Scenic River Trips

We offer 2 scenic river trips in our surrounding area.

The two trips we offer that are class I and II during our full season: April – November are the Clark Fork River and the Coeur d’Alene.

Take a scenic river trip and you will never regret it. Both of these trips are offered April – November weather permitting. Both are exceptional trips.

They are beautiful, relaxing, and inexpensive. Enjoy the great outdoors! These trips are especially focused for families with small children or seniors that don’t want to risk falling out of a raft.

1. Scenic CLARK FORK RIVER Montana Float (45 min from Missoula or 2 hour drive from Coeur d’Alene, April-Nov.) Just off I-90

Class I and II water, ripples and a few wavers, Ages 4+

The Tarkio Canyon is a mild stretch of water providing a relaxing float portion of the Clark Fork at class I and II rapids. It is unbelievably beautiful. Relax and kick back on this scenic trip while we calmly float a six mile stretch of river.

We often see deer, elk, beaver, eagles, osprey and variety of waterfowl on this stretch. Bring your binoculars to spot all the critters. Your experienced, friendly guide will share the colorful heritage of our early settlements, mining claims and the history of the river. 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. You will pass by mining camps and Quarts Creek Tributary. This relaxing float takes three hours on average. 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. 

Departure Times: 9:30am or 2:30pm (Please arrive 30 minutes before departure)

Meeting point: CDA Adventures/Adventure Missoula Headquarters on the Clark Fork River 232 Daigle Lane, Alberton MT 59820 

Price: Adults-$55  Youth(1-17)-$50

Free Shuttle Available from Missoula

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2. Scenic COEUR D’ALENE RIVER Idaho Float (35 minutes outside of Coeur d’Alene, ID, 2 hr, 15 min from Missoula) *ID Gem Trip! Just off I-90

Class I and flat water, ripples and no waves, Ages 4+

Heading West? Stay at a campground on your way to Spokane /Seattle. This trip is located near Kingston, ID. This is a great way to spend half the day in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane area.  This is a nice river float 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! We take ages 4+ 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. This is a Scenic River Trips Idaho Gem!!!!! Trip lasts 2.5-3 hours depending on season and water flow.

Departure Times: 9am, 1pm, 4:30pm (Please arrive 10 minutes before departure)

Meeting point: 

Castaway Outfitters 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-$59   Youth(4-17)-$54  

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