Imagine flowing down the Yellowstone river, eyes filled with wonder as your guide gently rows you through a flat water section of the river, the fresh river scent filling your lungs as you view awe-inspiring scenery.
Now imagine you’re gently swaying in the saddle far above the river. Watching rafts pass far below you, the scent of wildflowers puts a tang in the fresh air of the Absaroka Mountains. The clip-clop of hooves and burbling streams provides a soundtrack for the stunning panoramas around you.
Now imagine both of these amazing experiences happening in one day!
Our Float portion of this adventure takes place on the Yellowstone River from our Gardiner/Yellowstone location. Our Horseback Rides are real backcountry rides in the beautiful and secluded Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains along Yellowstone National Park’s Northern Boundary.
This Package includes: A 2 Hour Scenic Float trip and a 2 Hour Horseback Ride.
11:00am-1:00pm: Horseback Ride in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness.
1:00pm – 3:15pm: Lunch Break
3:30 – 5:30 Whitewater Rafting on the Yellowstone
Please check in at 10:30am at the Wrangler. After your Horseback Ride, you will have time to grab lunch and then return to our rafting office, checking back in at 3:15pm for the 3:30 Scenic Float Trip.
Available daily May 15 – August 30.
*Ages 7 and up.
1 hour Horseback Ride in The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, AND a 2 hour Whitewater Rafting on The Yellowstone
Make the most of your limited time in Yellowstone with our Express Trip. If you know you want to try everything, but don’t have nearly enough time, you’ll appreciate this option.
You’ll drive 7.5 miles to our outfitter in the forested alpine town of Jardine to saddle up for an unforgettable 1-hour ride in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness on the north fringe of Yellowstone. Then, make your way back to Gardiner to enjoy the Yellowstone River coupled with gorgeous scenery.
Available daily May 15 – August 30. Bringing snacks is recommended.
Lunch not included.
**All of our adventures take place outdoors; therefore, we cannot guarantee trip length or size of rapids due to water flow. The weather in Southwest Montana is ever-changing and often unpredictable. Please dress accordingly.
What to wear on the Scenic Float portion of your trip:
Simply dress accordingly to the weather. Sunglasses and sunblock are recommended. Your shoes may get wet.
What to wear on the Riding portion of your trip:
Long pants and closed toed shoes are required. You will be riding at a higher elevation and through the wilderness so we do recommend taking a light jacket or sweatshirt with you. The Horseback Rides do go in the rain unless the Wranglers deem the trails are unsafe. You will need to bring your own rain gear, the ranch does not supply clothing of any type.
What should I bring on the Scenic Float portion of the trip?
You are welcome to bring a water bottle, snacks, and whatever you may want for taking photos on the raft with you.
What should I bring on the Riding portion of the trip?
Each saddle has a small saddle bag for a water bottle, small camera or your jacket. Do not wear fanny packs or a large camera on your body, you could hurt yourself if you fell off the horse and onto one of these items. If you have concerns about bugs, you must put your bug spray before you leave for your ride or at your car. Do not spray bug spray around the horses.
When do I need to check in for my trip?
Check in time is a half hour (30 minutes) before your scheduled trip time for the ride portion, and 15 minutes before your departure time for the scenic float portion.
Can small children do a Scenic Float & Ride Adventure?
You can be inexperienced and ages 5 & older for Express Combo 7 & older for Deluxe Combo, but each rider must be capable of riding their own horse. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 888-722-6505. Helmets available on request.
What about lunch?
Lunch is not included, but you will have time in-between your trips for a quick lunch in town.
Is there a weight limit?
There is no weight limit and all abilities are welcome. If you any questions or concerns, please call us.
The Raft & Ride Trip begins from our Gardiner, MT location – just outside of the North Gate of Yellowstone National Park.
Gardiner MT / Yellowstone North Gate Location
120 Park Street, Gardiner, MT 59030