Later in the season, after all of the wild
water has subsided on the Lochsa River, we often shift our
attention to some of the local Missoula, Montana rivers. The
Bitterroot River is one of the best among our local rivers!
Located just a short drive from Missoula in the scenic
Bitterroot valley, the Bitterroot River begins at the
confluence of its East and West forks. This is near the town
of Connor in the southern end of the valley. From there, the
river peacefully meanders North until its confluence with
the Clark Fork River near Missoula. There are many different
sections of the Bitterroot River to float – all of them with
a unique personality and perspective… However, all of the
sections offer a great family float trip, beautiful scenery,
and wildlife viewing opportunities.
We love the Bitterroot! It is such a gentile and relaxing
trip. The Bitterroot River is just right for those hot days
of summer when being on a cool mountain river is like being
in heaven. It is so beautiful- but there is a certain amount
of family adventure to be found! There are lots of good
places to swim and play games, hiking is an option, and
often times the boat must wind down a web of small channels
to arrive at the end point, look out for those fallen trees!
It is like making your way down a maze!
Of course we can provide a delicious lunch while on the
trip. There are many great paces to stop, get out, and poke
around while your guides prepare the lunch table for you.
You will not need to bring much- your guides will set
just about everything up for you. None the less, it is not a
bad idea to have the following:
||A hat with a brim
||A water bottle
||Anything else that will enhance your comfort
||We will provide waterproof bags for your things
Each Bitterroot trip is its own adventure. Please contact
us to set up your trip. Think of your trip as a custom,
chartered service- we will set up meeting times and places,
food and beverages, and section of the river to be boated
individual to your needs and desires. This trip is designed
by you and specifically operated for your enjoyment… Our
prices vary according to trip desired- but all trips are
“affordable”- please call to discuss the details.