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Yellowstone Rafting & Kayaking Trips

If your idea of wilderness fun means fun on the water, then choose Yellowstone Rough Riders! As the only outfitter licensed to ride Yellowstone Park and raft Yellowstone River, we run all our own water trips as well as riding trips. We offer you discount packages combing rafting and horse riding with the greatest flexibility—like letting you take your trips on different days to better suit your vacation schedule.

There's no better way to spend a hot summer day than on the river! If you've never rafted or run the rapids before, we can show you all the fun and thrills you've been missing! Or, if you want the exciting challenge of going solo, try kayaking. For the more sedate, a scenic float down the river is just what the doctor ordered. No matter which trip you choose, you are likely to catch a glimpse of wildlife watching you float by!

So come and run a stretch of the magnificent Yellowstone River on one of our whitewater rafting or kayaking trips. All our guides are experienced boatmen trained in both first aid and CPR, so your safety and your thrills are assured. And if it looks like rain, don't worry—we provide free rain gear!

See below for a description of our rafting and kayaking trips.

Yellowstone Whitewater Rafting Trips

Whitewater Half-Day Raft Trips
The historic Yellowstone River is great for first time rafters, or families with children ages 6 and up. But, there's plenty of excitement for experienced rafters as well. Begin your fun on the Yellowstone where it passes through the town stretch of Gardiner, Montana and into the magnificent Paradise Valley—for just the right amount of whitewater surrounded by beautiful scenery. A professional photographer will take your picture while you enjoy the trip of your life! Half-day trips last for 2-1/2 hours round trip.

Whitewater Full-Day Raft Trips
Once you've experienced the excitement of whitewater rafting, a half-day trip just won't be enough! If you already love it, this is the trip for you. After a half-day run, you will enjoy a delicious lunch and then get back on the river for a stretch of calm water. There's just enough time for lunch to settle in your belly before you hit the legendary Yankee Jim Canyon and more whitewater. Full-day trips last for 5-6 hours round trip and cover 20 river miles.

Half-day raft trip $34 per adult; $24 per child (6-12 years)
Full-day raft trip $70 per adult; $50 per child (6-12 years)
(Check our Discount Combo Packages to add a horse ride.)

Yellowstone Kayaking Trips

Experience the freedom and excitement of paddling your own boat down the Yellowstone. Designed for beginners or intermediate paddlers, our trips are perfect for those who want to learn more skills. Trailson, our seasoned instructor, will teach you about the equipment, how to safely navigate on the water and whitewater technique. Then he will guide you down a stretch of the river that's just right for you.

All equipment you need is included: kayak, paddle, paddle jacket, wet suit, booties, life jacket and helmet. Full-day kayak trips are 5-6 hours and include a delicious lunch. Half-day trips are 2-1/2 hours. Prices for kayak instruction or roll practice are $45.00 per hour.

Half-day kayaking trip $69 per adult
Full-day kayaking trip $135 per adult

(Check our Discount Combo Packages to add a horse ride.)

Rafting and kayaking trips are offered from June 1st through September 10th.

Click Trip Info for additional details on all rafting and kayaking trips.

For more information call H.A. or Vicki Moore at 1-800-565-7110 or email us at

Remember to book early, as all our trips fill up fast!



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