If you want to experience the Rocky Mountains in a fun, scenic, exciting way, a white water rafting adventure down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River is the perfect solution.
Alberton Gorge Full Day Raft Trip (25 min. Missoula. 2 hour drive CDA, April-Oct.)
This 12 mile river trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. The trip starts at 10AM and wraps up around 4PM. Home cooked lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce is provided. A great one day river adventure! See more details
Price: Adults-$85 Ages 6 to 17 – $79
Alberton Gorge Half Day Raft Trip (25 min. Missoula, 2 hour drive CDA, April-Oct.)
Price: Adults-$57 Ages 6 to 17 – $50
Lochsa Full Day Raft Trip (2 hour Missoula. 3 hour drive CDA, April-July 1st.)
The Lochsa is truly one of the best rivers in the world for adrenaline soaked adventure in the midst of amazing natural beauty. The Lochsa is a free-flowing, wild and scenic river that bounces down a steep granite canyon. The river is surrounded by a lush forest and beds of dense moss. With close to 40 rapids in our 20-mile “day run”, many of them class IV, every trip down the river is an exciting challenge. All rafters must be at least 16 years old.
Adventures with Western Waters is the original outfitter of whitewater trips through the famed Alberton Gorge. We’ve been in operation since 1976! There is NO QUESTION that our experience and safety record will provide a fun family vacation for all ages.
The Clark Fork River offers breathtaking scenery and wild rapids. We offer guided trips with experienced professionals to provide you with an educational, entertaining, and safe river journey combining relaxation and adventure. All necessities including equipment and tasty meals are provided on our full day trips that begin at 10:00 am (Mountain Standard Time).
How the rafting process works . . .
We begin our rafting trips in Cyr, MT. Our shop is located along the Clark Fork River, right at the put in, where we provide everyone with a PFD, wetsuit and splash tops. The first half of the day is filled with rapids and amazing scenery. Bald Eagles, Osprey and other wildlife are usually spotted on this stretch of river, as the Clark Fork passes through the Alberton Gorge Corridor. We beach for lunch that is homemade and served with fresh produce grown straight from our own garden (when in season). Our, lunch as our guest claim, was the best meal of their summer vacation! The half day trips travel through the same stretch of the Alberton Gorge.
After lunch, there is an abundance of whitewater and scenery. We stop at Fish Creek, with its a marvelous swimming hole, along the way, and pass through a stretch of cedar forest before ending our day on the river.
During the spring runoff in May and early June the river offers, Class III– IV rapids and rafters must be at least 16 years old. From July through October, the rapids are Class II–Class III and all ages are welcome. Listed in the table below are a few items to bring on the river trip. We use top-of-the-line, self-bailing rafts that can be propelled by a team of paddlers or a single guide with oars. Family members of most ages and skill levels are welcome. Any individuals requiring special needs will receive our full caring attention. We have special pricing for children (ages 6-12) and seniors. We can provide fully catered dinners (featuring fresh natural foods and creative cooking) to finish your afternoon float. Ask about combining a day of whitewater with a day of fishing or any other Montana adventure you seek. We can help arrange local accommodations as well as plan your journey to points of interest, such as hiking trips to mountain lakes and hot springs, or horse back riding.
What to bring:
Warm Clothes for bus ride home
We recommend sythentic material clothing for the river. Bring any cotton clothing for after the day of rafting
RESPONSIBILITY: Although every precaution is taken to safeguard you and your belongings, river trips, by their nature, involve a certain amount of risk. Adventures with Western Waters and its’ personnel shall assume no responsibility whatsoever for injuries, damages, losses, or delays to persons or property. We require that you acknowledge these risks by reading and signing a liability release prior to departure.