Montana’s premier whitewater location is the Alberton Gorge, located just minutes from Missoula on the Clark Fork River. The Gorge is a beautiful steep-walled canyon section of the Clark Fork that makes for a perfect hot summer day trip. With class II and III whitewater this is a great trip for beginners and experts alike with lots of splash and plenty of swimming opportunities. The best time of year to raft the river is late June through early August. Plan a trip with a local river guide and take the whole family on a trip that will be remembered forever

A favorite of locals, Alberton Gorge is just 46 miles west of Missoula on the Clark Fork River.  This Class III whitewater run is high adventure, with five rollicking rapids.  It wends its way through thick forests and cool rock formations and has plenty of sandy beaches perfect for lunch or just kicking back.  Be on the lookout for bald eagles and osprey.  Local outfitters offer both half- and full-day adventures on the Gorge.

Lewis and Clark Trail Adventures

912 E Broadway
Missoula, MT

Pangea River Rafting

18 South Fork Remote Creek Road
Missoula, MT

Adventure Missoula

Missoula, MT

Montana River Guides

138 Big Bend Lane
Missoula, MT

Montana Wilderness Adventure Company

Missoula, MT


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