Judith River

Big Sandy, Montana 59520

Judith River

Judith River Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This excellent canoeing stream flows through isolated breaks country that features white cliffs, deep coulees, and peculiar rock formations. The river is mostly Class I, except for a 1-mile Class II rapid beginning a mile upstream from the Montana Highway 81 bridge. Suitable for intermediates in canoes or practiced beginners in rafts.

In a normal year, floating on the Judith is possible until mid-July (it can pick up with fall rains). If you see lots of rocks above the surface and the water looks low just above the Highway 81 bridge, you should definitely not try the float between Danvers Bridge and the Highway 81 bridge."

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Trail Information

Big Sandy
Nearby City
130 miles
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
Class I-II
Barbed wire (even some electric fences!), many rocks, ledges across the river, some snags, and rattlesnakes.
Fishing, Camping, Birding
Additional Use
BLM, Lewistown
Local Contacts
USFS: Lewis & Clark (Jefferson Division); USGS: White Sulphur, MT; Roundup, MT; Lewistown, MT.
Local Maps

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Dec 2018