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.

This year the Yellowstone Raft Company will turn 37! Come celebrate with us!

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  horseback riding or ziplining or hiking. 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 5th and September 15th.


Evening thunderstorms have kept the river hovering at a fun level for rafting and kayaking! It seems everyday we get to see the river change a different color depending on which creek in Yellowstone is running! Gardiner is at a lower elevation than Yellowstone National Park, so we tend to be quite a bit warmer here, making the splashes feel great! This is a high volume river that does not run out of water during the summer, so while other rivers may turn to a maze of rocks, we always have some great splashes and deep pools for swimming! Come join us for a day or part of the day on this stunning and free flowing river and maybe you'll get a chance to see a bald eagle or Osprey fishing from the trees lining the river.

We are taking reservations for this summer and it is never too early to reserve your spot! Please feel free to book online, call our office, or email to make a reservation over the next few months.

*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.