Flying Pig Adventures - Gardiner, MT
The Flying Pig Adventure Company, based in Gardiner, MT, specializes in Yellowstone whitewater rafting, fly fishing, and horseback expeditions.
The Flying Pig Adventure Company specializes in Yellowstone whitewater rafting, fly fishing, and horseback expeditions. Family-owned and operated, and located just 5 miles from Mammoth Hot Springs at the North Entrance to Yellowstone Park in Gardiner, MT, we are committed to sharing our passion for Yellowstone National Park with our guests.
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Looking for exciting whitewater, breathtaking scenery, and awesome river guides?
Join us on the Yellowstone River for a whitewater rafting trip led by the Flying Pig Adventure Company. Located in Gardiner, Montana at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, we are the experts in whitewater rafting that Yellowstone visitors have come to rely on for an adventure that is thrilling and exhilarating, yet safe and enjoyable for all ages and experience levels.
Flying Pig's rafting adventures are managed to keep group sizes small for maximum enjoyment and personal attention. Our experienced, friendly guides help to navigate through calm waters and challenging rapids (ranging from Class I to Class III during high water). Your rafting trip will provide scenic views of 11,000 foot peaks and colorful rock formations along your route. Best of all, at day's end, you will be able to boast about surviving rapids with names like Man Eater, Queen of the Waters, Rock Garden and Sleeping Giant.
Don't settle for an ordinary float! A Yellowstone whitewater rafting trip with Flying Pig Adventure Company is an exciting adventure on one of America's great rivers. You'll remember your Yellowstone rafting journey for a lifetime!
Flying Pig Adventure Company offers a variety of whitewater rafting excursions. Choose the one that fits your schedule, experience and sense of adventure!
Trips depart at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 3 pm and 5pm Daily
Imagine it... climbing aboard a comfortable raft and floating down the beautiful Yellowstone River soaking in the beautiful scenery and keeping watch for bald eagles, osprey or even elk and bison. That is the allure of our popular scenic float! Our guides expertly navigate the river while you sit back and let us treat you to a relaxing and scenic tour that includes 11,000 foot peaks, hot springs and wildlife. Plus, you are welcome to bring along a fun beverage or a snack to enjoy along the way. This is a wonderful way to learn about this unique river that runs straight out of the heart of Yellowstone National Park. Suitable for all ages and experience levels.
- $42 per Adult, $32 per Child (12 and under)
8 Mile Raft Trip
Trips depart at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm Daily
Our most popular trip, you'll spend 2 hours paddling some of the best whitewater on the Yellowstone River. This wet n' wild taste of Montana will be a highlight of your Yellowstone Vacation! Help your guide navigate through exciting Class II and III rapids (Man-eater, Rock Garden, & Sleeping Giant), then float past scenic views of Yellowstone National Park, jumping out for a swim under views of 11,000 foot Electric Peak and Devil's Slide.
Downstream you will stop at hot beach to dip your hands and feet in hot-springs water (if the water level isn't too high!) before paddling the last leg of this 8 mile float. Suitable for all ages and experience levels.
- $42 per Adult, $32 per Child (12 and under)
18 Mile Raft Trip
Trip departs at 9:30 am and returns between 2 and 4 pm
Your small group of rafters is in for a treat as you paddle the Gardiner Town Stretch. You will navigate your raft through Man Eater Rapid, Creighton's Hole, and the Sleeping Giant (sounds great, right?). Relax as you float past scenic views of Yellowstone National Park passing by Electric Peak and Devils Slide. Then feel the warmth of LaDuke hot springs as your raft floats right next to this geothermal feature. After breaking for a hearty riverside lunch including pulled pork sandwiches, chips, fruit, dessert, and bottled drink, enjoy a scenic section of the Paradise Valley before the action kicks up again. Your afternoon will be packed with adventure as you and your crew tackle the biggest rapids of the day in Yankee Jim Canyon - a stretch everybody loves!
Your eighteen mile raft adventure will come ashore where you'll board our shuttle bus and head back to the shop. This 18 mile trip has Class I, II, and III rapids!
- $87 per Adult, $67 per Child (12 and under)
Paddle and Saddle
Can't Decide Between Rafting and Horseback Riding? Do Both!
The Paddle and Saddle trip is our most popular trip. Enjoy the best of both worlds, and experience Yellowstone from the saddle of a trusty steed, followed by the thrill that only whitewater rafting can provide! To top it all off, we provide a delicious lunch between the two activities for an all-inclusive day of adventure.
Paddle and Saddle
Trip departs at 11 am Daily, May 1 through September 10
A two-hour horseback ride in Yellowstone combined with a two-hour raft trip, the Paddle Saddle promises to be an action packed family adventure! This is one of our most popular trips!
$97 Adults, $87 Children 7-12 years old (Riders must be at least 7 years of age; See Paddle/Saddle Express to accommodate riders age 5 and up) Weight Maximum of 300 lbs. per person
Paddle and Saddle Express
Trips depart at 9 am and 1 pm Daily, May through September
You asked and we listened! Our Paddle and Saddle trip is our most popular trip, but many of our guests have asked for an option that provides them with the flexibility to either travel or explore new areas after their adventure.
