If you are looking for rafting trips Coeur d’Alene, you have one world class option and has been voted the #1 thing to do while in the Northwest.
This family friendly gorgeous trip is a 5-6 hour adventure with a catered lunch, river beaches, and all gear provided. Private parking, changing rooms, and retail shop are located right at the river put in and our headquarters on the Clark Fork River.
Whitewater Full Day Raft Trip
Clark Fork River, Montana
(35 min. west Missoula/2 hour drive east of CDA, April-Oct.)
The Alberton Gorge section on the Clark Fork River is a whitewater rafting dream. Safe for participants ages 6+ this 12 mile raft trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the majestic Clark Fork River. The day will start at 9:30am MST, where you will meet at the CDA Adventures rafting and fishing headquarters located just over the border in Cyr, Montana (exit Fish Creek 66 off of I-90). Your friendly guides who will be taking you whitewater rafting will greet you with the adequate gear needed for the raft trip. It may sound strange to head to Montana, but this is the best in rafting trips Coeur d’Alene has to offer and not to miss while in the Northwest. The river is larger with more water volume than nearby rivers or Glacier National Park.
This gem of a trip departs at 10am MST and wraps up around 3-4pm depending on water flow levels which vary! Participants view eagles, hawks, flora and fauna, deer and otters on a typical day.
*Please consider 10-15 minutes extra driving time for road construction or a pit stop.
Your guides will make every effort to see that your trip is enjoyable and successful. Gratuities for guides are greatly appreciated and at your discretion, as a gesture of thanks for their professionalism and service. Please pre plan, as tips cannot be added to credit cards and there are no ATMs at the river site.
TIME ZONE: Meeting time is Mountain Time Zone. Coeur d’Alene is in Pacific Time Zone.
Directions from Coeur d’Alene
Follow I-90 E to Mineral County. Take exit 66 from I-90 E 124 mi / 1 h 56 min
Exit 66 (Fish Creek) and take a left off the ramp.
You will pass over the I-90 freeway.
Cross the train tracks and take a right at the stop sign onto Old Hwy 10
Take Old Hwy 10 to Daigle Ln 3.6 mi / 9 min
Take a hard right at Sawmill Gulch Road (immediately crossing the RxR tracks again) onto Daigle Lane. Take a left on Juniper Lane.
Our shop is white and will be the first address on your left with blue lettering and says Adventure Missoula/CDA Adventures Headquarters.
What to Expect for Rafting Trips Coeurd’Alene Idaho!
Once you are outfitted, you will be taken down to the put in and the rafting trips will begin at 10am MST! 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 Main 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.
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 slows down and levels off as a scenic vista as your rafting trip comes to an end at Tarkio. When we reach the takeout the guides will shuttle you in one of our vans back to the rafting shop where you met originally and parked your car, and your adventure with us will come to a close.
Price: Adults $95, Ages 6 to 17 $85
Want a Private Boat?
Private Boat / Guided Whitewater Full Day Trip Clark Fork River Trip April -October Class I, II, III+ ages 6+ This 15 mile trip features a private whitewater guide and your family or group of up to 8 guests on a boat and trip of your own separate from others for privacy. Trip includes riverside catered lunch, drinks, shuttle back to our shop, and all gear. Twelve rapids, sandy beaches, a scenic canyon and exciting diverse scenery awaits your group! $760 for boat, up to 8 participants More Information