Of all the scenic river trips Missoula, this is the best and one of our favorites. A quiet, beautiful canyon with wildlife and Montana scenery. The Clark Fork River is home to eagles, osprey, elk, moose and deer. We love to float this section first thing in the morning or in the afternoon to early evening for better wildlife viewing. It has a few fun splashes but is perfect for a relaxing family trip with great places to swim and soak up the stunning Montana scenery along the way.
What to Pack: Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat/Visor, Nylon Windbreaker, Strapped Sandals/Shoes, Binoculars, Quick-dry Shorts, Fleece Outerwear, Snacks and Reusable Water Bottle.
We recommend synthetic material clothing and/or swimsuit for the river.
Bring any cotton clothing for changing into after the day of rafting and leave in your car!
The Tarkio Canyon is a mild stretch of water providing a relaxing float on the Clark Fork River for one of the greatest scenic river trips Missoula. Take it in and kick back while soaking up the scenery and rock formations. Your experienced, friendly guide will share the colorful heritage of our early settlements, mining claims and the history of the river. You will view abundant wildlife and it is a very beautiful and relaxing trip. There are a few ripply rapids but none that would cause one to fall out of the boat.
This is a great 3 hour float good for folks that want to avoid whitewater.