Missoula kayaking trips in late summer and fall offer everything mild to wild and it can all be found along the Clark For River. From scenic stretches of calm water and wildlife viewing near Missoula to the challenging whitewater of the Alberton Gorge, Missoula Kayaking trips offer something for everyone. Control your own boat and create your own path downriver along one of Montana’s most beautiful rivers.

Missoula Kayaking

Late summer mornings are cool and perfect for scenic wildlife viewing trips on the Clark Fork River.  10,000 Waves offers kayaking trips near Missoula both upstream and downstream of town. Our sit-on-top kayaks are user friendly for beginners, both stable and maneuverable. Yesterday we enjoyed watching great blue herons quietly fishing the calm pools of the shoreline in the Tarkio Gorge while a bald eagle circled high over head. A pair of Kingfishers chattered like squirrels and chased each other across the river while a whitetail doe grazed and watched us drift by.

A few miles upstream, Missoula’s best whitewater kayaking can be found in the Alberton Gorge.  Thirty miles west of Missoula the Clark Fork River picks up speed and tumbles into this beautiful canyon that tells the story of ancient ice age floods. Inflatable sit on top kayaks are perfect for maneuvering through the Class II and III rapids during August and September. Follow a guide through the Gorge’s legendary rapids, paddling your way through wave trains and splashing whitewater. In late summer there’s time to relax and enjoy the scenery between the rapids in this beautiful canyon. Missoula kayaking trips with 10000 Waves include all of your equipment needed for this classic Montana adventure.

This fall we’ll be paddling from Silver Park to Kelly Island and Kona Bridge for our early morning wildlife viewing excursions. A little downstream the Tarkio Gorge offers more seclusion and canyon scenery. Explore Montana under your own paddle power, on your own boat and experience one of Montana’s most beautiful rivers while kayaking. 10000 Waves will be offering Missoula Kayaking trips into October. Let’s go!