As the snowpack melts in the spring, rivers swell. For thrill seekers, this can only mean one thing: river rafting in Montana.
We have hosted more than one river rafter in our Missoula Bed and Breakfast. They come with a gleam in their eye, eager to test their mettle on the waters. They leave sodden but happy.
Now is the time to plan a Montana river rafting adventure. Most companies head back on the water in May, and spots can fill quickly. So gather together a group of your most adventurous friends and make your reservations for the water and for our Missoula Bed and Breakfast.
Western Waters leads full day trips on the Clark Fork River. The first part of the trip downriver from Superior, Montana is usually pretty calm, with lots of opportunities to view wildlife. They stop for lunch (and are well known for the tasty lunches they provide), then hit the more exciting waters. In May and early June, the rapids are Class III-IV, and all passengers must be at least 16. The trip concludes with a stop at the swimming hole at Fish Creek.
10,000 Waves also leads rafting trips on the Clark Fork River, up at Alberton Gorge. They offer half day and full day trips, as well as Gourmet Dinner Trips. For the slightly less adventurous, they also offer Scenic River Floats in the Alberton Gorge and Scenic River Trips through Historic Hellgate Canyon.
White water rafting continues through the summer, but the waters tend to be calmer once the spring run-off has ended. If you crave excitement, a spring rafting trip is for you.