running the rapids
Take on the wild and scenic Gallatin River
Experienced river guides can take you for half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours) raft trips on some exciting and challenging whitewater sections. Think wave trains and big rides. Here’s a tip: for an experience to remember, ask about the Mad Mile!
For a more laid back experience, try a scenic float on one of the Gallatin River’s mellower stretches. Depending on the time of year the Gallatin has everything from Class I – IV+ rapids!
SCENIC FLOAT: A gentle cruise. Class I – II
UPPER WHITEWATER: Not as rough, but wet! Class II – III
LOWER WHITEWATER: Most exciting. Class III – IV
PREPARING FOR YOUR ADVENTURE
- Wetsuits, booties, and life jackets are available at all rafting locations.
- In order to ensure the safety of your kids, most have a minimum age requirement around 6 years old. This could differ depending on the severity of the rapids.
- Group or private tours are available.
- Most raft trips depart between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. every day. Depending on the water level, raft trips usually begin mid-May and end in early to mid-September.