Glacier Outdoor Center Blog

Posted: August 31st, 2012 by kali

We are very fortunate to live in such an amazing place with so much land for us to explore.  If you are ever considering visiting, think no more!  Here are some photos of our back year to get you here once and for all.

From the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge to Glacier National Park we have a lot to explore and share.  So, come check us out in Montana!

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Posted: August 23rd, 2012 by kali

fall in the flathead

With cooler mornings and shorter days, we can already tell that fall is in the air. This is one of our favorite times of the year in Glacier Country. There’s great wildlife viewing, diminishing crowds and more time to enjoy the natural beauty all around for us locals! It’s a great time to see Glacier National Park before it gets ready for winter. So, to ring in fall to all visitors coming here for the same reasons listed above, our beautiful log cabins are discounted 30% starting August 26! This is a great time of year to still go rafting and fishing with Glacier Anglers. Plan to join us!

Posted: August 14th, 2012 by kali

Sometimes it can be hard to leave West Glacier in the heat of the season but many of us do get time off every now-and-then.  One of our favorite things to do is explore Glacier National Park.  There’s nothing like a great getaway after a week of hard work.

Guide Siri Wieringa’s favorite hike is Scenic Point in the Two Medicine Valley

two medicine glacier park scenic point

Guide Rainer Kenney’s favorite day hike is Avalanche Lake (this might be everyones favorite!)

avalanche lake glacier park

Reservationist Kelsey McDonough’s favorite hike is Apgar Lookout.  She says it is something she see from the office everyday and was so excited to get to finally hike it this summer.

apgar lookout glacier park lake mcdonald

Guides Chris Pratt and Fred Terranova took a backpacking trip though Boulder Pass last fall and both said it was like nothing that had ever experienced.

boulder pass glacier park

Office manager Kali Tholen really enjoyed the view from Numa Ridge Lookout.

numa ridge lookout glacier park

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Posted: August 13th, 2012 by kali

overnight rafting camp

We have always taken pride in showing our guests a good time. In fact we have built our business on the reputation of top notch trips. Recently we had the pleasure of showing  Matt, of the Vancouver Sun, the benefits on an overnight trip with Glacier Raft Company.  Click the link below to read more about Matt’s trip-

Two Nation Vacation Offers Great Summer Adventure

If you are looking to experience a getaway of a  lifetime for yourself or family, book a trip today! We are still booking trips for our 2012 season and we are also taking reservations for 2013! Call 406-888-5454

Our overnight trips encompass the best service in the area. We will include all the gear and food you could ever need while experiencing the Montana wilderness.  No need to pack your suitcase full of gear, we will provide sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent, camp chairs and some of the best food you have ever had.

See you on the river!


Posted: August 3rd, 2012 by kali

Facebook photo caption contest

Be sure to head to our Facebook page to take part in our Photo Caption Contest.  Comment with your caption and make sure to tell all of your friends to “like” your comment.  The caption with the most “likes”  wins a bag of Glacier Raft Co swag! Contest end Monday at noon.

Posted: July 27th, 2012 by kali

With the closing of Going to the Sun Road last week, Glacier Raft Company saw our biggest day of the season.  Read up about the slide in the Missoulian and check out lead guide, Ryan Thompson’s input on the matter.

going to the sun road

glacier park water



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Posted: July 24th, 2012 by kali

We teamed up with the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation this past weekend.  After all of their hard work on weed eradication, trail work and maintenance in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, this volunteer crew got to float out of the wilderness on the Upper Middle Fork of the Flathead courtesy of Glacier Raft Company.  We are proud to support the BMWF and their important efforts, and this trip is something we’re honored to do year after year.

bob marshall wilderness foundation

bob marshall wilderness foundation float 2012

Thank you for a great trip! And we look forward to working with you guys in the future!

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Rainy June has come and gone and that means that Summer is in full swing up here at Glacier Raft Company.

You may think that we spend our time up here at the raft company just rafting, fishing and playing in the Montana sunshine. And you may be right. However what you may not know is that some of the playing we do up at the raft center goes to a great cause!

This could be you!

On July 17th  the Glacier Raft Center will be teaming up with the Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation to help volunteer in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. We will be weeding and clearing trails to ensure fun and safe hiking in the wilderness. BMWF still has trips available for participation this summer. Check them out here!

Posted: July 7th, 2012 by kali

We love the 4th of July and celebrating our freedom.  The weather finally held up and graced us with sun all day long.

We like to start our morning off with lawn calisthenics…stretching out those muscles and warming up our arms!

whitewater rafting exercises

Following calisthenics, guests sang the national anthem while the flag was rolled out.  It was a site to see!

Once everyone was warmed up and ready to rock they hit the river.  And we can’t raft on the 4th of July without an American Flag!

american flag whitewater rafting

whitewater rafting

To finish off a great day folks watched fireworks though out the Flathead Valley.

whitefish fireworks


Posted: May 10th, 2012 by OM

At the recent 2012 Simms Ice Out Guide Event, Simms hosted a Shoot Out contest in which filmmakers were challenged to make the best six-minute film in fewer than three days. Our own, Ryan Thompson was selected to participate in the Shoot Out challenge, one of four production companies chosen.

His production company is called Swift Current productions and he and pal George White took second in the opening night ceremonies, with the film, “Lights Out.” But, the crew was able to WIN the  People’s Choice Award.  The People’s Choice awards were decided via online voting the week following the Ice Out event.Thompson won handily and we couldn’t be more proud!

Check out his video above and also cruise on by the his Swift Current Productions Facebook page and give ‘em a quick like. You’ll be glad you did.