We offer 3 Blackfoot River Trips:
Full Day Rafting
Full Day Fishing Trip
Half Day Rafting Trip
(see details below)
The Blackfoot River is a snow-fed and spring-fed river in western Montana, just outside Missoula. The Blackfoot is a fast, cold river with many deep spots, making it prime habitat for several varieties of trout. It is one of the most famous stretches of water in the world and was featured in the 1992 film a River Runs Through It by Robert Redford. We fish the upper stretch that is rarely fished. The lower stretch is frequented by tubers and Missoula outdoor recreation enthusiasts and we recommend getting to know this river by guide if you want to relax and raft or fish it’s beautiful spots on a boat away from people and the service road which allows us all to access it. Wade fishing the Blackfoot does not do it justice.
When to go: Because the Blackfoot is smaller by volume than the majestic Clark Fork, we end up rafting and fishing the Blackfoot River in May and June. We take groups of four our more rafting when the Clark Fork water level is too high.
Traveling to Missoula? You are in a world class fishery. If you enjoy rivers, moving water, and are interested in fishing at all…. you should consider fishing two days.
Two Day Missoula Angler Adventure (April – Nov.) Clark Fork and choice of Blackfoot or Bitterroot River
The largest river by volume in Montana, the Clark Fork River drains an extensive region of the Rocky Mountains in western Montana and Northern Idaho. It is gorgeous, huge, and our favorite river by far. The Blackfoot River is a fast, cold river with many deep spots, making it prime habitat for several varieties of trout. It is one of the most famous stretches of water in the world and was featured in A River Runs Through It. The Bitterroot River is gorgeous with it’s views and an amazing fishery with views of the Bitterroot Mountains on it’s west side.
Two day Price: 2 people-$900, 1 person-$800
We offer full day trips on the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, Bitterroot, and other Montana rivers. This full day Blackfoot River Trip Adventure with a wonderful lunch and a private guide all to your own allows you to take in all the information on the Missoula valley and experience our stories and river knowledge from our expert guides. See More Details!
Blackfoot River Fishing Full Day River Trip: 2 people-$475, 1 person $425
Depending on conditions and water flows, we have three different stretches to fish on the Blackfoot River. It can be done by either drift boat or raft. Each stretch offers a diversity of terrain and water that your guide will ensure is a successful and wonderful experience.
Blackfoot River Full Day Rafting Trip:
We take parties of 4 or more rafting on the Blackfoot River for a full day river adventure. A locally sourced, homemade lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce is provided. Trip includes swimming, lunch break, and more! This is a great trip for a family adventure during May and June. It features Class I and II rapids and scenic views. We meander through a canyon.
Blackfoot River Rafting Trip Full Day (30 minutes from Missoula)