Tarkio Gorge Half Day

Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
2 hours

Located just minutes away from our headquarters, this is the most popular scenic trip that we offer. Wildlife, stunning views, sandy beaches, and deep emerald swimming holes make this section one of our region’s best-kept secrets.

What's included ?

  • PFD (personal flotation device)
  • Wetsuit (if needed)
  • Splash jacket
  • Booties (if needed)
  • Fleece
  • Paddles
  • Guide
  • Shuttle

What to bring ?

  • Sturdy footwear (anything but flip-flops!)
  • Swimsuit
  • Quick-drying or breathable clothing (no cotton!)
  • Dry clothes
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat with a brim
  • Sunglasses
  • Gratuities are accepted via Venmo or cash

Other considerations

This meandering section of river is ideal for swimming. Marvel at geologically-inspiring canyon walls. Float through ponderosa pine forest. Enjoy several class II rapids. The run is 4 miles long, for a 2- to 3-hour float. The put-in is only 5 minutes from our headquarters. Tarkio Gorge is great for all ability levels and ages. Paddling is not required.