Clark Fork River Trips

Adventure Missoula offers a handful of options for Clark Fork River trips that includes both rafting and/or fishing. This river is your world class option in Western Montana for both scenic trips and whitewater. The whitewater here is larger in volume and contains punchier rapids than our area’s Glacier National Park options. Our rafting and fishing shop is located at the Clark Fork River 30 minutes west of Missoula just off Interstate 90. Our home is the entrance to the Alberton Gorge, a famous whitewater stretch just outside of Missoula.

Rafting

All whitewater trips include: Life Jackets (pfd’s), wet suits if needed for comfort, splash jackets, water shoes, guide, boat, paddles, shuttle back to vehicle, private parking.

All scenic trips include: life jackets, paddles or guide oars the boat, shuttle back to vehicle or vehicle moved beforehand to take out point, guide, boat.

Full day trips include locally sourced, homemade lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce when possible from our rooftop garden at our river shop or on our local farm.

Full Day Whitewater Adventure  Adults $90 Youth $80 Season: April to October, Catered river lunch, Class I, II, III #1 Thing to do in the Northwest* Cyr, Montana Clark Fork River

Half Day Family Friendly Whitewater Trip Adults $70 Youth $60 Season: April to October, Class I, II, III #1 Thing to do in the Northwest* Cyr, Montana Clark Fork River

Private Scenic or Whitewater Full Day River Adventure  $680 Private boat trip up to 8 participants, everything provided, Season: April to October Class I, II, III Catered lunch Cyr, Montana – Clark Fork River

Clark Fork River Full Day Scenic Adults $90 Youth $80 Season: late April through October, Mellow gentle rapids, some ripples Tarkio, Montana

Clark Fork River Half Day Scenic Adults $70 Youth $60 Season: late April through October, Mellow gentle rapids, some ripples Tarkio, Montana

Fishing

What’s Included: All fishing trips include private guide for one to two people, fishing gear; this includes flies, rods, poles, tackle, and waders depending on guide and trip choice. We pack life jackets, soft drinks, water, mid day riverside lunch (for full day trips), boat or raft depending on river section, and transportation can be arranged in advance for pick up. Our trips combine fishing from boat and shore (as desired). We have room for one to two people. During the booking process, some trips allow a 3rd boat rider (youth or non fishing participant). We provide wetsuits and water shoes for whitewater fishing trips as needed for comfort.

What to Bring: Pack sunglasses, a hat/visor, quick dry clothing, strapped sandals or water shoes, Montana fishing licenses, sunscreen, sunwear, layered clothing for spring and fall, and a swimsuit if you’d like to take a dip to cool off.

Family Combination Whitewater Rafting and Fishing Trip $500 base + $50 ea. participant (max. 5 ppl) Season: April to October, Class I, II, III Lunch, Gear, Everything provided, Private Trip, Cyr, Montana *Best family trip Northwest Signature Adventure

Combo Whitewater Fishing Adventure Frequently reported as the most exciting day ever had on a fishing trip, this guide favorite boasts large fish from the Alberton Gorge whitewater section of the Clark Fork River. Large pools and diverse scenery designated as world class. $500 + $50 per extra boat rider

Clark Fork River Full Day We fish a variety of excellent sections and guide will choose best for fishing conditions. Largest river by volume in Montana, majestic and gorgeous scenery. $550

Clark Fork River Half Day Mother of all our local rivers, ultimate four hour angling trip features large browns, rainbow trout and pike. $450

Family Floats/Kayaking

Kayak Adventure and Flotilla Trips – 30 minutes west of Missoula on I-90 at our Clark Fork Headquarters

Kayak Adventure Half Day with Lunch $150 Singles $300 Tandems Season: July – October, Mellow gentle rapids, some ripples, Cyr Montana

Family Flotilla River Adventure Half Day with Lunch $500 Base Price holds 4 people + Stand Up Paddleboards, and Kayaks as add-ons for a true Montana flotilla river day.

Most Popular Family Option: Alberton Gorge Full Day Whitewater Rafting River Trip

Price: Adults-$90, Ages 6 to 17 – $80

30 min. from Missoula or 2 hour drive from Coeur d’Alene, April-Oct.

This 12 mile raft trip provides 15 rapids and breathtaking scenery down the Alberton Gorge section of the Clark Fork River. The day starts at 10am, where you will meet at the Adventure Missoula shop located at Cyr, Montana (exit 70 off of I-90 30 minutes from Missoula). Your friendly guides who will be taking you whitewater rafting will greet you with the adequate gear needed for the raft trip. Everything is provided.

Once you are outfitted, you will be taken down to 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 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 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 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 whitewater rapids, and play games on the raft! The raft trip comes to an end at Tarkio. When we reach the takeout the guides will take you back to the shop, and your adventure with us will come to a close!

Alberton Gorge Half Day Whitewater Rafting River Trip

Price: Adults $70, Ages 6 to 17 – $60

30 min. Missoula, 2 hour drive from CDA, April-Oct. weather permitting

This is the same 12 mile river trip that provides 15 rapids down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River as the Full Day. We just do it faster! The whitewater rafting trips start at 9AM, 1pm and 4PM. A great three hour river adventure leaving time to enjoy something else in your day!

Combination Trip (Whitewater Rafting/Fishing-Choice of Fly Fishing or Spin Fishing)

Price: 1st person-$500, $50 each additional person up to five people.

30 minutes from Missoula, 90min drive from Coeur d’Alene, April-Nov. weather permitting

Come take a guided fly fishing trip AND whitewater adventure with us! Our customers frequently say that the Alberton Gorge Clark Fork trip is the most exciting day they have ever had on a fishing/rafting trip! Most of the bigger fish in the river hold up in the pools at the bottom of the rapids so you never know what you might catch. You will have to wear a high flotation vest through the rapids, and all the gear gets put away for Triple Bridges, Tumbleweed, and Fang rapids but you can cast away on everything else!

What to expect for fishing trips

Adventure Missoula offers guided fishing trips from boats and rafts geared for one or two fishermen. For any of these trips, you will meet us at our river shop, located in Cyr, MT (Exit 70 off of I-90). You and your Adventure Missoula fishing guide can decide upon the right section of the river to fish based on conditions, recent success, and time constraints. Adventure Missoula guides will work hard to put you on quality wild trout and ensure that your experience on the river is a positive one.

A homemade stream side lunch and soft drinks are included in full day trips. Your guide will supply all of the flies or tackle needed including those unique to the Clark Fork River. We encourage you to obtain a Montana Fishing license in advance of your days fishing but as a last resort we can help you obtain a license online at our shop. Waders are not really needed unless you want to get out of the boat and wade fish. There are more miles of wild trout rivers right here in Montana than any of the other lower 48 states by far. This provides a great set of options to make your fishing trip a success.

Bring a camera, jacket, hat and sunglasses. The boat has lots of storage so you are welcome to bring extra clothes and gear depending on the # of people going. Special accommodations can be made for dietary needs or setting up a raft for an extra passenger. Please let us know in advance of your fishing day. We will see you on the river!

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