The Best Rafting Rivers for Canoeing

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Canoeing: Missouri River, Montana
PADDLE PERFECT: Canoeing Montana's Wild & Scenic Missouri River  (Donnie Sexton/Travel Montana)

The stalwart canoe is like the classic go-anywhere, do-anything family station wagon of the '50s. And while we've not included any flatwater rivers or lakes in this guide, we couldn't help but doff our cap to these rivers, which will inspire paddlers of all shapes, ages, and adventurous wanderlust to get out on the water.

Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Maine
Buffalo River, Arkansas
Clearwater River, Idaho
Colorado River, Colorado
Cumberland River, Kentucky
Hiwassee River, Tennessee
James River, Virginia
Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho
Nantahala River, North Carolina
Shenandoah River (South Fork), Virginia
Trinity River, California
Upper Missouri River, Montana
Verde River, Arizona
Winooski River, Vermont
Yampa River, Colorado

Published: 10 Jun 2011 | Last Updated: 27 Jun 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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