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Riverboarding Full Day Trips include lunch. Few experiences rival the sheer fun, intensity, and comradery that a group riverboarding adventure creates.
Class II to III
14 years and older
If you love the water and are ready for the ultimate whitewater experience, riverboarding the Alberton Gorge is unbeatable summer adventure. You’ll get to swim between 4 and 16 miles of the Alberton Gorge–surfing waves along the way.
Getting Ready: Your guide will provide an overview of the day and outfit you with the right equipment. We’ll outfit you with a helmet, wetsuit, fins, life jacket, booties and a riverboard. Everyone should be a solid swimmer and be in good physical condition. Guests must read and sign an acknowledgment of risk form before the trip. While we have great safety record, you need to recognize that there are inherent dangers in whitewater and that riverboarding involves a certain amount of risk. Having noted that, we start each trip with an orientation, safety talk, and practice the basics before running sections of whitewater as a team.
Group Trips and Special Occasions: Few experiences rival the sheer fun, intensity and camaraderie that a group riverboarding adventure creates. Whether it’s a bachelor or bachelorette party, a group of co-workers, a team building excursion or just a group of friends looking for a Montana’s best summer adventure, riverboarding is an unforgettable shared adventure that will leave you smiling and looking forward to your next “board meeting”.
The Gorge is an ideal location for guided riverboard trips. It is a high volume (2,000 to 40,000 CFS), pool and drop river with large recovery pools after each of its Class II and III Rapids. Because of its volume, the Clark Fork is not considered a technical run and is relatively free of obstructions. The rapids are characterized by obvious entry points with large waves caused by a combination of constriction and deep channel drops. Bottom line: the Alberton Gorge whitewater is one of the world’s best spots to learn how to maneuver and surf while riverboarding. We run trips from June through September. The snowpack looks great this year. Expect huge water and fast runs through early July. As the river level drops through July and August more rocks and features appear along with more potential surf waves.