6 Day All-Encompassing Missouri River Trip –
White Cliffs & Badlands ; June 1st – Aug 1st

Our 6-day trip will take you through the “white cliffs” section of the river (approximately 47 miles) and the “Primitive Badlands” (approximately 61 miles). On your 107-mile journey you will see the river drastically change right before your eyes. Each day will be packed with activities including but not limited to hiking, paddling, storytelling, relaxing, and swimming. Once you reach the lower section you will have the privilege of scouting out big horn sheep among the backdrop of rolling badlands. 6 days sure do fly by and on that last day it is always a hard departure for guests and guides alike.

Please note that our schedule is subject to change. The river Miles and hikes are a rough schedule. We pick campsites and hikes according to weather, river traffic and group preferences.

Itinerary

Day 1: White Cliffs

River Miles 14.5 – 21.5

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 (Coal Banks). 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 getting to know fellow journeymen and journeywoman. On this day you will see Teepee rings, petroglyphs, historic landmarks, the start of the White Cliffs and a Corps of Discovery campsite.

Optional Hikes:

Teepee rings, our favorite swimming hole, Neats Coulee, Petroglyphs/ Corps of Discovery camp May 31st 1805, petrified tree

Day 2: White Cliffs

River Miles 16 – 24

On day two you will spend a lot of time hiking and paddling. Day two is going to be the most scenic and is what the Corps 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.

Optional Hikes:

Hole in The Wall

Day 3: White Cliffs and Badlands

River Miles 21 – 27

On this day you will enjoy homesteads, native American history, river stories, “flotillas”, and barking squirrels. You will be stopping at Judith landing at 12:00 where lunch will be awaiting you while we restock your trip. After lunch you head out into the wide open Badlands.

Optional Hikes:

Corps of Discovery camp May 29th 1805/May 7th 1806 campsite, prairie dog town, Murrey Dugout, Hagedone Homestead

Day 4: Badlands

River Miles 13 – 20

On this day you will spend a lot of your day in the canoe with homestead exploring and storytelling. This will be one of your longest days on the river. This is also the day to get out your binoculars and look for wild life that is all around you. Once at camp there will be different activities to partake in if you would like.

Optional Hikes:

Corps of Discovery camp May 27, 1805, Chimney Bend, Corps of Discovery camp May 26 1805, Middleton Homestead, Ervin Dugout, Gist Homestead

Day 5: Badlands

River Miles 13.5 – 20

Enjoy a morning hike to get you going before heading out on the river. Once in camp take the time to relive the last few days on the river. Its sad to say but this will be your last night to enjoy each other’s company. Take it all in!

Optional Hikes:

Snake Point Hike, Camp IIges Rifle pit, Nee-Mee-Poo Trail, Corps of Discovery camp May 30, 1806, May 25, 1805, Hideaway Coulee

Day 6: Badlands

River Miles 6.5 – 12.5

This will be your last day on the river. On this day you will enjoy, river stories, and “flotillas”. 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 4:00-5:00)

Optional Hikes:

Corps of Discovery camp May 24, 1805

Price:

$1,450 per person

7 Day All-Encompassing Missouri River Trip –
White Cliffs & Badlands ; Aug 1st – Sept 15th

Our 7-day trip is the same as our 6-day trip in length. However, with the slower fall flows it is always good to have an extra day on the water. Seven days gives us the time we need to enjoy all the sites without making it a strenuous endeavor. By allowing for 7 days, we will have more time to hike, relax and “go with the flow”. Perfect for fall colors, stargazing, and a stress free trip.

Please note that our schedule is subject to change. The river Miles and hikes are a rough schedule. We pick campsites and hikes according to weather, river traffic and group preferences.

Itinerary

Day 1: White Cliffs

River Miles 14.5 – 21.5

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 (Coal Banks) 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. On this day you will see Teepee rings, petroglyphs, historic landmarks, the start of the white cliffs and a Corp of Discovery campsite.

Optional Hikes:

Teepee rings, our favorite swimming hole, Monroe Cabin, Neats Coulee, Eye of the Needle, Petroglyphs/ Corps of Discovery camp May 31st 1805, petrified tree

Day 2: White Cliffs

River Miles 7 – 13

On day two you will spend a lot of time hiking and paddling. Day two is going to be the most scenic and 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.

Optional Hikes:

Hole in The Wall, Castle Rock, Seven Sisters

Day 3: White Cliffs

River Miles 10 – 17

On this day you will enjoy, homesteads, native American history, river stories, “flotillas”, and barking squirrels. You will be stopping at Judith landing at 12:00 where lunch will be awaiting you while we re-stock your trip. After lunch you head out into the wide open bad lands.

Optional Hikes:

Steamboat Rock, Dark Butte, Corps of Discovery camp May 29, 1805/July 7, 1806, Haunted homestead

Day 4: White Cliffs and Badlands

River Miles 20 – 23

On this day you will spend a lot of your day in the canoe with homestead exploring and storytelling. This will be one of your longest days on the river. This is also the day to get out your binoculars and look for wild life that is all around you. Once at camp there will be different activities to partake in if you would like.

Optional Hikes:

Arrow Creek, Prairie dog town, Murrey Dugout, Hagedone Homestead

Day 5: Badlands

River Miles 13 – 20

Enjoy a morning hike to get you going before heading out on the river. Once in camp take the time to relive the last few days on the river. Its sad to say but this will be your last night to enjoy each other’s company. Take it all in!

Optional Hikes:

Corps of Discovery camp May 27, 1805, Chimney Bend, Corps of Discovery camp May 26 1805, Middleton Homestead, Ervin Dugout, Gist Homestead

Day 6: Badlands

River Miles 13.5 – 20

This will be your last day on the river. On this day you will enjoy, river stories, and “flotillas”. 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 4:00-5:00)

Optional Hikes:

Snake Point Hike, Camp IIges Rifle pit, Nee-Mee-Poo Trail, Corps of Discovery camp May 30, 1806, May 25, 1805, Hideaway Coulee

Day 7: Badlands

River Miles 6.5 – 12.5

This will be your last day on the river. On this day you will enjoy, river stories, and “flotillas”. 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 4:00-5:00)

Optional Hikes:

Corps of Discovery camp May 24, 1805

Price:

$1,650 per person