Transportation

Transportation distance is an important consideration when coming to CDA. 

You will want to reserve a rental car and make arrangements for activities for pick up and drop off if needed. Let us know when you make your reservations! 

CDA Adventures is 167 miles from Missoula, Montana (2 hours 36 mins).
If you are coming from Spokane, Washington, we’re 32 miles (43 mins).

Coeur d’Alene has the second largest metropolitan area in the state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census the population of Coeur d’Alene was 44,137. Think ahead about how you will get around and what transportation you will use! Here are some links to get you going:

Nearest Airport:
Spokane International Airport

Car Rental Agencies (many more are offered than those listed):
Avis Car Rental
Enterprise Rental Agency

Citylink Transit, launched in 2005, provides reliable, efficient, and free public bus service to Kootenai and Benewah counties in North Idaho. Citylink operates four routes, 16 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. The interconnecting network comprises over 150 stops, spread across 200 miles of road, and transports an average of 50,000 passengers per month.

We strongly recommend that you make reservations a month in advance and rent a vehicle for your transportation while here in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho! 

 


White Water Rafting Idaho

Coeur d'Alene white water rafting

We offer 4 options for White Water Rafting Idaho!

Coeur d’Alene is close to a rafting jewel for summer white water rafting Idaho. It is called the Alberton Gorge and is a world class white water mecca.  It is a 2 hour and 15 minute drive along I-90 over lookout Pass and into Western Montana. 

Yep, Montana, visit two states in one day!  Why choose Cda Adventures?  We are owned by a local family who takes great pride in their backyard and want to share stories and fun filled days with guests on the Clark Fork river.  This trip is 12 miles long and can be enjoyed for a half day rafting trip or a full day rafting trip.  Please contact us or book on line!

Coeur d'Alene guided white water rafting adventures

One in Washington, one in Idaho, the other two in Montana. 

Our sister company, Adventure Missoula, is the original outfitter of whitewater rafting through the famed Alberton Gorge (formally known as Western Waters). Our experienced staff from CDA Adventures and Adventure Missoula will provide a fun and safe experience for people of all ages!

 

Rafting the Clark Fork River is considered to be the best whitewater rafting in the state and world-class. 

1. Alberton Gorge Clark Fork River Full Day Whitewater Rafting River Trip Montana (25 min. from Missoula, 2 hour drive from Coeur d’Alene ID) Our customers meet right at the river entrance! We run this trip Mid June-Oct. If you are driving over the MT/ID border there is a time change.
White Water Rafting Alberton Gorge

This 12 mile river trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the world-class Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River! The Clark Fork is the largest river in MT by volume. The trip starts at 10AM and wraps up around 4PM. Locally sourced, homemade lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce is provided. Trip includes swimming, lunch break, and more! A great one day river adventure! See more details

Price: Adults-$85 Ages 6 to 17 – $79

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2. Alberton Gorge Clark Fork Half Day Whitewater Rafting River Trip Montana (25 min. Missoula, 2 hour drive from Coeur d’Alene, ID) This trip is run Mid June -October. If you are driving over the MT/ID border there is a time change.

Alberton Gorge RaftingThis 12 mile river trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. It is the same route as the full day adventure, we just go quicker, no lunch is served, and is meant for those who want a half day thrill! Trips depart daily at 9AM, 1pm and 4PM. A great three hour river adventure! See more details

Price: Adults-$57 Ages 6 to 17 – $50

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3. Lochsa Full Day Raft Trip Idaho (2 hour drive from Missoula, 3 hour drive from CDA) This trip is run April-July 1st. only and requires higher water to go. If you are driving over the MT/ID border there is a time change.

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 and helmets are required. Price: Adults-$105

Call to book this adventure: 208-918-2082

4. Lower Spokane Whitewater Trip Washington This trip is located in the heart of Spokane and flows through the nature areas just outside of town. The trip meets downtown Spokane and we shuttle you back to your vehicle! 10am and 2pm Departures available. Class II and a few Class III rapids. See more details

 

 

If you are en route to Glacier National Park, take a break with CDA Adventures/Adventure Missoula and join us for a half day raft trip! 


Alberton Gorge Full Day Raft Trip

Alberton Gorge Full Day Raft Trip (25 min. Missoula. 2-hour drive CDA, April-Oct.) (If you are driving over the border either direction there is a time change)

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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. Locally sourced, homemade lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce is provided. A great one day river adventure!

 

Once you are outfitted, you will be taken down to the put in and the float trip  will begin! The river will greet you with class I and II rapids. Here you will practice paddle strokes, laugh with peers, and look upon the beautiful wildlife that frequent the Upper Gorge. When the purple cliffs come into vision, you will be entering the Gorge, and the whitewater will turn into class III rapids! As the raft trip passes under triple bridges, you will start to approach our favorite rapid: Tumbleweed! Make sure to paddle hard and smile large as you go through this rapid. At the end of the raft trip you will be able to purchase pictures of your whitewater rafting experience.

Coeur d'Alene guided white water rafting adventures

After Tumbleweed, there will be an opportunity to cliff jump right above another one of our favorite rapids, Fang! Once you whitewater raft through Fang, you will pull over and enjoy a locally grown lunch next to the beautiful Fish Creek. While your guides prepare lunch, you can swim in the crystal-clear water of Fish Creek.

 

When lunch comes to an end, we pack up the boats and head into the lower gorge. This holds the opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery around you, float through some whitewater rapids, and play games on the raft ! The raft trip comes to an end at Tarkio. When we reach the takeout, the guides will take you back to the shop, and your adventure will come to a close!

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