Imagine flowing down the Yellowstone river, digging your paddle deep into the water and feeling the tug of the water on your immersed foot as it swirls past. The bucking motion of the raft as it leaps through splashing waves. The fresh river scent filling your lungs as you view awe-inspiring scenery.

Now imagine you're gently swaying in the saddle far above the river. Watching rafts pass far below you, the scent of wildflowers puts a tang in the fresh air of the Absaroka Mountains. The clip-clop of hooves and burbling streams provides a soundtrack for the stunning panoramas around you.

Now imagine both of these amazing experiences happening in one day!

 

Answer the call of adventure — all day long!

Trip Itinerary:

  • 9am one-hour horseback ride, followed by an 11am
    two-hour raft ride
    OR
  • 1pm one-hour horseback ride
    followed by a 3pm two-hour raft ride

If you are rafting first, you will meet us at our location in Gardiner: 111 S 2nd St, Gardiner, MT 59030
If you are horseback riding first, you will meet us at Hell's A-Roarin' Outfitters: 164 Crevice Rd, Gardiner, MT 59030. Please allow 30 minutes to reach the Corral from Gardiner town and arrive 15 minutes prior to horse departure times to adjust your stirrups!

After the raft trip you are welcome to use our changing rooms to get into your "cowboy costume" before you make the beautiful 8 mile drive to our outfitters corrals in Jardine (a small town in the alpine forests above Gardiner). You may want to bring a snack to keep your energy levels up.

Available daily May 15-September 15. 

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


Saddle and Paddle FAQ's

Dress according to the weather. We can provide cool-weather gear, but we recommend fleece, Under Armour, or a synthetic material – not cotton – for under your rafting gear. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet, especially on a hot day. We provide all whitewater gear including helmets, life jackets, and water shoes (if needed). You may want to bring a change of clothes for afterward and change in our changing rooms. Sunglasses and sunblock are recommended. the ranch does not provide rain gear.

**All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee trip length or size of rapids due to water flow. The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly.