Missoula Rafting and Kayaking

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Operating in Montana and Idaho

Scenic Floats


Family Friendly Whitewater

Beginner | Intermediate

High Adventure Whitewater

Intermediate | Advanced

Montana & Idaho’s Premier Whitewater Rafting Trips

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Zoo Town Surfers is your gateway to exhilarating white water rafting tours in the stunning landscapes of Montana and Idaho. Dive into the heart-pounding excitement of river rafting as you navigate through thrilling rapids and immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of our region’s waterways. Whether you are wanting to experience the heart pounding thrills of the Lochsa River, the pure family friendly fun of the Alberton Gorge, or the amazing beauty of the Blackfoot River, we have an experience that will be perfect for you and your group.

Embark on unforgettable river rafting trips with Zoo Town Surfers. Our experienced guides will lead you through some of the most scenic, and adrenaline-pumping stretches of white water in Montana and Idaho. Whether you’re a seasoned rafter or a first-timer, we offer white water adventures suitable for all experience levels.

Are you ready to embark on the ultimate whitewater adventure? Join Zoo Town Surfers for an unforgettable experience on the rivers of Montana and Idaho!

Experience the Thrill of Whitewater Rafting

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Enjoy the Relaxing Side of River Rafting

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Zoo Town Surfers also specializes in scenic river trips. On our Blackfoot, Tarkio Gorge and Town Float trips you will experience stunning scenery, mild whitewater, and historical trips through the heart of Missoula.

Locally owned and operated since 2004

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Locally owned and operated since 2004, we specialize in custom river adventures in the heart of Western Montana whitewater. As a community-minded river company, we take pride in building meaningful, lasting relationships – with our team, with our guests, and with the river.

Our mission at Zoo Town Surfers is simple: We want to share our passion for spending time on the rivers by creating experiences and opportunities that will bring out the best in you!

Join us for an experience on the river you will never forget!

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Let Zoo Town Surfers show you the best whitewater rafting Missoula, Montana and Idaho have to offer. We offer a “come as you are” family type atmosphere at Zoo Town Surfers. This is facilitated by professional and passionate guides who love spending time on the river.  Whether we’re rowing, floating, kayaking, SUP-ing, or surfing, our affection for water is contagious! We invite you to join us on a Missoula rafting trip river where you can disconnect, slow things down a bit, and focus on what is important: meaningful experiences with friends and family that we love and care about!





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Our Rivers

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The Clark Fork, Blackfoot, and Bitterroot Rivers merge together in the Missoula Valley and offer some of the finest rafting, kayaking, river surfing, and scenic river tours Montana has to offer. Just over Lolo pass, the Lochsa River originates on the western slope of the Bitterroot Mountains and is a designated Wild and Scenic River.


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What is whitewater rafting?

It is an exhilarating outdoor activity in which participants navigate our local rivers, usually on inflatable rafts, experiencing the excitement of turbulent rapids and the relaxing bliss of our waterways breathtaking scenery.

What equipment do I need for river rafting?

We provide equipment well above the industry standard for your rafting trip including footwear and wetsuits as needed, helmets, PFDs (personal floatation devices), paddles, coolers and custom rafts designed to our exact specifications. Come prepared with suitable clothing (give us a call with any questions on what is suitable!) and a spirit for adventure!

What should I expect during a whitewater rafting trip?

Expect to encounter thrilling rapids, stunning natural landscapes, and moments of camaraderie with your fellow adventurers. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety while maximizing the fun.

What should I expect during scenic rafting trip?

Expect to immerse yourself in incredible natural landscapes, enjoy the plentiful wildlife sightings, and plenty of snacks to keep you fueled for your adventure. Our guides are not only trained on our heart pounding whitewater stretches, but also on the incredible history, geology and interpretive information surrounding our rivers.

What are the different classes of whitewater rapids?

Whitewater rapids are classified based on their difficulty, ranging from Class I (flat water) to Class V (extremely difficult and dangerous). At Zoo Town Surfers, we offer trips suitable for all skill levels, ensuring everyone can enjoy the beauty and excitement of scenic and white water rafting.