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.  

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:

  • 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

Get a leisurely start to your day with the full-day Paddle & Saddle 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 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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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

8 Mile Whitewater

Sightseers will enjoy pristine views of Yellowstone’s mountains, a true geothermal wonder at the terraced La Duke Hot Springs, and other notable sights like the Devil’s Slide and local wildlife. After takeout, we’ll drive you back to the downtown office where you can dry off and check out professional photos of your trip.

Choose from 5 departure times daily!

Trip times May-September: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Evening Trip: 5:15 p.m. daily mid-June to mid-August

September 1 to 15 times: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily

PRICES:

Adults $59

Ages 13 & Up

Children $49

Ages 6-12

Private Trip $400

Includes up to 6, additional $59 per person after 6 people.

  • 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!

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!