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 will get wet! See our Photo Gallery filled with pictures of satisfied family rafters!
We offer Half Day and Full Day White Water Rafting on the Yellowstone River!
Classic Half Day Whitewater Rafting Trip
Experience 8 miles of wet-n-wild class III rapids on the Yellowstone River! This white water experience provides the perfect amount of excitement along with beautiful scenic mountains and spectacular river frontage. You and your children 4 & up are welcome on this fun family experience! Our Classic Half Day White Water Rafting Trip will be a 2 hour white water rafting adventure you will remember for a lifetime!
A professional photographer will ensure you have the best photographs of your white water rafting adventure!
All wetsuits and footwear is included in the price.
Children: $31 (4-12 years old!)
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 >>
Full Day White Water Rafting Trip
If your family (Children 6 years old & Up!) desires even more of a good time on the water then the Full Day (4-5 Hour) white water rafting trip is perfect for you! Experience even more class II & III rapids along with LOTS of “in the water” time on your Yellowstone River.
Our professional, awesome rafting guides will tour you down 18 miles of the Yellowstone River. We break for lunch on a river island where you can enjoy the beauty of our area while dining on our EXCELLENT picnic lunch! After lunch we proceed through the famous Yankee Jim Canyon to round out a 4-5 hour adventure-packed day.
A professional photographer will ensure you have the best photographs of your white water rafting adventure. See our Photo Gallery!
All wetsuits and footwear is included in the price.
Children: $66 (6-12 years old!)
Trip time: 10:00 am
Meeting place: Wild West Rafting office in Gardiner, MT at 9:30 am!. Directions >>
Amazing Overnight Raft Trip!
The 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. Immerse yourself in the tranquil setting of the mountains and river.
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 white water section of the Yellowstone River has several class III rapids, beautiful mountain scenery, and wildlife. Prepare to get very wet while rafting in Montana!
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 white water action. Yankee Jim Canyon is the next thrilling section of the 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 a comfortable tipi or tent. A fully equipped bathroom with a shower is 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.
1. Check-in at 9:30 am. Start your experience with your raft trip. After your rafting trip, we transport you to your camp location in the beautiful Paradise Valley in Montana. Check out the next morning at 10 a.m.
2. Check-in at 3:00 pm. Start your Overnight experience with camping! You will drive to the camp location in the beautiful Paradise Valley in Montana. Check-in for rafting at 9:30 am the next morning for your rafting experience!
$299 per Adult
$279 per Child (6 to 12 years old)
Trip Time: 10:00 am
Meeting place: Wild West Rafting office in Gardiner at 9:30. Directions >>
Small Boat, BIG Water!
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. 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 >>