MRO Experience

Missouri River Outfitters strives to provide guests premier river experience while creating a sustainable river community that honors the past, revels in the present, and protects the future.

Our Mission

We strive to provide an unforgettable river experience for every one of our customers. Since 1965 our goal has been to introduce people of all ages to the true “river life.” We personally encourage and actively support awareness, deeper appreciation, and connection to the Upper Missouri River and its surrounding tributaries.

We are a full-service outfitter that is here to provide all your river needs. Furthermore, we have provided outfitting services on the upper Missouri river for over 60 years and are the LONGEST RUN OUTFITTER in Montana. Without a doubt, we can answer all of your questions and help you plan your next river adventure. Missouri River Outfitters is here to give you the ultimate Montana experience. Most importantly, we are honored to welcome river-goers into our “river family”!

Why MRO?

Involved Company Owners

Consistency and leadership are at the core of Missouri River Outfitters.

We Are A Small, Hands-On, Family-Owned And Operated Business

MRO is a mother/daughter dream team. We conquer and divide side by side. We are fully invested in each other’s lives and it shows through our shared goals, love and support of each other.

Depth Of Knowledge

Our guides are experienced, professional, and well-educated; many have guided on the Missouri for years. They have in-depth knowledge of the history, the land itself, the diverse natural environment and geology, and the unique regional culture that make up the vast Northern Plains.

High Guide To Guest Ratio

All of our guided trips have one guide to every four guests. This ensures that MRO guides are involved with our guests and have the time to answer questions, share stories, bond with river goers, and make quick team decisions.

Local Food Sourcing

Fort Benton is in the heart of Montana agriculture and is referred to as the “Golden Triangle”. That is why we source all of our meat and grains locally. When creating food plans, we focus on well-rounded nutrition with fresh ingredients in every meal.

High Quality Gear

At MRO we provide all of our customers with equipment that is reliable, clean, safe, comfortable, and well maintained.

Quiet Waters

We believe in quiet waters and DO NOT run any motors on the river. We try to maintain the sense of serenity and seclusion that makes the Upper Missouri River Breaks a pleasant experience for all who venture here.

Community Involvement

As year-round Fort Benton inhabitants, we believe in upholding our small-town community.  We are happy to partner with local businesses, ranchers, farmers, schools, 4-H, and non-profits to do our part in maintaining a true “Montana Small Town Feel”. Here in Fort Benton, we mutually support, promote and advocate for one another.

Prepared For The Unexpected

Outdoor adventure has its own inherent risks. While MRO takes every precaution to mitigate risk, you can be certain that we are prepared to handle any emergency situation that may arise. Every MRO guide is certified in basic CPR/First Aid/ AED training, and many have advanced swift water rescue and wilderness first response training. Every trip has heavy duty storm shelters, comprehensive first aid kits, sat phones, radio transmitters, and AED’s.

Informed Fun

In the interest of creating a safe and fun trip in the Upper Missouri River Breaks for our customers, we are prepared to inform you of any river updates.  Our team is knowledgeable about river conditions because throughout the summer we are on the river daily. To help you be prepared, we provide links to local weather, water flows, BLM updates and suggested pack lists.