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Canoeing the Missouri River in Montana

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 - 6 day(s)
Group Size: 7 - 50 people
Destination: Montana  
Category: Whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking outfitters
Specialty: Canoeing  
Season: July - September
Min Price: 525 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 1215 US Dollar (USD) per person

We'll journey 47 miles over three days, visit several landmarks and learn about the history and natural environment. Our guides are fun-loving, experienced outdoor enthusiasts and knowledgeable historical interpreters. The Upper Missouri is rich with Native American history, early pioneer and homestead history. This river was the major waterway for western expansion until the coming of the railroad. Fort Benton was the farthest point up the Missouri steamships could travel. On the river, you will have the opportunity to canoe next to vertical sandstone cliffs and see Montana's abundant wildlife. The weather worn sandstone and intrusive igneous rock formations make for spectacular scenery and hiking.

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.

- 3 day Coal Banks Landing to Judith Landing:
* Adults: USD 675 p/p
* Children: USD 525 p/p
- 4 day Judith Landing to James Kipp Date:
* Adults: USD 735 p/p
* Children: USD 585 p/p
- 4 day Ray Risho's Ports of Call: USD 895 p/p
- 6 day Coal Bank Landing to James Kipp:
* Adults: USD 1195 p/p
* Children: USD 955 p/p
- Missouri-Lolo Combo:
* Adults: USD 1215 p/p
* Children: USD 975 p/p.

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M14297 was founded in 1989 by Wayne Fairchild. While attending the University of Montana, Wayne worked for the Denton Family at the Lochsa Lodge. There he was able to explore the rivers and trails of Lewis and Clark, a lifelong pursuit. Upon graduating from U of M, Wayne decided to start a business that allowed him to...

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