An afternoon of rafting and whitewater fun followed by a relaxing BBQ at the Alberton Gorge Ranch, our whitewater headquarters. Located just 30 minutes west of Missoula along the Clark Fork River, our 40-acre ranch is a beautiful setting for wedding parties, church groups, company picnics or family events. Sunsets, horseshoes, volleyball, fishing and trail rides all available.
Class II to III
All Day and into the Night
10 years and older
9am – 3 pm
Alberton Gorge Ranch BBQ’s and Whitewater Raft Trips
When former guides, family and friends are visiting, we run the Gorge and come back to the ranch for a BBQ in the hay barn. There is really no better way to experience Montana than to get outside and have fun, then hang out and relax in a great place to unwind. It’s our specialty at Montana River Guides. We’re the Gorge’s leading outfitter with a riverside shop and headquarters, professional guides and gear running trips every day all summer. The Gorge is the premium whitewater run in Montana with rollicking Class II and III rapids and absolutely stunning canyon scenery. In between rapids you and your guests will enjoy the spectacular surroundings and watch for eagles, osprey, kingfishers, moose, deer, bear and mountain lions. The Gorge is a great family float. Younger kids (ages 6 and up) and older folks can ride in bigger rafts for a milder float while people who want a wilder ride will go in smaller paddle rafts. After running legendary rapids like cliffside, Tumbleweed, and Fang, guests can swim, relax and soak up the sun and scenery. MRG often partners with 10,000 Waves Raft & Kayak Adventures on outfitted adventures.
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!