose a tamer raft experience, so went on the float trip, followed by a salmon or steak dinner. Jess was our guide down the Flathead River, and did all the work as we just enjoyed the scenery. Unfortunately it was quite smokey because of...More

Thank EmEs
Glacier G, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thanks for letting us know about your scenic float on Glacier National Park's southwestern border! We'll be sure to remind our cooks about taking tender care with steaks and salmon -- we take a great deal of pride in our dinner float. We appreciate your...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

On Sept 6th, we used Glacier Guides and Mountain Rafting for a 1 and 1/2 hour float trip. Our guide, Lauren, was really nice and had a good sense of humor. Saw bear, bald eagle, ravens, and fish. Give them a try! Bob and Jean...More

Thank Robert O
Glacier G, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Seeing Glacier National Park wildlife from the Middle Fork of the Flathead River is an experience that never fails to thrill us -- we're so glad you got to experience that, too! Thanks for letting others know about your rafting trip with us. Cheers, Courtney...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

A shout out to Elliott our guide, who was awesome in guiding our group (three boats) and also saved the day by saving one of the members of our boat crew that forgot to hold on at the right moment. He and the other two...More

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Glacier G, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Safety first! But fun always. We're glad you had a wonderful experience whitewater rafting with us! Come back and adventure again. Cheers, Courtney Marketing Director

Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The whole family had a wonderful experience rafting with Montana Rafting today. The river itself is very special - crystal clear water, spectacular scenery and some wildlife (we saw a beaver swim past our boat). The guides were super. Our guide, Zak, was professional and...More

Thank Richard S
Glacier G, Manager at Glacier Guides and Montana Raft, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

The river is special - so is Zach! Thanks so much for letting us know about your experience! Cheers, Courtney Marketing Director

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We sure do! If you'll give us a call with your address, we'll send one right out! 406-387-5555 Thanks for asking, Courtney, Marketing Director
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