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The Alberton Gorge is known for it’s fun family whitewater and incredible canyon scenery. We will float the river with Montana River Guides and have a BBQ afterwards. The Gorge is one of Montana’s best kept secrets with stunning canyon scenery and the best summer whitewater Montana has to offer. There are great swimming opportunities along the way. Dress ready to get wet and have a great day on the river.
***Where to Meet: *****The Montana River Guides Office at the Alberton Gorge (Near I-90, Exit 70, 30 minutes west of Missoula)
We’ll meet at our shop to check in and gear up. So park in the parking lot and walk over to check in. Our guides will ask everyone to sign acknowledgment of risk forms. When all guests have arrived we’ll get geared up, provide some basic rafting instruction and a safety talk, then walk down to the river to get started.
DIRECTIONS: FROM MISSOULA
-Our rafting headquarters is a 30 minute drive west of Missoula, just off I-90. Drive West on I-90 past Alberton. Take the Cyr Exit (Exit 70). After exiting you’ll cross the river on the Cyr Bridge. You’ll see the Cyr Bridge Fishing Access sign. Take an immediate hair pin left turn onto Sawmill Gulch Rd. after crossing the bridge (don’t go across the railroad tracks), and you’ll see the parking lot and river access and our sturdy shop, at the south end of the parking lot.
Montana River Guides
196 Sawmill Gulch Rd
Alberton, MT 59820
WEATHER: We run our trips and classes rain or shine. During our summer raft trips the weather is usually beautiful. Rain showers if the do occur usually pass quickly, so don’t get discouraged if the weather looks over cast the day of your trip. If it does happen to be overcast or raining the day of your trip we have complimentary splash jackets and wetsuits available at our shop. Consider bringing along a fleece, wool or non-cotton layer to wear.
WHAT TO WEAR:: Summer Rafting–Hot Days in July and August. Bring swimwear or shorts and t-shirt you don’t mind getting wet. For footwear old tennis shoes or sports sandals work best because they won’t come off if you take a swim. For smaller kids –or if you get chilled easily– bring along a windbreaker, rain coat or fleece layer to put on if the sun goes behind the clouds.
We always have wetsuits and splash gear at our shop which are complimentary for our rafting guests in cool conditions.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY: Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, river trips by their nature involve a certain amount of risk. Montana River Guides and 10,000 Waves and its personnel shall assume no responsibility whatsoever for injuries, damages, losses or delays to person or property. We require that you acknowledge these risks by reading and signing a liability release prior to departure. We are not responsible for items lost or left on premises.
Thanks and we’ll see you on the river!
Montana River Guides
Happy kids and family whitewater rafting with Montana River Guides