Best Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing in Montana

This list represents the most popular whitewater kayaking & canoeing in Montana. Use this list to plan your next Montana whitewater kayaking & canoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Stillwater River: Beartooth Mountains to Yellowstone River


The Stillwater is a fast, rocky mountain river that flows through timbered bottomlands and past large ranches with the spectacular Beartooth Mountains as a backdrop. A challenging whitewater river, C…
From the guidebook "Paddling Montana"
Nye, MT - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - 68 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. Gallatin River: Wyoming border to the Missouri River


Originating in Yellowstone National Park, the alpine-like Gallatin River provides great whitewater and good fishing as it courses through one of the most scenic valleys in Montana. The Gallatin River…
From the guidebook "Paddling Montana"
Three Forks, MT - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - 100 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Middle Fork Flathead River: Confluence of Strawberry and Bowl Creeks to the North Fork


An extremely challenging and remote whitewater stream, the Middle Fork roars through the Bob Marshall Wilderness and forms the southern border of Glacier National Park. Extremely difficult whitewater…
From the guidebook "Paddling Montana"
Hungry Horse, MT - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - 92 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#4. Kootenai River


For most of its length in the United States, the Kootenai River is within sight of roads. This trip, which starts in Montana and ends in Idaho, takes paddlers through a remote and heavily forested can…
From the guidebook "Paddling Washington: Routes in Washington State & the Inland Northwest"
Troy, MT - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - 16 miles
Published by The Mountaineers Books