Put In: Paradise Guard Station

Take Out: Selway Falls                 

Shuttle Length: 250 miles              River Length: 47 Miles    

Permit Season: May 15 - July 31

 

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  Directions to the Selway River put in

  From Darby, Montana on US 93, drive south 10 miles to a point where the road crossed the

  Bitterroot River.  Just before that bridge, hang a right up to the West Fork Road. Follow this

  road to Magruder Ranger Station, then turn right and follow the Selway river downstream to

  the put in below Paradise Guard Station.

 

 

  Consumer Alert:

 

  Make sure your shuttle provider is permitted to run shuttles out of the Selway.  All Rivers Shuttle holds a special permit to 

  run shuttles on this river.

 

  Please call the West Fork Ranger Station   406-821-3269 for questions pertaining to road conditions.

 

 How to Figure out the flow at Paradise Falls

 

Whatever the flow is of Lowell, use this conversion to figure out the flow at Paradise

 

37,800 cfs @ Lowell = 10' at Paradise

30,900 cfs @ Lowell =  9'  at Paradise

26,400 cfs @ Lowell =  8'  at Paradise

22,000 cfs @ Lowell =  7'  at Paradise

16,300 cfs @ Lowell =  6'  at Paradise

12,500 cfs @ Lowell =  5'  at Paradise

 8,750 cfs  @ Lowell =  4'  at Paradise

 7,500 cfs  @ Lowell =  3'  at Paradise

 5,000 cfs  @ Lowell =  2'  at Paradise

 3.000 = 1.5'

 1,600 = 1.0'

   900 =  .5'

 Only four outfitters operate on the Selway river. They often book a year or more in advance. It is always worth checking for openings due to last minute cancellations. 
If you seek a pristine wilderness experience with an emphasis on solitude, (and great whitewater as well), the Wild and Scenic Selway should be high on your list of rivers to run.

 

Outfitters:

 (ARTA)
S.O.A.R. Northwest River Co.
Three Rivers Resort/Rafting
Whitewater Adventures dba Custom River Tours