Glacier National Park is home to the crowning peaks of the continent, and worthy of its designation as one of the first National Parks in the system. You should plan to stay and enjoy fly fishing, or trail hikes into places like Avalanche Lake - with the Trail of Cedars winding alongside a tumbling glacial-fed stream of impossibly clear water with just a hint of turquoise blue. Wildlife abounds in this park, including grizzlies, mountain goats, mule deer, moose and more. The famous "Going-to-the-Sun Highway" that is literally carved into the mountainside is an epic journey all its own. Go far enough, past gorgeously tranquil Lake Mary and you'll find yourself on the Canadian side of the park, headed to Calgary!
Glacier National Park encompasses over 1 million acres of forests, alpine meadows, and lakes. Containing one of the largest intact ecosystems in the lower 48 states, Glacier National Park is an official Biosphere Reserve and is home to over 70 species of mammals including grizzlies and wolves and over 260 species of birds. Not to mention breathtaking scenic mountain vistas.
Kalispell Montana, Whitehead, and the very large Flathead Lake are all in the shadows of Glacier National Park. All of this describes why you should plan to stay and play a while, but you're here especially for the whitewater rafting in and around this wonderful gem. There's plenty to be had here, but to get the most of it, you are best to bundle your Glacier National Park rafting trip with an outfitter that has thought this through. I mean, with so many choices, you don't want to miss a thing. A guided tour, with any of the trusted outfitters listed below will help you explore and discover all the best there is in Glacier National Park and the surrounding area.
Rafting the Flathead River is one of the very best ways to enjoy the splendor of scenic Glacier National Park in Montana. With a total length of 216 miles, the Flathead River includes the North Fork, Middle Fork, and South Fork sections above Hungry Horse and is surrounded by rugged wilderness in Glacier National Park.