Yellowstone Whitewater Rafting is a fantastic way to spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors! Raft the longest free flowing river in America, the Yellowstone River. Our rolling rapids are Class II and IIIs, perfect for everyone from beginners to experienced rafters.
You will meet with your guide at check-in, where we will get you geared up and then head to the river. Your guide will give your group a safety speech and then you will board your raft. Each raft has their own guide and we will take photos of you as you splash through the rapids.
Our 18 Mile Whitewater Adventure starts from our Gardiner, MT location at the Northern Boundary of Yellowstone National Park. The whitewater trip will take you through 18 miles of beautiful scenery including views of Yellowstone, The Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains, Yankee Jim Canyon and Paradise Valley.
This Adventure includes: all gear, lunch on an island, transportation and lots of fun! Photos will be taken during your trip and will be available for purchase after your trip.
Pickup / drop off times: Check in for the 18 Mile Adventure is at 9:00a.m., departure is at 9:30a.m. This trip is typically 5 +/- hours long depending on the water flow and how long it takes for lunch.
*Private Rafts are available for a fee **Children age 6-12
Whitewater Rafting is available May 15 to September 15.
Our 8 Mile Whitewater Adventure begins from our Gardiner, MT location at the Northern Boundary of Yellowstone National Park where you will enjoy views of Yellowstone, the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains, Devils Slide and Big Sky Country.
The 8 Mile Adventures include: all gear and transportation. Photos will be taken during your trip and will be available for purchase after your trip.
Pickup / drop off times: Trip departure times are: 9:30a.m., 12:30p.m., 3:00p.m. and 4:30p.m.. Check in is always a half hour before departure. This Adventure typically takes 2 hours +/- depending on water flow.
*Private Rafts available for a fee **Children age 6-12
Whitewater Rafting is available May 15 to September 15th.
Our Raft and Ride trips begin from our Gardiner, MT location at the North Gate of Yellowstone
Our Horseback Rides take place in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness at the Northern Boundary of Yellowstone National Park. Our rafting trips float the beautiful Yellowstone River starting at Yellowstone Park’s Northern Boundary.
This Adventure includes: a 2 hour Horseback Ride, lunch and a 2 +/- hour Whitewater Rafting Adventure.
Pickup / drop off times: Morning Ride and Raft check in is at 8:15 am at Our Gardiner Office. From there, we will give you directions to the Wranglers. After your Horseback Ride, you will have lunch and then return to our rafting office, checking back in at 12:00 pm for the 12:30 pm Whitewater Rafting trip.
Afternoon Raft and Ride check in is at 12:00 pm at Our Gardiner Office. After rafting, you will be given directions to our Wrangler for your two hour horseback ride, lunch to follow.
We have two different options to choose from: You may choose to ride horses in the morning, followed by lunch and then raft in the afternoon or you may raft first, horseback ride and enjoy your meal after a day on the river and the trail.
The Ride and Raft time frame is from 8:15 am (check in for horses) – 2:30 pm +/- (end of rafting trip).
The Raft and Raft time frame is 12:00 pm (check in for rafting) – 6:00 pm (end of horseback ride).
*Children age 6-12 years
**Lunch vouchers to Our Local Subway are included and for you to use at anytime on the day of your Adventure.
What should I wear on my whitewater trip? Simply dress accordingly to the weather. Sunglasses and sunblock are recommended. If it’s cooler, we do have cold water/weather gear which is included in your trip. We provide all whitewater gear including water shoes, life jackets and a helmet. We recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting wet. You may want to bring a change of clothes, we do have changing rooms at both our locations.
What should I bring? You are welcome to bring a water bottle on the raft with you. The trip is fast paced and wet, cameras are not something you’ll want to bring… but we take professional photos on every whitewater adventure that will be available for viewing and purchase at the Paradise Adventure Company office after your exhilarating journey down the Yellowstone!
When do I need to check in for my trip? Check in at our Gardiner/North Entrance to Yellowstone Office is 30 minutes before your scheduled trip time.
Is lunch included? Lunch is included on 18 Mile Whitewater Adventures and Raft and Ride Adventures. *If someone in your party has food allergies or a special diet, please let us know at the time of your booking and we can make adjustments for their lunch.
How big are the rapids on the Yellowstone River? The stretch of Yellowstone River we run has Class II and III rapids. These are rolling rapids, we do not have any waterfalls or drops. The rapids are biggest early in the season (May & June) after the snow melts and slow down throughout the late summer and fall. Please call us the day before your adventure if you would like to get an estimate on the river class and length of your trip.
Please note: Length of our trips are estimates!
The Yellowstone River is undammed and free flowing so what ever Mother Nature gives us is what we get! We can promise an amazing time in one of the most beautiful places in The World and an Adventure to remember.
*We do not cancel due to rain, you will get wet on the Whitewater anyway. If you cancel after the 48 hour cancellation policy or do not show up, you will be charged for your trip.
Please call us if you have any questions or concerns about the current weather or river conditions. Be sure to speak with a staff member if you need to cancel or change your reservation, voicemails will not be counted as a valid cancellation.
**Our minimum per trip is 4 people. If you are a party of 3 or less we will do our best to match you with another group or you may pay for 4 spots on the raft. If you are here in the early season, during high water, we do have the right to cancel a trip for safety reasons.
If you have any questions about this policy please call us at 888-722-6505 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Paradise Adventures has 2 convenient locations. If you are coming from Yellowstone, we are located in Gardiner, Montana, just outside of the North Entrance of the Park. The 18 Mile Rafting Adventures, the 8 Mile Whitewater Rafting Trips and Whitewater/Horseback Combo Trips begin here.
Our Chico Hot Springs location is in Pray, Montana and is the launching point for the 6 Mile Whitewater Raft Trip.