saddle & paddle trips

 

A Saddle and Paddle combination is the best of both worlds!
Start by horseback riding in Yellowstone or at one of our authentic western ranches. Then, shift into high gear for an exciting 2-Hour Whitewater Rafting Trip down the Yellowstone River with the guides of Wild West Rafting!

 

2-hour saddle & 2-hour paddle

$103/adult, $93/child ages 7-12
Trip Length: 8 river miles, 4-5 hours
Start Times:
9 am Ride, 12:30 pm Raft
11 am Ride, 3:30 pm Raft
9 am Raft, 1 pm Ride

 White Water Rafting near Yellowstone! We offer The BEST whitewater rafting & Yellowstone activities for your family! Located in Gardiner, Montana,

Stroll through pine forests, sagebrush flats, and striking meadows with our wranglers as your guides. Ride Horses for 2 hours followed by a 2 hour Whitewater Raft Trip. We suggest riding in the cool of the morning and rafting in the heat of the afternoon!

We have learned from our many years of experience that children age 6 do best on our 1-Hour Saddle and Paddle! Those children 7 & up are welcome to join the 2-Hour Saddle and Paddle! The ranch also offers a lead horse for those kids younger than 6 where one of our wranglers will lead your kiddo around the corral for 10-15 minutes so even the youngest kids can experience horseback riding! There are also a myriad of scenic trails on the ranch to walk for those in your group not wishing to ride. Everyone in your group can enjoy the outdoors. This is the perfect way to experience all the beauty and adventure Montana has to offer!

OUR ADVICE:

  • Add a * Picnic Lunch for your family or group for $10.00 per person.  We pack it for you! You will pick it up at check-in and take it to the ranch. After your ride enjoy dining under a shaded canopy while taking in the beauty of the ranch!
  • During your horseback ride wear long pants and shoes that cover your toes!
  • During your raft trip wear anything you don’t mind getting wet. Short & t-Shirts or swimwear.

*Lunch Includes: Turkey and cheese sandwich served on a hearty roll, yummy potato salad, watermelon, potato chips, and cookies for dessert! With plenty of iced cold water and lemonade.

Included: For rafting, we provide wetsuits, water shoes, and splash jackets if the weather calls for it.


2-hour saddle & 2-hour wet or dry scenic float

$103/adult, $93/child ages 7-12
Trip Length: 6 river miles, 4-5 hours
Start Time:
9 AM Ride, 1 PM scenic float
11 AM Ride, 4 PM Scenic Float
9:30 AM Scenic Float, 1 PM Ride

 White Water Rafting near Yellowstone! We offer The BEST whitewater rafting & Yellowstone activities for your family! Located in Gardiner, Montana,

For those folks who would still like a full day of fun on horseback, but would like to enjoy the river at a more leisure pace. You will still experience 2 hours with the horses followed by 2 hours floating the beautiful Yellowstone River.

We have learned from our many years of experience that children age 6 do best on our 1-Hour Saddle and Paddle! Those children 7 & up are welcome to join the 2-Hour Saddle and Paddle. The ranch also offers a lead horse for those kids younger than 6. One of our wranglers will lead your kiddo around the corral for 10-15 minutes so even the youngest kids can experience horseback riding! There are a myriad of scenic trails on the ranch to walk for those in your group not wishing to ride! Everyone in your group can enjoy the outdoors. This is the perfect way to experience all the beauty and adventure Montana has to offer!

With our Scenic Raft Trip you have the option of adding River Tubes. You may bring your own cooler filled with snacks! If you didn’t have time for breakfast or lunch, simply choose from many tasty breakfast and lunch items from our snack bar, including cappuccinos and milkshakes!

OUR ADVICE:

  • Add a * Picnic Lunch for your family or group for $10.00 per person. We pack it for you! You will pick it up at check-in and take it to the ranch. After your ride enjoy dining under a shaded canopy while taking in the beauty of the ranch!
  • During your horseback ride wear long pants and shoes that cover your toes!
  • During your Scenic Float Raft trip wear anything that suits you! If you plan to get wet wear Short & t-Shirts or swimwear!

*Lunch Includes: A full picnic lunch guaranteed to satisfy your hunger! Turkey & cheese sandwich served on a hearty roll, yummy potato salad, watermelon, potato chips, and cookies for dessert! With plenty of iced cold water & lemonade. 

Included: For the scenic float, we can provide splash jackets & water shoes if needed.


1-hour saddle & 2-hour whitewater or
1-hour saddle & 2-hour scenic float

$83/adult, $73/child ages 5-12
Trip Length: 6-8 river miles, 3-4 hours

Start Time whitewater:
9:00 AM Ride, 12:30 Raft
11 AM Ride, 3:30 Raft
9:00 AM Raft, 1 PM Ride
12:30 Raft, 4 PM Ride

start time scenic:
9:00 AM Ride, 1 PM Float
11 AM Ride, 4 PM Float
9:30 AM Float, 1 PM Ride
1 PM Ride, 4 PM Float

 White Water Rafting near Yellowstone! We offer The BEST whitewater rafting & Yellowstone activities for your family! Located in Gardiner, Montana,

If you have children between the ages of 6 and 12, the 1-Hour Saddle & 2-Hour Paddle is perfect for you! You will ride horses for 1-hour followed by a 2-hour Whitewater or Scenic Float Trip.

We have learned from our many years of experience that children age 6 do best on our 1-Hour Saddle and Paddle! Those children 7 & up are welcome to join the 2-Hour Saddle and Paddle! The ranch also offers a lead horse for those kids younger than 6. One of our wranglers will lead your kiddo around the corral for 10-15 minutes so even the youngest kids can experience horseback riding! There are a myriad of scenic trails on the ranch to walk for those in your group not wishing to ride! Everyone in your group can enjoy the outdoors. This is the perfect way to experience all the beauty and adventure Montana has to offer!

OUR ADVICE:

  • Add a Picnic Lunch for your family or group for $10.00 per person. We pack it for you! You will pick it up at check-in and take it to the ranch. After your ride enjoy dining under a shaded canopy while taking in the beauty of the ranch!
  • During your horseback ride wear long pants and shoes that cover your toes!

*Lunch Includes: A full picnic lunch guaranteed to satisfy your hunger! Turkey & cheese sandwich served on a hearty roll, yummy potato salad, watermelon, potato chips, and cookies for dessert! With plenty of iced cold water and lemonade. 

Included: For rafting, we provide wetsuits, water shoes, and splash jackets if the weather calls for it.
 


STARTING LOCATION

For all rafting trips, please check-in at our office 30 minutes before your scheduled trip time.
For horseback rides, please arrive 1 hour before scheduled ride time.
If you have any other questions, check out our FAQ page!

Our office is located at:
220 W Park Street, Gardiner, MT 59030