Missoula Montana Rivers
Missoula Montana is a river community where the Clark Fork, Blackfoot, and Bitterroot Rivers merge together and offer some of the finest rafting, kayaking, river surfing, and scenic float trips 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 offering countless miles of Class IV whitewater.
The most popular white water rafting trip in Missoula is the Alberton Gorge, located just 30 miles west of Missoula on the Clark Fork River. This 11 mile section of river offers some of the best Class III whitewater Montana has to offer all year long, and is by far the best float in Montana during the hot summer months. The Gorge has great surf waves for boaters and surfers at almost every river level. The Lochsa River is just a short drive over Lolo Pass and dishes out some classic Idaho big water in early spring. The Blackfoot River is located just east of Missoula and is a favorite for local Missoulian’s looking to cool off during the heat of the summer.
There is a reason Missoula has been voted one of the best river towns in America, by Outside Magazine. Check out our Blog on a guide to floating the rivers of Missoula. Join us for an experience on the river you will remember for a lifetime!
The Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork River offers some of the best whitewater rafting in Western Montana.
The big Blackfoot River flows southwest from the Continental Divide and into the Clark Fork River, just five miles east of Missoula.
The Clark Fork River flows right through the heart of downtown Missoula and is our home river. It’s common to see outdoor enthusiasts rafting, surfing, kayaking, and fishing all year long on the Clark Fork River.
The Lochsa (pronounced lock-saw) was one of the original six rivers protected by U.S. Congress in 1968 as part of the designated Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.