Rafting Missoula, MT

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Missoula rafting is exceptional! Missoula, Montana is a community where three rivers — the Clark Fork, Bitterroot, and Blackfoot — all meet in the valley. With this much water around, rafting Missoula is just a way of life.

The Clark Fork River flows right through downtown Missoula. You can literally dump the work clothes and be enjoying the water in minutes! Best yet, Missoula has some of the finest river rafting and river sport fun in Montana!

Brennan’s Wave is located right in downtown Missoula and is one of the best surf waves in the world for kayakers, rafters, river surfers, and riverboarders.  Missoula rafting is quickly becoming legendary as well.
The following excursions are all offered in and around Missoula. Those you see below are the most popular white water and scenic river rafting trips in the area. And keep in mind that any of our trips – from mild to wild – can be customized to suit your particular group’s needs.
Blackfoot River

Float through Montana’s classic Blackfoot River Corridor, a rive made famous by Norman Maclean’s, A River Runs Through It. You’ll enjoy crystal clear water, pristine scenery, and great wildlife viewing. There are numerous sections the Blackfoot has to offer depending on water levels. The river offers some great whitewater in May and early June, and is a relaxing scenic float later in the summer.

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Hellgate Canyon/Downtown Missoula Float

Five miles east of Missoula, the Blackfoot river flows into the Clark Fork River forming one of Missoula’s largest waterways. There is a section right below the former Mill Town Dam that offers outstanding views, opportunities for sightseeing and quick afternoon floats (2 hours). This float offers unique views of the University of Montana, Missoula, and Missoula’s Brennan’s Wave. The trip ends right in downtown Missoula at the Silver Park takeout where a short stroll will take you to any number of Missoula’s great spots to eat and and lively pubs and bars.  Rafting Missoula should not be difficult so let us customize your trip with some local micro brews, wine, or a dinner on the raft.   Prices start at $45.

Kelly Island to Kona Bridge

A popular float just west of Missoula, that takes you through the confluence of the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers.  This float is great for all ages and ability levels and is 4 miles long.

Alberton Gorge, Clark Fork River (Local’s Favorite!)

A highly popular float is the Alberton Gorge section of the historic Clark Fork River. The Gorge is spectacular in more ways than one. It is lined with spectacular canyon walls, wildlife, and some of the best whitewater around. Filled with numerous Class II-III rapids and enough water to last all year round, you can always raft the Gorge. In early spring the Gorge serves up Class IV rapids, with water dropping to Class III later in the spring and summer. The Zoo Town Surfers headquarters sits along the Gorge and gives us a bird’s eye view of the river’s action and beauty right out our front door.  After a float we can offer our guests the option of post-float barbecues and relaxation on one of our decks overlooking the Alberton Gorge.