(30 min. from Missoula, MT or 2 hour drive from Coeur d’Alene, ID)
Trip offered: April through October, weather permitting, arrival 9:30am MST/8:30am PST
Clark Fork River, Alberton Gorge Section 10am-4pm
This 12 mile raft trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. – Best raft trip Missoula – The day will start at a 9:30am arrival for a 10am trip, where you will meet at the Adventure Missoula rafting and fishing shop located at Cyr Recreation Area, Montana (exit 70 off of I-90).
Your friendly guides who will be taking you whitewater rafting will greet you with the adequate gear needed for the raft trip.
Once you are outfitted, you will walk a few minutes down to the the put in and the float trip will begin! The river will greet you with class I and II rapids. Here you will practice paddle strokes, laugh with peers, and look upon the beautiful wildlife that frequent the Upper Gorge.
When the purple cliffs come into vision, you will be entering the Alberton Gorge, and the whitewater will turn into class III rapids! As the raft trip passes under triple bridges, you will start to approach our favorite rapid: Tumbleweed! Make sure to paddle hard and smile large as you go through this rapid. At the end of the raft trip you will be able to purchase pictures from Montana River Photography of your whitewater rafting experience.
After Tumbleweed, there will be an opportunity to cliff jump right above another one of our favorite rapids, Fang! Once you whitewater raft through Fang, you will pull over and enjoy a locally grown lunch on a sandy beach, often next to the beautiful Fish Creek. While your guides prepare lunch, you can swim in the crystal clear water of Fish Creek.
When lunch comes to an end, we pack up the boats and head into the lower gorge. This holds the opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery around you, float through some class II and I whitewater rapids, and play games on the raft or relax. Some of our customers like to swim during a portion of this section in the late summer when the water is warmer.
The raft trip comes to an end at Tarkio, MT. When we reach the takeout the guides will take you back to the Adventure Missoula shop (12 minute ride) and your trip with Adventure Missoula will come to a close!
Trip Includes: Parking, Gear, Guide, Catered Lunch, Rafting, Wetsuit and Booties if needed, Shuttle
Price: Adults-$85 Ages 6 to 17 – $79