The Yellowstone River has some of the finest whitewater rafting this side of the Mississippi.  Enjoy the view of breathtaking mountains as you wind along the valley on an 8 or 18-mile raft trip.  During your whitewater rafting trip, expect Class II & III rapids; perfect for a little adventure!  You have wonderful chances of seeing wildlife such as deer, elk, osprey, bald eagles and many others!  Our section of the Yellowstone flows north, out of the park and towards Paradise Valley.



89.00/Adult | 67.oo/Child 12 & under

Trip Length: 18 Miles | 4-5 hours

Start Time: 10:00 AM Daily

Pick-up Time: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Everything you are looking for is on our 18-mile Full Day Rafting trip, where you will experience Class I, II & III rapids. Please arrive at the Wild West office for a 9:30 A.M check-in.  We will equip you with any necessary gear, free of charge.  At 10:00, we depart for the river and the fun truly begins.  After receiving a safety briefing from your expert rafting guide, who is swift-water rescue trained along with being CPR/First Aid Certified, you will board your raft and embark. Upon completing the first 10 miles, you can expect to stop on Lunch Island to indulge in the picnic we packed for you earlier that morning. Once you have eaten your fill, your raft will continue on towards Yankee Jim Canyon.  The rest of the trip takes place in this narrow canyon where the waves increase in excitement.  During the floating sections, relish in the beautiful Absaroka mountains and take in every last bit of our Big Sky Country.  You can even ask your guide to go for a swim!  As your trip comes to an end, we will pick you up at the stopping point, about 18 miles and 5 hours from where you began! From there, relax on the short drive back to our office, where you will have the chance to change and view the photos we captured during your adventure.

Included: A full picnic lunch- various sandwiches, chips, potato salad, fruits and cookies for dessert!  Please let us know if you have any special dietary needs! Depending on the time of summer, wetsuits, water shoes, & splash jackets will also be provided free of charge.

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43.00/Adult | 33.00/Child 12 & under

Trip Length: 2 hours | 8 Miles

Start Times: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:30, 3:30 & 5:30

Our  Classic Half Day Whitewater trip is great for those who may not have time to spend all day on the river.    You could easily hop on an early morning boat and still have plenty of daylight to explore the park! You meet at our office 30 minutes prior to your scheduled trip time.  While you wait, we will get you geared up in whatever you need at no extra charge.  We depart from our office at the scheduled trip time and transport you to the put-in.  From there, your experience begins as you paddle and splash down 8 miles of gorgeous river.  There is a splendid mixture of rapids and calm floating sections to appease every adventure level!  We pick you up 2 hours later and take you back to our office to change out of wet clothes and view your captured rafting photos.

Included: Depending on the time of summer, wet suits, water shoes and splash jackets will be provided.

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60.00/Adult | Minimum Age of 16

Trip Length: 2 hours | 8 Miles

Start Time: 12:00

*Small Boat Big Water is optimal May-June, we do not book SBBW after June.

Paddle hard! Run Yankee Jim Canyon for an unforgettable whitewater rafting experience. This is a special whitewater experience for enthusiasts. You will experience 8 miles of the Yellowstone River facing class III and class IV rapids. The minimum trip size is 4, the maximum is 8 adults PER BOAT looking for a thrilling ride. You must be in good physical condition for this 2-3 hour trip. May – June high water trip only- please call.

Included: Wetsuits, water shoes, splash jackets, helmets.


For all whitewater rafting trips, you will check-in at our office 30 minutes before your scheduled trip time.

Our office is located at:

906 Scott St. Gardiner, MT 59030