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Rafting Testimonials

Half Day Whitewater


"Greetings! Just wanted to comment on a GREAT rafting experience we had with your company this week. From the first call I made to you until we finished back at your office, I want to say EVERYONE there was just GREAT! Very Friendly, efficient, and confident that a land-lover from ND could make the trip!
I expecially want to thank DEAN for his patient instruction, his wealth of information about the river and the park, and his FUN attitude! What a nice guy! Thanks again for a great time and I will most certainly recommend your company to anyone that might be going to Glacier!"
- Barb and Tom P. (North Dakota)

"Katie was perfect for our group! My parents were quite nervous and she was very nurturing which eased their fears. i think they also appreciated the safety education and the description of what was coming up on our trip down. Thanks for the fun experience!"
- Gingie G.

"Made me want to choose Glacier Guides because staff was generous with their time. What to wear? What to bring? What to expect? All of these were answered fully and (we discoverd) honestly. Even after all the changes I made, I still felt wanted.
I know it was not in your control, but weather was perfect. Our guide, Amy, was friendly yet professional - we felt at ease and safe in her hands. Glacier Guides are happy, friendly people who love what they do always make a great experience for customers...move to Chicago, so that we can enjoy your service more often!!"
- Eileen G.

"Teal was our guide. She did a fabulous job! Our family had a great time. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Glacier Nat'l Park. Thanks!"
- Timothy M

"Emily was amazing. She was fun and personable and very knowledgeable on the area, not just the water! I have rafted with another group and would definitely recommend you over them. You made it a fun and memorable experience!"
- Miranda B.

"We had our 3 young kids with. Our guide went above what we expected. He let the kids try to row when had reached towards the end. Very happy. Your company was recommed to us from friends from Homer, Alaska. We will recommed your company to anyone who asks. You have fans from Minnesota also. Thank You!
- The Schmitz Family :)



Half Day Scenic Float


"Glacier Guides - We had a great time on our scenic float trip with Dean on Sunday!! It was the perfect end to the outstanding two week vacation we had in Glacier National Park. The bear on the shore was truly great. Thanks Again!!"
- Peter and Diane T.



Full Day Rafting


" Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our rafting adventures on 7/15 and 7/16. We had a full day with Addy as our guide and she did an awesome job of training us and telling us all the stories of the area. We had a blast even though we had to grab the chicken line more than a few times. The second day we did the half day in the morning and Dave was our guide. We had a little less anticipation and more participation with another great ride down the river. We enjoyed the friendly people and look forward to doing this again in the future."
- Rick and Stacey S.

"Ryan was a FANTASTIC guide! He was experienced, enthusiastic, informative and entertaining. He was great with our whole family-- we had a wonderful full day of rafting. Thank you Ryan!" - Rebecca, Tom, Tara, Lola, Sam and Micah

"Loved Sara Edwards and Carter. Knowledgeable and fun. They are working because they love it and it shows. They truly care about your experience. They all speak highly of the company which is great to see. It means you are a great place to work which allows you to attract better people. Thanks!"
- Tom M.

"We could not have been more pleased with our guides, Haaken and Jake. They were both fun, informative, skilled, and professional. What a trip! (Literally and figuratively! ) In addition to great guides, the office staff was helpful and friendly. The food was amazing! We will joyfully recommend Glacier Guides to any of our Texas friends traveling to Montana".
- Ralene G.



2 Day Raft Trip


"Just Wanted to say "Thanks A Million" - We had a fabulous trip and owe it to your staff and your way of running your company - they were great! If you have an email list please add us because we would love to keep in touch! See you in a year or two!"
- Suzie H.



Custom Rafting Trips


Wedding Party Raft Trip with Lunch
"Montana Raft Co., Thank you all for the AMAZING job you did for the Z./Sch. wedding raft trip & lunch on June 20. It ran so smoothly & everyone was so impressed with the quality of your guides, the lunch, and the cheerful attitude everyone that works there has toward the large crowd web rought with us. You are a CLASS ACT!!"
- Dick and Dulcy Z. (Montana)

Custom North Fork Float
"I just wanted to say mucho gracias to Jennifer Buls and Julie Nissi for the great trip we took down the North Flathead. Their knowledge of the area, plants, birds, wildlife, land, conservation, and customer service was spectacualar. It was a total package. I can't think of anything that would have made our trip better. We will definitely be back and recommend Glacier Guides to others. Thank your for helping ot make our reunion even a special one."
- Dean H.




Hiking Testimonials

Day Hikes


"Glacier Guides is a fantastic outfitter. Glacier Guides made my solo trip a Huge success! I would like to suggest you to single/solo travelers who want an adventure. I really believe that a lot of people would venture out on their own if they knew how easy it is to have an adventure."
- James M.


