When you are looking for a great town to regroup from your far flung Montana adventure, make repairs and resupply, it’s hard to beat Missoula. This mountain city has whatever you may need. There is an REI for your camping supplies and their bike repair shop is awesome! They fixed two bikes in short order, so go visit Jeff and Bob! Groceries and gas are plentiful and there are two options for RV parts, supplies and repairs. We chose Rangitsch Brothers , big selection of parts and knowledgeable folks to help. While there are many options, we stayed at the Missoula KOA. It is a nice KOA with standard amenities.
One thing we wanted to do in Montana was go whitewater rafting. We chose Adventure Missoula and Jess was an awesome guide. We even had Claire join us who was great fun in leading the rowing at the front of the boat! We did the half day float, which was perfect for the first time rafting. We chose to float the swimmers rapid, but old onto the boat! It is tough to swim the current so hold on tight!
When we finished with the rafting we rode the Missoula Carousel and had lunch at Doc’s sandwich shop.
If you are visiting Missoula because of the “A River Runs Through It” I highly recommend that you read the book first. The story line is really all over this part of Montana with Missoula playing only a partial role. If you feel like living on the edge, you can go up to Lolo Hot Springs and get yourself into hot water!!