Area Activities

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Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, and Trail Rides

 

Whitewater RaftingWild West Rafting in Gardiner, Montana, specializes in fun and adventure. Whether you want to go whitewater rafting, kayaking, fishing, hiking, or horseback riding in Yellowstone Park, you will have an enjoyable experience. Visit their website or call 406-848-2252 for more information and to book your adventure. Wet or dry you are sure to have a good time.

The Flying Pig Adventure Company in Gardiner, Montana, is wholly committed to sharing their passion for adventure around Yellowstone National Park. They offer guided Montana whitewater rafting trips, horseback rides, wildlife safaris, Yellowstone vacation packages, and cowboy cookouts at the north entrance to Yellowstone Park. Visit their website for more information or call (406) 848-7510 to book your very own Flying Pig adventure!

Make your Yellowstone vacation more memorable with the Yellowstone Raft Company in Gardiner which has over 40 years experience of floating the Yellowstone River as well as kayaking and horseback riding. They have many options to choose from so everyone can take part and create memories to treasure forever. Visit their website for more information and to book your adventure or call (406) 848-7777.

The Paradise Adventure Company is a locally owned and operated rafting company in Gardiner, Montana. They are dedicated to creating memories and adventure for families and friends in a safe and fun environment. They offer 8- or 18-mile Whitewater adventures and scenic floats on the Yellowstone River, a raft-and-horseback riding and rafting package. Trail rides are also available. Visit their website for more information and to book your adventure in paradise or call 1-888-722-6505.

Horseback Riding Adventures

Horseback Riding in Yellowstone National ParkTake a vacation horseback ride in Yellowstone National Park with licensed Yellowstone outfitter Jett Hitt and his Yellowstone guides. Whether you are interested in a day ride or a pack trip, they can help you put your perfect vacation together. Check out their website at for more information and details of other services they offer.
 
Yellowsone Pack Trips provides horseback riding in Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone tours, and camping trips. Whether it be a family horseback tour for the day or an extended camping pack trip, their Yellowstone activities include fly fishing day trips, horseback tours riding through herds of buffalo, and grand Yellowstone adventures with backcountry camping, fly fishing, and horseback riding all within Yellowstone National Park. For more information, visit their website.
 
Create some memories of the great outdoors that will last a lifetime with Hell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters in Gardiner, Montana. They offer horseback riding, pack trips, and fishing trips in the beautiful Absaroka Wilderness. For more information, visit their website.
 

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing in Yellowstone ParkFor over 20 years, Dead Drift Adventures‘ knowledgeable guides have provided customers with incredible fishing trips on southwest Montana’s clear, pristine waters. Whether you are an expert or beginner anglers, the guides promise to take care of the logistics, planning, and execution of an enjoyable day on the water for you and to minimize the hassles and delays while maximizing the fishing and fun. For more information, visit their website.

Angler’s West Fly Fishing is located in the breath-taking Paradise Valley in Montana. They provide guided fly fishing trips for both beginner and experienced anglers. For beginner anglers learn how to fly fish. For more experienced anglers, enjoy a lazy day floating on the Yellowstone River fishing the trout-rich waters or go on one of their Walk ‘n’ Wade trips. Whatever kind of experience you are looking for, Angler’s West and their experienced fishing guides know how to make it happen. For more information, visit their website.

A guided trip with Yellowstone Fishing Guides means fishing with an experienced angler and someone who can lead you to places you may not be able to find on your own. They specialize in guiding anglers of all skill levels and abilities. They want to teach you new techniques and ways of catching fish. Experience the river on foot on one of their Walk Trips or enjoy floating along in one of their boats. For more information, visit their website.

 

Directions

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From the North Gate of the Park, exit Yellowstone National Park at the North Gate in Gardiner, Montana. You will pass through the old stone arch commemorating the establishment of the Park. If you make a right turn, you will be in Gardiner where there is shopping and dining. You can purchase gas, food, and other items as needed.

