Fly Fishing – Full Day Float Trip

The Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River offers the opportunity to fish from a drift boat or raft; an option that you don’t have while fishing in the park. Flowing out of the park right here in Gardiner, the river continues north to Livingston, splitting the Absaroka and Gallatin Mountains, creating an area called Paradise Valley. Home to brown, rainbow, and the famous Yellowstone cutthroat trout, the Yellowstone River is known for great fishing and some of the best views in Montana.

A float trip enables the client(s) and their guide to cover more water, giving beginner anglers the chance at more fish. Experienced anglers alike are sure to enjoy all the dry fly fishing, wildlife, and scenery that the Yellowstone River has to offer. With a private boat launch in Gardiner, we are able to access the river upstream from most other fishing guides. This allows us to fish water with less pressure.

On the river, your guide will cover all the basics including casting, rigging, reading water, and fly selection; all the things you need to know to be more successful on your own. No matter your skill level, we are happy to accommodate any expectations you may have for your day.

Our experienced guides will pick you up at the raft office and take you to the river for a full day of fishing and instruction. Rods, flies, and lunch are included. Our anglers offer rental waders for $20 and boots for $10, keep in mind you may not need to rent these items during the warmer summer months.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to trip time to get geared up. Plan for 8 hours round-trip. 

TRIP ITINERARY:

8:50am | Meet at Yellowstone Raft Company
9:00am – 5:00pm |
Fish and Float on the Yellowstone River

PRICES:

1 - 2 Anglers $575

Fly Fishing – Walk & Wade Full Day

Fish the Park!

When it comes to fly fishing, Yellowstone National Park has the resources that make for one unforgettable experience. With around 2,500 miles of water running through Yellowstone’s variety of unique landscapes, there is plenty to offer for every skill level.

Throughout your trip, your guide will cover all the basics including casting, rigging, reading water, and fly selection; all the things you need to know to get out and be more successful on your own. Not interested in all the jargon and just want to to see the park with a shot at some fish? That’s fine too, let us do the work.

Beginners have the opportunity to learn on smaller, slower rivers. This allows the client(s) and their guide to focus on different techniques with a good opportunity of finding some eager trout. The more experienced anglers will have a few more options to fish some of Yellowstone’s most famous rivers. Being able to skip over some of the basics allows us the time to get further off the beaten path and back to some of our guides’ favorite fishing holes. Our knowledgeable guides will have some tips and “tricks” that even the most seasoned fly fisherman can benefit from.

Our experienced guides will pick you up at the raft office and take you into the park for a full day of fishing and instruction. Rods, flies, and lunch are included. We offer rental waders for $20 and boots for $10, keep in mind you may not need to rent these items during the warmer summer months.

Itinerary

8:50am – Meet at Yellowstone Raft Company

9:00am – 5:00pm – Fishing in Yellowstone National Park

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to trip time to get geared up. Plan for 8 hours round-trip. 

PRICES:

1 - 2 Anglers $575
Additional Anglers $80

Any additional anglers, up to 4 total

Scenic Float & Ride Deluxe

Imagine flowing down the Yellowstone river, eyes filled with wonder as your guide gently rows you through a flat water section of the river, 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 serenity — all day long!

Trip Itinerary:

  • 10:30 am: Check-in at the Corrals
  • 11:00 am: Horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains
  • Lunch Break (1:30 pm): Break to allow you time for lunch in Gardiner, explore suggestions here and be sure to call ahead for ETA's (LUNCH NOT INCLUDED).
  • 3:00 pm: Check-in at Yellowstone Raft Company
  • 3:30 pm: Scenic float trip down the Yellowstone River

Get a leisurely start to your day with the full-day Float & Ride trip, which starts at 11 a.m. to allow for morning sightseeing, coordination of large groups, or long travel time.

Ride into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness on horseback following breathtaking trails on the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park.

After lunch, you'll be able to change at the office and hit the river for some wild whitewater thrills.

Available May 31-August 31. 

 

 

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paperwork and get geared up.
  • Plan for 2.5 hours round-trip.  All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee the trip length or size of rapids due to water flow.
  • Transportation to and from the river is provided.
  • The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly, water shoes and fleece are strongly recommended. 
  • Long pants and closed toes shoes are required for horseback.
  • Helmets and life jackets are always provided as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties when needed!

Float & Ride FAQ's

Dress according to the weather. We can provide cool-weather gear, but we recommend fleece.  Sunglasses and sunblock are recommended. Your feet will likely get wet in the raft, but we do provide water shoes.

**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.  

Full Day Horseback Ride

 

STOP DRIVING, AND START RIDING!

  • Ride through the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness on the edge of Yellowstone with a soothing horseback swaying motion.
  • Get the horseback riding instruction you need for your whole family to feel at ease on our gentle horses.
  • See the sights from a higher vantage as you ride through the fresh air and panoramic mountain scenery of Yellowstone.

Feel the West on an immersive 6-hour horseback ride:

Trip time: 8:30 am (approximately 6 hours) includes a deli-style lunch.

Check-in: Please check-in 30 minutes before your ride time at the Corrals. You will need to leave the town of Gardiner one hour before your ride time to check-in.

Please check with Yellowstone National Park to see if there are any road closures or construction delays, here.

