Put In: Paradise Guard Station
Take Out: Selway Falls
Shuttle Length: 250 miles River Length: 47 Miles
Permit Season: May 15 - July 31
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.
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.