Our first night's camp, Eagle Creek, was a Lewis & Clark encampment May 31, 1805. The shade of old Cottonwoods is the perfect place to read from the journals, enjoy a cold beverage and watch the sun set on the cliffs across the river. Day two we stop for lunch and a hike to the Hole in the Wall rock formation. From there we paddle to Slaughter River Camp (Lewis and Clark encampment of May 29, 1805 and July 29, 1806) Day three we paddle from Slaughter River to the take-out, Judith Landing, a historical river crossing and near Lewis and Clark's encampment of May 28, 1805. From Judith Landing your trip can continue for 3 more days into a less traveled area of the Missouri. Here, the canyon deepens with greater grandeur and camping is more primitive. Upon entering the Charles M. Russell wildlife refuge, you will see the Missouri River that Lewis & Clark saw, riparian environments rich with vegetation and wildlife like elk and bighorn sheep.
Group rates-Custom Tours. Groups of 7 or more are eligible for group rates. Custom trips are available for groups of 10 or more. Rates depend on group size and custom tour options. Prices do not include Idaho Sales tax (Lolo Trail only). Most of our trips during July and August are 3-day trips. A 6-day would simply continue on from a 3-day. A 3-day trip from Judith Landing to James Kipp is possible, please call us to discuss in more detail.
We recommend traveling east to west. After your Missouri River trip make your way west to Missoula and join a 1, 2, or 3 Day trip on the Lolo Trail. The Missouri River and Lolo Trail are the most pristine and diverse areas of the Lewis & Clark Trail, located only 4 hours apart.
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