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. Sack lunch will be provided for the a.m. and p.m. rides.
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 +/-.
*Children age 6-12 years
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:
Please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, sunblock and dress according to the weather.
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?
You are welcome to bring a water bottle. Cameras are welcome as well, or anything that you can easily carry on your person.
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?
Guests must be 6+ years old to ride, no experience required. Riding double is not allowed. If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 888-722-6505. *Helmets available at your request.
What about lunch?
Lunch will be served between your activities (ex. Ride at 9am, eat after the ride, around 11:00am). Our Outfitter will supply you with a sack lunch for you at their picnic area located at their High Country Corral location. Vegetarian or any special diet lunches are available upon request made prior to the day of your adventure.
Is there a weight limit?
Yes, we do have a weight limit of 250lbs., please call us if you have any questions concerning the weight limit.
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