"Melissa was fantastic! Our guided hike to Avalanche Lake was one of the highlights of our week stay in the area. Our entire group really enjoyed tapping into her vast knowledge of the area."
- Joel D.

"Loved the emails that summarized all important info I needed related to our hike and all day rafting trip. Sara was our hiking guide to Avalanche Lake. She was really great and informative through out the hike. She was great at answering our questions and going at a pace that was good for us to allow for pictures, etc.. The lunch she packed for us was wonderful! We were expecting just a so so lunch and was surprised at how great it was. The scenery was great and the hike was a perfect amount for our first Glacier Hike. The lake was incredible and we just missed getting to see a Grizzly."
-Tania C.



Custom Dayhike


"The route was just a challenging as we had hoped. Hard but not impossible. I was very pleased with the whole experience. This was our 12th trip to ten different locations in the west. It was our best guide experience. I could sense the quality of the organization all the way through the process. Clean bathroom and vans, well organized, seamless shuttle, good reservation process. We were very pleased. Thanks for a great trip!!!!"
- Alan and Crew

"From start to finish, my family and I enjoyed working and being with Glacier Guides! We spent two days hiking and rafting as a large group and then my family of 5 did a custom camping/hiking trip. Our three girls had never camped before and absolutely loved every minute of it! My husband and I both agreed that was due to our wonderful guides Dre and Vince!!!! The meals were top notch and the hiking was lots of fun. I will tell all my friends about Glacier Guides and we hope to be back in the future!! All the best."
- Alyssa Barton

"Hands down the best part of our Montana trip! Our full day hiking guide, Dean, completely tailored our trip according to our kids abilites and desires. So knowledgeable about the history of the park. Our day hike lasted until 8:00PM, 3 hours overtime because Dean wanted our kids to see the wildlife and made sure he showed us everything he possibly could. We loved his passion for Glacier! Lastly, this is a team of people who really care and go above and beyond!"

"JD was wonderful. His knowledge of, and passion for Glacier made the day super special. We wanted a challenging hike away from the crowds and he really delivered, sharing some amazing sights. We had a really FUN day with him. And a great lunch too. We commented that we learned more in that one day than we would have ever expected. We cant thank him enough and look forward to our next GG trip with JD."
- Joe M.



3 Day Granite Park Chalet Hut Hike


"What a wonderful, life changing experience for us who had never been to Glacier National Park. Professionalism by the Glacier Guide Company and our guides was truly exemplary I just can"t say enough. Thank you so much for making our trip so memorable. We spent the next four days hiking Glacier on our own but could not duplicate the experience of the Granite Park Chalet hike. Glacier Guides only offer six of these 3 day Granite Park Chalet hikes per season. IMO there is nothing better to get the true feel of the Park - make your reservations for this hike asap."
- Dennis Z. (Rhode Island)

"Katie and Pete were awesome, knowledgable and great chefs. They handled the skill disparity in hikers with tact so no one felt out of place and everyone got to do hikes that fit their ability. Office staff was also very accommodating.
Great itinerary and GP Chalet is very cool. Although we hiked some popular trails, those who wanted to could take day hike options that felt more like a wilderness experience. Fell in love with the park and Glacier Guides is the way to see it!"
-Gordon S.



3 Day Backpacking Trip


"This is a short note to say how much we enjoyed our three day trail with Mike. We were not at all sure what it was going to be like but, frankly, it was quite amazing. The scenery was breathtaking as was the climb but without Mike it wouldn't have been half the trip. He was a superb guide, fantastic cook and so quietly gentle and capable. We all were hugely impressed. Korbin was also brilliant and really deserves a pat on the back for carrying such a heavy load without a single complaint. He was great company too and our 16 year old twins thouroughly enjoyed chatting with him. So - a huge thank you to both Mike and Korben. It was a trip we will never forget and I doubt it will ever be equaled if we ever do the same again."
- Mark F. (England)

"I had a great time hiking Gable Pass and the Belly River trails. What fantastic views! Jill was fantastic and very knowledgeable. She always answered our questions, and was always in a splendid mood. She took very good care of everyone on the trip. This was my first backpacking trip and it was a great experience. I was glad to have a great guide to help me along."
- Rebecca P.

"Dre and Brant were exceptional. Very informative, knowledgeable, customer focused and attentive. They made the backpacking trip memorable and a learning experience. The backcountry provided majestic views, variety of wildlife and colorful displays of wild flowers. The meals were also incredible!"
- Daniel H.



4 Day Backpack Trip


"I will never forget this trip in addition to having lifelong gratitude for our guide JD. Remembering his compassion, tender heat, humor and love of the park still brings tears of joy. Even a I write this. He helped us all leave with what we came for and and most importantly what we did not know was inside us. Go to the park and discover the parks beauty and a hidden part of yourself. Thanks and gratitude for Glacier Guides. Thank you is not enough. I have great joy knowing I will return."
- Todd S.

