Whitewater rafting enthusiasts planning a visit to the outdoor adventure playground of Montana have several destination options.
Glacier National Park
Companies such as Wild River Adventures, located near Glacier National Park, offer guided white water rafting tours in the Gallatin, Flathead, and Yellowstone Rivers. They also sponsor fly-fishing, combo horseback/rafting, scenic floating, and overnight saddle & paddle trips for families, corporate retreats, and special occasions such as weddings.
Plein Air – Art & Rafting on the Rogue River:
5-day open air camping and rafting adventures are offered by ROW Adventures The company specializes in outdoor Montana adventures from hiking and bicycling, to multi-day rafting and horseback trekking. En plein air (French for “in the open air”), or the Plein Air Art and Rafting Adventure is a unique experience that the company has put together that gives artists a chance to get out and paint, draw and raft down miles of scenic Montana wilderness. The 5-day trip is guided by local experts in rafting and survival.
Yellowstone River Rafting Adventures
The Paradise Adventure Company leads white water rafting enthusiasts on guided trips down and around Montana’s breathtaking Yellowstone River. Choose from guided rafting full and half-day trips. The trips highlights are photographed by staff and amazing action pics of the fun can be purchased. Trips are available starting from the company’s Chico location at Hot Springs Resort, or from Pray, Montana. All gear is provided by certified guides and custom adventures can be put together for families, friends, or groups looking for true outdoor adventure.
Clark Fork River – Montana Whitewater Rafting
MontanaRiverRafting.com has some great ideas and activities for visitors to Montana that seek fun, food-filled family rafting adventures! Why? Because they get it. Family fun is key and these guys/gals know what the ingredients are for success. For example, Class III Whitewater, 6 & older, April-September guided trips take place every year. The Albertson Gorge white water rafting day trip is a 4-5 hour adrenaline pumping affair that includes a hot red potato bar, fire flamed chicken, fresh salad bar, served on the banks of this scenic river. For afternoon departure trips, the meal is an equally tasty quality dinner. If that is not enough, after the rafting trip, Free Beer or fruit drinks, soda, etc. is served for Happy Hour back at base and you can watch videos of you and your family/friends on their big-screen that were videotaped during the trip. This is another awsome Montana whitewater adventure that can be done in a single day.
Blackfoot River Floating Tour
Visitors to Montana’s majestic Blackfoot River in the Missoula area can hook up with 10,000 Waves to get help in planning and guides for a floating experience on these sparkling waters. located near the actual camp location of the historic Lewis & Clark expedition, the company leads families, singles, or groups on easy going wildlife and scenery watching excursions down the Blackfoot River. 10,000 Waves also offers day trips down the nearby Alberton Gorge section of the Clark Fork River. Your Montana outdoor adventure awaits as certified and experienced guides lead the way and help bring your dream to life.
Wherever you choose to embark on your Montana rafting trip, you will find adrenaline pumping, awe-inspiring, scenic adventures that can be for 1/2 a day or several days with only horses and rafts to move you and your group along. Guides will put it all together so that thrill-seekers only need to show up and bring-it!
Lonely Planet: Yellowstone Rafting
Photo Courtesy of Ken Curtis