The most popular place for Montana whitewater rafting trips is the Flathead River on the western edge of Glacier National Park. The terrain is wild and rugged but the whitewater rafting is friendly with something for just about everyone whether you’re a beginner or seasoned whitewater veteran.
- Flathead River Rafting Trips (Class III):
Flathead River rafting trips are offered on both the North Fork and Middle Fork of the Flathead River. The level of difficulty ranges from Class I floats to Class III+ whitewater adventures. The forks of the Flathead River form the western and southern boundaries of Glacier National Park so you are guaranteed spectacular wildlife viewing and awe inspiring scenery… not to mention great whitewater rafting.
About Rafting in Montana:
During the last ice age, glaciers shaped the region by carving out “U” shaped valleys between parallel mountain ridges. Through these lush river valleys flow the Forks of the Flathead River. Today the majority of the Flathead is protected by the National Wild & Scenic Rivers Act and the Bob Marshall and Great Bear Wilderness Areas. Montana whitewater rafting trips are usually available from late-spring through the end of summer. You can choose a half, one, two or three day Montana whitewater rafting trip. You might even consider planning some extra time to do some hiking or backpacking in Glacier National Park.