5 Day White Cliffs Guided Canoe Trip
The five-day trip is a little longer than the four day and includes nights lodging at The Virgelle Mercantile. Your first day on the water you will have the opportunity to learn how to paddle on the scenic 20 mile section that most people don’t take the opportunity to explore. Let us know if you would like to try paddle boards and or Kayaks on the first day.
Day 1: We will start our journey at 8:30 in Fort Benton. From there we will shuttle you about an hour to the put-in location (Wood Bottom) While boats are getting loaded you will have a brief safety talk and paddling instructions. On your first day take your time learning how to navigate your boat and get to know fellow journeymen and journeywoman.
Night 1: Your first night will be at the Virgelle Mercantile and accommodations will be rustic cabins. Dinner will be served outside among the beautiful landscape at around 6:00. As the sun goes down make sure to take a ride on one of the remaining operating Ferries still on the Missouri river.
Day 2: Wake up to Breakfast in the dining room and take a leisurely morning to enjoy some modern accommodation. The group will start on the river at 9:30 right there at the old ferry. This day is packed with some hikes among old Tepee rings, secret swimming holes and your first night sleeping under the stars.
Day 3: After breakfast Enjoy a long hike among the slot canyons of the Missouri River Breaks. Once back at camp enjoy a leisurely lunch before loading the boats. Once in the boats you have a short paddling distance to your next camp location. Once in camp enjoy swimming, hiking, napping, or reading.
Day 4: Enjoy a cool mornings hike to hole in the wall before loading the boats and heading out from camp. Once in the boats you will float and paddle among the most scenic part of the white cliffs. This section is what the Corp. of Discovery describes as “scenes of visionary enchantment”. On this day you will go through the heart of the White Cliffs. Take it in and always have that camera on hand.
Day 5: This will be your last day on the river. On this day you will enjoy, river stories, “flotillas”, and barking squirrels. You will be getting off the river at 12:00 where lunch will be awaiting you. After lunch we will load the vans and start our journey back to Fort Benton (arrival 3:00-4:00)
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