Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures has been the leader in connecting travelers to the rivers of the historic expedition of Lewis & Clark from whitewater rafting near Missoula, Montana and Salmon, Idaho to the meandering current of the Upper Missouri River.
2018 Updates for Highwater
With our above average snow pack this year we anticipate a big run off this spring Woo-Hoo! We depend on high water for the Lochsa and we anticipate a long season this year.
For our family friendly trips – we are fortunate in Missoula to have a choice of rivers. When the Alberton Gorge of the Clark for is too high, we will be running the Blackfoot River. The transition from Blackfoot to Alberton Gorge can happen anytime, but historically some time between end of June and early July. All the logistics are the same, meeting place, times and prices. We will constantly be monitoring the river levels in choosing the appropriate rivers, while keeping our commitment to safety and optimizing fun!
If you have any questions please call or email. Thank you!
Lewis & Clark Trail Adventure 1 Day Rafting Trips
- Lochsa River Whitewater Trip
- Alberton Gorge – Missoula
- Blackfoot River – Missoula
- Missoula Town Floats
We offer active adventures with a personal touch. We take pride in the fact that many of our guests have been with us before and return for new adventures. Whatever your adventure: paddling the continuous big whitewater rafting the Lochsa River, navigating the free-flowing friendly whitewater of the Salmon River, introducing your family to their first whitewater rafting trips down the Alberton Gorge, or the beauty and history of Canoeing the Missouri River White Cliffs, you will remember meals prepared with care, time shared with old friends and new and the rejuvenating feeling that only comes from spending a day or a week on the river.
Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures was founded by Wayne Fairchild, after graduating from the University of Montana in 1989. Wayne decided to start an outdoor recreation business that allowed him to share his enthusiasm for history and adventure. Every year Wayne and wife, Gia, travel along the Lewis and Clark Trail or travel abroad, gaining experience and learning about new people and places as a way to put their experience in context. Wayne and Gia oversee the organization of your trip based from Missoula, as well as guide some of the trips. They are happy to share their knowledge, and hope that you will enjoy traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail with them.
Meals prepared on the trips is more than merely sustenance. They are prepared fresh, hearty & healthy with diversity in flavor. LCTA takes pride in their menu, meals should be something you look forward to and expect more than your average camp cuisine. Start your day with a good cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast like French toast & thick sliced bacon, fresh fruit & juice, lunch is welcome rest with sandwiches made with quality deli meats & cheese, lots of fresh veggies & snacks, dinner might be marinated & grilled flank steaks, or dutch oven lasagna, colorful salad, bread from local bakeries. Beer and wine, in moderation, is provided with appetizers & dinner. Water, sodas or gaterade is also provided. We are happy to accommodate various dietary needs so let us know your requests.
Equipment is designed with your comfort as first priority. Complete trip provisions and recommended gear lists provided upon booking your trip.
We know that much of your experience relies on the personality and expertise of your guides. Rest assured, LCTA guides know how to show you a good time, beginning with safety. They all have years of experience on rivers and trails all over North America, and the world. LCTA guides are like family and return year after year, even if it just a trip or two each season on respite from their “real jobs!” Their skills, passion for the region, attention to detail, safety and shining personalities will make your adventure with LCTA one to remember.