Enter the Paddle and Saddle Express! Enjoy a One Hour Horseback Ride followed by our fun 8 Mile Raft Trip. We offer this trip both morning and afternoon so you will still have time to spend the rest of your day exploring and playing in Yellowstone Park.
- $78 Adults, $68 Children 5-12 years old (Riders must be at least 5 years of age)
- Weight Maximum of 300 lbs. per person
Saddle up! And get ready for the horseback riding adventure of a lifetime!
Flying Pig Adventure Company offers a wide variety of guided Yellowstone horseback riding trips for beginners and expert riders alike. You'll experience the life of a real Montana cowboy as you ride the trails and high country plains surrounding Yellowstone National Park.
Our expert wranglers are on hand to help guide your trip from start to finish, providing all the assistance you need to be able to enjoy your ride, take in the beautiful Montana scenery, and delight in the company of your fellow riders. You can choose from short trips to explore the rugged terrain, or select longer excursions to become more fully immersed in the cowboy lifestyle.
Flying Pig Adventure Company and our partners, the Johnson Family Ranch, have guided thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds on Yellowstone horseback outings. You need not be an experienced rider, but you should have a sense of adventure and wonder! At all times your comfort and safety are of utmost importance to us.
Put yourself in the heart of the Rockies, with a horseback adventure from Flying Pig. You'll treasure the memories for a lifetime.
One Hour Horseback Ride
Trips depart at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm (6 pm with Cookout) Daily, May through September
Want to experience life as a true Montana cowboy? Hop on your trusty steed and take in our most popular trail ride in the mountains overlooking Yellowstone!
$40 per person Riders must be at least 5 years old
Two Hour Horseback Ride
Trips depart at 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 4 pm Daily, May through September
Enjoy our morning or afternoon scenic two-hour horseback ride, overlooking Yellowstone Park. Perfect for first-time horseback riders!
$57 per person Riders must be at least 7 years old
Half-Day Horseback Ride
Trips depart at 9 am and 3 pm Daily, Mid-May through Early September
Enjoy the stunning scenery and wilderness on our half-day horseback ride. Rides can be custom tailored for your group.
$99 per person Riders must be at least 7 years old
Full-Day Horseback Ride
Trips depart at 9 am Daily, May through Early September
Our full-day Yellowstone horseback rides are custom designed to provide an exceptional small group experience. We provide lunch, the horse, and the guide. You provide the smiles!
$195 per person Riders must be at least 7 years old
Cowboy Cookout Dinner Only
6:45 pm: Sunday-Friday, May 26 through August 15
After you have enjoyed your day exploring Yellowstone National Park, treat yourself to a Montana Cowboy-Style Steak Dinner with a million dollar view! Dinner at around the campfire at this beautiful alpine ranch is truly extraordinary. There isn't a better place to enjoy a Montana sunset.
$47 per Adult, $30 per Child (12 & under) You can also pair either a two hour or one hour ride before dinner for the ultimate Montana Ride and Dine experience!
Private Guided Park Tours
Choose Your Own Adventure!
The beauty of our Yellowstone Park Tours is that whether you are interested in seeing wolves, bison and other wildlife at morning light or visiting secluded geysers or just hiking to the top of Bunsen Peak, we will design a tour just for you.
Tailored to your group's activity level and sense of adventure, all tours include a walk or hike (casual stroll or destination hiking). You'll be with one of our hand-picked expert naturalists who can help you appreciate all that you see and do on your tour. We have chosen our guides based on who we would like guiding our own family! Our guides are Certified Interpretive Naturalists who are friendly, enthusiastic, super knowledgeable, and can offer great advice for the rest of your trip as well.
Since wildlife viewing is best done in the early morning, private tours depart early and will last until mid to late afternoon, unless otherwise specified. They include an expert guide, in-park transportation (if requested), lunch and high powered spotting scopes. Advance reservations are required.
- Price: $110 per person (minimum $440) using OUR VEHICLE
- $90 per person (minimum $360) using YOUR VEHICLE
NOTE: This trip can not be booked online. To book your Private Guided Yellowstone Park Tour, please call Flying Pig Adventures direct at 888-792-9193.
Guided Fly Fishing in Yellowstone
Fly fishing on the famous waters of Yellowstone National Park is on the "bucket list" of visitors from all over the world. Whether you are a first-time angler or a seasoned veteran, the Flying Pig Adventure Company can provide a custom guided trip just for you! We offer half day and full day walk and wade trips in Yellowstone Park and guided float trips on the Yellowstone River starting at the North Entrance to Yellowstone at Gardiner, Montana. Best of all, your guide can meet you in the Park to reduce drive time and make the most of your time on the water.
If you're looking for even more adventure, check out our awesome Ride to Fish trips! Ride horses into secluded backcountry destinations where the fishing is great, there are no crowds, and the scenery will take your breath away!
NOTE: This trip can not be booked online. To book your Yellowstone Fly Fishing Tour, please call Flying Pig Adventures direct at 888-792-9193.