"I just wanted to let you know how much our family enjoyed our 4-day backpacking trip. Sarah Metzger was our guide and she was truly exceptional. We learned an enormous amount about the park, the flowers and the other hiking that is available in the park. Her pacing for my husband and myself was quite comfortable she kept our 17- year old fat tracker in check. And the meals. We are still thinking about how great the food was. We just can't say enough about how great the experience was and how great Sarah was as a guide. Thank you for one of our best family trips."
- Hillary S.



Custom Backpacking Trip


"Thank you for our recent backpacking trip! Jen is fantastic! She does an absolutely tremendous job. Not only did she choose a perfect route for us but she also cooked amazing meals. Really, each one meal seemed to exceed expectations from one to the next! As if this wasn't enough, she's an expert on the area, taught us a ton, is just a joy to be around, and put up with us fro 5 whole days! I almost believe that she even managed the arrival of perfect weather for us, she's that good! I can't imagine a better representative of your company and I already had a very positive impression. Please deliver our heartfelt than you to her again!
Sarah, our driver and picnic lunch extraordinaire, was also great. I've already recommended Glacier National Park, and particularly Glacier Guides, to a colleague who wants to take his sons backpacking and I can only imagine I'll be making that recommendation as often as I can.
We couldn't be happier with our experience (does it show?). Again, thank you Glacier Guides and thank you Jen!"
- Mike K. (New York)



5 Day Glacier Challenge


"We recently did the Hiking 5 Day Glacier Challenge). It was truly phenomenal! The two guides, Jennifer and Vince, work very well together and were incredibly competent. Jennifer was extremely knowledgeable about the history, wildlife and geology of the area. Her attitude was great, always smiling and helpful. Her management of people's needs and abilities was always right on. She was great at making everyone feel capable and included. Vince was also very knowledgeable and accommodating. He did a great job of making sure everything ran smoothly. He always had a patient, friendly attitude which could have been challenge with a group of 8 women! We certainly thought the scenery would be phenomenal, but the food and service exceeded our expectations. Both guides also provided expert care for the many, often rather nasty blisters that our group experienced! The smiles, stories and landscapes are unforgettable, along with the friendships formed. Thank you Glacier Guides, particularly Jennifer and Vince, for giving us the opportunity to explore this amazing national park, learn about the ecosystem it encompasses, and see first-hand why we must all do our part to help ensure its preservation for future generations."
- Connie W and Mika R.



6 Day Backpacking Trip


"I am immensely impressed with the quality and value of the trip. The food was outstanding, the routes spectacular, and as an experienced backpacker, I felt that I had a good opportunity to explore Glaciers wilderness. I was a single traveler, which is why I chose to go with your company, and I found that I was warmly welcomed...I am very impressed with the quality and dedication of your guides, particularly Ben Ruffato and Sarah Metzger. I started off in a group lead by Ben with two other people. One of the other group members had a medical problem and had to leave the second day that we were in the backcountry. I thought Ben handled the situation very well; he was compassionate, organized and able to give the two who had to leave ( a father and his daughter), good advice about their options. I felt comfortable with the arrangement he make with me as he walked them out, and it was clear that he knew what he was doing and could be calm in the face of a situation that could have deteriorated.
Since I would have been Ben's only client. I wound up joining Sarah's group for the remainder of my trip. Sarah actually offered to have me join her group and not only made me feel welcome, but did an excellent job managing so many people. She is a little powerhouse! I was amazed at her ability to carry so much gear with a smile, her knowledge of the natural history of Glacier National Park, and her positive attitude. Sara is humble, fun, and a very hard worker. I feel fortunate to have met her.
I will certainly recommend Glacier Guides to my friends and family. If I am traveling in Glacier alone again, I will certainly book a trip with your company. And most importantly, I want to make sure you know how outstanding Sarah and Ben are as guides; they really made the trip a memorable experience and are truly assets to your company."
- Tiffany McC. (North Carolina)

"I would like to thank everyone at Glacier Guides for a well planned backpacking trip. Emily is one heack of a guide who played a big part in making a successful trip. I have been raving about the trip to anyone with two ears. :-) The scenery along the route was magnificent and I even enjoyed the 'weather': rain, sleet, snow and of course the picture pertfect sunny days. I know we humans didn't have much to do with the latter, but you guys had everything to do with the food which was out of this world. The trip surpassed my wildest expectation. Thanks a million for everything."
- J. W. (California)

"I just got back to civilization (unfortunately) after a fabulous 6-day trip with Sarah Metzger. She is so wonderful - it is my second trip with her, and I am continually amazed at her knowledge of the park, backpacking and outdoor skill, and the great meals we had. Sarah is always concerned with the comfort, safety and enjoyment of her clients, and was very supportive of all the hikers, especially with one or two who were having a bit of trouble. I still have one more route I'd like to complete in the next couple years - and if she's still at GG, I'd go with her again in a heartbeat! She's a real gem."
- Jo Ellen K.



