Activities in Glacier National Park

Scenic Float/ Whitewater Rafting: The Scenic Float down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River is a favorite of ours, through a pristine mountain landscape and dense forested terrain.  We recommend this for visitors looking for a leisurely activity and those thirsty to know more about the park. The guiding company we often steer people towards is Montana Raft as their guides are some of the most knowledgeable in the park. Looking to kick up the adrenaline?  The whitewater section of the Middle Fork is as beautiful as it is fun. The Middle Fork is quite safe, making it an ideal activity for all experience levels. Most companies along the southern boundary of Glacier Park near West Glacier so you may want to put this on the beginning or end of your trip.  Again, Montana Raft is who we recommend. 

Canoe/Kayak: With lakes as long at 10 miles we recommend renting a canoe or kayak and exploring the wonder of Lake Mcdonald, St Mary’s lake and/or Two Medicine Lake. You can rent canoes and kayaks at both Lake Mcdonald and Two Medicine lake. 

Horseback riding You’re in the wild west, why not jump on a horse and explore the forest from a new perspective?  Swan Mountain Outfitters is the Glacier Park horseback riding vendor. Whether you are looking for a mellow ride through the woods or a more adventurous outing Swan Mountain Outfitters is the place to go. 

Bike Riding: Whether you are an avid biker or just enjoy a good bike path, Glacier has it all. One of the country’s most famous bike rides cuts through the center of the park on the Going-To-The-Sun road. This ride is not to be missed for anyone who is anywhere remotely into biking. The road is only open from 7am-11am for bikers. If gaining a couple thousand feet of vertical on a bike isn’t your idea of fun then be sure to check out the bike paths of West Glacier and the Camas Road. Conveniently Glacier Outfitters, offers a variety of bikes for all skill levels.