Clark Fork River Rafting

For a fantastic day of Montana whitewater rafting fun look no further than the Alberton Gorge section of the Clark Fork River. This whitewater rafting day trip in Western Montana just outside of Missoula, is a big volume, big ride river with a lot of roller coaster waves, and intermediate (Class II-III) white water rafting. You'll bounce through rapids with names like Boat Eater, Fang, Cliffside, and Tumbleweed on the family-friendly Clark Fork River.

Well isolated from any roads, the Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork flows through a deep canyon with dramatic rose-colored cliffs. Between the whitewater sections are calm stretches that are perfect for swimming or just sitting back, relaxing, and watching the spectacular mountain scenery pass you by. Warm water and quiet pools between rapids make this a perfect family rafting trip.

When you go rafting on the Clark Fork, you're likely to see dozens of birds, including osprey, mergansers, and, if we're lucky, maybe some Harlequin Ducks. Deer, elk, and beaver are also common. Along the way, our guides will share some of the river's history. Named after William Clark of the Lewis & Clark expedition, the Clark Fork River's headwaters are in the Beaverhead and Rocky Mountains near Butte, Montana, where the Native American tribes called it the 'Arrowhead' River due to a semi-transparent stone found nearby that was used to make arrowheads.

We use 13' paddle rafts on this whitewater rafting day trip, so everyone becomes a participant. Each raft has a professional guide who teaches you how to paddle. As a team, you'll navigate the whitewater together. If you would rather let us do the rowing, we can bring an oar-powered raft along with room for 3-4 people (by request only).

We invite you to bring your friends, your church group, club, or the whole family for a whitewater rafting trip you'll never forget.

Please call 208-770-2517 to inquire or book this trip.

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A lineup of red raft floating down the Clark Fork River in the Alberton Gorge in Montana
couple standing in front of red raft
two red rafts
lunch spread on a wooden table
rafts on the clark fork
man in red pfd
A red raft full of guests and one guide about the enter a wave in a rapid on the Clark Fork River
kids on the river
A red ROW branded raft full of people holding red and black paddles with the guide in the back holding their paddle up in the air

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If you're looking for a day of fun, excitement, and relaxation, join us for whitewater thrills on the Clark Fork River. This is a big volume, big ride river with lots of roller coaster waves and fun class II-III (intermediate) rapids with names such as Boateater, Fang, Cliffside, and Tumbleweed. Between the rapids are calm stretches where you may jump in for a swim, or sit back and relax to enjoy the spectacular scenery. Bring the whole family for a day of fun you'll never forget!

Our trips meet in Superior, MT at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.  Exact meeting location address is TBD for the 2024 season.

Dates & Rates

Supplementary Information

Daily Departures from July 4-September 2, 2024*

  • Adult: $125
  • Youth: $110
  • Group Special: Groups of 16 or more go for $110/ adult and $95/youth!

*Minimum age for Clark Fork trips is 11 years old until July 10 or so when flows become low enough we can take kids as young as 7.  Please call our office for exact dates when it's suitable for children under 10 to join us.

*Prices are plus 3% Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Dept. Use fee and 7% Land & Water Access fee.

Included: 

  • Full service of our Adventure Consultants
  • Full service and knowledge of our talented river guides
  • All rafting equipment - including wetsuits, splash jackets, booties, helmets and PFD's
  • Transportation to/from river launch and take out points

Not Included: 

  • 7% Land and Water Access Fee
  • 3% Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Dept fee
  • Airfare/transportation to and from meeting point
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Items of a personal nature

Click HERE to see Terms and Conditions. 

Important Notice: ROW has an excellent safety record, but you should know that whitewater rafting is inherently risky. You will be required to sign a "Release and Assumption of Risk" agreement prior to the trip, recognizing and accepting the risks involved. If you're interested in trip cancellation, travel or accident insurance, contact our office. We do not allow alcoholic beverages or any drugs.

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We had a blast!

Professional and friendly staff with great gear made for a wonderful day on the Clark Fork River. They will go the extra mile to make sure you are safe and have a good time. We had a blast!

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What an amazing adventure.

What an amazing adventure. Great guides that made the trip a blast. Highly recommend.

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Great trip!

We had such a great trip down the Clark Fork with our family. They were very accommodating. They feed us a great lunch. Our guide was so funny and kept us safe down the river.

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