Whitewater Raft Trips

Whitewater Rafting Trips
We can help you select a white water rafting trip that suits your needs. Our whitewater rafting guides can take you on a thrilling wild river adventure or peaceful scenic float trip.

We run the Middle and North Fork of the Flathead River, two of Montana’s wildest rivers. These rivers form the southern and western boundaries of Glacier National Park. They are protected as Wild and Scenic rivers, thus insuring that they will remain free flowing and untamed. These glacial fed waters rank as some of the cleanest rivers in the world.

On our adventure trips we often see Deer, Mountain Goats, Osprey, and Eagles. Occasionally we hear howling wolves. The river rapids on the Middle Fork were featured in the hit movie a River Wild. These rivers offer something for the entire family. In order to help you pick the ideal trip, we have divided our river raft tours into three categories (see page bottom).

TRIP FARES*

Half Day Whitewater

half-day-rafting-tripOur Half Day Whitewater adventures are our most popular trips! Looking for a hearty dose of thrilling whitewater with spectacular scenery? Then join us on this river adventure which flows along the border of Glacier National Park and features some of the most enjoyable whitewater in Montana.

These trips are ideal for families or groups looking to spend a few hours out on the river while visiting the Glacier National Park area.

Depending on river flows they last between two and a half and four hours and cover 9 river miles. No experience is needed for this adventure. This stretch of river is suitable for children age 12 and over during our Spring Runoff season (May-June), and for children age 6 and older during normal Summer Flows.

To accommodate your schedule we offer these trips four times per day during the summer months. These trips depart at 10:30, 12:30, 2:00, and 4:00 and depart from our office at the above times, please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.

Departure Dates: Daily Memorial Day Weekend through Mid September
Meeting Time: Please arrive 30 mins early to departure time
Departure Time: Four departure times: 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Trip Duration: 21/2 – 4 hours depending on river flow.
Difficulty Level: Family Friendly – No experience necessary
Ages: 7 and up (age 12 at high water levels – Spring Runoff Season – May – June)

Half Day Whitewater
Youth $44
Adults $54
Family Friendly

Full Day Whitewater

full-day-rafting-tripOn this wild river adventure trip you will float by towering mountain peaks, run some of the best river rapids in the Glacier National Park area, and enjoy a delicious riverside lunch! Treat your family to a special day with a fifteen-mile ride down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River.

These white water rafting trips are ideal for groups looking for something memorable to do in Glacier. The views of Mt. Penrose and Nyack Mountain are magnificent from the river. On many of our full day guided rafting trips we see Eagles and Osprey at work building nests or catching fish.

For most of the year we raft through a scenic stretch of river before lunch and then run the biggest stretch of whitewater in the afternoon sun. When the weather is at its warmest in the late summer, we often run the whitewater in the morning and then spend the afternoon floating and swimming through the quieter stretches of the Middle Fork.

Our deli-style lunches feature fresh breads, meats, cheeses, salads, fruits, and vegetables served buffet style. With advanced notice we can accommodate most dietary restrictions and preferences. Please inform our staff ahead of time if your group’s dietary needs require special attention.

No experience is needed for this great adventure. This stretch of river is suitable for children age 12 and over during our Spring Runoff season (May-Mid-June) and for children age 6 and older during normal Summer Flows.

Full day trips depart from our office at 10:30 AM, please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure, and usually end around 4:30 PM, depending on water flows.

Departure Dates: Daily Memorial Day Weekend through Mid September
Meeting Time: Please arrive 30 mins early to departure time
Departure Time: 10:30 am (back around 4:30 pm depending on river flow)
Trip Duration: 6 hours depending on river flow.
Difficulty Level: Family Friendly – No experience necessary
Ages: 7 and up (age 12 at high water levels – Spring Runoff Season – May – June)

Full Day Whitewater (lunch on the river)
Youth $71
Adults $92
Family Friendly

Evening Dinner Whitewater

dinnerfloatbridgeCombine our Half Day Whitewater Adventure with a tasty riverside barbecue dinner. Evening light makes our mountains glow and provides the perfect backdrop for a hot, delicious meal!

These eight-mile river trips combine thrilling whitewater, spectacular scenery, and fine cooking. A four-hour Dinner Trip is perfect for groups seeking a unique dining experience while visiting the Glacier National Park area. This is a meal your whole family will enjoy!

After running the big rapids our guides will select a private dinner spot just for your group. We serve juicy barbecued steaks, fresh salmon, or savory chicken breasts while you relax beside the river.

