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 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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Day 1

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

MEETING LOCATION Google Map Link
This trip meets near St. Regis and Superior, MT.  

DIRECTIONS:

From Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, and points WEST:

Take I-90 East to Exit 37 - Sloway Road.  At bottom of ramp, turn right and follow Sloway Frontage Road (also known as Old US HWY 10) 4 miles to Sloway Gulch Road on your left. At the corner is a blue yurt-like building, a gray shop building and a collection of cars for sale.  Turn LEFT on Sloway Gulch Road, also marked with a brown Forest Service sign "Sloway Gulch Road 389," and proceed 60 yards to a fork.  Stay RIGHT at the fork and go up a hill about 100 yards.  You will see a sign on your left for ROW Adventures and a red school bus.

From Missoula and points EAST:  

Take I-90 West to Exit 43 - Dry Creek Road.  At the bottom of the ramp, turn right and cross over the Clark Fork River.  At the T intersection, turn LEFT on to Sloway Frontage Rd (also known as Old US HWY 10).  Go 2 miles to Sloway Gulch Road on your right.  There is a gray shop building on the west side of the junction.  Turn RIGHT on Sloway Gulch Road, also marked with a brown Forest Service sign "Sloway Gulch Road 389" and proceed 60 yards to a fork.  Stay RIGHT at the fork and go up a hill about 100 yards.  You will see a sign on your left for ROW Adventures and a red school bus.

9:00 AM: Meet in scenic Superior Montana

10:00 AM: After an explanation of the river and safety talk you'll hit the river!

12:00 PM: You'll stop for lunch on the beach, after finishing it's back to the river. 

4:00-4:30 PM: Back to your vehicles.*

*Please note that due to the nature of the trip these times can vary

The closest airports are in Spokane, WA and Missoula, MT as well as a small municipal airport in Superior for private aircraft.

Accommodations Lodging:
Ghost Rails Inn – Alberton, Montana (406) 722-4990
Forest Grove Lodge – Superior, Montana (406) 822-6637
Budget Host Big Sky Motel – Superior, Montana (406) 822-4831.
Super 8 Motel – St Regis, Montana (800) 848-8888
Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort – 20 miles north of St Regis, Montana (406) 826-3150
Black Diamond Guest Ranch – De Borgia, Montana (406) 678-4000
Wallace Inn – Wallace, Idaho (208) 752-1252

Accommodations Camping:
Sloway National Forest Campground – St Regis, Montana (406) 822-4233
Cabin City National Forest Campground – St Regis, Montana (406) 822-4233
Campground St. Regis – St Regis, Montana (888) 247-8734.

ROW Inc., doing business as ROW Adventures is proud to be an Equal Opportunity recreation service provider.  ROW Inc. operates under special use permit from Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  All our operations and facilities are operated on a non-discriminatory basis.

Dates & Rates

Supplementary Information

Daily Departures from July 7-August 31, 2023*

  • Adult: $120
  • Youth: $105
  • Group Special: Groups of 16 or more go for $110/ adult and $95/youth!

*Minimum age for Clark Fork trips is 12 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 8 to join us.

*Prices are plus 3% Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Dept. Use fee and 6% Land & Water Access fee.

 

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

Reviews

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Average: 5 (26 votes)

Reviews

Google Review
5

An Adventurous Rafting Trip!

Kristen, our guide, made it an amazing day from beginning to end. She led the group really well and gave us good instructions as needed. Our family absolutely loved our time out on the Clark Fork river with her. It’s a beautiful way to enjoy an adventurous rafting trip!

Google Review
5

What a trip!

What a trip! Definitely would choose ROW again. The guides Kristen, Johnny and Mercy were very collected, prepared and such a great time. Our day included fun rapids, opportunities to swim, wildlife and a lot of laughter! My expectations were exceeded and I’ll remember this trip for a long time. Thank you ROW!

5

THANK YOU!

Thank you Johnny for a wonderful and relaxing day! The ride was so fun! The food was wonderful and I loved trying a huckleberry rock. :) We will definitely book with ROW again!

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