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Top 5 Adventure Rafting Tours at Glacier National Park


Glacier National Park is located in Montana. Glacier is a hiker’s paradise for adventurous visitors. Aside from hiking, there are plenty of other activities to keep you busy. In this article, we look at rafting.

Rafting is a fun, extreme sport. It comes with its fair share of dangers. Therefore, it is advisable for one to be careful and to take certain precautions before planning a raft. First and foremost, we would ask you to wear something simple and comfortable. Preferably, a simple tee and jeans with sports shoes should be fine. Drowning is possible when rafting. Please wear life jackets or a personal flotation device. Wearing a helmet is a must.

Furthermore, hypothermia and sunburns are really not fun. Please wear sunscreen and cheap sunglasses as well. Usually, when rafting small accidents may happen too. You would not want to throw your Gucci sunglasses because of that.

Overexertion is a major cause of death when rafting. Therefore, individuals with heart problems, asthma and breathing difficulties are advised to avoid the rafting trip.

John Stevens Canyon

Passing Class II and III rapids like Jaws, Bonecrusher, and Tunnel in the John Stevens Canyon with no doubt will give you the adrenaline rush you are looking for. Miles away from the river, you can enjoy a five-to-six-hour white water rafting tour.

We know that this may sound like an exhausting ride. So, to stop by and grab a little snack, you will have to stop midway along the route for a barbecue lunch (veggie options included). While having your break, you get the chance to learn more about the park’s amazing flora and fauna. 

It costs from $145 per person.

Peaceful Rafting from Middle Fork to Flathead River

Near the West Glacier runs the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. This peaceful stretch of water is perfect for anybody seeking a relaxing rafting trip through canyons. You will go past stunning natural vistas.

The trip may last anywhere between 90 minutes and two hours (depending on the water levels). During this trip, you will be able to explore the river.

Moreover so, you should look out for wildlife, including deer, osprey, during the trip. In fact, if you are lucky you may even spot a bear or two. As with all tours on this list, lifejackets, helmets, transportation to and from the river, and your guide are included in the fee. The cost per person is usually around $93 per person.

Scenic Raft Tour

Are you someone who enjoys sceneries? If you are all about loving and admiring nature with nothing so crazy, then here is the package for you. With $75 (per person) you can raft through Glacier National Park and just take in its beauty.

Moreover so, it is an excellent gate away to see the other side of Glacier National Park. Throughout the trip, we are sure than you will learn about the remarkable wilderness hidden in. However, be sure to watch out for the eagles and moose as you paddle your way through your scenic adventure.

White Water Rafting Trip (For Half a Day)

This seasonal activity is usually available from May to September. It costs $75 per person to experience a thrilling and fun white water raft as it stretches through the river. The three house rafting trip usually passes around nine sets of rapids.

With a guide by your side, you will be able to navigate class II and III rapids such as the Bonecrusher rapid. In fact, Bonecrusher stretches over eight miles.

Your guide will brief you on the important commands that will help you negotiate them safely.

An Adventure and Relaxation Mixed Raft Trip

Got $73 to spend at hand? Well, set yourself for some gentle paddling and challenges through class II to class III rapids. What a balanced rafting experience, right?

At the initial phase you will experience a three hour long adventure tour. During the white water raft, you will get the opportunity to learn how to paddle effectively in order to get past it.

The first four miles are usually calm. So, you can take this opportunity to probably get to know other rafters. In addition to that, you can also admire the stunning scenery and nature during the time.

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