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Yellowstone Raft Company

Big Sky Montana

Listing Type: River Guide
City: Big Sky Montana
Region: Yellowstone Country

The Yellowstone Raft Company, established 1978, is the most experienced river outfitter in this area. Our guides, training and equipment are the best and we are proud to offer guided raft trips, kayak instruction on two premier Montana rivers.

No experience is needed to come rafting with us and our trips are suited to all ages and abilities. The minimum age is 6 years old. We provide life jackets and rain gear for all trips and have a large selection of top quality wet suits available to rent for the early and late season when the water and air are cooler.

Generally, the Gallatin River offers Class II and Class III rapids. During high water in June, the rating is higher and we will require families with young children to take the Upper Whitewater trip during that time. Most of our trips are paddling trips where each person has a paddle and uses it under the direction of the guide. We use small boats, so plan on only 6 people plus the guide. Full day trips start higher up the river and stop at our riverside office location to enjoy a barbecue lunch before setting off for the afternoon.

We are privileged to have an exclusive permit from the Bureau of Land Management to run raft trips through the Beartrap Canyon Wilderness Area on the Madison river. This area is beautiful and remote and will provide an unforgettable day of adventure. It is mostly Class II whitewater with the major exception of the Class IV Kitchen Sink rapid right in the middle of the trip.

For those seeking more individual challenge, we offer kayak instruction. Beginners or those looking to improve their skills are welcome. We provide all necessary equipment and will use an appropriate section of the river for your ability.

Directions: The Yellowstone Raft Company office is located on Highway 191, seven miles north of the Big Sky, turn off between mile markers 55 and 56. We are 55 miles north of the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, and 35 miles south of the airport in Bozeman, Montana.

Yellowstone Raft Company
55265 Gallatin Road, Big Sky, MT 59716

  • Rafting
  • Kayaking
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Float Trips
  • Barbecue
  • Boating
  • Day Tour
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Guide
  • Equipment Rental
  • Lunch
  • Tour

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