Glacier Park Collection

Looking to Raft Along Glacier National Park on Your Own?

Are you more of a do-it-yourself explorer? Prefer to paddle your own raft (or kayak)? Self-guided may be just what you are looking for.

Our self-guided trips depart at 9:30 a.m. daily during the summer and fall months. These trips are perfect for groups looking to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Glacier National Park at their own pace. Self-guided trips float 11 miles on the scenic section of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, allowing rafters of all experience levels to go it alone.

Guests are asked to show up at Paddle Ridge 30 minutes prior to their trip departure. You’ll follow one of our team members to the take-out in your vehicle. Once parked, we'll shuttle you back to the put-in at West Glacier.

Montana’s Best Whitewater
1 Person Inflatable Kayak$105
2 Person Inflatable Kayak$205
6 Person Paddle Raft$369
14′ Oar Raft$419

For inquiries or to book by phone: 1.406.888.5454

2024 Dates:
Rafts: June 1 – September 10
Inflatable Kayaks: July 1 – September 10 
Father and son in a blue double kayak in the water.

Gear Up and Enjoy!

After gearing up, paddling instruction, a safety talk and observing your ability to handle the raft, we send you off to start your adventure on the river. Stop and have lunch, take a swim or do a little fishing. You’re on river time now.

View from a kayak at a river bed with others setting up their boats


Once you arrive at the take-out (between 3-5 hours of floating), pull your boat up on the beach and call to let us know you have returned. Our staff will handle the transport of the boat back to Paddle Ridge. It’s that easy! 

Preparing for your Self-Guided Trip

The trip begins at Paddle Ridge. Check in is at 9 a.m. with a 9:30 departure (please be on time — this trip only leaves once per day). From there, you’ll follow one of our team members to the take-out in your vehicle. Once parked, you’ll shuttle back to the put-in at West Glacier.

The next 3–5 hours are yours to enjoy on the beautiful Middle Fork of the Flathead River along Glacier National Park. We ask that you arrive no later than 4 p.m. at the take-out, where you’ll leave your boats and equipment for our team to retrieve. It’s that simple! 

Dates Rafts: June 1 – September 10
Inflatable Kayaks: July 1 – September 10
Departure Time 9 a.m.
Put-in West Glacier river access
Take-out Coram river access
Trip Length 3 – 5 hrs*
River Miles 11
River Rating Class I–II, easy rapids that are readily seen
Vehicle Shuttle Included!

All self-guided trips are water and weather dependent. If conditions are unsafe, we will contact you prior to your trip.

Map showing the location of the Middle Fork of the Flathead river and self-guided rafting route.

Call an expert today at 1.844.868.7474.
Alternatively, fill out the form below and a member of our team will respond within 24 hours (weekdays) and 48 hours (weekends).

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