White water Rafting Near Missoula
The Alberton Gorge: Our Favorite Montana Adventure
White water Rafting near Missoula is at its best on the Alberton Gorge. From May through September, there’s plenty of whitewater and our guides are running trips every day in the morning, afternoon and evenings. Tumbleweed, Triple Bridges, and Fang Rapids hold some of the biggest and best whitewater in Montana. Big waves and rollicking fun for everyone.
The Mighty Clark Fork River: As the headwaters trickle out of the Anaconda Pintler Mountain Ranges, they merge and meander towards Missoula where the Clark Fork River acquires power and volume from the legendary Blackfoot River and Bitterroot River. About thirty miles downstream from Missoula the Clark Fork picks up speed as it drops into a series of spectacular canyons carved out by ancient ice-age floods. This sixteen miles of Clark Fork is what’s known as the Alberton Gorge.
Reasons why the Alberton Gorge is the best white water rafting near Missoula. First of all, fun big, rapids at high-water and more fun summer whitewater as flows drop. Second, one of the most beautiful river canyons in Montana. Third, not many people know about it yet. Plus, we live here! The river has given us a business, a life and a wonderful extended family of guides and friends who share our love of this place. We are off the beaten path. The Gorge is a hidden jewel of Montana beauty far away from National Parks and some of the more crowded whitewater destinations.