overnight rafting trip on the yellowstone river
Our Overnight Rafting trip is unlike any other, and the very best way to experience the Yellowstone River! John Colter from the Lewis and Clark expedition saw this river section for the first time in 1807. We are proud to offer this incredible and unique 24-hour excursion that is perfect for families, couples, and small groups.
overnight rafting experience
$299/adult, $279/child ages 4-12
Trip Length: 18 miles, 24 hours
Start Time: 10 aM
Pick-Up Time: 9-10 am the next day
This journey begins at 9:30 a.m for check-in at our Wild West Rafting Office. You will be transported to the Yellowstone River just minutes away. At the river, you will meet your expert guide. After a brief talk about safety, we board the raft and paddle off! This white water section of the Yellowstone River has several class II & III rapids, beautiful mountain scenery, and wildlife. Prepare to get very wet!
During a calm stretch of river, we land on a river bank filled with tall cottonwood trees. You are served a hearty picnic lunch*. Take this time to do some exploring before boarding the raft for more white water action. Yankee Jim Canyon is the next thrilling section of the river. The deep, narrow canyon offers an up close and personal feel of nature.
18 miles into your trip, the river begins to meander through Montana ranch land. It is a unique section of river that only our overnight guests experience. At approximately 4 p.m., you arrive at our destination camp. During your river trip, our staff has been busy preparing your overnight stay. A campfire, hot or cold drinks, your dry clothes and gear are waiting upon arrival. You will learn a bit of Crow and Cheyenne Indian history at tipi camp!
With the campfire glowing, guests will be treated to a real Montana Country dinner**. Dinner includes a variety of tasty sides guaranteed to satisfy the hungriest rafter! Other menu items are available upon request.
Relax after dinner, take a walk along the riverbank, fish, or just sit by the fire for the evening. As the night winds down, prepare for stargazing in Big Sky Country! Enjoy stories and roasting marshmallows before it’s off to a cozy night’s sleep in a comfortable Indian tipi or tent equipped with a cot, pillow, and sleeping bag. A fully equipped bathroom with a shower is provided.
The next morning we will shuttle you back to Gardiner, Montana, where we will be serve you and your family a country breakfast*** of farm fresh eggs, bacon, and pancakes at the Yellowstone Safari Grill.
While at the WWR office you will have the chance to view your photos and say goodbye to your new rafting friends!
- *Hearty Picnic Lunch includes a fresh sandwich roll filled with turkey or beef slices & cheese. Lots of potato salad, watermelon, chips and a cookie!
- **Montana Country Dinner includes a steak or pork or chicken grilled to perfection! It includes hot roasted potatoes, fresh asparagus & salad! Homemade dessert too!
- ***Country Breakfast includes farm fresh eggs, bacon and pancakes!
Included: Depending on the time of year, wetsuits, water shoes, and splash jackets. Lunch, dinner, breakfast the following morning. Wall tent or teepee with sleeping bags/pillows. Shower. Fishing equipment
All gear is included for this marvelous overnight adventure! Don’t worry about a tent or sleeping bags, we have it all waiting for you upon arrival. You can also expect the finest river feast of steak, chicken, veggies, and homemade desserts with vegetarian and vegan alternatives always available!
If you have any other questions, check out our FAQ page!
For all rafting trips, you will check-in at our office 30 minutes before your scheduled trip time.
Our office is located at:
220 W Park Street, Gardiner, MT 59030