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“The best guides on the Yellowstone River!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wild West Rafting

Wild West Rafting
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US$46.00*
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2 Hour Rafting on the Yellowstone River
Ranked #1 of 17 Tours in Gardiner
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Full service adventure center for the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. We provide DAY or OVERNIGHT WHITEWATER RAFTING! River Kayaking! Perfect for the entire family...WET or DRYscenic rafting for all ages! You may enjoy BEAUTIFUL MOUNTAIN HORSEBACK RIDES. Try your hand at Fly Fishing! Or you may desire to have a guided Scenic or Wildlife tour of Yellowstone Naitonal Park. If you are really an outdoor enthusiast you can participate in our Day Hikes or even our Overnight Backpacking Trips!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Gillette, Wyoming
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“The best guides on the Yellowstone River!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

We just got back from a trip to Gardiner MT. What a great little town on the edge of Yellowstone. Went for a white water raft trip with Wild West Rafting and had the time of my life. Worth every penny. The guide Ryan was awesome. Very knowledgable and very professional. Will definitely be going back to Wild West Rafting and would recommend to anyone.

Visited August 2011
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Saddle & Paddle - fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2011

My boyfriend and I just got back from our Saddle and Paddle day with Wild West Rafting, we're both exhausted but it was so much fun! We started with a 2 hour trek, which my boyfriend was a little nervous about and ended with the rafting, which i was a little nervous about.....but neither of us had anything to worry about!
The riding route was nothing to write home about, it was a single track through the hills of Gallatin Forest, so nice views but i think we both would have enjoyed it if we could have ridden across the open land a little more. Great for absolute beginner riders (my boyfriend) but there is no opportunity to go any faster than a walk, so maybe a little boring for the more experienced rider. It was nice to be riding in the sunshine together but if you want to do some horse riding in Yellowstone, find a ranch that is, or takes you in, to Yelowstone NP itself.
The rafting was absolutely brilliant - we had Cassara (?) as our guide and she was great fun, as were the others in our raft. My nerves soon vanished after we rode the first few rapids and none of us wanted to stop after our 2 hours. If we ever come back to Yellowstone (which hopefully we will), we would definately book atleast a half day rafting trip with Wild West again.

Visited July 2011
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San Diego
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“So glad we did it!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

We went rafting with a group of 10 (4 adults, 6 children - ages 5 to 13). We had not intended to go, thinking our 5 year old was too young for this adventure. But after speaking w/ the owner, Mike, we were convinced this was a great family activity....and he was right! It was about an hour and a half drive from West Yellowstone. When we arrived, they immediately got us all sized into westsuits, booties and jackets (for the kids). We rode a bus to the launching point. The beginning of the trip was the "roughest" (using that word loosely). It was probably a low class 3 level of rapids. Everyone LOVED IT!!!!! We got wet, and were very glad to have the westsuits on (even the 13 year old girl who was initially concerned about how she looked). After the first 20 minutes or so, the rapids calmed down more. We had such a great time. The kids took time "riding the bull" (sitting on the front of the raft). And a couple jumped into the Yellowstone River at certain points in the trip. The owner also took pics of us along the route. We purchased the disk at the end of the trip...great memories were made and captured! I hightly recommend this as an activity if you're looking to do something other than sight-seeing while you're visiting Yellowstone National Park. Top notch operation. Thanks Mike and team!

Visited July 2011
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Pacific Grove, Ca
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Go for it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2011

I've always wanted to do a river rafting trip but my husband was reluctant. He's in the fire service and safety is his #1 priority. He also gets motion sickness. As I read the reviews of Wild West Rafting and saw they offered scenic rides it sounded like he might try it for our anniversary. Well, we both loved it!!! The guide was a young woman from Iowa and she did a great job. We did the 6:00 p.m. ride and it was a beautiful time of day. Saw a pair of nesting ospry and several other birds. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Yellowstone and Montana. We'd do it again!

Visited July 2011
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Berthoud, Colorado
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great rafting trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2011

We did a 1/2 day rafting trip with our two boys (7 & 10). It was their first time rafting, and our guide was fantastic! He made it such a fun time for us, and both our boys can't wait to go again. The staff was all very friendly and helpful. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone. I just wish we had done an all day trip!

Visited July 2011
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