Best Rafting Companies Near Yellowstone

Looking for an escape from the summer heat? You can’t beat a whitewater rafting adventure.

Rafting in Montana Near Yellowstone’s North and West Entrances

Yellowstone Rafting with Flying Pig Adventure Company

Yellowstone Rafting with Flying Pig Adventure Company

Flying Pig Adventure Company

Check out Flying Pig Adventure Company, based in Gardiner, Montana. The owners of the Flying Pig want to challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and put a little adventure in your vacation. In other words, “Let your pigs fly!” What better way to let them fly than with an exciting whitewater adventure on the Yellowstone River? All of the Pig raft trips launch from behind the Flying Pig Camp Store right in Gardiner. Choose from a chillin’ 8-mile float (Class I, II, and III rapids), an exhilarating, 18-mile ride through Yankee Jim Canyon (Class III, IV), or totally immerse yourself on an overnight trip. We can even combine a raft trip with a horseback ride. If you are willing, we are ready!

The Flying Pig Adventure Company is committed to sharing its passion for adventure around Yellowstone National Park. We offer everything you need for a complete vacation experience, including lodging, Montana whitewater rafting trips, horseback rides, guided fly-fishing, fly shop, park tours, Yellowstone vacation packages, and cowboy cookouts—all near the North Entrance of Yellowstone Park.

For more information:
Gardiner, Montana
(406) 848-7510

Also see our horseback riding adventures and guided fly fishing

Paradise Adventure Company

Paradise Adventure Company

Paradise Adventure Company offers memorable rafting adventures on the Yellowstone River & amazing horseback rides in the mountains. See one of the most beautiful places on earth like the first explorers… with a spirit of adventure & a sense of wonder.

For more information:

Our Yellowstone Location:
228 West Park Street
Gardiner, Montana
(888) 722-6505 or (406) 333-7183

Our Chico Location:
1 Chico Road
Pray, Montana
(888) 722-6505 or (406) 333-7183

Montana Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Company

Montana Whitewater Rafting and ZipLine Company runs all three of the best rivers near the North and West Entrances to Yellowstone National Park, with two convenient locations in Gardiner and Big Sky.

The Gallatin River (Class I-IV), near Big Sky, is a small Rocky Mountain river ideal for people looking for an exciting experience. It is narrow, swift moving, and technical and has the highest class rapids in the area.

The Yellowstone River (Class I-III), in Gardiner, is a wide, deep river featuring big, splashy waves and is a fun ride for the whole family. It offers a varied experience of rapids and scenic floating with opportunities to take the plunge and go for a river swim!

The Madison River (Class I-IV) offers full-day wilderness rafting through the Beartrap Canyon. Remote and scenic, this river flows out of Ennis Lake and through a steep, rocky canyon. Amazing scenery, great rapids, peaceful floating, top guides and gourmet lunch make this a very special experience. We also offer tubing trips on the lower Madison River. This is a great option for families with young children, or anyone looking for a mellow day out on the river.

We also offer ZipLine Tours out of both locations, giving guests a guided aerial adventure, soaring through Montana’s scenic landscapes. Zip line across a river or through a historic mountain ranch on one of four trip options! Combine a zip line tour with a rafting trip for a full day of fun- the Zip ‘n Dip Package!

The fly-fishing center offers a Learn to Fly-Fish Program on the banks of the Gallatin River—a great option for families. For experienced anglers, we have guided trips on the Gallatin, Yellowstone, and Madison Rivers.

Come join Montana Whitewater Rafting and ZipLine Company’s Adventure World. Great activities, top guides, family bonding, and everlasting memories!

For more information:
Gardiner and Big Sky, Montana
(800) 799-4465

Wild West Rafting

Join Wild West Rafting for the ultimate Montana whitewater rafting trip. Located just north of Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Wild West Rafting offers scenic float trips through the majestic Paradise Valley, as well as high-quality whitewater and scenic river trips on the breathtaking Yellowstone River. Trips are suitable for the entire family, from beginners to more seasoned thrill-seekers. Looking for something tamer? Travelers of all ages can experience a float through the historic Paradise Valley, where exciting wildlife photography opportunities abound.

