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North Fork of the Blackfoot River Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing Trip on the Blackfoot River

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North Fork of the Blackfoot River Info
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Put In:  Three Miles Upstream of the Take-out
Take Out:  108 Rd Bridge
Difficulty:  Class III 500 cfs , Class IV 1250 cfs , Class V - 2000 cfs
Gradient:  40 fpm
Run Length:  4 miles
Current Streamflow:  135 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:00 AM - NF Blackfoot R ab Dry Gulch nr Ovando MT, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  500-2000 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June
Primary Season: 
Water Craft:  kayak
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the take-out from Missoula:

1. Head northwest on W Broadway St toward Ryman St
0.2 mi
2. Take the 3rd right onto Old U.S. 93 E/N Orange St
0.5 mi
3. Turn right to merge onto I-90 E toward Butte
5.0 mi
4. Take exit 109 for MT-200 E toward Bonner Great Falls
0.2 mi
5. Continue straight
0.4 mi
6. Continue straight onto MT-200 E (signs for Bonner)
51.7 mi
7. Turn left at Kleinschmidt Flat Rd
2.3 mi
8. Turn right at Dry Gulch Rd
2.0 mi
9. Turn left at Cooper-Blackfoot Rd
4.3 mi
Continue up the road until it crosses the river. 


To get to the put-in:

Continue up the road a mile to the turn around.  Hike three miles to the put-in (a half-mile past the walking bridge).

North Fork of the Blackfoot River on the Blackfoot River

Most of the drops on this run can be scouted from the trail on the hike up except for one class V-.  About a half-mile below the footbridge, scout Six Pin, a class V drop, on river right.  After Six Pin there are a few more drops before the river slacks off a bit offering some play potential. 

Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011

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