Blackfoot River: Whittaker Bridge to Johnsrud

Activity Details

From Missoula: 23.7 miles

Activity Type(s): Day Floats

Length (1-way): 5.7 miles

Difficulty: Medium


This stretch of river will take you through Thibodeau Falls, the Blackfoot’s most popular rapids. This is also one of the most heavily used sections, expect to share it with many innertubers during the hotter months of summer. A few more rapids will greet you before you pull out at Johnsrud.


I-90 East, take exit 109 for MT-200 E, continue on Hwy 200 for 12 miles, turn left on Johnsrud Park Rd.