meet Our river family

After 25 years of providing world class rafting and adventure vacations, Mike and Tracy Barlow have decided to open a new chapter in their life. Former Manager and Guide, Thomas Davis and Kenny Straus are proud to continue providing a one of a kind river experience with Wild West Rafting. We want to continue the relationships that have made Wild West what it is today.

Mike Barlow founded Wild West Rafting in 1994. He began his operation with a dream; well and a ’72 Dodge van, trailer, and raft. Through hard work and a simple mentality of superior customer service; Mike and his wife Tracy built the business into what it is today. They have handed over the torch to us, leaving behind a business to truly be proud of.

We are excited to kick off the 2018 season and continue providing family fun on the Yellowstone River. We are looking forward to many familiar faces returning for another summer of guiding. We have added some new members to our great team and are eager to teach them the Wild West way.

It’s been a long snowy winter, with a current snowpack for the record books in Southwest Montana. This is news every raft guide wants to hear; soon that snow will be melting into the river. It’s going to be one epic high water season with big rapids and maybe a few trees. We have already been spending way to much time speculating just how high the river might get this season.

Come join us this summer for some river fun and adventure!



our office is located within walking distance of yellowstone national park!

220 W Park St
Gardiner, MT 59030


(406) 848-2252


Interested in joining our team? Apply for one of our open positions here!