Make your way to Gardiner, where this Yellowstone River whitewater trip begins at the border of Yellowstone National Park, as the Gardner River converges with the Yellowstone River.
Paddle with a professional river guide to steer the raft into the current—boats accommodate between 8 and 12 people—then prepare to get wet as you float towards the first white-water rapids of the day. Splash your way through the Sleeping Giant, Boonie’s Revenge, and Man-eater Hole, then float past Devil’s Slide, a swooping rock formation on the side of Cinnabar Mountain.
Between the rapids, enjoy stretches of flat water that are ideal for swimming, relaxing, and watching for wildlife at the edge of the river. This guided rafting trip is a good fit for first time rafters, or for families with small children (minimum age is 5 years old). Depending on water levels, time on the river varies between 2.5 and 3 hours.