Missoula rafting in September is wonderful. Montana mornings are cool and crisp in September but warm quickly as the sun comes up over the mountains and warms the valley floor. Summer crowds have gone and local wildlife emerges again along the Clark Fork River. We are still running the river almost every day but have adjusted our trip departure times and trips to dovetail with our fall weather patterns. Bears are moving along the river corridor now snacking in local huckleberry and chokecherry patches. We saw a moose grazing in Fish Creek and herds of elk are dropping down into the upper Alberton Gorge each evening for a cool drink.
Right now we are offering custom fall trips, both scenic and whitewater, on the Clark Fork River. Trips usually meet at 10:30 am and cost $79 per person. Expect to be on the river about 3-4 hours and have the river canyon to yourself. Our shoulder season trips have a four person minimum. If there are only two guests in your group, we’ll can still run the trip as long as you pay the four person trip fee. We have complimentary wetsuits and splash jackets for overcast days.