Gates of the Mountains

Gates of the Mountains

Kayaking Gates of the Mountains. © Jason Savage

These are a couple images from the Gates of the Mountains area along the Missouri River. This is probably one of my favorite places to visit along the river and if you haven’t had a chance, you should check it out. Whether by motor or paddle, it’s an amazing trip through not only the geological history that surrounds the river itself, but a journey back in time when Lewis & Clark were paddling upstream through this wild canyon.

There are still Native American pictographs along the cliffs and abundant wildlife that visit the river. Bighorn sheep, Black Bear, Deer and a ton of birds including Bald Eagles.

So if your looking for a good place to paddle for either a day trip or weekend getaway on the Missouri, this is hard to beat.

For tour info: For Lewis & Clark History:

Subaru with Kayak

My Prijon Kodiak kayak sits atop my Subaru. Kayaking or Canoeing this area of the Missouri gives you the best seat along the river and it’s slow current allows you to explore at your own pace.

Missouri River

Sunrise, Gates of the Mountains. © Jason Savage

Merganser Ducks

Merganser Ducks. © Jason Savage

Missouri River

Sunrise on the Missouri. © Jason Savage

Missouri River

Missouri River. © Jason Savage

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One Comment

  1. Ben August 31, 2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Hi Jason,
    I just wanted to express how much I enjoy your photography. I’m a native Bozemanite and my family has a cabin on Canyon Ferry. Given the breadth and depth of subject material, it always surprises me how difficult it is to find truly professional-quality photographs of central Montana.
    Now that I’m living in Colorado, though, I guess I can appreciate that the natural beauty of our region is as closely guarded a secret as it is. It’s not quite the same when you have to share it with millions of other people!
    Ben R.

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