If you make a left, you are on Old Yellowstone Trail South. Follow this road out of town (pavement ends and it turns to gravel). Go about 4.5 miles. You are actually still inside the Park as the boundary wraps around Gardiner and goes north several miles. Stay on the trail through the various meadows. The river gorge will be on your right and the closest mountains on your left.

You will come to the boundary of Yellowstone Park. Proceed to the next driveway on your right (across from a black mailbox that says “Beede Resort.” Turn right into that driveway and continue beneath the log arch to your assigned cabin number. Use the individualized code entry given to you.

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From Billings, take the I-90 Interstate westbound. Follow the signs for Butte. You will pass towns along your way, including Laurel, Columbus, Reed Point, Big Timber.

Stay on the freeway until you come to exit 333 Livingston. The stretch from Billings to Livingston will be about 110 miles.

Exit the freeway at the 333 exit. The ramp brings you to the intersection of Park Street/Highway 89 in Livingston. Turn left (south) onto Hwy. 89. You will be heading south through the Paradise Valley.

Go about 45 miles south on Hwy. 89. You will pass a town called Emigrant (flashing light at the only intersection with the highway). Keep going south.

You will come to a sign that marks the Tom Miner Basin off to your right and then a sign that tells you you’re entering Yankee Jim Canyon (narrow canyon that the Yellowstone River runs through and where the white-water rafting tours out of Gardiner run). Keep going south.

As you come out of Yankee Jim Canyon, you have another few miles to go to your turnoff. The road follows the river, which you will see on your right.

You will come to a small green highway sign that says “Entering Corwin Springs.” The next driveway to the right, just a few hundred feet ahead, is your turn. It takes you to the Corwin Springs Bridge. (If you get to the Lighthouse Restaurant, you’ve gone past your turn.) Corwin Springs Bridge is the only way to get across the river until you get all the way into Gardiner.

Cross the bridge and make an immediate left turn onto the gravel road (Old Yellowstone Trail South). Continue along this road approximately 2 miles. You will pass a few homes, lots of meadows, and the Royal Teton ranch operation where the buildings are painted yellow. Right after this ranch are the cabins.

There is a mailbox on the roadside that says Beede Resort. Turn in under the big log entry across the road from the mailbox. Drive in and park at the appropriate cabin. Let yourself in with the combination lock code you have been given.

Click for Directions from Bozeman, or the Bozeman Airport (west)

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Make a left turn onto Frontage Road (old Hwy 10). Go about 4 miles to Springhill Road. Turn left onto Springhill Road and then make a right turn in about 300 feet. This puts you on the highway that goes over the freeway.

Take the eastbound on ramp (to Billings) to get on I-90. Travel about 26 miles. Take exit 333 (Livingston, Montana).

Exit the freeway (ramp takes you around a cloverleaf to a traffic light at intersection of State Hwy. 89) and turn left (south) onto Hwy. 89. You will be heading south.

Go about 45 miles south on 89. You will pass a town called Emigrant (flashing light at the only intersection with the highway). Keep going south. There will be a sign that marks Tom Miner Basin off to your right and then a sign that tells you you’re entering Yankee Jim Canyon (narrow canyon that the Yellowstone River runs through and where the white water rafting tours out of Gardiner run). Continue going south.

As you come out of Yankee Jim Canyon, you have another few miles to go to your turnoff. The road follows the river, which you will see on your right.

After a few more miles, you will come to a small green highway sign that says “Entering Corwin Springs.” Turn at the next driveway to the right, just a few hundred feet ahead and go to the Corwin Springs Bridge. (If you get to the Lighthouse Restaurant, you’ve gone past your turn.) Corwin Springs Bridge is the only way to get across the river until you get all the way into Gardiner.

Cross the bridge and make an immediate left turn onto Old Yellowstone Trail South, a gravel road. Continue along this road approximately 2½ miles. You will pass a few homes, lots of meadows, and a ranch operation (Royal Teton) where the buildings are painted yellow.

Right after this ranch are the cabins. There is a mailbox on the roadside that says Beede Resort. Turn in under the big log entry across the road from the mailbox. Drive in and park at the appropriate cabin. Let yourself in with the combination lock code you have been given.

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