Alpine Lake Float and Guided Hike in the Bitterroot Mountains

36 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 7 hr

The Bitterroot National Forest is an incredibly beautiful and rugged place with amazing mountains and deep glacial canyons. The trails are not always well maintained, and often times seasonal creeks will deter folks who aren't used to water crossings. You'll be glad you brought a guide along! The hike and packraft float is an experience unique to Bitterroot Backpacking. You will not find any other guide or company providing this service! (And if you do, they probably found the idea here!)

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Bitterroot Backpacking

Embark on a 6 mile, (3 mile each way, 1200 ft of elevation gain) guided day hike up a glacially scoured canyon of the Bitterroot National Forest to a high elevation backcountry lake. At the lake, you'll paddle around in inflatable packrafts as you take in the incredible scenery. While you paddle, your guide will prepare a backpacker-style lunch of Pad Thai, Pasta Primavera, or Beef Stroganoff. Once you return to land, you'll learn a bit about learn about cooking in the backcountry without leaving a trace. Then, you'll pack up and head back to the trailhead the same way you hiked up.

Packrafts, backpacks, trekking poles, bear spray, and safety equipment rentals are included in the price. One packraft setup (packraft, paddle, life vest) for each adult or youth ticket. Your guide carries two packraft setups and the rest are carried by other adults.

Shar Trail Mix, Beef and Vegan Jerky, and Lara Bars are given to you in your snack bag!

Your guide will also carry a water filter, so you can sip on some crisp, cool mountain creek water during your breaks!
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