Wild West Rafting
The Yellowstone Whitewater Experts!
Your Adventure Guide for Family Fun!

Call 800-862-0557 or 406-848-2252. Located in Gardiner, Montana.

Whitewater Rafting

The Ultimate Montana Whitewater Rafting!


If you’re looking for rafting fun for the entire family, you’ve come to the right place! Feel the rush as you raft through rapids, crash over waves and conquer the Yellowstone River. You’re bound to get a little wet! A professional photographer will ensure you have the best photographs of your adventure. All wetsuits and footwear is included in the price. See whitewater photos

We offer Half Day and Full Day Whitewater trips:

Classic Half Day Whitewater Rafting Trip

_MG_9480Experience 8 miles of wet-n-wild class III rapids on the Yellowstone River! This whitewater experience provides the perfect amount of excitement along with beautiful scenic mountains and spectacular river frontage. Our Classic Half Day Whitewater Trip will be a 2 hour whitewater rafting adventure you will remember for a lifetime!

Half-Day Price:

Adults: $41
Children 12 & under: $31
Trip times: 9:00 am ($5 off early bird special!), 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm
Meeting place: Wild West Rafting offices in Gardiner. Arrive ½ hour before your trip time. Directions >>

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Full Day Whitewater Rafting Trip

Our professional rafting guides will take you down 18 miles of the Yellowstone River and through class III plus rapids. We will break for lunch on a small island before hitting the Yankee Jim Canyon to round out a 4-5 hour adventure-packed day.

Full-Day Price:

Adults: $86
Children 12 & under: $66
Trip time: 10:00 am
Meeting place: Wild West Rafting office in Gardiner. Arrive ½ hour before your trip time. Directions >>

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Amazing Overnight Raft Trip!

1571_10151733857034265_550660978_nThe very best way to experience the Yellowstone River is our amazing overnight raft trip. John Colter from the Lewis and Clark expedition saw this river section for the first time in 1807. We are proud to offer this incredible and unique 24 hour excursion. This raft trip and overnight stay is perfect for families, couples and small groups. Let us make the arrangements for you. All you need is a sense of adventure.

This journey begins at 9:30 a.m for check-in at our Wild West Rafting Office. You will be transported to the Yellowstone River just minutes away. At the river, you will meet your expert guide. After a brief talk about safety, we board the raft and paddle off!

This whitewater section of the Yellowstone River has several class III rapids, beautiful mountain scenery and wildlife. Prepare to get very wet!

During a calm stretch of river, we land on a river bank filled with tall cottonwood trees. You are served a hearty picnic lunch. Take this time to do some exploring before boarding the raft for more whitewater action. Yankee Jim Canyon is the next thrilling section of river. Rapids such as “Yankee’s Revenge” and “Box Car” are sure to provide a lot of excitement. The deep, narrow canyon offers an up close and personal feel of nature.

After 18 miles the river begins to meander through Montana ranch land. It is a unique section of river that only our overnight guests experience.

At approximately 4 p.m. you arrive at our destination camp. During your river trip, our staff has been busy preparing your overnight stay. A campfire, hot or cold drinks, your dry clothes and gear greet you at arrival.

Guests will sleep in comfortable tents. A bathroom and shower will be provided.

With the campfire glowing, your awesome guide will grill a thick Montana steak. Dinner includes a variety of tasty sides guaranteed to satisfy the hungriest rafter! Other menus are available upon request.

Relax after dinner, take a walk along the riverbank, fish, or just sit by the fire for the evening. Then prepare for stargazing in Big Sky Country! Enjoy stories and roasting marsh mellows before it’s off to a cozy night’s sleep.

Overnight Price:

$299 per person
Trip Time: 10:00 am
Meeting place: Wild West Rafting office in Gardiner at 9:30. Directions >>

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Small Boat, BIG Water!

_MG_9622Paddle 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. Minimum trip size 6, maximum is 8 adults 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.

Small Boat Big Water Price:

Adults: $55 (minimum age of 16)
Trip Time: 12:00 noon
Meeting place: Wild West Rafting office in Gardiner. Arrive ½ hour before your trip time. Directions >>

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