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Missoula Rafting and Scenic Trips

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Whitewater & Scenic Raft Trips near Missoula

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Family raft trips in Missoula

Missoula whitewater raft trips include  the Clark Fork River’s Alberton Gorge which contains the best whitewater rafting in the state. The nearby Blackfoot River offers a combination of family whitewater and mountain scenery.  Flowing through the heart of downtown Missoula, the Clark Fork River now has one of the best surf waves in the world. Brennan’s Wave was created by the hard work of local white water rafting kayakers and the Missoula Whitewater Association in memory of local friend and world class paddler Brennan Guth. Now kayakers, rafters, and tubers can paddle, surf and play in rapids right downtown.

Our most popular whitewater trip is the Alberton Gorge morning half day or full day trip. We meet at 9am and are usually the first boats on the river. This is better for wildlife viewing and truly appreciating one of Montana’s most spectacular river canyons.Montana Rafting

For scenic raft trips we recommend either the Tarkio Gorge just west of town or a short sunrise float trip through the Hellgate Canyon. The Clark Fork River is not dam-controlled. River levels fluctuate dramatically throughout the summer. We will recommend the best option based on current flows.

Missoula kayaking and Missoula standup paddle boarding trips are more adventuresome options. We offer those trips daily and provide all of your equipment, a safety briefing with instruction, and a wonderful guided river adventure. We often partner with 10,000 Waves Raft & Kayak Adventures on our kayaking tours.

The beautiful Bitterroot River winds north between the Sapphire and Bitterroot Mountain Ranges before it pours into the Clark Fork River.  Join us for one of our Missoula river trips and experience Zootown’s best summer adventure.

Guided Whitewater Rafting Trips Daily - All Summer In Missoula

Missoula Rafting: Private Trips

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Full-Day Whitewater Raft Trip

Whitewater Raft Trip with lunch on the Alberton Gorge Our most popular trip. Raft the Alberton Gorge and stop along the way for a delicious...
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Half-Day Whitewater Raft Trip

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The Blackfoot River - Whitewater and Scenic Raft Trips

The Blackfoot River pours into the Clark Fork River just east of Hellgate Canyon near Missoula. With its headwaters to the north in the Bob Marshall and Scapegoat Wildernesses, the Blackfoot tumbles out of the mountains, meanders through willow-choked meadows, and picks up speed again as it rushes toward Missoula. During early season high water, the Blackfoot has long stretches of continuous Class II and III whitewater. With over 45 miles of river available to choose from, the Blackfoot offers a variety of different trips sure to give you a Montana rafting experience to remember. $79-per person. Launch times 9am-4pm daily. Find out more here.

Special Occasions and Large Groups

As the Alberton Gorge's leading company and the only outfitter based right on the river at the gorge's entrance, we offer an unmatched ability to customize trips for special occasions and large group trips. We will tailor the trip to meet your schedule and group's needs. Last minute adjustments are no problem because we are located right there. Whether someone decides to try an inflatable kayak last minute or someone would like a scenic instead of a whitewater float, we can customize your adventure. Our riverside shop and ranch are great places to hang out before and after your trip to savor the day.
For more info on Missoula Raft Trips Call 406-240-8060 or 240-9833.
138 Big Bend Ln, Alberton
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!