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Gallatin River Rafting

Whitewater Rafting Big Sky, MT

Welcome to one of the premier river rafting destinations in the west! The Gallatin offers you the chance to view incredible scenery and paddle through some fun, challenging, and continuous whitewater. We offer different stretches of river for a variety of skill levels. Most of our trips begin in Beautiful Big Sky Montana. Depending on your expectations, correctly timing your trip can be the most important factor. Do you want to raft the infamous, class IV Mad Mile? The water is highest early in the season, then tapers off as the summer progresses. Looking for a mellower ride? Check out the upper Gallatin any time or the Lower Gallatin later in the summer.

Montana Whitewater, Rafting, Gallatin Canyon, Guided Adventure

Our trips start in Big Sky and our office is conveniently located a short drive from the end of your raft trip, getting you back to your dry clothes, photos, and snacks in a matter of minutes - usually 10 or less!

Our Gallatin River office is located on Highway 191 between Bozeman and Big Sky, north of West Yellowstone. This is where you will meet for our Gallatin or Madison River Trips.

Trips

Gallatin River Half Day Classic – More Challenging

  • Adult: $63.50 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $51.50

  • Ages 

    6 +

  • (class II-IV)

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Enjoy this amazing experience, paddling down the narrow and rocky Gallatin River. This trip offers the highest class of rapids in the Greater Yellowstone region. The trip runs about 3 hours, but varies depending on water levels.


Gallatin River Half Day Classic – Less Challenging

  • Adult: $63.50 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $51.50

  • Ages 

    6 +

  • (class II-III)

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Looking for some whitewater while avoiding white-knuckle rapids? The 3 hour Upper Half Day on the Gallatin River is perfect for families and first-timers - especially in June when the water is high. This trip will be packed with splashes and smiles!


Gallatin River Half Day Scenic

  • Adult: $63.50 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $51.50

  • Ages 

    6 +

  • (class I-II)

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Spend time with friends and family, float the river, and enjoy the scenery and wildlife. This is a great trip for those who do not want big splashes or any whitewater. The trip is about 3 hours, but varies depending on water levels.


Gallatin River Full Day Classic

  • Adult: $100.50 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $80.50

  • Ages 

    6 +

  • (class I-IV)

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Begin the day by floating the narrow, winding upper Gallatin as it flows through mountain meadows and pine forests. Stop for a delicious river-side lunch. The Gallatin will build in excitement as you travel down, leading to an afternoon of thrilling rapids and continuous amazing scenery. The trip is about 5-6 hours, but varies depending on water levels.


Gallatin Classic Zip & Dip

  • Adult: $105.50 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $93.50

  • Ages 

    6+

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Enjoy a full day of adventure on the Gallatin River with a two hour zip line tour and three hour raft trip!


Gallatin Super Zip & Dip

  • Adult: $132.50 | Junior (Ages 8-17): $121.50

  • Ages 

    8+

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Enjoy the Super Zip tour with 6 zips and 8 adventure elements, and a half day of Whitewater rafting on the Gallatin River.


Unavailable for 2020 – Gallatin River Paddle & Saddle

  • Adult: $153.50 | Junior (Ages 8-17): $143.50

  • Ages 

    8+

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The wranglers at Broken Hart Ranch take you on a gorgeous ride up a mountain trail into the backcountry of the Spanish Peaks. Ride 3 hours through pristine pine forest, over mountain streams and high into the alpine wilderness. Return for a half day of rafting on the Gallatin and purchase a hot lunch at the Montana Whitewater office.


Madison River Full Day Raft – Bear Trap Canyon

  • Adult: $199 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $199

    | Group of 10+: $175

  • Ages 

    6+

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Remote and scenic, this river flows out of Ennis Lake and through a steep and rocky canyon. This trip has amazing scenery, some great rapids, peaceful floating, knowledgeable and experienced guides and a delicious lunch.


Gallatin River Cast & Raft

  • Adult: $111.50 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $93.50

  • Ages 

    6+

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Always wanted to learn fly fishing and love to go rafting? This is the day for you. Mix learning and fun for a full day of adventure. Enjoy a half day of learning to fly fish, and then a half day of rafting down the more challenging or less challenging section of the Gallatin.


Gallatin River Classic Full Day & Classic Zip

  • Adult: $146.50 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $126.50

  • Ages 

    6+

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Begin the day by floating the narrow, winding upper Gallatin as it flows through mountain meadows and pine forests. Stop for a delicious river-side lunch. The Gallatin will build in excitement as you travel down, leading to an afternoon of thrilling rapids and continuous amazing scenery. After rafting, continue the fun with the Classic ZipLine Tours. 3 zips and 3 bridges will take you soaring across the river you spent the day floating down!


Unavailable for 2020 – Gallatin River Horseback, Half Day Raft & Classic Zip

  • Adult: $205.50 | Junior (Ages 8-17): $193.50

  • Ages 

    8+

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Join us at the Gallatin for a full day of adventure! Start your day off with a 3 hour horseback ride through the Gallatin Forest on the Hellroaring Trail. Cool off at the Gallatin Office on your Half Day Raft Trip down the Gallatin River. You can choose from the Scenic (Class I-II), the Upper Section (Class II-III), or the Lower Section (Class II-IV) of the river. Then head to our Zipline for the 2 hour Classic Zip Tour!


Gallatin River Half Day Classic Exclusive 2-3 Person – More Challenging

  • Adult: $107.50

  • (class II-IV)

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The classic half-day trip runs through the heart of the whitest water in the Yellowstone Area! Get a bigger ride in our small boats! 2-3 people per boat plus a guide. This trip offers more thrills and a memorable challenge.


Gallatin River Half Day Classic Exclusive 2-3 Person – Less Challenging

  • Adult: $107.50 |

  • Ages 

    8+

  • (class II-III)

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This is the less challenging section of the Gallatin River. Class 2-3 Rapids. Get a bigger ride in our small boats! 2-3 people per boat plus a guide. This trip offers more thrills and a memorable challenge.1


Gallatin River Learn to Fish, Half Day Raft & Classic Zip

  • Adult: $163.50 | Junior (Ages 6-17): $143.50

  • Ages 

    6+

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Begin this full day of Gallatin River fun swaying in the trees and flying across the Gallatin River while witnessing the beautiful scenery of Castle Rock on the Classic Zip Tour. Then, cool down on a half day raft trip down the Gallatin River! Finish the day with an introduction to fly fishing on the Gallatin River, one of the best wade fishing rivers in Montana.


Gallatin River Learn to Fish, Half Day Raft & Super Zip

  • Adult: $190.50 | Junior (Ages 8-17): $171.50

  • Ages 

    8+

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Begin this full day of Gallatin River fun swaying in the trees and flying across the Gallatin River while witnessing the beautiful scenery of Castle Rock on the Super Zip. Then, cool down on a half day raft trip down the Gallatin River! Finish the day with an introduction to fly fishing on the Gallatin River, one of the best wade fishing rivers in Montana.