Packrafting Day Hikes

Embark on a guided hike to an alpine lake in the rugged Montana backcountry. Paddle around and relax on the lake in packrafts while your guide prepares lunch, and tea/coffee. Five and Eight hour options available.

Customized Hikes

Packrafting Day Hikes can be 6 - 16 miles! There's options for every skill level. Choose your hike before you go.

Guide Carries Gear

Guide carries Two Packrafting Setups. Additional setups available for rent.

Kayak in Peace

Locations chosen specifically to avoid crowds. No motorboats up here either!

Wild Encounters

Deer, Moose, Marmots, Grizzlies, Wolves and Mountain Lions to be seen!

Use Great Gear

Our kayaks made by Alpacka Rafts are the best money can buy!

We supply the packs, bear spray, safety gear, and trekking poles.

Free Food?!

Lunch is served on all kayaking trips!

Snacks/tea/coffee are provided too.

We're Dog Friendly

The Bitterroot National Forrest allows dogs!

Dogs are welcome with prior notice.

Leave No Trace

Learn how to Leave No Trace and practice while you hike!

Already familiar with LNT? Even better!


5 hrs - $170
8 hrs - $210

Inquire about Private Trip pricing.

The Full Breakdown:
Packrafting Day Hikes

Included in Every Trip:

- An Expert Guide (Luke Hayduk)
- Backpack Rentals
- Trekking Pole Rentals
- Guide carries packrafting gear, first aid, Garmin gps communicator, water filtration, and food.
- Packrafting Gear:
         - Two Packrafts
         - Two Packraft Paddles
         - Two Lifevests ( Two child-sized vests too, if needed.)
- Snacks / Tea / Coffee
- Guides are Wilderness First Aid Certified, Leave No Trace Certified, and Food-Handler Certified.
- Guides are vaccinated and boosted with Covid-19 vaccinations.
- Group and Private tour options available.

Included in the Full Day Tour:

- Explore trails less traveled on a longer trip into the backcountry.
- Not always challenging, sometimes milder pace, depending on the group.
- Hikes range from 6 - 16 miles.
- Learn about Montana's wildlife, ecology, and geology along the way.
- Lunch Included. Select from a list of options including Patagonia Provisions meals.
- Wildlife is common, and will be encountered at times. We never know what we'll see but not always seen on outings. We love when it happens!

Included in the Half Day Tour:

- Usually less challenging and milder paced than the Full Day.
- Hikes range from 6 - 8 miles.
- Learn about Montana's wildlife, ecology, and geology along the way.
- Lunch Not Included

Booking and Preparation:

- Book using the link below. ( is our booking provider.)
- You will be contacted via email with:
      - Hike options
      - Food options for restricted diets
      - An outline of your trip
- Bookings for Packrafting Day Hikes can be canceled up to 24 Hours in advance for a full refund.
- A full itinerary is provided 24 hours in advance.
- What you should bring for the hike.

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