Two Medicine - north of East Glacier to the east glacier bridge

Two Medicine, Montana, US


north of East Glacier to the east glacier bridge (Two Medicine Falls Section)

Usual Difficulty II-III(V) (for normal flows)

Lower Rapids

Lower Rapids
Photo by Nathan Smith @ 1200 cfs

Gauge Information

Name Range Difficulty Updated Level
Two Medicine River bl South Fork nr Browning MT
usgs-06091700 700 - 1500 cfs II-III(V) 10d13h30m 104 cfs (too low)

River Description

Information from Chris Goble:

This is a pretty river with constant class II water. There is one short
section of class III ledges. The river has two distinct sections split by
the 20 foot high Two Medicine Falls.

Low flows are around 700cfs, medium up to 1200cfs and high flows above this

Put In - Drive about 4km north of east glacier, heading towards the Park
gates. Park just east of the 1st bridge over the river. This is on reserve

Take Out - Park on the north east side of the very tall bridge east of East
glacier. It is a 100m-200m hike up a grassy hillside

Description - The river has a number of pleasant corners with some chance of
mediocre play. There is a short section of ledges with some wood in the
middle before another small rapid leads to a large pool. Eddy out on river
left to scout or drop the falls. Portaging will require a body rappel off a
tree. With good shoes you may be able to scramble down and lower a boat.

The waterfall has a very dangerous feed on the far left. Recirculation on
the other side seems pretty minor.

After the falls the river runs over bedrock providing a unique character. A
few surf waves come out at high flows. You can continue down beyond the
highway bridge for 15km or so to a take out by heart creek. It is actually
quite a nice run overall. The river is dam released.

StreamTeam Status: Not Verified
Last Updated: 2009-12-11 17:57:24

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