Centrally located to three of Montana’s premiere waterways… the Bitterroot, the Clark Fork, and the Blackfoot rivers… as well as nestled between such mountain ranges as the Bitterroots, Sapphires, and Pintlers, there are ample opportunities, and settings, for those seeking a relaxing day or evening floating any of these picturesque and historic byways.
Let Backdoor Outfitters take you on the float of your dreams. Kick back and relax as you let the currents, and your guide, take you down the river of your choice. Let your guide explain the history, geology and ecosystems you’re traveling upon. Enjoy the abundant wildlife that seeks out our river systems and calls them home, while you imagine the difference between the way things are now, and the way they were one hundred, or two hundred, years ago. Perhaps, even pretend you are a member of the Lewis and Clark campaign… as you will be floating the very waters they ventured upon so many years ago.
Then, somewhere around the half way point, sit back and relax as your guide prepares a shore lunch specially prepared for your enjoyment. Perhaps a slice of barbecued salmon, along with a tossed salad, and cherry cheesecake… with a bottle of your favorite Chardonnay. Or, maybe, a steak, salad and strawberry shortcake… and of course your favorite wine.
Finally, when you resume your float, with any luck, you will enjoy one of Montana’s greatest treasures; a sunset rich with the colors and sounds associated with that period of time when daytime creatures return to their dens, while those that prefer the darkness begin to emerge from their slumbers.
Just remember that the purpose of this float is two fold; first to relax and enjoy the sense of peace associated with floating a river, and second to learn as much as possible about the intricacies of our natural environment. Let Backdoor Outfitters, with more than twenty years of experience in the field of floating our waterways and study of these intricacies, fulfill both these requirements in a manner that is both professional, as well as personal and fun.