West Glacial River – Class III
The West Glacial river is a scenic stretch of consistent, intermediate whitewater.
Kilometer 0 – Put-in: As you pass through livestock gates, please leave them as you found them.
Kilometer 0.17 – Bridge: A bridge passes overhead about 150 meters below the put-in.
Kilometer 2.46 – Hot Spring: River Right, This hot spring is impressive but not for soaking.
Kilometer 3.09 – Left Turn Rapid: Class III. The holes on the outside of this turn can get crunchy at high water.
Kilometer 6.2 – East Glacial Confluence: This is a special mixing of the brown water of the West and the blue water of the East.
Kilometer 7.25 – Red Wall Cliff: River Left. Stunning red volcanic deposit.
Kilometer 7.47 – Surf Wave: Class III. Depending on flows this can be an awesome surf wave.
Kilometer 7.71 – The Arch: Class III. Remarkable basalt arch on river right. The current drives into the arch so give it some space on the left.
Kilometer 10.5 – Private Take-out: River Left. This is a private take-out used by local rafting company Viking Rafting. If you would like access to the take-out, you can stop by the rafting base and make arrangements.