- Gear list-Missouri 3-4-day
- Gear list-Missouri 5-6-day
- Gear list-Salmon
- Gear list-Lolo Trail 3-day
- Gear list-APR – Missouri multi-day
- Commemorative Trek – Lolo Trail
- Alberton Gorge
- Lochsa Provisions and Gear List
If doing a Missouri River & Lolo Trail combo, use both gear lists, but keep in mind common items can be used for both trips.
Recommended Reading, Lodging and Dining
The following recommendations are just a start, there are always new books, online articles, lodging and dining, if you find something of interest and want feedback, we are happy to offer!
- Recommended Reading
- APR Reading List
- Recommended Reading-Activities-Msri-Lolo Only
If you are traveling to Missoula, there are a couple hotels that offer discounts to our guests:
Comfort Inn You can call the hotel and refer to the “Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures” or book online using the below link to obtain the lodging discount. They are located one block east of our office on the Clark Fork River.
Holiday Inn – Downtown at the Park – located in the heart of downtown on the banks of the Clark Fork River, next to Caras Park (Brennans Wave, the Carousel, Farmers Market – Sat, Out to lunch – Wed and Out to dinner – Thurs) easy walking distance to all the best restaurants & bars. Indoor Pool. Either call and reference “Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures” or use the Corporate ID: 100242310 when booking online.
Transportation and shuttle services
Summer of 2021 travelers are experiencing a shortage of transportation options. Our passenger transportation is limited to the basic provision of getting folks from our meeting place to the river/trail and back. If you are looking for additional shuttle transportation here are some options beyond car rental. Contact them directly for details and quotes. Be sure we are included in the final communication to make sure the pick up times and logistic match with our trips.
Helena Town Car provides high-end and customized transportation service in all areas we operate in Montana.
Montana Adventure Shuttle provides small group transportation based in Missoula
Turo – carsharing, like Airbnb for cars
Uber/Lyft are always good back up options, plenty of drivers in Missoula, I have seen drivers in Great Falls with pricing to Fort Benton for approx $100 but that is subject to change.
Four Rivers Shuttle Service – all rivers around Missoula
Big Sky Shuttles & Rentals – Cory Ackerman – based on the Clark Fork / Alberton Gorge – 406-599-0201
River Shuttles based in Salmon operating on the Main, Middle Fork Salmon and Selway Rivers.
Other Travel Tips & Tools
For the historically inquisitive traveler – down load NextExitHistory App – a great resource while on the road!
Need trip insurance? For your convenience, we offer travel protection through Travelex Insurance Services. For more information on the available plans or to enroll, go to www.travelexinsurance.com or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792 and reference location number 26-0048.
Travel Insurance is underwritten by, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company, NAIC #22276. 55Y
Missoula offers many self-guided opportunities. We do not have a gear rental department, but gladly recommend the following:
Ace Hardware in Eastgate for Tube & Floaty purchase – you can take the public bus to the put in at Sha-Ron in East Missoula and float back to town.