6 Day Ultimate Huthike


"I am still bragging about the experience that I had with this trip and the people (both fellow guests and guides). Stacey and Mike did a great job of leading the way and creating a very memorable experience. Thank you for all your assistance leading up to the 6 day trip."

"I will recommend this company to everyone! I cannot say enough of our guide Jen. She was AWESOME! I'm afraid I am now spoiled and will be forever comparing every guide I hike with with her. She will be a tough one to beat. Way to go Jen! I want every guide I hike with to be her. I also want to say that Josh at the Glacier Guides lodge was wonderful. Very informative and accomidating not just to me but everyone that stayed there. He was always there for you when you needed him. Beautiful and even though I got the worst blisters of my life I still enjoyed this trip. Jen took care of me and made sure I was the able to finish in good form. Uplifting and postive. She was just amazing!"
- Maureen O.




Fishing Testimonials

SMITH RIVER TRIP


"I enclosed your survey questionnaire regarding our recent float trip on the Smith River with Irv and Mike. As you can see, we basically rated everything a ten. Without a doubt it is one of the best trips my wife and I have ever had the opportunity to take, and I think that is largely due to Irv, Mike and Henry. We had a lot of fun and got along very well and they were always there to help. Thanks again for the opportunity to share your beautiful state, the Smith River, and it's recreational opportunities."



Half Day Fly Fishing


"GREAT guide. Cameron is the absolute best! Very professional, cordial, patient and works hard for his client. I would request Cameron every time if I could."
- Larry D.

"We had A.J. as our guide. He is excellent. One of the very best guides we've ever had. Made our trip a real pleasure and caught lots of trout."




Lodging Testimonials

"Glacier Guides Lodge sets the benchmark in hospitality!"


"Our experience with Josh at the motel was the best we have ever had bar none..."
- Peggy W.

"In all our world travels, my wife Theresa & I find America (USA) the friendliest nation. And of all the US Parks we've visited, you & your company have set the ultimate benchmark in hospitality.
Congrats & please keep up your great work. We will strongly recommend your accommodations to everyone because it's your personal email correspondences that had us well-prepared for West (& East Glacier). Josh & Max were the perfect hosts on-site & your Lodge was everything as advertised and more."
- KC & Theresa

"About the Lodge--truly a unique accommodation! Our room felt like the guest room in someones home, with the bonus of the community room upstairs, yet we had privacy. The breakfast was so nice and made us feel like we were at a bed and breakfast. Glacier Guides has done a top notch job in providing a fine lodging facility. I'm sure your trips are of the same quality."
- Patricia B.

"The manager of the place was THE BEST!!! We have never had a better experience in all of our travels!!! Breakfast was amazing and way beyond our expectations!! I own a 30,000 sq ft grocery store in sweet home Oregon with 65 employees, I wish everyone of my employees was like your manager, you have a good one!!!!"
- Chad (Oregon) "Everyone we met was so friendly!!! During our vacation we drove to other lodges for food and to look around, and the people were not nearly as friendly and inviting. Everyone there was just the best. Josh practically planned our trip for us. Best time of our lives."
- Brianne O.

"Josh checked us in at the lodge. This man is incredibly professional. He made us feel extremely welcome. This personal attention to or satisfaction is very rare. This level of service coupled with an outstanding lodge, is a guarantee of our return on a future visit. The cleanliness of our room was equally impressive. Thank you for a memorable experience. I will highly recommend your facility."
- William F.

"Our rooms at the lodge were clean and welcoming... the cleaning staff did a great job of working around all of our gear! The continental breakfast was fresh, tasty, and very convenient, as we frequently had early starts to begin our day... Josh was extremely kind, helpful, and enthusiastic about our stay... he provided sound advice for our hikes, which helped us maximize our stay! Thanks again very much, Josh!"
- William B.

"Josh was amazing. By far the best "inn keeper"/help desk/information source we had the entire time we were in Montana."
- Sarah F.

"Our stay at Glacier Guides Lodge was wonderful. Josh was amazing. He helped us with our plans and told us places to hike and eat. I really don't think we would have experienced or gotten as much out of our trip is it wasnt for his kindness and help. He was the best! Next time we come to Glacier this is the first place on our list to stay! I dont think we would want to stay anywhere else. Thank you for helping us get the most out of our stay in Glacier. I would recommend you and only you to any friend headed your way!"

"Loved, loved, loved the Glacier Guides Lodge. Our daughter made the comment that it was a very friendly place and Josh made it welcoming - it had a hostel like feel - not like other hotels. I wish we had been able to stay there longer."
- Teresa D.



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