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Montana Whitewater Rafting and Zipline on the Yellowstone River
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Half Day White-Water Raft Trip on the Yellowstone River
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Owner description: Raft the Yellowstone River at the North Entrance to Yellowstone Park. We offer half day and full day whitewater trips and half day scenic trips. Fun splashy waves and gorgeous scenery. Water not your thing? Come try our Paradise Valley Zipline Tour! Four zips ranging from 400 - 900 feet long will have you grinning from ear to ear. Want the best of both? Book our Zip & Dip and save! Come Horse around with a Paradise Horseback ride! Ages 5+. Check out our cool shop in Gardiner - on the banks of the river.
Wytheville, Virginia
1 review
“Fun times in Gardiner”
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Spent labor day week in Gardiner and participated in Horseback riding, ziplining, and rafting with the folks at Montana Whitewater. Hanna was an excellent guide for our trail ride and we had a leisurely ride through beautiful countryside. Jamie and Brett gave us a fun and safe adventure on the ziplines. Ryan was our raft guide and was a total blast to spend our rafting time with. Everyone there is totally professional but relaxed enough to make sure you have a great time.

Visited September 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
“What a great day!”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I recently stayed in Gardiner, MT with 11 and 12 year olds as part of our summer trip to Yellowstone. Part of our planned itinerary included spending the day with the team from Montana Whitewater. We decided to go zip lining in the morning and then white water rafting in the afternoon. The day did not disappoint!

We were taken by van, along with 7 other customers and two guides (Garrett and Brett), on about a 20 minute ride to a mountainous ranch area just outside of Gardner. Our group was half kids and half adults. The two guides immediately made everyone feel comfortable during the ride by talking to us, joking and providing interesting facts about the area. Once we arrived at our destination, Garrett provided an informative and humorous safety demonstration and then we were off to our first launching point.

We had the opportunity to go on four separate zip lines along with one platform-to-platform obstacle (“The Bridge of Tears!”) and they were all absolutely fantastic. Garrett and Brett really engaged with everyone and the couple of hours were filled with a lot of laughing, screams of fun, and unbelievable scenery. We even saw a black bear on our way out! Great time, great guides, unforgettable experience.

The afternoon was spent on the water with our guide Jackie and four other travelers. Although the water was a bit low (August), it still presented a few class 3 rapids for the kids to enjoy and again the scenery was unbeatable. Jackie, much like our zip line guides, really did a great job making everyone feel comfortable, provided a lot of great information about the area (like showing us where Evil Knieval tried to ride his motorcycle up a mountain), and came off as sincerely enjoying what she was doing.

We rode the rapids, did some paddling, and even got to jump in and swim a couple of times. After the morning of high flying zip line adventure, it was a fantastic way to spend the afternoon.

All in all, a really great day!

Visited August 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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“Great day of Zipping and Rafting in Gardiner”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

We booked the zip and raft combination tour out of Gardiner, and we had a terrific day. The ziplines were definitely filled with adventure, and our guides, Brett and Jamie, were fantastic with our kids ages 7 and 12. Safety was a top priority but having fun was equally important. We had a few nervous adult zippers on our trip, and they really made everyone feel at ease. The rafting made the day. A beautiful hot day on the Yellowstone, and the swimming breaks were enjoyable. Again our guide Shawn combined safety with fun, and we had a fantastic time. He was super with our kids and let them both ride the bull. We would definitely book with Montana Whitewater again!!

Visited August 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
“Great guides!!!”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We bought the package deal for zipline, rafting and horseback riding. Although I thought the discount could have been bigger for buying all three excursions for 5 people, the trips were really fun! Mountain Monkey and Sprinkles (zipline names) were super fun and engaging guides. They took special interest in us and my family felt like we could hang out with them all day. Only top marks for them! Good pictures by your photographer too!

Horseback riding took us off your property and to a nice ranch not too far away. The ride was fun and the lunch afterwards was really good. Our guide (forgot his name, but he was a former gold miner in Alaska) was fun to get to know and kept us moving pretty well.

Whitewater rafting was also a blast. Our guide (ninja turtle helmet, can't remember his name either, I'm old) was the exact opposite of cheesy and gave us all opportunities to work hard and lounge on the river in the sun. He packed a great lunch and allowed us to take our time. He was experienced and the full day ride was worth it! No photographer though, I would have definitely bought a picture of my family rafting.

Your shop had a lot of fun items to buy, wish they had 2XXL's though. I really liked the sweatshirts.

Visited August 2013
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Torrance, California
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“great zip line tours!”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Jamie & Devon were our tour guides for the zipline. Great people! We signed up for the 4 lines but when we arrived another group was still in progress. So Jamie gave us the option to wait or go for the 3 line tour with bigger longer better runs, plus the ladder bridge walk. All in my group unanimously agreed longer and higher was better. We didn't wait. Incredible runs & guides were great. Pricing is good too. Highly recoend the drive if visiting yellowstone np

Visited August 2013
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