Yellowstone River Rafting

Big, beautiful and free-flowing, the Yellowstone River rolls along the north boundary of Yellowstone National Park. It is a spectacular way to see to the area and connect with your family and friends!

We love whitewater and want you to love it too!

"This was our second trip with this company and we will definitely be back and would highly recommend them to anyone interested in rafting! This was an awesome experience for my whole family on both trips. The guides and staff are phenomenal!!!"
Trudi S
Feel free to call us (1-800-858-7781) anytime between 8 am and 8 pm (MST) or check out our FAQ's

All trips begin at our office where our friendly staff will check you in, answer any questions you may have, and help you get geared up. A short drive will take you to the river access site right at the Northern Boundary of Yellowstone, where the Gardner River joins the Yellowstone River. Your guide will give you a brief river orientation and paddling instruction before you hit the river and all the fun that awaits!

Half Day Yellowstone Whitewater

Our experienced guides will show you fun and excitement on this outstanding 8 mile, Class II-III white water stretch of the Yellowstone. This is a perfect shorter trip for your family at approximately 2 hours on the water and a 3-hour round trip (water level dependent).

Calm stretches and beautiful scenery   Fun for all!   Elk on river action

The Half Day Trip:
We start off immediately with whitewater action hitting class II-III rapids with names like:
"Wake Up", "Pumphouse", "Bridge Rapids", "Maneater", "Julia's waves", "Locher's", "Picketts", "Rock Garden", "Queen of the Waters" , "Airport rapids", and "Sleeping Giant".

Pristine views of Mount Sepulcher and Electric Peak will captivate you as you float along Yellowstone's northern boundary. Osprey and Bald Eagles may make an appearance overhead. And you will have the opportunity to personally test the waters in "swimmers rapid".
Osprey in flight
You'll witness geothermal phenomenon at La Duke Hot Springs. "Preacher's, Brogans, and Last Chance Rapids" will conclude the half day trip just upstream of Corwin Springs.

From the takeout a driver will bring you back to our office where you can change into dry clothes and check out photos of yourself, friends, and family braving the rapids. Our office is located downtown near many fine restaurants and local gift shops.

Trip times:     10 a.m., 11a.m., 2 p.m., 3p.m. daily May-Sept
                       5:15 p.m. mid June to mid August
      September 1st to 15th times: 10 am and 2 pm (shorter trip available at 5pm)

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paper work and get geared up.


Adult: $43.00

Child: $33.00 (ages 6 to 12)

I just want to thank you folks for contributing to one of the best days of my life. You instilled the river bug in my ten year old son, and he just wants to know when we can do it again. He said it was way more fun than any water park. Thanks again, "
Dicky B.

Crashing through whitewater!

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Full Day Yellowstone River

Set aside a full day of your visit to the Yellowstone area for an unforgettable 18-mile trip down this magnificent river. The Yellowstone offers exciting Class II-III+ rapids in a spectacular setting.

The full day trip begins right at the northern boundary of Yellowstone and you'll get all the fun rapids of the half day trip and more. The Full day trip continues on down the river for another nine miles past the half day take out, stopping at a private beach with a superb swimming hole and shade trees.

Our deli style lunch is the best on the river, prepared fresh before you by your guide on the beach. After lunch there will be time to relax and take in more of the lasting vistas of the Greater Yellowstone area and Paradise Valley.

During the last five miles of the trip you'll find yourself floating through the historic and legendary, rock walled Yankee Jim Canyon. There you'll find "Yankee Jim's Revenge", "Big Rock", "The Pinch", and "Boxcar" rapids. A few small rapids will then conclude your trip and leave you ready to do it again the next day!

Heading into the pinch on the Full day trip     Yankee Jim canyon Party...tell your friends!

This trip departs daily at 10:00 a.m. Full day trips generally return to our office around 3:00 p.m. (depending on water levels).

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paper work and get geared up

This was our 3rd or 4th trip with YRC! can't wait to do it again! Thanks!!!!!
Niki, Alissa, and Al

Adult: $86.00

Child: $66.00 (ages 6 to 12)   

Age restrictions may apply during spring run off, call for details

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Scenic fall floatJoin us for a relaxing 2 hour round trip seeing the world at natures pace. This trip is designed for people looking to take in the vistas and hear about the rich history of the area while being rowed through minor whitewater and relaxing calm stretches.

We start our trip along the northern border of Yellowstone National Park under the towering Electric Peak (the 6th tallest peak in Yellowstone). You'll pass by natural geologic wonders such as Boiling Beach, La Duke Hotsprings, and the Devil's Slide.

This trip is available at 8:30 a.m.11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily May-September.
September 1st-15th available at 1:30 pm daily.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paper work and get geared up

Adult: $43

Child: $33 (minimum age is 4 yrs old)

Easy planning, easy execution, so much fun!!!!!"
Theresa P.

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