Whitewater Rafting near Yellowstone in Montana

Rafting a wild Montana river will be the highlight of your family vacation in the Yellowstone National Park area.

Celebrating 36 seasons running rafting trips on the Yellowstone River!

The Yellowstone Raft Company pioneered white water rafting on the Yellowstone River back in 1978 and are the only company that is fully permitted by both the National Park Service and the National Forest Service to run trips on the Yellowstone River. To this day we continue to provide safe, fun, exciting, and entertaining trips year after year. We are proud of our professional guides, superior training, experience, and commitment to white water excellence.

The number one comment we get from our guests is that their rafting trip on the Yellowstone River was the highlight of their trip to Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner, Montana. Don't miss this opportunity to experience this spectacular river with one of our half or full day whitewater or scenic trips. Or check out our combo trips that combine rafting and hiking or horseback riding. And if you're looking for a little more adventure... our kayaking trips are a great way to get to know the river and challenge yourself! Go where your adventure takes you!

We run raft trips daily between May 1st and September 15th.


August is a wonderful time to take a ride down the Yellowstone River! This summer we have had a lot of afternoon thunderstorms (usually around 5 pm). But the morning trips have been beautiful and if it happens to be a little cooler, we have splash jackets (and even wetsuits) to keep you warmer! So just bring yourself, a good attitude, someone you want to share the fun with, and we will take care of the rest!

Our water levels are great this summer with the river currently flowing around 3,000 cfs (cubic feet per second), which means good water, waves, and deep pools for swimming (and way less rocks than most other rivers this time of year)!

If you are looking for more adventure, want to control your own craft, and are not terrified of swimming in the river, check out our Kayak trips.

*Trips are filling up and now is the time to make your reservations to join one of our fabulous whitewater trips or breath-taking scenic trips this summer.

If you have already rafted with us and would like to remember all those amazing faces your family and friends made as they were smashing through waves, you can look at and purchase your Trip Photos by clicking the link on the left.