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Whitewater Rafting

Take on the wild and scenic Gallatin River, which travels through the spectacular Gallatin Canyon and the Big Sky area. Experienced river guides can take you for half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours) raft trips on some exciting and challenging whitewater sections (think wave trains and big rides). Here’s a tip: for an experience to remember, ask about the Mad Mile!


For a more laid back experience, try a scenic float on one of the Gallatin River’s mellower stretches. Depending on the time of year the Gallatin has everything from Class I – IV+ rapids!

SCENIC FLOAT: A gentle cruise. Class I – II

UPPER WHITEWATER: Not as rough, but wet! Class II – III

LOWER WHITEWATER: Most exciting. Class III – IV



  • Wetsuits, booties, and life jackets are available at all rafting locations.
  • In order to ensure the safety of your kids, most have a minimum age requirement around 6 years old. This could differ depending on the severity of the rapids.
  • Group or private tours are available.
  • Most raft trips depart between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. every day. Depending on the water level, raft trips usually begin mid-May and end in early to mid-September.


Montana Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Co.
(406) 763-4465
63960 Gallatin Rd. Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730

Geyser Whitewater Expeditions
(406) 995-4989
46651 Gallatin Rd. Big Sky, MT 59716