Scenic river trips are beautiful, relaxing, and inexpensive. Enjoy the great outdoors! We offer five options for scenic trips in the Inland NW and Western Montana on three different rivers which are especially focused for families with small children or adults and seniors that don’t want to risk falling out of a raft. View all scenic river trip options. Read about all five options below. Headed to Montana or Glacier National Park? Take an unforgettable trip on the Clark Fork through our sister company, Adventure Missoula, and you will see how special this majestic river can be with it’s sandy beaches and gorgeous scenery. Want to raft locally? Check out the scenic river trips options on the Coeur d’Alene or Spokane Rivers with our local outfitters.
IDAHO/SPOKANE AREA TRIPS – COEUR D’ALENE AND SPOKANE RIVERS
Scenic Coeur d’Alene River Float *Idaho Gem Trip! (Meets 45 minutes East of Coeur d’Alene, ID or 2 hour drive from Missoula) Idea: Stay at a campground on this river on your way to Spokane/Seattle. This is a great way to spend half the day in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane area. This is a nice two to four hour river float (depending on season and water flow) down the Lower Coeur d’Alene River! Great for all ages and abilities! Nervous about younger children on the boats? This is your float trip! You get out on the water without any stress. Picture a lazy river, warm breezes and a total release of all your cares! Guests view birds, moose, and has North Idaho written all over it. This is a peaceful section of river with gentle flows that run all summer long. Jump in to swim! This is a crystal clear spring fed water that houses Cutthroat year round and Chinook Salmon in the fall.
Coeur d’Alene River trips include: Life jackets, guide, raft. Guide will paddle. This trip meets at Castaway Outfitters on the Coeur d’Alene River (next to the Snake Pit Bar) just off I-90 at Kingston Exit.
Meeting point: Castaway Outfitters River Shop located 35 minutes east of CDA just off I-90 at: 1560 Coeur D’Alene River Rd, Kingston Idaho, 83839 – Just past the Snake Pit
Price: Adults-$85 Youth (4-17)-$75 Please arrive 10 minutes before departure for check in. Departure Times: 9am, 1pm, 4:30pm (Pacific Standard Time)
Scenic Spokane River Float (Meets along the river downtown Spokane on Water Ave – River Park) Headed all the way to Spokane, Washington? May through October this option is ideal for large groups looking for a relaxing adventure surrounded by the beauty of the Inland Northwest. Nervous about younger children on the boats? Feel free to explore this float trip! You get out on the water without any stress. Games provided by your fun-loving tour guides if desired. Spokane river trips include: Life Jackets, wet suits if needed for comfort, splash jackets, guide, boat, and paddles. This trip lasts about 2 hours depending on water flow. Calm flat water, ripples and no waves, Ages 3+ beginner Season runs May – October.
This beginner level scenic gentle float route is the closest to Spokane. If you have limited time or don’t want to travel the 2 hours to the world class Scenic Clark Fork River, this trip is perfect for the fresh air and views. This trip provides the opportunity for leisure time and enjoy any wildlife you might view. The Spokane River Scenic Trip is close to town and goes right through the heart of Spokane, taking out at a park just before the famous devils toenail and bowl and pitcher rapids. Raft can hold up to seven people. Meeting Point: 1701 W Water Ave Spokane, WA 99201, located just minutes from Downtown Spokane More Information
Adults $65 Youth (Ages 3-12) $60 Please arrive 10 minutes before departure for check in. Departures Daily: 10am and 2pm (Pacific Standard Time)
MISSOULA MONTANA AREA TRIPS – CLARK FORK RIVER
If you are headed to Glacier National Park and want to go whitewater rafting or on a scenic float along the way, this is your trip. The Clark Fork River is considered the #1 river to experience in the Northwest.
All Clark Fork River trips include: Life Jackets, wet suits if needed for comfort, splash jackets, water shoes, guide, boat, paddles, shuttle back to your vehicle at our raft shop on the Clark Fork River, group transportation from Missoula (arrange in advance), and private parking. Full days include locally sourced lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce grown on site. Free Shuttle Available for groups in Missoula (arrange in advance). Customers meet at our Montana river shop. All Clark Fork trips meet 30 minutes west of Missoula at the Clark Fork River shop: 39 Juniper Lane, Alberton MT 59834 – 2 hours east of Coeur d’Alene just off I-90 on the way to Glacier National Park. Trips run April-November, weather permitting. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure for check in. Clark Fork River trips run about 2-3 hours on the water without lunch and 4-5 hours with lunch and an additional sandy beach stop to swim during mid summer weather.
Private Guided Clark Fork Scenic Float with Lunch (Meets 30 minutes west of Missoula at the Clark Fork River shop: 39 Juniper Lane, Alberton MT 59834 – 2 hours east of Coeur d’Alene just off I-90 on the way to Glacier National Park) Enjoy a private guided boat trip and private shuttle back to your vehicle for up to 8 people on the Tarkio Canyon and scenic stretch of the Clark Fork River for a 4 to 5 hour river tour (varies due to water flow). Meet at our shop and we’ll take care of everything for your group. We provide all the gear needed, shuttle back to your vehicle, drinks, and stream side catered lunch half way through your trip. Ages 4+ $840/boat up to 8 people. Departures Daily: 10:30am (Mountain Time Zone)
Private Guided Clark Fork Scenic Float No Lunch: This trip features the same stretch of river as our full day scenic except that we do not stop for lunch or beach time. It runs about 2.5-3.5 hours depending on water flow, everything provided, Season: April to October Class I, II- Tarkio Canyon, Montana $680 Private boat trip up to 8 participants
Clark Fork River Scenic River Float with Lunch (Meets 30 minutes west of Missoula at the Clark Fork River shop: 39 Juniper Lane, Alberton MT 59834 – 2 hours east of Coeur d’Alene just off I-90 on the way to Glacier National Park) Kickback on this 4 to 5 hour scenic float trip (varies due to water flow) through Tarkio Canyon and an open vista while we calmly float a six mile stretch of river stopping for lunch on a sandy beach. We often see deer, elk, beaver, eagles, osprey and variety of waterfowl on this stretch. You will pass by mining camps and Quarts Creek Tributary and a few other creeks running into the mighty Clark Fork River. All gear provided. Adults $105 Youth (Age 4-17) $95 Departures Daily: 10:30am (Mountain Time Zone)
Clark Fork River Scenic Float No Lunch #1 Thing to do in the Northwest (Meets 30 minutes west of Missoula at the Clark Fork River shop: 39 Juniper Lane, Alberton MT 59834 – 2 hours east of Coeur d’Alene just off I-90 on the way to Glacier National Park) This scenic trip is a great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this part of Western Montana. The Tarkio Canyon is calm stretch of the Clark Fork River. It is a perfect gentle river float trip. We pass through tall canyon walls where we are fortunate enough to see eagles, beavers, and ospreys. You will pass by mining camps and Quarts Creek Tributary. This relaxing float takes two to three hours, depending on river flows. Your experienced guide will not only be there to take you down the river, but can also answer any questions in regards to the canyon. This is your Scenic River Trip Missoula! See more details. Adults-$85 Youth (4-17)-$75 Departures Daily: 9:30am or 2:30pm (Mountain Time Zone)
Would you rather experience the Clark Fork River by inflatable kayak or stand up paddleboards? Check out our Kayak Adventure or Group Flotilla trips on the Clark Fork River through Adventure Missoula!
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