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Headwaters Adventure Guide

Posted by Sacajawea Hotel on Jul 3, 2018, 10:53:35 AM

Headwaters Activities

With so many activities in Three Forks, it can be hard to fit everything in when you have a busy schedule. If you’re feeling bold, take some tips from this Headwaters adventure guide, and get out there for some adrenaline-pumping fun at the Headwaters of the Missouri.

On the River

It isn’t Montana without a little river time, whether that means being knee-deep in waders, casting lines, or floating and relaxing to get that taste of Big Sky Country. These river-centric Headwater activities get you deep into the true Montana.

Canoeing and Kayaking

Right down the road, from Three Forks rent kayaks and canoes from the Canoeing House, which comes with everything you need to get paddling, including an optional shuttle service to get you up the river so you can float easily back down to your car. Take it easy going down the river solo, or join a guided trip to learn more about the region and its rivers.


If you want to get into A River Runs Through It territory, the Headwaters has you covered. Book a package deal when you reserve your room, and get out on the river with Territory Anglers, a premiere Montana outfitter to help you enjoy one of the top activities in Three Forks. They bring the gear, the guide and the river, so all you have to do is wait for your pickup at the Sacajawea.  


Whitewater is just an hour away from Three Forks with Montana Whitewater. Amp up the adrenaline and hit the rapids hard on a guided whitewater trip. Get technical on class IV rapids, or opt for a scenic float with dinner included. But whatever way you choose to get down the river, enjoy the scenery and spot some wildlife while you go.

Out and About

Although a fly fisherman may tell you differently, there’s more to life than just the river. These activities in and around Three Forks will get you off the water for a different kind of Headwaters adventure.


Renting cruisers from the Sacajawea is perfect, with the miles of paved bike paths in Three Forks leading from Drouillard Fishing Access to the Headwaters of the Missouri. If you want to feel the burn, mountain biking trails at nearby Copper Mountain and Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will get you sweating, with payoff views (and then the downhill!)  to make it all worth it.

Wild Caving

On Tuesday and Sunday evenings from mid-June to mid-August, experience Lewis & Clark Caverns like the first explorers would have on a Wild Cave Tour. With help of headlamp, helmet, knee pads and gloves, crawl your way through the caverns with a guide and get to see sections of the caves not often open to the public. Stalactites and stalagmites are just the start—experience cave formations that will blow you away, and a feeling of adventure to remember.


Feel that flood of adrenaline as you stand, poised at the open door of an airplane flying 14,000 feet above the ground with Dzone Skydiving. When it’s go-time, you and your instructor will leap into thin air, feeling that unmistakable rush as your stomach flip flops in freefall. You’ll come down for a gentle landing after taking in the mountain views from above. Enjoy the ease of pain-free booking when you reserve a package deal through the Sacajawea. 

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Topics: Insider, Activities, Montana Vacation, Weekend Getaway, Summer Activities, Hiking, Swim and Soak, Golfing, Biking, Sightseeing, Headwaters Insider, Fishing, For Families, For Couples


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