Upper Missouri River, Montana - Canoe Trip

Great Falls, Montana

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The Missouri River is the longest river in the United States and we will explore this majestic waterway following in the footsteps of the 1805 expedition of Lewis and Clark. 

Details

Duration: 6 Days
Starts in: Great Falls, Montana
Ends in: Great Falls, Montana
Group Size: 4-22
Difficulty: 2/5

Operated by:

Breakwater Expedition

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Additional Information

The Upper Missouri has a rich and interesting history, including Lewis and Clark campsites, century-old pioneer homesteads, Native American rock art and tipi (or teepee) rings, fur trading sites, and steamboat landings.  This flat-water float features cottonwood trees, sandstone cliffs rising vertically from the water, and natural rock sculptures before entering the Montana “badlands,” where erosion has carved a three-dimensional tapestry. Wildlife abounds throughout the area where elk, mule and white-tailed deer, big horn sheep, coyotes, and pronghorn antelopes can be seen.  In this journey we will experience, in an intimate way, the vast and historic Western Plains.We can offer both a 47 mile trip and an extended 102 mile trip. The trip length can vary from 6 days to 10 days. 

Cost Includes

  • Snacks, Breakfast, Lunch, Appetizers, Dinner during the duration of the trip.
  • Lodging: 2 nights at a hotel.
  • Canoes and all technical equipment needed.
  • Museum, camping, and shuttle fees.
  • 1-2 Guides to facilitate the experience.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 - Travel Day

Meet in Great Falls, Montana and stay in a hotel. Meet and greet, pack up, and go over any last minute questions.

Day 2 - Drive to the river and start our paddle

Head to the Interpretative Museum of Lewis & Clark then on to the Missouri River to load our boats and take off to our first camp.

Day 3 - 4 Paddling

Paddle each day, relax in camp, and day hikes to explore.

Day 5 - Paddle to our take out

In the morning we will paddle to our take out on the river.  We will then head back to Great Falls to stay at the hotel.  We will enjoy a nice dinner in town to celebrate our trip.

Day 6 - Depart for home

We can customize this trip to your liking!

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What a cool river! Just did this float with teenagers. We explored slot canyons, paddled and swam in the refreshing water, hiked, and enjoyed beautiful sunsets! I highly recommend do this paddle. Breakwater took care of everything. The kids had a blast!

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