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
S F Flathead R Ab Twin C Nr Hungry Horse Mt
USGS 12359800
308 cfs 4.7 ft
Swiftcurrent Cr Ab Swiftcurrent Lk At Many Glacier
USGS 05014300
22 cfs 1.1 ft
Swan River Near Bigfork Mt
USGS 12370000
403 cfs 2.3 ft
S F Flathead River Nr Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12362500
2,220 cfs 5.6 ft
Swiftcurrent Creek At Many Glacier Mt
USGS 05014500
60 cfs 1.8 ft
Flathead River Near Polson Mt
USGS 12372000
6,220 cfs 5.0 ft
Flathead River At Flathead British Columbia
USGS 12355000
214 cfs 4.3 ft
N F Flathead River Nr Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12355500
834 cfs 1.9 ft
Mill Cr Ab Bassoo Cr Nr Niarada Mt
USGS 12374250
2 cfs 1.4 ft
Flathead River At Columbia Falls Mt
USGS 12363000
3,720 cfs 3.7 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
big mountain summit: whitefish
SNOTEL BIGMS_MADIS
3" 0"
Sleeping Woman
SNOTEL 783
1" 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
Whitefish Mountain Resort -1" 70° 0"
Blacktail Mountain Ski Area -1" 70° 0"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Glacier RIm to Blankenship Bridge and Confluence 2220.0cfs 5.0 Mi II
West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge 4310.0cfs 5.5 Mi II+ to III
Moccasin Creek to West Glacier (John Stevens Canyon) 4310.0cfs 9.0 Mi II+ to III+
Big Creek to Glacier Rim 2220.0cfs 8.0 Mi III- to III
Polebridge to Big Creek 2220.0cfs 20.0 Mi II to III-