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Montana whitewater, Belt Creek

Cascade county, Sec 15 to Monarch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     19 miles
 
Going to put on in IK's in about two hours. Belt creek is roaring. Non-stop rain for a week. Putting in at neihart taking out somewhere before the lazy doe.Scouted last night on the way back to great falls from floating the galltain. One huge strainer lodged in footings of old bridge. Says Ryan

Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that rivers
    in this state are less demanding. This stretch of Belt Creek in Cascade County is 19 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. The scenic beauty of Cascade County and the water
flowing gracefully down Belt Creek are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. If you're coming from Great Falls it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Little Belt Mountains scenery is wonderful. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so  
go ahead and pack your sleeping bag. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other spots for that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general area:
The smiling folks of Neihart like to hang out close by, and a wonderful spot to stop at is Headstone Gulch.

Belt Creek, Sec 15 to Monarch road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Belt Creek.
 Whitewater Near Belt Creek:
Belt Creek, Cascade County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Monarch to Riceville)
Belt Creek, Cascade County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 19 miles long (Sec 15 to Monarch)
Tenderfoot Creek, Meagher County, 28 miles away
      Class II - 11 miles long (South Fork Tenderfoot to Smith River)
 Ski Areas Near Belt Creek:
Showdown, Montana , 8 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 56 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Big Sky, Montana , 92 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 92 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Bear Paw Ski Bowl, Montana , 93 miles away, 900 foot drop, 2 lifts, 25 runs
 Hotels Near Belt Creek:
Grand Union Hotel, Fort Benton , 40 miles away
Great Falls Inn By Riversage, Great Falls , 42 miles away
TownHouse Inn Of Great Falls, Great Falls , 44 miles away
Super 8 Great Falls MT, Great Falls , 44 miles away
Fairfield Inn Great Falls, Great Falls , 44 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Belt Creek:
Aspen Campground, Cascade County, 1 miles away
Many Pines Campground, Cascade County, 6 miles away
Kings Hill Campground, Meagher County, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Belt Creek:
Jamison Trail, Meagher , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Belt Creek:
Sluice Boxes State Park, Montana , 17 miles away
Lewis and Clark National Forest, Montana , 22 miles away

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