Beautiful splashy class II-III roadside bluewater run on the Rocky Mountain Front. There are no distinct rapids, just non-stop splashy rapids with a few moves here and there. Choose your own adventure, and enjoy the scenery.
One word of caution about gages on the Rocky Mountain Front. In most cases, the rivers flowing off the Front decrease in volume as they flow out into the plains. This is because they are heavily diverted for agriculture. Rely on gages with a significant measure of caution since diversions severely alter flows, typically immediately upon the rivers leaving the mountains or even sooner.
Yeah this more of a nice class 2. May be at higher flow you might hit class 3. If you want a ride put in at the box canyon further up the road. This lower section usually has barbed wire across the river, which if it is under the flood plain I believe is illegal.
Put in at the first cattle guard below Clary Coulee Trail head and got out at the South Fork Bridge. A nice class I boogie water run--Don't know where the class II-III run is?
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In a big win for rivers, the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest released their new Forest Plan this month. The Forest includes the classic Multi-day section of the Smith River, the headwaters of the Blackfoot River, and the rugged and beautiful Rocky Mountain Front region of Montana. The new Forest Plan offers interim protection for 360 miles of incredible rivers by finding them eligible for Wild and Scenic designation – triple the river miles protected under the old plan. A full 250 of the protected river miles are on whitewater rivers. American Whitewater and the paddling community has offered support for this decision since at least 2014, and the Forest Service has done a great job.
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