The Box Canyon of the North Fork Teton River is a very nice class II-III whitewater run through a dramatic but open limestone canyon. The road access, relative rarity of strainers, ease of scouting, and moderate bedrock and boulder whitewater make this a good option for intermediate paddlers looking to experience the Rocky Mountain Front by boat.
When flows are good you will likely want to continue another 6-10 miles down the roadside run of the North Fork which cuts through numerous limestone reefs. There is great camping on pull-offs and in campgrounds along the roadside section. The South Fork Teton also offers a roadside section that is nearby.
Tell us about this gauge by leaving a comment.
Permits are not required for this reach.
We have no additional detail on this route.
Use the map below to calculate how
to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.
NF Teton Box Canyon
If someone gets hurt on a river, or you read about a whitewater-related injury, please report it to
American Whitewater. Don't worry about multiple submissions from other witnesses, as our safety
editors will turn multiple witness reports into a single unified accident report.
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.
Log into the American Whitewater website and you can contribute to river descriptions,
flow and access tips, and maps associated with runs you've done. You can even add new
runs to the inventory!