Dinner features fresh salads, baked potatoes, and a tasty homemade dessert. Dinner trips require advanced reservations so that your special requests can be freshly prepared before each trip. With advanced notice we can accommodate most dietary restrictions and preferences. Please inform our staff ahead of time if your group’s dietary needs require special attention.

No experience is needed for this adventure. This stretch of river is suitable for children age 12 and over during our Spring Runoff season (May-June) and for children age 6 and older during normal Summer Flows.

Dinner Whitewater Adventures depart from our office daily at 2:00 PM, please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.

Departure Dates: Daily Memorial Day Weekend through Mid September
Meeting Time: Please arrive 30 mins early to departure time
Departure Time: 2:00 pm
Trip Duration: 21/2 – 4 hours depending on river flow.
Difficulty Level: Family Friendly – No experience necessary
Ages: 6 and up (age 12+ at high water levels – Spring Runoff Season – May-June)

Evening Dinner Whitewater
Youth $59
Adults $74
Family Friendly

Sport Raft Wild Side

wild-raft-wild-side-tripA Wild River Exclusive! Wild River Adventures is the only Montana outfitter on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River offering experienced rafters extra thrills in our sporty 12′ self-bailing high performance rafts. On a normal rafting trip you will get wet, but on the Wild Side Adventure you will get SOAKED! These small boats provide maximum excitement and require your full participation.

Wonder how some of our river rapids like”Jaws,” “Pinball,” and “Screaming Right Turn” got their name? Take a ride with us in a Wild Side Raft and you will find out first hand!

This is the ideal trip for small groups of great adventurers who want a private boat and maximum excitement. These sport rafts can only hold four guests at a time so space on these trips is limited.

During our Spring Runoff season (May-June) Wild Side Raft trips are for experienced river runners only. No experience is necessary for first timers who want to go for the gusto during our usual Summer Flows. This trip is suitable for children age 12 and over during the summer months.

For your comfort and safety a warm paddling jacket and a helmet is provided on these trips.

Wild Side Raft trips depart from our office twice a day at 10:30 AM and at 2:00 PM, please arrive 30 minutes prior.

Departure Dates: Daily Memorial Day Weekend through Mid September
Meeting Time: Please arrive 30 mins early to departure time
Departure Time: Two departures: 10:30 am and 2:00 pm
Trip Duration: 21/2 – 4 hours depending on river flow.
Difficulty Level: Wet ‘N Wild – No experience necessary
Ages: These trips are suitable for children age 12 and over if accompanied by an adult.

Sport Raft Wild Side
Adults $75/ person
–Price is based on four people per boat–
Wet 'N Wild

Inflatable Kayak

doubleduckie-inflatablekayakGuide your own inflatable kayak through the Middle Fork of the Flathead’s exciting river rapids. Wild River Adventures offer both one and two person inflatable kayaks so you can ride alone or with a partner. In an Inflatable Kayak every rapid is a challenge!

The kayaks that we use are quick, maneuverable, and very stable if paddled with an aggressive spirit. Our experienced guides will lead your group down the river, and will give you tips for safe whitewater kayaking.

Half Day Inflatable Kayaking trips float an eight-mile stretch of river with ample practice time to gain confidence before we get to the big river rapids. There is nothing like the thrill of successfully running a rapid in your own boat!

Inflatable Kayak Trips are best suited for experienced river runners who would like to branch out and try something new. These trips are suitable for children age 12 and over if accompanied by an adult.

Inflatable Kayak Trips are only offered during normal Summer Flows.

For your comfort and white water safety a full wetsuit package and helmet is provided on these trips.

Half Day Inflatable Kayak trips depart from our office twice a day at 10:30 am and at 2:00 pm. Full Day trips depart at 10:30 AM. Please arrive 30 minutes prior for all trips.

Departure Dates: Daily Memorial Day Weekend through Mid September
Meeting Time: Please arrive 30 mins early to departure time
Departure Time: 10:30 am
Trip Duration: 6 hours depending on river flow.
Difficulty Level: Wet ‘N Wild – No experience necessary
Ages: These trips are suitable for children age 12 and over if accompanied by an adult.

Inflatable Kayak
Half Day: Adults $62
Full Day: Adults $94
Wet 'N Wild

Two Day Raft

two-day-rafting-tripSavor the delights of river camping on an overnight whitewater rafting adventure! Two Day float trips are perfect for groups seeking a longer white water run on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River!

