Clark Fork River: Alberton Gorge
Mineral County, Montana
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04 :45 hrs
9.8 mi
173 ft

Alberton Gorge is known for its whitewater and is sometimes referred to as Cyr Canyon. The whitewater begins quickly with a few minor Class II rapids. Watch for steep cliffs to warn you before the solid Class III waves known as the “Ledge Rapids”. Expect big waves, a narrow passage and some jagged rocks. Shortly after are the Cliffside rapids that are bigger and steeper with lower flows. When the canyon narrows the gorge’s most difficult rapids are approaching. There is a pullout to scout out the “Tumbleweed Rapids”. At low flows it’s a Class III and with high flows it becomes a difficult Class IV. It is best to stay left. A few more exciting, but not too challenging, rapids follow. Alberton Gorge changes dramatically based on the water flow, so be sure check with local stations for current conditions. Average conditions can be found between 2,000 and 10,000 cfs.

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