Big Hole River: Divide to Melrose
Beaverhead County, Montana
Uploaded by Bivy Team


07 :00 hrs
14.5 mi
242 ft

This section is the most heavily recreated part of the Big Hole River. The fishing pressure is high but the sheer beauty of this portion of the river is spectacular. The river flows through a scenic canyon where bighorn sheep graze along the shorelines and eagles soar high above the cliffs. If you are searching for solitude, avoid floating from mid June through July when the outfitters are in their peak. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks designate specific days for residents, nonresidents and outfitters to float and fish. During high flows this section may be too rough for intermediate canoeists. Watch out for downed trees and logjams.

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