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.

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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!

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.

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*Minimum age for Clark Fork trips is 12 years old until July 10 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.

 

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5

A great trip

Our family took our first white water adventure the end of August 2020 and we had a fabulous time. Chris and Story were our guides and they kept it safe and fun! We will definitely be returning!!

5

Great Day \ Awesome Guide

Had a memorable day with my 8 year old. Can’t buy memories like that ! He is already planning who to take next year. Nature, outdoor adventure, family time, and one super guide - Esa, to make it all very special. All the guides are dedicated, knowledgeable and very excited to be there ! We went on the very last day of the season, and Esa’s level of enthusiasm was like the season was just starting. Great to see people with a passion about their work... just a real gentle person, outdoorsman and nature lover ! Go and enjoy... highly recommend !

5

Great Day \ Awesome Guide

Had a memorable day with my 8 year old. Can’t buy memories like that ! He is already planning who to take next year. Nature, outdoor adventure, family time, and one super guide - Asa, to make it all very special. All the guides are dedicated, knowledgeable and very excited to be there ! We went on the very last day of the season, and Asa’s level of enthusiasm was like the season was just starting. Great to see people with a passion about their work... just a real gentle person, outdoorsman and nature lover ! Go and enjoy... highly recommend !

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