Yellowstone River - Gardiner Town Run



This run begins at the confluence of the Gardiner River and the Yellowstone River.  This is just North of the Yellowstone Park boundaries where river running isn't currently allowed.

For rafters there are waves, for kayakers there is surfing and for tourists there are commercial companies that will gladly accept money to take you down this stretch.

Expect flatwater in places combined with several rapids.  This section has a rapid, pool drop feel to it so even if you do go for a swim you should be ok regrouping with your boat.  As with any open moving water, take precautions.  Always wear a life jacket and use common sense.

If you want to skip the last 5 miles of flatwater, then take out at the airport access site.  Otherwise enjoy the float past Devils Slide and take out at Joe Brown where Yankee Jim Canyon starts.


Class III- to III+
Current Flow 4070.0 CFS
07-17-2024 23:00

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Recommended Flow Minimum: 2000.0
Average: 8000.0
Maximum: 16000.0
Typical Season Begins: January
Ends: December
Recommended Use Kayaking: Yes
Rafting: Yes
Canoeing: Yes
Packrafting: No
Fishing: Yes
Primary Gauge Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs MT
Length 8.0 Mile(s)
Gradient FPM