Marias River

Cut Bank, Montana 59427

Marias River

Marias River Professional Review and Guide

"The isolated Marias River originates east of Glacier National Park and features spectacular badlands and sandstone cliffs reminiscent of the Missouri River. Its suitable for beginners its entire length.

Summers along the Marias are generally short, but they can be devilishly hot. This area experiences extreme temperature fluctuations, and water temperatures in the river can get very warm in summer. Natural siltation, along with irrigation returns, accounts for the poor water quality found in most of the river."

Marias River Reviews

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7/2/2011
My wife, teenage son and I kayaked from the confluence of the Marias river (Cut Bank Creek and Two Medicine River) to Williamson Park (south of Shelby). We made it an overnight trip for a fun weekend. The water was great, about 4,000 cfs based on USGS gauge, higher than usual for that time of year. A fun trip!
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Trail Information

Cut Bank
Nearby City
171 miles
Distance
Easy
Skill Level
Class I
Class
Extreme temperatures, mosquitoes, rattlesnakes, and unpaved roads that become impassable after rainstorms.
Hazards/Cautions
Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Birding
Additional Use
BLM, Havre; FWP, Great Falls; Coyotes Den Sports, Chester; BOR, Tiber Dam.
Local Contacts
USGS: Cut Bank, MT; Shelby, MT; Great Falls, MT.
Local Maps

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Jul 2018