Our Horseback Ride winds through the wilderness with streams, wildlife, fresh mountain air and amazing views. For the rafting portion of this adventure, you will enjoy rafting down the mighty Yellowstone River. Our fun and skilled guides will show you the best places to jump in for a swim and how to “Ride The Bull,” on this family friendly excursion!
Our Whitewater Rafting 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: 8 Mile Whitewater Adventure and 2 hour Horseback Ride. Lunch Vouchers will be provided.
Pickup / drop off times: For morning horseback riders, please check in at 8:15am at the PAC 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 12:00pm for the 12:30pm Whitewater Rafting trip. For guests rafting first and then horseback riding, please check in at the PAC Office at 12:00pm. After rafting, you will be given directions to our Wrangler for your two hour horseback ride, sack 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 time frame in total for the morning ride/afternoon raft option is 8:15am to 2:30pm +/-. The afternoon raft with evening ride option is 12:00pm – 7:00pm +/-.
Available daily May 15 -September 2.
*Children age 7-12 years
Check-in at 9:30 am. at PAC, Raft Trips Starts at 10.00 am.
Make the most of your limited time in Yellowstone with our Express Paddle & Saddle Trip. If you know you want to try everything, but don’t have nearly enough time, you’ll appreciate this option.
Cool down with an exciting roller-coaster ride on the rapids of the Yellowstone River coupled with gorgeous scenery.
After your rafting adventure, you’ll “cowboy up” in our changing rooms.
Then, 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.
You’ll be free from 2 p.m. on to find more adventures in Yellowstone.
Available daily May 15 -September 2. Bringing snacks is recommended.
Lunch not included
What to wear on the Whitewater portion of your trip:
Simply dress accordingly to the weather. If it’s cooler, we have all the cold weather gear you will need. We do suggest wearing fleece, Under Armour or a synthetic material – not cotton – for under your rafting gear. On a typical hot day, we recommend wearing clothes you don’t mind getting wet. We provide all whitewater gear including helmets, life jackets and water shoes (if needed). You may want to bring a change of clothes, we do have changing rooms. Sunglasses and sunblock are recommended.
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 Whitewater portion of the trip?
You are welcome to bring a water bottle on the raft with you. The trip is fast paced and will be wet, so cameras are not something you’ll want to bring. We take professional photos on every Whitewater Adventure that will be available for viewing and purchase at the Paradise Adventure Company office immediately following your exhilarating journey down the Yellowstone!
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.
Can small children do a Raft & 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 vouchers for Subway will be available for the Deluxe Combo Trip. Vouchers may be redeemed anytime through the day.
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