Glacier National Park Activities
Glacier National Park is our playground at Glacier Raft Company. Rafting, fishing and hiking are some of the best Glacier National Park activities your family can enjoy on a Montana vacation.
Glacier National Park Rafting
Our headquarters at the entrance to the Park in West Glacier, Montana, is in the heart of some of the most remote, unspoiled land and waters on earth. We're just minutes from the Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River which offer over 130 miles of wild and scenic whitewater adventure. We have Family-Friendly Rafting Trips and Adventure Rafting Trips.
Fishing Around Glacier National Park
Montana's rivers are the stuff of legend, and fishing around Glacier National Park is no exception. Hungry native Westslope cutthroat trout attack dry flies in the summer and make for the trip of a lifetime. Experience the waters that surround Glacier National Park on your own "bucket list" trip.
Glacier Anglers is your home for the best guides in the region. We offer daily and multi-day guided trips on the beautiful North and Middle Forks of the Flathead River and multi-day trips into the Great Bear Wilderness to fish the acclaimed Upper Middle Fork. This is prime catch-and-release habitat. Bring your own gear or let us supply everything you need. If you're a beginner, we can also provide instruction on private ponds where no fishing license is required. One lesson and you may just be hooked for life!
For the best fly fishing Montana has to offer, let Glacier Anglers be your guides.
Hiking in Glacier National Park
Glacier is a paradise for hikers. For day hikes and backpacking, the Many Glacier area offers trails in all directions. The Grinnell Glacier trail is one of the most popular hikes in Glacier National Park and starts from Many Glacier. Don't miss Iceberg Lake too.
On the West side of the Park, the Avalanche Lake trail and Trail of the Cedars are excellent short hikes with great views. The narrow lush gorge and deep cut rocks on the Trail of the Cedars are a stunning contrast to the wide open vistas of the East side.
Let Glacier Outdoor Center be your headquarters for hiking in Glacier National Park. Rental equipment including backpacks, sleeping bags, tents and cooking equipment and retail sales of hiking boots, socks, walking poles, and rain gear are all available at Glacier Outdoor Center.
Glacier National Park Activities
Don't think that Going-to-the-Sun Road is all that Glacier Park has to offer. The Going-to-the-Sun Road is definitely one of the main highlights in Glacier National Park and connects the Lake McDonald Valley to the St. Mary's Valley via Logan Pass. But there are plenty of other beautiful things to see off the beaten path.
Some of our favorites are Goat Haunt (be sure to bring your passport to get across the Canadian border), Many Glacier and Two Medicine. Two Medicine campground in particular is one of the friendliest and uncrowded destinations in the Park. Take a scenic boat ride across the lake and hike back to the campground, or bring a canoe and paddle the lake. It's a stunning setting and at night has more stars than you can possibly imagine.
Many Glacier is often referred to as the heart of the Park. Boasting massive mountains, crystal clear lakes, activie glaciers, plentiful hiking trails and lots of wildlife, Many Glacier is a perrenial favorite. Don't forget to get out of the car and take a hike to see how the glaciers interact with the landscape up close. Today's glaciers are far smaller than glaciers of the past, and while they are still active, climate change is taking a toll. Scientists predict that with the current warming trends, all of Glacier National Park's glaciers could be gone as early as 2020.
Glacier National Park is unique and visitors can discover historic homesteads, a wide variety of landscapes, Native American history, high alpine wilderness, and stunning glacially-carved valleys. Traveling through the lush forests on the West side of the Park up and over to the high and dry Rocky Mountain Front is an incredible journey through a wide range of ecosystems.
Glacier Outdoor Center -- we're located at the entrance to the Park in West Glacier, Montana, and are ready to help with your Glacier National Park adventure.
What to See in Glacier National Park -- Montana's Finest Jewel
Glacier National Park is Montana's Crown Jewel, as nearly two million visitors discover each year. With so many great facilities, hikes, sights and attractions, there is something to do for everyone in your party. Make Glacier Outdoor Center your headquarters for your Glacier Park adventure.
While most people spend just three or four days in the area, we recommend at least a week to sample all activities in the area, especially if you're planning any backpacking trips. Most importantly, take time to relax and enjoy your visit.
One Day in Glacier Park. If you only have one day, be sure to hit Going-to-the-Sun Road. You can start early on either side of Glacier Park, enjoy a day hike at Avalanche Lake, catch the views from the summit at Logan Pass, and possibly catch a boat cruise on Lake McDonald.
With more time, be sure to play on some of the great rivers surrounding Glacier Park. We offer fantastic half and full day whitewater and scenic float trips on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. If flyfishing is something you've always wanted to do, don't deny yourself any longer. Glacier Anglers has the finest guides and equipment on the water, with years of experience with both beginners and the most demanding fisherman. Think we're just a raft company? Think again.
Be sure to explore the North Fork Road and visit the historic Polebridge Mercantile for fresh baked cookies. Just down the road is the entrance to the park and to beautiful Bowman Lake. For a more rugged trip, head further up the Inside North Fork Road to Kintla Lake.
With so much to see and so many different ecosystems to explore, a few days is just not enough. Make Glacier Outdoor Center your headquarters for your Glacier Park adventure and we'll set you up for the trip of a lifetime.