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Glacier Guides and Montana Raft
Ranked #2 of 10 Tours in West Glacier
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Livermore, Calif.
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2011

Ir was a great trip. The guide was very informative and friendly. We loved it and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in a raft trip.

Visited September 2011
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“My husband and I had a great 6 mile hike with Glacier Guides.”
Reviewed 24 September 2011

We were looking for a guided day hike in Glacier that would be somewhat strenuous with great views and maybe some wildlife. Our guide, Corey, was very knowledgeable and took us on a workout 6 mile round trip hike to a place called Scenic Point, overlooking Two Medicine Lake. We had a picnic lunch (provided by GG) and Corey told us about the geological history of Glaciers. It was a perfect day thanks to Glacier Guides. We did happen upon a cow moose, but that was all the wildlife we saw. Probably o.k since we were hiking in bear country.

Visited September 2011
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Moses Lake
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 20 September 2011

On a recent trip to Glacier National Park we stayed at the Glacier Guides Lodge in West Glacier. We loved the lodge. It is fairly new and immaculately clean. The innkeeper, Josh was so friendly and informative about the park and hikes to take in the area. He had interesting stories to tell at breakfast and breakfast was very good with home made breads and coffee cakes. I would definately stay there again.

Visited September 2011
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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous guides with information and endless patience in an awesome environment.”
Reviewed 19 September 2011

Must goto experience that goes beyond expectations. Stay at the glacier guided lodge where you will find new and spacious rooms with flat screen tv. The manager josh gave all guests great suggestions for the day. Just delightful stay and every day there was a new place to explore.if you love the outdoors you need to be a part of this park. The park is very large and takes several days to really do it justice.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Class II for YOU!”
Reviewed 18 September 2011

We took a whitewater raft trip on the Flathead River in northern Montana last week with this outfitter, and it was mostly awesome! The reservation process was easy and the reservation person was really helpful and friendly. We checked in and were given instructions by Emily, who got us fixed up with paddling gear. Wetsuits are available at no charge if you think you might be cold. My wife used one and I didn't. After a short ride to the Moccasin Creek put-in, we boarded our raft. There were only 5 of us, and that included the guide. The guide, Emily was wonderful. She knew the river and the ecology of the river and was exceptionally informative/ The trip lasted about 3.5 hours and was exciting enough, but not enough to be scared. GREAT experience!

Visited September 2011
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