Fly Fishing – Half 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 get out 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 Yellowstone Raft Company and take you to the river for a half-day of fishing and instruction. Rods and flies 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 5 hours round-trip. 

TRIP OPTIONS:

8:00am – 12:00pm
or
1:00pm – 5:00pm

PRICES:

1 - 2 Anglers $475

Fly Fishing – Walk & Wade Half Day

When it comes to walk and wade 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 to the river for a half day of fishing and instruction. Rods and flies 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.

Choose from 2 departure times daily!

8:00am – 12:00pm
or
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to trip time to get geared up. Plan for 4 hours round-trip. 

PRICES:

1 - 2 Anglers $475
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.  

Scenic Float & Ride Express

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!

 9 AM Trip Itinerary:

  • 8:30 am: Check-in at the Corrals
  • 9:00 am: Horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains
  • 11:00 am: Check-in at Yellowstone Raft Company
  • 11:30 am: Scenic float trip down the Yellowstone River

11:30 AM Trip Itinerary:

  • 11:00 am: Check-in at Yellowstone Raft Company
  • 11:30 am: Scenic float trip down the Yellowstone River
  • 3:30 pm:  Check-in at the Corrals
  • 4:00 pm: Horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains

Please allow 30 minutes to reach the corrals from the town of Gardiner and arrive 30 minutes prior to horse departure times to adjust your stirrups!  You may want to bring a snack to keep your energy levels up.

Available May 31-August 31. 

 

 

  • 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. 
  • Long Pants and closed-toed shoes are required for horseback.
  • 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.  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.  

Saddle and Paddle – Express 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!

 9 AM Trip Itinerary:

  • 8:30 am: Check-in at the Corrals
  • 9:00 am: Horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains
  • 10:30 am: Check-in at Yellowstone Raft Company
  • 11:00 am: Whitewater rafting trip down the Yellowstone River

1 PM Trip Itinerary:

  • 12:30 pm: Check-in at the Corrals
  • 1:00 pm: Horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains
  • 2:30 pm: Check-in at Yellowstone Raft Company
  • 3:00 pm: Whitewater rafting trip down the Yellowstone River

Please allow 30 minutes to reach the Corral from the town of Gardiner and arrive 30 minutes prior to horse departure times to adjust your stirrups!  You may want to bring a snack to keep your energy levels up.

Available May 31-August 31. 

  • 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.
  • Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required for horseback.
  • 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.  

Cowboy Cookout – Half Day Ride

 

A HORSEBACK RIDE WITH DINNER PROVIDED!

  • 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.
What's on the Menu?

Grilled steaks, pork chops, hot dogs, potatoes, several salads, cornbread, dessert and a beverage. A vegetarian burger is available with prior request. You may bring alcoholic beverages if you wish.

Disappear into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness:

Trip time (approximately 3.5 hours): 3:00 pm

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.

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.

Half-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.

Disappear into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness:

Trip time: 3:oo pm (approximately 3.5 hours)

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.

Scenic Float

LEAVE THE ROWING TO THE GUIDE

The trip starts along the northern border of Yellowstone, passes by one of the tallest peaks in Yellowstone (Electric Peak), and eases you past natural wonders like Boiling Beach, La Duke Hotsprings, and the Devil's Slide.  Your guide will tell you fun stories and facts about the area, while you'll be free to breathe in the fresh air, listen to the water lap at the banks, and take in the scenery. Cameras are welcome at your own risk.

Departures at 8:30 a.m. (only through Aug 31), 11:30 a.m., and 3:30 p.m. May 15th - September 30th.

 

  • 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.
  • Helmets and life jackets are always provided as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties when needed!

PRICING:

Adults $59

Ages 13 & Up

Children $49

Ages 3-12

Infants $0

Ages 2 & Under FREE

Private Trip $400

Includes up to 6, an additional $59 per person after 6 people. Dog friendly!

Half Day Kayaking

PERFECT FOR THE FIRST TIME KAYAKER!

  • Paddle fun, safe rapids without being intimidated
  • Fun for all ages, the Yellowstone River is a perfect introduction to whitewater kayaking with Class II and Class III rapids. Eddies and kayak-friendly wave-trains make a natural playground for solo boats.
  • Paddle sit-on-top kayaks designed for safety — even if you're inexperienced.
  • 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 2 hours of kayaking bliss on the Yellowstone:

Guided Trips start at 11 a.m. Daily (July through September).  There is a two-person minimum to book this trip.

Take the same 2-hour whitewater trip as our rafts, but with the freedom to paddle your way.

Take in big views of Mount Sepulcher and Electric Peak and watch for wildlife as you float past Yellowstone National Park.

Float an 8-mile section of the longest free-flowing river in the continental United States.  Kayaks are sit-on-top.

 

  • 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, 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 $75

Ages 13 & Up


Testimonials

Canyon Run

YANKEE JIM CANYON RUN

Departure June-July: 12:30 pm daily

Return: 2:30pm

This Adventure includes all gear and transportation.

 

  • 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.
  • Helmets and life jackets are always provided as well as wetsuits, splash jackets, and booties when needed. 

PRICES:

Adults $75

*Age restrictions apply for Canyon Run. Please call for details. **Photos on Canyon Run are not guaranteed!

Private Trip $400

4 guest minimum