An Overnight Trip on the Flathead River - Montana River Guides

An Overnight Trip on the Flathead River

It has been a busy fall so far…we have taught rescue classes in Hawaii and Big Sky, Montana…WRI has a crew over on the Yellowstone helping researchers with follow up work on last years oil spill, and we have upcoming classes in Ohio and Missoula. Last weekend I found time to sneak up to a scenic section of the Flathead River and do an overnight trip with Quinn, Sam and Rey.
What a beautiful river and perfect way to spend an early autumn weekend. We used to guide trips on the white cliffs section of the Missouri River…this section of the Flathead was every bit as beautiful. We took a raft, a cataraft, a stand up paddle board, and our fishing gear.
Crystal clear water, white mudstone cliffs, caves, golden eagles ruling a smoky sky full of raptors, small mouth bass, big brown trout, the soothing grace of being carried by the current of a beautiful river, falling asleep to more owls than I have ever heard, …all enjoyed with my boys. Next time we’re taking Mom Ev and Jo and our snorkel gear….
I’ve promised myself to make more time for trips like this. It’s what got me started in this business…We get so wrapped up in our home rivers that we forget to go explore and rediscover the other rivers Montana has to offer…trips like this reawaken the adventurer inside us …remind us to count our blessings and get outside with the people we love more often.

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138 Big Bend Ln, Alberton
We have taken many rafting trips over the years and hands down this was one of the best ones yet!!! We took a private full day rafting tour with river side picnic and couldn’t have had a better time!! Our guide set up the best lunch spread at the waterside including fresh fruit and veggie trays, salad, sandwiches, chips/salsa, and the best homemade cookies!!! We had many stops, chances to swim, small cliff jumping, and the most beautiful scenery!!! Shout out to Amy as being the most fun guide to our crazy “Billy Goat Cyrus” group from Texas!!! Request her and you won’t be disappointed!!!
Our Montana River Guide trip down the Clark Fork was the highlight to our Montana vacation. Our guide let us paddle some while we were going thru the rapids which was an awesome experience. Weather and sun on the morning trip made for some great pictures.
We did a scenic float with our young kids. This was the absolute best thing we did our whole trip! So beautiful, so much fun. Amy was our guide and she was incredibly fun, knowledgable and kind. Cannot wait to float with them again!
There were three of us over 60 year old gals on our trip. Our guide, Jack, was outstanding. We felt safe and secure under his care the whole time while having the time of our lives. The beautiful scenery and wildlife were a bonus to the incredible river with its rapids along with calm areas to relax & enjoy the ride. Top on my list of the other incredible things we did this summer.
One of the best experience in the US was spending our Sunday with Montana River Guides! The crew was able to accommodate to over 60 of us on the YSEALI alumni tour and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our time on the river - Whitewater Rafting or Scenic Tour. Guides are 100% professionals who have fun with safety in mind. Highly recommend and must visit when you're in Montana. Thanks for the memories!