Canoeing in the Wild and Scenic Upper Missouri River Wilderness

Canoe and hike in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark as you explore preserved wilderness, discover Native American pictographs, learn about local wildlife and camp out under the stars.
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Program No. 20626RJ
8 days
Starts at
8 days
7 nights
20 meals
7B 6L 7D
Coal Banks Landing, Board Canoes, Lewis & Clark Camp
Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River
Eagle Creek Hike, Pictographs, Wildlife, Hole in the Wall
Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River
Judith Landing, Camp Near McGarry Bar
Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River
Missouri Breaks, Bighorn Sheep, Gist Bottom
Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River
Hike, Chief Joseph History, Woodhawk Campground
Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River
Program Concludes
Fort Benton, Montana
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At a Glance

Discover the same wilderness that awed Lewis and Clark as you explore the 107-mile White Cliffs stretch of the Missouri River by canoe. Led by outfitters and professional educators, challenge your mind and body as you canoe and hike. Then savor a delectable meal and relax under a tapestry of stars at day’s end.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Challenging
Canoe up to five to six hours a day on a flat river. No prior canoeing experience required. Hiking up to 3 miles, some climbing over rocks.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Camp in the precise locations of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on a stretch of the river virtually unchanged since they traveled here over 200 years ago.
  • Miles away from civilization, savor the silence, view abundant wildlife and bald eagle nesting sites and bask under a canopy of a million stars.
  • Hike into a slot canyon, view Native American pictographs and explore abandoned homesteads.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Keith Edgerton
Keith Edgerton teaches early American and Montana history, and environmental history at Montana State University in Billings. Holder of a Ph.D. in American Studies from Washington State University, Keith’s passion focuses on explorers Lewis and Clark. However, he is writing a book on a 19th-century Montana copper baron, William A. Clark, who is not of Lewis and Clark fame. This William Clark became a U.S. Senator in a scandalous 1901 election and died one of the world’s wealthiest persons.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Keith Edgerton
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