|This guided or
unguided trip covers 12 miles of the Missouri River from Coal Banks
Landing to Pilot Rock. It begins at an historic landing area, and takes
out at a landmark igneous rock named by steamboat pilots of the 19th
century. This trip includes one riverside lunch, dining ensemble, canoes,
guide, and overland river access transportation. The guided version of this
trip is $350 per
(See Unguided pricing options below details...)
You'll set off from the historic Coal Banks Landing area and quickly turn
your canoes east into the geologically new Missouri River valley. You
paddle around various islands as you make your way to the mouth of Little
Sandy Creek where you may
stop for a riverside lunch. (There is extensive evidence of Native American use
of this area, in its numerous teepee rings and cairns.)
It is common to see beaver, pelicans, eagles, and numerous other birds along the
way. You'll pass Fortress Rock and Pilot Rock before landing your canoes at a
pristine spot on the Pilot Rock Ranch.
Toward the end of your paddle, you come to a section of the river where large
outcroppings of white sandstone can be seen downstream in the distance. Let your
imagination paddle further along or upgrade this trip to our
Eagle Creek Discovery
option to afford yourself the opportunity to touch the white cliffs and see the
beauty of this fascinating area.
Your paddle ends at a meadow on the Pilot Rock Ranch, where your shuttle
awaits to carry you back to Virgelle...
-Trips depart Virgelle at approximately 10:00 A.M. and return ~5:00 P.M.
(Weather plays a significant roll in determining the arrival times...headwinds
and unexpected thunderstorms can cause delays. Tailwinds can cause early
arrivals, as well.)
-Total river mileage.....~13 miles