Yellowstone River Rafting

The Yellowstone River is a fun, wide, high volume river that features rolling wave rapids. Rapids vary on size depending on water levels. Families love it! The Yellowstone River rafting trip is great for children ages 6 and up. Spectacular views may include spotting wildlife such as river otters and bald eagles.

The Yellowstone River office is located in Gardiner at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National park, just minutes from Mammoth Hot Springs. We are located on the Main Street (Scott Street) on a riverfront property within walking distance from lodging and campgrounds in central Gardiner. You can even see some of the rapids from our backyard!

If you’re interested in a Montana zipline adventure after rafting Yellowstone River, then try the Yellowstone Ridge Zip and Dip.

Yellowstone Rafting

Yellowstone River 8 Mile Paradise Raft Trip (2-3 hours)

Adult: $66.50 | Child (Ages 6-12): $56.50 | Ages: 6+
Our Half Day Paradise begins on the northern border of Yellowstone Park. Right where the Gardner River converges with the mighty Yellowstone River, you will find rolling waves that are fun for the whole family! This trip is 8 miles on the river and can be up to 3 hours approximately depending on water levels (CFS)
Yellowstone Rafting

Yellowstone River Full Day Paradise (18 Miles)

Adult: $102.50 | Child (Ages 6-12): $92.50 | Ages: 8+
Spend the morning paddling the "Gardiner Town Stretch" and float further downstream into beautiful Paradise Valley. After lunch your afternoon will be well spent floating the scenic and rapid Yankee Jim Canyon - the most beautiful section of the Yellowstone River! This trip is about 18 miles, and approximately 6-7 hours depending on water levels.
Yellowstone River Half Day Western Scenic

Yellowstone River Western Scenic Float (6.5 Miles)

Adult: $66.50 | Child (Ages 6-12): $56.50 | Ages: 6+
Let one of our guides row you down a mild stretch of the Yellowstone River. Enjoy friends and family while taking in the peace and scenic beauty of the Yellowstone River Valley. The trip is 6-6.5 miles on the water, around 2-2.5 hours approximately depending on water levels.
Yellowstone River Paddle & Saddle

Yellowstone River Paddle & Saddle

Adult: $112.50 | Child (Ages 6-12): $107.50 | Ages: 6+
Start your day off with a two hour horseback ride at the historic Stermitz Ranch. Once you have completed your trail ride you will drive 11 miles to Gardiner to enjoy a half day raft trip on the Yellowstone River.
Yellowstone River 1 Hour Saddle & Paddle

Yellowstone River 8 Mile Paradise (Smallboat)

Adult: $72 | Child (Ages 6-12): $72 | Ages: 6+
If you prefer smaller groups, this is the option for you! On this trip our small rafts accommodate 4-6 people. A smaller boat gives a more exciting ride on this Yellowstone River half day trip. Enjoy big rolling waves and splashy rapids, as well as relaxing floating and swimming.
Yellowstone Full Day Smallboat

Yellowstone River Full Day Paradise (Smallboat)

Adult: $132.50 | | Ages: 13+
A smaller boat gives a more exciting ride as each boater is closer to the water and more involved as a paddle crew member. Spend the morning paddling the "Gardiner Town Stretch" and float further downstream into beautiful Paradise Valley. After lunch your afternoon will be well spent floating the scenic and rapid Yankee Jim Canyon - the most beautiful section of the Yellowstone River!