Trip Snap Shot
At Flying Pig Adventures we want to show you the real side of America that you’ve only seen in photos. Yellowstone vacation tours are one of the best ways to see unparalleled scenery and take in the fresh air while making memories that will last a lifetime, and whitewater rafting in Gardiner, Montana is just the exhilarating experience that you need to make your summer complete. With paddle and saddle options, you can enjoy white water rafting and horseback riding by Yellowstone Park combined in our popular Yellowstone tour packages. If you’ve never done Yellowstone white water rafting, this is your chance to cross it off your bucket list!
We invite your family to join us for a 3 Day, 2 night Yellowstone Adventure – combining our most popular trips, the Overnight at the Ranch and the Overnight Raft Trip! A wonderful introduction to horses, rafts, Yellowstone vacation cabin life, and camping—not to mention the Northern Yellowstone region. From the time we greet you that first day until you leave us the third day, we’ll treat you to Montana hospitality complete with all the gear and home cooked meals. Perfect for all ages and experience levels, kids 7 and up.
Many people choose to add on a 3 night stay in our Yellowstone cabin rentals outside of the park and continue to explore the area. Tour the park during the day and relax at night in the comfort of one of our cozy, unique Yellowstone house rentals.
$675 Children 17 & Under
Riders must be at least 7 years of age
Our 3-day whitewater rafting and horseback riding package will give you and your family the opportunity to experience Yellowstone like never before, and typically serves as the main event for those seeking Yellowstone vacation tours. The thrill of witnessing one of nature’s most iconic environments, tackling rough terrain on horseback, and battling Class III rapids cannot be found anywhere else! Yellowstone tour packages are a top search for many vacationers looking to explore and immerse themselves in nature and Flying Pig Adventures has everything you need to make your vacation complete. From Gardiner, MT fly fishing, to horseback rides, to Yellowstone whitewater rafting, you’ll be talking about your unique experiences for years to come. Book your adventure now!
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Day One: We’ll greet you early afternoon and provide you with directions to the premier outfitting ranch in the area. Surrounded by forest service land, the ranch has 2 cabins and 3 cozy canvas wall tents for guests to get settled in before a delightful 1 hour horseback ride with dramatic views overlooking Yellowstone. Following this is a steak on the grill and all the fixin’s at the Cowboy Cookout. You can really settle into the pace of a Montana ranch with a sunset and 70 horses wandering the hillside.
Day Two: Rise and Shine, continental breakfast served at 8:00am. By 9:00am you’ll be atop a horse headed into the wilderness for a one hour horseback ride. You’ll be glad for photo stops in this Montana scenery—few people get to experience this wild country. When you return to the ranch you can wander a bit and soak up the last bit of ranch life before winding back down the hill to Gardiner. Your heart will be content from all the high mountain fresh air!
Next, you check in with us at the Flying Pig Camp Store at 3:00pm. We’ll suit you up for four miles of class II and III rapids, including the wild “town stretch, ” guaranteed to get you wet! A stretch of calm water will allow you to catch your breath before arriving at the campsite on the banks of the Yellowstone. The beachfront overnight spot offers a fully-outfitted camp set up along the Yellowstone River.
Upon arrival, settle into your wall tent as guides prepare hors d’oeuvres. While dinner is cooking over the fire, jump in the river, throw a fishing line in, or start up a round of bocce ball and croquet. Of course, don’t forget that sitting in the sunshine to take in the 11,000 foot Electric Peak isn’t a bad option either!
Finish the evening cozy around a campfire (with S’mores!) while staring up at a blanket of stars. The lull of the river will send you peacefully off to sleep!
Day Three: Wake up to crisp air and hot coffee to sip around the fire. After a hot breakfast, you’ll ready your gear and snap the lifejackets back on for another 14 miles down the river! Long stretches high banks, calm water, and intermittent rapids lure you into the pace of the river.
After a full lunch spread at the riverside lunch spot, you’ll enter into the Class III (and in early season Class IV) rapids of the famed Yankee Jim Canyon– a highlight of all rafters! The excitement will keep you on the edge of your seat! After several big class rapids you’ll emerge into the Paradise Valley and pull off the river. A 25 minute bus ride back to Gardiner will bring you back to the Pig and ready for some relaxation and time to let all of the memories soak in!
Come join us for this unforgettable experience! Our guests repeatedly voice this as the highlight of their Yellowstone Vacation and it can be yours too! Give us a call before the seats fill up.
WHAT OTHER’S ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS TRIP ON:
“Rented the raft for my family of 6 with Mac as our guide. She killed it, the family had a blast, and we had great sights throughout. We saw a mother elk and babies cross the river in-front of us before we went head first into the rapids with our daughters riding bull. Mac was the best guide I have had with Flying Pig! and we even sung “Happy Birthday” to Baxter(another guide) on the river as we passed them!” – Sean B.
“My family and I had a great time on our rafting adventure with the Flying Pig! The experience was perfect for my sister’s 4 kids – with just enough whitewater to splash the kids, but no real danger of them falling in! We had Jay as out guide, and he had some great facts about the local birds and geological formations.” – Maria V.
WHAT DO WE WEAR HORSEBACK RIDING?
Long pants, closed-toe shoes. Every horse will also have a small saddle bag so you’ll have minimal storage for things like a camera, water bottle and a light jacket. Please know that this trip will go rain or shine, unless the ranch determines that the trail conditions are too dangerous. If it’s raining and the ride is still going, you will need to provide your own rain gear as the ranch does not have any for you to use.
WHAT DO WE WEAR WHITEWATER RAFTING?
Bathing suit, shorts, t-shirts; anything you’re comfortable getting wet. Synthetic or quick-drying clothing is preferred over cotton. For your feet, we recommend a water shoe that secures around the ankle (no flip flops or Crocs). We also have river shoes available for your use, included in the price.