Glacier Rim To Blankenship Bridge And Confluence


The North Fork leaves the canyon after passing Glacier Rim and it opens up into a small wooded valley.  If you've come this far you might as well finish off the river at the confluence with the middle fork of the flathead.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Flathead, North Fork are between a bare minimum of 1,000cfs and a high of 11,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 12362500, the S F Flathead River Nr Columbia Falls Mt Remember only watercraft are permitted at Glacier RIm to Blankenship Bridge and Confluence.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
N F Flathead River Nr Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12355500
1,530 cfs 2.7 ft
Flathead River At Flathead British Columbia
USGS 12355000
345 cfs 4.7 ft
S F Flathead River Nr Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12362500
3,010 cfs 6.3 ft
Flathead River Near Bigfork Mt
USGS 12369000
4,310 cfs ft
Mill Cr Ab Bassoo Cr Nr Niarada Mt
USGS 12374250
2 cfs 1.4 ft
Swiftcurrent Creek At Many Glacier Mt
USGS 05014500
29 cfs 1.6 ft
Swan River Near Bigfork Mt
USGS 12370000
988 cfs 3.0 ft
Swiftcurrent Cr Ab Swiftcurrent Lk At Many Glacier
USGS 05014300
439 cfs 2.9 ft
Flathead River Near Polson Mt
USGS 12372000
4,410 cfs 4.0 ft
Middle Fork Flathead River Nr West Glacier Mt
USGS 12358500
1,890 cfs 2.9 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
Kraft Creek
SNOTEL 562
17" -1"
Many Glacier
SNOTEL 613
21" -1"
Moss Peak
SNOTEL 646
84" 0"
Sleeping Woman
SNOTEL 783
38" -1"
big mountain summit: whitefish
SNOTEL BIGMS_MADIS
86" -3"
Noisy Basin
SNOTEL 664
92" -1"
Flattop Mtn.
SNOTEL 482
105" -1"
Emery Creek
SNOTEL 469
23" 1"
Bisson Creek
SNOTEL 346
19" -1"
Blacktail Mtn
SNOTEL 1144
20" -1"
North Fork Jocko
SNOTEL 667
85" -1"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Fish Creek - Glacier National Park 180 3,225 ft
Quartz Creek - Glacier National Park None 3,516 ft
Bowman Lake - Glacier National Park 50 4,065 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area 20" 51° 1.32"
Whitefish Mountain Resort 20" 51° 1.32"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Moccasin Creek to West Glacier (John Stevens Canyon) 4310.0cfs 9.0 Mi II+ to III+
Big Creek to Glacier Rim 3010.0cfs 8.0 Mi III- to III
Glacier RIm to Blankenship Bridge and Confluence 3010.0cfs 5.0 Mi II
Polebridge to Big Creek 4000.0cfs 20.0 Mi II to III-
West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge 4310.0cfs 5.5 Mi II+ to III