Horseback riding is available from May 31 to August 31.  Subject to availability.  A minimum of 4 people is needed to book this trip.

 

 

PRICING:

FAQ

Riders must be ages 7 and up. * If your child is petite, please be aware that they must be able to reach the stirrups to ride. We do our very best to accommodate everyone. Please call us with questions. There is no weight limit and all abilities are welcome, but each rider must be capable of riding their own horse. If you any questions or concerns, please call us.
Please check-in at the Corrals at The Hells A Roarin' Outfitters Ranch, (164 Crevice Rd. Gardiner, MT) 30 minutes prior to your ride. Horseback Rides must be reserved to ensure there will be a horse waiting for you. Horses are limited on rides so be sure to call us or reserve online as soon as you know your desired ride date. There is no weight limit and all abilities are welcome, but each rider must be capable of riding their own horse. If you any questions or concerns, please call us. *** PLEASE NOTE: THE CORRALS ARE A 30 MINUTE DRIVE FROM THE TOWN OF GARDINER. Please be aware this is a gravel road. There is RV parking available at the Wranglers.
Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required. You will be riding at a higher elevation and through the wilderness so we do recommend taking a light jacket or sweatshirt with you. Each saddle has a small saddle bag for a water bottle, a small camera, or your jacket. Do not wear fanny packs or a large camera on your body, you could hurt yourself if you fell off the horse and onto one of these items. The Horseback Rides do go in the rain unless the Wranglers deem the trails are unsafe. You will need to bring your own rain gear, the ranch does not supply clothing of any type. If you have concerns about bugs, you must put your bug spray before you leave for your ride or at your car. Do not spray bug spray around the horses.

Saddle and Paddle – Deluxe Combo

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:

For the 9:00 AM Trip:

  • 8:30 am: Check-in at the Corrals
  • 9:00 am: Horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains
  • Grab & Go Lunch Break (11:30 am): Break to allow you time for lunch in Gardiner, explore suggestions here and be sure to call ahead for ETA's (LUNCH NOT INCLUDED).
  • 12:00 pm: Check-in at Yellowstone Raft Company
  • 12:30 pm: 8-mile Whitewater rafting trip down the Yellowstone River

For the 11:00 AM Trip:

  • 10:30 am: Check-in at the Corrals
  • 11:00 am: Horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains
  • Lunch Break (1:30 pm): Break to allow you time for lunch in Gardiner, explore suggestions here and be sure to call ahead for ETA's (LUNCH NOT INCLUDED).
  • 2:30 pm: Check-in at Yellowstone Raft Company
  • 3:00 pm: 8-mile Whitewater rafting trip down the Yellowstone River

Ride into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness on horseback following breathtaking trails on the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park.

After lunch, you'll be able to change at the office and hit the river for some wild whitewater thrills.

Available May 31-August 31. 

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paperwork and get geared up.
  • Plan for 8 hours round-trip.  All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee the trip length or size of rapids due to water flow.
  • Transportation to and from the river is provided.
  • The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly, water shoes and fleece are strongly recommended.
  • Helmets and life jackets are always provided as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties when needed!


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.  

Full Day Kayaking

AMP UP YOUR PLAYTIME WITH CLASS II & III RAPIDS!

  • Learn how to kayak a river with basic instruction on equipment, safety, stroke styles, movement in and out of the current, and whitewater technique from the safety of the shore or a quiet eddy.
  • Read the rapids and chart your own course for an experience 100 percent unique to you and your capabilities.
  • Glide with nimbleness over the water to reach all the river features you want to hit and easily maneuver through any obstacles.

Enjoy a full day of kayaking bliss on the Yellowstone:

Guided Trips start at 11 a.m. Daily (July - September)  There is a two-person minimum to book this trip.  Must be in good physical shape and be willing to swim in the river.

After a delicious deli-style lunch on a private beach, you'll head downriver to find greater challenges.  Please report dietary restrictions at booking.

Put your skills to the test in Class II and III whitewater. Kayaks are sit-on-top.

 

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paperwork and get geared up.
  • Plan for 5 hours round-trip.  All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee the trip length or size of rapids due to water flow.
  • Transportation to and from the river is provided.
  • The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly, water shoes, athletic wear (no cotton), and fleece are strongly recommended.
  • Helmets and life jackets are always provided as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties when needed!

PRICING:

Adults $125

Ages 13 & Up


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18 Mile Whitewater

FULL DAY WHITEWATER TRIP!

You'll enjoy Class II and Class III (you're gonna get wet, but you're gonna like it) whitewater through the incredible scenery at the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park.

Deli lunch is included. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions

And after lunch, you'll raft through the historic rocky Yankee Jim Canyon and take out at majestic Tom Miner Basin.

Departs: 10:00am daily through the season.

Returns: About 3:00pm, depending on water flow you may return earlier or later.

PRICES:

Adults $105

Ages 13 & Up

Children $85

Ages 6-12, Age restrictions may apply during spring run off, call for details.

Private Trip $700

Includes up to 6, additional $105 per person after 6 people.

  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to trip time to fill out paperwork and get geared up.
  • Plan for 5 hours round-trip.  All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee the trip length or size of rapids due to water flow.
  • Transportation to and from the river is provided.
  • The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly, water shoes and fleece are strongly recommended.
  • Helmets and life jackets are always provided as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties when needed!