We offer 2 White Water Rafting trip locations in the Northwest Region.
Lower Spokane River (April, May, June) Meets downtown Spokane, 30 min west of Coeur d’Alene, ID
Clark Fork River Voted #1 Thing to do while in the Northwest (April – November *weather and water level permitting) 39 Juniper Lane, Alberton MT 59834, Meets 2 hours east from Coeur d’Alene, ID
Our sister company, Adventure Missoula, is the original outfitter of whitewater rafting through the famed Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. Our raft shop is located right at the river put in with private parking (39 Juniper Lane, Alberton MT 59820), changing rooms, and a gift shop. Our experienced staff will provide a fun and safe experience for people of all ages! Rafting the Alberton Gorge section on the Clark Fork River is considered to be the best family friendly whitewater rafting in the Northwest and world-class due to diverse scenery and river volume. It is along the route to Glacier National Park and 35 minutes west of Missoula, Montana just off Interstate 90. Participants drive daily to experience this trip from Coeur d’Alene and Spokane.
All 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 river shop. Shop is 30 min West of Missoula, Montana or 2 hour drive East from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Trips run April-November, weather permitting. Please arrive 30 minutes before departure for check in. Clark Fork River trips run roughly 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. Water flow, traffic at the take out or put in, and paddling affect timing. Boats: We use outfitter grade NRS small sport boats that hold 6-8ppl. This provides our guides and customers quick maneuverability and a splashier and more intimate experience with nature and the river. We have even larger boats for families that want to stay together up to 11ppl. Reserve your trip, fill out our questionnaire, and we will plan accordingly!
*Clark Fork River Full Day Whitewater Trip Voted #1 Thing to do while in the Northwest, April – November Class I, II, III+ ages 6+ (ages 10+ until Mid June) If you’re looking for a day of fun, excitement and relaxation, join us for whitewater thrills on the Clark Fork River. This is a big volume, big ride river with lots of roller coaster waves and fun class II-III (intermediate) rapids with names such as Boateater, Fang, Cliffside and Tumbleweed. Between the rapids are calm stretches with sandy beaches where you may jump in for a swim, or sit back and relax to enjoy the spectacular scenery. 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. River beach mid-day lunch included. The trip starts at 10AM and wraps up around 3:30pm Mountain Time. Our customers meet right at the river entrance (our shop)! More Information Meets at 39 Juniper Lane, Alberton MT 59820
Adults – $95 Ages 6 to 17 – $85
*Clark Fork River Half Day Whitewater Trip Voted #1 Thing to do while in the Northwest April – November Class I, II, III+ ages 6+ (ages 10+ until July 1st) This is a great 12 mile river trip providing 15 rapids that will get you wet head to toe and features breathtaking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. This trip includes a handful of rapids that are class III. It is world-class whitewater that is safe for families (having a recovery flat stretch after each rapid). It is the largest river by volume in the state of MT and is quite possibly one of the prettiest stretches of whitewater in the west. Trips depart at 9am, 1pm, and 4pm Mountain Time daily. Our customers meet right at the river entrance (our shop)! More Information Meets at 39 Juniper Lane, Alberton MT 59820
Adults – $75 Ages 5 to 17 – $65
Lower Spokane Whitewater Trip April – June Mostly Class I, II, and Class III (depending on water level). Ages 6+ This beginner whitewater trip runs 2 to 3 hours, depending on water flows. The difficulty level is beginner to moderate with mostly class II and has two punchy class III rapids. It is considered a beginner/intermediate river rafting option and good for ages 6 and over. This beginner level whitewater route is our most exciting on the Spokane River and the closest to both Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. If you have limited time or are traveling through Spokane, this trip is perfect for a breath of the outdoors and an excellent thrill. This trip provides the opportunity for some wild rapids and also some leisure time to enjoy the watershed through Riverside State Park in Washington with rafting games from guides as desired. Departures begin in late April and run through the end of June (end date varies each year as water flows drop). Price: Adults $75 (age 13+) Youth $70 (ages 6-12) More Information Meets at: 1701 W Water Ave Spokane, WA 99201, located just minutes from Downtown Spokane.
Combination Whitewater Rafting/Fishing Trip April – November Class I, II, III+ ages 6+ This can be a full day family or fly fishing seeker adventure on the world class Clark Fork River. Participants intermittently fish and raft whitewater throughout the day. This guide favorite covers 12 miles and 15 rapids. Option to fly/spin fish. Expect to see world class scenery and catch large fish on one of the most beautiful stretches in the Montana west. $575 base price (1-2 people), $75 each additional participant (up to five people maximum) More Information Meets at: 39 Juniper Lane, Alberton MT 59820
Private 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 Meets at: 39 Juniper Lane, Alberton MT 59820
Headed East? Check out these two Blackfoot River options in the spring in Missoula, Montana.
A famous river: The Blackfoot River is a snow and spring-fed river in Western Montana just outside Missoula. The Blackfoot River is a fast, cold river with many deep spots, making it prime habitat for several varieties of trout. It is one of the most famous stretches of water in the world and was featured in the 1992 film a River Runs Through It by Robert Redford.
Blackfoot River Full Day Whitewater Trip April – June Class I, II, III ages 6+ Full Day trip includes a river-side catered lunch and an all day affair: meeting at 9:30am, departing at 10am and ending around 4pm (depending on water flow) for a full 6 hour day. Route: Round Up to Johnsrud Park. Includes gear, rafting, shuttle for trip (transportation), guide, and lunch! The Blackfoot River is a snow/spring fed river. The Blackfoot River is renowned for its beauty and unique features. This trip meets in Bonner, minutes from Missoula. Adults – $95 Ages 6 to 17 – $85
Blackfoot Half Day Whitewater Trip April – June Class I, II, III ages 6+ Trips depart at 10am in the morning or 2pm in the afternoon and offer a gorgeous whitewater rafting 3 hour trip (depending on water flow) leaving you time to participate in another activity. Route: Whitaker Bridge to Johnsrud Park. The Blackfoot River is known for its recreational opportunities, mostly rafting and fishing! This trip meets in Bonner, minutes from Missoula. Adults – $75 Ages 6 to 17 – $65 More Information
Call to if you’d like us to handle your booking or have any questions about our adventures and whitewater rafting trips in North Idaho or Western Montana: 208-918-2082
If you are in route to Glacier National Park, take a break with CDA Adventures/Adventure Missoula and join us for a half day raft trip on the world class Clark Fork River!