Alberton Gorge Rafting TripsAlberton Gorge Rafting

This is our premier whitewater rafting and kayaking run on the Clark Fork River- the finest whitewater in Montana. If you are looking for fun, excitement, and relaxation, then this big volume, big ride river is the one for you. The Gorge is a hidden Montana gem, home to Montana’s best summer whitewater trip.


Alberton Gorge Full-Day Trips (BOOK NOW)

Big fun whitewater, a spectacular river adventure that includes a delicious riverside lunch. * Our Most Popular trip. We’ll take our time, savor the Gorge’s spectacular scenery, and enjoy some swimming along the way to cool off. We’ll run the rapids of the upper canyon, Eyeopener, Swimmer’s, Potter’s Plunge and Cliffside. Float past the magnificent argillite cliffs before entering the main Gorge and the bigger rapids including Triple Bridges, Tumbleweed, Roller Coaster and Fang.

Missoula rafting adventure on the Clark Fork River near Missoula

Whitewater rafting the Clark Fork River near Missoula


  • Action packed and affordable. Riverside headquarters. All equipment provided. No experience necessary.

  •  9 am, 2pm & 4pm departures daily

  • $69 for adults, $59 for children (6-12 years old).

Alberton Gorge Whitewater Rafting

The Alberton Gorge, created by Glacial Lake Missoula, is isolated from roads, has magnificent rock formations and dramatic rose-colored cliffs rising vertically on both sides of the river. You will likely see lots of birds, including osprey, mergansers, eagles, kingfishers, and hawks. We may also see deer, bear, moose or elk. History Buffs? All of our guides are well-versed in the history and geological features of the area. Daily departures available May through September.



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“The Alberton Gorge section of the Clark Fork River has great whitewater all summer and is located within a 35 minute drive of Missoula and a few hours drive of Spokane Washington and Coeur d’ Alene Idaho.”


Fleece, splashjackets and wetsuits are provided if needed.


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