Yellowstone River Paddle & Saddle

Paddle and Saddle
Spend a few hours exploring the wilderness of Paradise Valley, Cinnabar Basin on Horseback. This historic 1700 acre ranch offers high sagebrush fields, juniper forest and amazing views of Electric Peak. Gentle, happy horses show you around the Magical Montana you have been longing to get a taste of. Your 2 1/2 hour ride covers diverse terrain and offers an experience of being on a real Montana Ranch.

Just when you are ready to say, "what's for lunch? ", the guides take you over to the decorated pavilion where the Ranch serves up beef or veggie burgers, sides and all the fixin's. Digest while you drive 11 miles to Montana Whitewater at Gardiner for a 1:00 pm or 4:00 pm raft trip on the Yellowstone River.



Paddle and Saddle Rob and Stacey Stermitz are the fifth generation of a legendary Paradise Valley Family with ties that go back to the Frontier days. They have backcountry tales that will give you a taste of the real Montana!

Check out the video!

Two meeting times are available, please call us to discuss your options!

Directions to the Ranch


Arrival Time
at Ranch
Itinerary
Trip Ends
8:30am
Morning Ride 9 -11:30 am
Eat Lunch at the Ranch or eat on your own
12:45-1:00 meet at Montana Whitewater Raft Co.
3:30pm - 4:00pm
11:15 pm (lunch)
11:45 pm (no lunch)
Eat Lunch 11:15 pm
Afternoon Ride 12:30 - 3:00pm
4:00 meet at Montana Whitewater Raft Co.
6:00 - 6:30pm



Adult: $90 • 5-12: $80 (with Lunch $98 / $88)

Complimentary Wetsuit & Gear Rental
Lunch Included

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Yellowstone River 1 Hour Sunset Saddle Package

Paddle and Saddle
By popular demand, we are now introducing our first one hour horseback riding package with a True Western Cookout. Play in Yellowstone National Park in the morning, take a raft or zip trip in the afternoon, then enjoy an evening ride with knowledgable wranglers on the Stermitz Ranch. Spend an hour exploring the wilderness of Paradise Valley and Cinnabar Basin on horseback right before sunset. Your 1 hour ride covers diverse terrain and offers an experience of being on a real Montana Ranch.

Feel like a true "Montana Style" dinner? Just let us know when you reserve and a True Western Cookout will be served to you after your horseback ride. Join us at the pavilion where the Ranch serves up beef or veggie burgers, sides and all the fixin's.

Maximum of 12 guests.


Arrival Time
Itinerary
Trip Ends
1:00pm
Half Day Raft 1pm - 4pm
Meet at Stermitz Ranch 4:45pm
Eat dinner at Ranch or eat on your own 6pm
6:15pm - 6:45pm



Adult: $78 • 5-12: $68 (with Western Cookout $93 / $83)

Complimentary Wetsuit & Gear Rental

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Gallatin River Paddle & Saddle

Paddle and Saddle We team up with Broken Hart Ranch to offer this top notch combination! Ride up through the Gallatin National Forest at Hellroaring Creek Trail. This is a real Montana trail ride - up switchbacks and over mountain streams through pristine back country. Beautiful views and magical forests await you! This ride is most suited to the adventurous or those with some riding experience. After your ride, meet at Montana Whitewater for the afternoon raft trip Classic Half-Day at 1:00PM on the Gallatin River. Weight Limit 250 lbs. Minimum age is 8.

After your ride, meet at Montana Whitewater for the afternoon raft trip on the Gallatin River. Paddle and Saddle







Arrival Time
Itinerary
Trip Ends
7:30am at Ranch - mile 74 hwy 191
8:15am at Hellroaring Trailhead - mile 64 hwy 191
Morning Ride 8:30 - 12:00pm
Buy a lunch at our Hot Lunch Truck or pack a picnic.
Meet at Montana Whitewater Raft Co. at 12:45pm
4:00pm

Adult: $129 / Age 8-12: $119

Complimentary Wetsuit & Gear Rental
Lunch NOT Included

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Yellowstone National Park Paddle & Saddle

Paddle and Saddle

Experience the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park with a premier paddle and saddle package. As you ride through the nation's first national park, you will have the chance to watch amazing wildlife and catch spectacular scenic views. A wildlife biologist will accompany the trip to provide information about the park's diverse ecosystems. Your guides can answer most any question about the park, from the smallest flower to the largest carnivore. We are excited to offer you this unique experience in an amazing place we call home.

You will have a chance to relax and enjoy nature while you eat lunch out in the backcountry. After returning to the trailhead, proceed to the north entrance of the park into Gardiner to cool down as you join us for the 4:00 raft trip on the Yellowstone River just outside Yellowstone Park! Book early as this popular combo fills fast.

THIS TRIP IS UNAVAILABLE IN MAY AND JUNE

Arrival Time
Itinerary
Trip Ends
9:30 am at Yellowstone National Park
(Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday Only)
Follow guides up to the trailhead with your car
Mount horses at about 10 am; lunch on the trail
Meet at Montana Whitewater Raft Co. Yellowstone River office in Gardiner at 4:00pm
6:30pm

Adult: $170 • Age 8-12: $150

Complimentary Wetsuit & Gear Rental
Lunch Included

Make a Reservation







If you are interested in a full-day horseback ride, you can raft on an adjacent day. Package prices for a full-day ride with a half-day raft are $220 (adult) and $210 (age 8-12). Let us know if you interested in this option. In partnership with Yellowstone Wilderness Outfitters.

For the small boat rafting option prices are $181 (adult) and $161 (age 8-12). Please ask about availability.

Maximum weight 250 lbs. Please wear long pants and hard soled shoes for the ride. Bring a Hat!


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