caption1Considered by many to be the ultimate whitewater thrill, riverboarding’s for the adventurous few who want more excitement than rafting or kayaking can provide. Montana River Guides is the only outfitter in Montana offering guided riverboard trips, and we've been doing it for over a decade. Montana is North America's last best place to catch a mountain wave.

Montana’s Best Whitewater: The Alberton Gorge is an ideal location for guided riverboard trips. Just thirty miles west of Missoula and only a two hour drive from Couer d’Alene, the Clark Fork River narrows, picks up speed and tumbles into the Gorge with rollicking Class 2,3 and 4 rapids and absolutely stunning canyon scenery.


Headquarted right at the Alberton Gorge, our retail shop and 40 acre riverside ranch are convenient for guests and give our guides greater flexibility to accommodate last minute adjustments. When guests arrive, our guides will greet them, outfit them with river equipment, and conduct a pre-trip orientation.

Then everyone simply walks down to the river to begin the adventure. After the trip, our vehicles will be waiting at the take-out to shuttle the guests and guides back to our office where they can change inside, relax on our deck, look at photos of their trip, and enjoy some refreshments.

Getting Here

Our Alberton Gorge headquarters is located just off I-90, 30 minutes west of Missoula, Montana or 2 hours east of Coeur d’Alene, ID. Most of our clients fly into Missoula or Spokane. However many guests drive over from Spokane, Washington or Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. It just under 3 hours to Glacier National Park and about 4 and a half hours to Yellowstone.


A 50% deposit is required for all reservations. Guests can change their reservation up until 48 hours before the trip without risking their deposit. Cancellations within 48 hours of trip departure forfeit their deposit. No shows the day of the trip are charged full price.

Groups of 10 or more have 21 days prior to their trip to cancel with no charge. Cancellations within 21 days of departure forfeit their deposit. We run trips daily and can often accommodate last minute reservations.


The Montana River Guide's shop is located 30 minutes west of Missoula. From Missoula Drive west on I-90 past Alberton.

Take the Cyr Exit, (Exit 70). Take the first left after you cross the bridge (it’s a hairpin turn called Sawmill Gulch Road) to the Cyr Bridge Fishing Access. Go two hundred yards. Our shop is at the south end of parking lot. Any problems? Our cell phone is 240-8060 Shop phone 722-3278.


Drive East on I-90 approximately 2 hours. Continue past Superior, MT and exit at Fish Creek (Exit 66) off I-90. Turn left at the stop sign off the exit ramp, cross I-90 & the railroad tracks, turn right at the stop sign, and continue eastbound on Old Hwy 10.

Go about 3 miles until you see a sign for the Cyr Bridge Fishing Access. Turn right onto Sawmill Gulch Road, go 100 yards and you’ll see the parking lot and river access. The Montana River Guides office is the brick building at the south end of the parking lot next to I-90.

*Remember to factor in the time change. We operate on mountain time in Montana, one hour later than Washington and Idaho.