A Two Day trip covers approximately twenty miles of the Middle Fork. Each mile of this trip is special with alternating stretches of whitewater and superb scenery. We pass magnificent waterfalls, float through cliff-walled canyons, and run lots of river rapids. Two Day trips include the big waves of Browns Hole Rapid (Class III-IV) one of the best early season rapids on the Middle Fork!

One of the scenic highlights of this great overnight adventure is the Burned Canyon. This area of Glacier National Park is spectacular with wide-open views of the mountains, large patches of blooming wildflowers, and abundant wildlife. Often we see Mountain Goats raising their kids on the protected cliffs of the Burn. Eagles, Osprey, Deer, and Black Bears are frequently spotted here too.

We will camp for the night at a private spot beneath shady Cottonwood trees. Wild River Adventures has all the equipment to make camping out on the river a comfortable experience. Our guides will prepare a hot delicious dinner while you relax beside the fire.

The second day begins with a hearty breakfast and more spectacular scenery. After lunch we run the biggest rapids of the trip. This is thrilling whitewater that the whole family will enjoy! It’s the perfect end to an unforgettable experience!

Overnighters are run expedition-style with all our gear carried on board the rafts. For two days we are completely self-sufficient and free to enjoy the river at our own pace.

Our trips are all inclusive. Sleeping bags, tents, wetsuits, meals, and shuttles are included in the price.

Two Day Whitewater Adventures depart from our office on Thursday and Saturdays at 9:30 AM, please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.

Departure Dates: Daily Memorial Day Weekend through Mid September
Meeting Time: Please arrive 30 mins early to departure time
Departure Time: Thursday and Saturdays at 9:30 am
Trip Duration: 6 hours depending on river flow.
Difficulty Level: Family Friendly – No experience necessary
Ages: 7 and up (age 12 at high water levels – Spring Runoff Season – May – June)

Two Day Raft
Youth $295
Adults $365
Family Friendly

Custom Multi Day Raft

multi-day-raft-tripOn these white water and scenic rafting trips we run up to 4 day trips on the Middle and North Fork of Flathead along the boundary of Glacier National Park! The Middle Fork offers some of the best whitewater in Montana, and the North Fork offers jaw dropping scenery and ample opportunities to see wildlife.

Camping with Wild River Adventures is a luxury experience. We’re experts at making nights out on the river comfortable in any weather.

Multi-Day trips instill life-long memories. They create lasting friendships and bring families closer together. Our Three Day Rafting Adventures end with a bang as we run the biggest rapids of the adventure tour. It’s the perfect end to an unforgettable experience!

Overnighters are run expedition-style with all our gear carried on board the rafts. All of our custom multi day trips are completely self-sufficient and we are free to enjoy the river at our Multi-Day Adventures depart on any day that is convenient for you. Please meet at our headquarters at 9am. We require a minimum of 4 participants on these custom multi-day trips.

Departure Dates: Daily Memorial Day Weekend through Mid September
Meeting Time: Please arrive 30 mins early to departure time
Departure Time: 9:00 am
Difficulty Level: Family Friendly – No experience necessary
Ages: 7 and up (age 12 at high water levels – Spring Runoff Season – May – June)

Custom Multi Day Raft
–Whitewater or Scenic–
–Middle Fork or North Fork–
Youth/Adults $190 per person per day
–Minimum of 4 participants–
Family Friendly

Custom Whitewater Rafting Trip

group-tripWe are set up to handle groups ranging in size from 3-100. Over the years we have worked with a number of tour operators and wholesalers. We also have worked with a number of incentive travel groups, weddings, family reunions, company picnics, and high school reunions. Please call our office and ask to speak with our group tour specialists.

Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more receive a 10% discount and the group leader goes for free. Groups of 20 or more receive a 15% discount and the group leader goes for free.

Group and Customized Rafting
Contact Us for more information and to schedule your trip.
Phone: 1-406-387-9453
Email: info11900@gmail.com

*Youth = 12 & under (price does not include 7% land use fee)


River Adventure Key:

smallpadchart Slow ‘N Easy
No experience necessary. Class I rapids, calm water with a few small waves. Great for families with young children, photographers, wildlife watchers, and fishing.
Family Friendly
No experience necessary. Great for first timers and family groups. Primarily Class II-III+ rapids, fun, exciting waves separated by calm sections.
Wet ‘N Wild
Guaranteed to get you wet! Geared for those with previous rafting experience or those who want to go for the gusto. Class II-IV rapids often run in small rafts or inflatable kayaks.