For more information:
Gardiner, Montana
(800) 862-0557

Rafting in Wyoming Near Yellowstone’s South Entrance

Lewis & Clark Expeditions

Rafting with Lewis & Clark Expeditions on the Snake River

Lewis & Clark Expeditions in Jackson, Wyoming offers both scenic float trips and whitewater trips on the Snake River. Lewis & Clark has the smallest boats available on the Snake River, and, during midsummer, also offers riverside steak dinners. Half-day whitewater trips run on the 8-mile, Class III stretch of the Snake River from West Table Creek to Sheep Gulch. The trips are fantastic for families. The legendary Lunch Counter Rapids, along with Big Kahuna and other Class III rapids, will get everybody soaked. Whitewater and scenic floats can be combined for an all-day excursion. Half-day scenic float trips run 13 miles south of Grand Teton National Park, with fantastic views of the Teton Range and great wildlife habitat.

For more information:
Jackson, Wyoming
(800) 824-5375

Barker-Ewing Whitewater

Rafting kids at Yellowstone

Barker-Ewing Whitewater is Jackson Hole’s premier Whitewater Rafting and Scenic Float Trip company. Celebrating 52 years of experience and an outstanding safety record, Barker-Ewing offers a great mix of adventures on the Snake River for the young and the young at heart! They offer fun, family-friendly 8-mile Whitewater Rafting Trips in smaller 8-man and 14-man rafts. For a gourmet picnic lunch or BBQ dinner cookout at their private riverside camp along the Snake, float one of their unique 7-mile or 14-mile Teton Views Float Trips. If you’d like more time on the water, try one of their popular 16-mile Whitewater and Scenic Combo Trips. Their Breakfast Combo Trip is an all-time favorite with the world’s best wild rice pancakes. If you like camping and want to do it in style, their Overnight Combo Trip with campfire s’mores and creekside cabins truly shouldn’t be missed!

For more information:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
(307) 733-1000 or (800) 448-4202

Grand Teton Lodge Company

Grand Teton Lodge Company, in the national park, offers trips on the Snake River. Choose a morning, afternoon, lunch, or supper float for epic scenery and wildlife-watching.

For more information:
Inside Grand Teton National Park

Mad River Boat Trips

Rafting near Yellowstone with Mad River on the Snake River

When you head down the Snake River with Mad River Boat Trips, you’re traveling with more than 100 years of river guide experience. Their guides are knowledgeable in local lore, Wyoming’s rugged and beautiful waters, and rafting safety. Mad River’s crew prides itself on providing the very best, most exciting river trip you can take in the Jackson area. While visiting Mad River’s headquarters, take in some history. The Jackson River Runner’s Museum tells the story of America’s river pioneers, the hardships they endured, and the adventurous lives they lived. Choose the trip that’s best for you and book online.

For more information:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
(800) 458-7238



O.A.R.S. is your kayaking tours expert on Yellowstone and Jackson Lakes.

For more information:
Yellowstone National Park and Jackson, WY
(855) 541-4793

Rafting in Wyoming Near Yellowstone’s East Entrance

Wyoming River Trips

River trips include Red Rock Canyon, Lower Canyon, Northfork, and Shoshone Canyon Kayak

For more information:
Cody, Wyoming 82414
(800) 586-6661 (307) 587-6661

Rafting in Northern Utah

Dutch John Outfitters

When in northeastern Utah, why not travel the region by water like early explorer John Wesley Powell? Try a rafting adventure down the famous Green River. Outfitters in Dutch John offer raft rentals for a fun day of self-guided rafting beginning under the towering wall of Flaming Gorge Dam. Vernal outfitters offer “mild to wild” day and multi-day trips through remote stretches of Dinosaur National Monument.

For more information:
(800) 477-5558