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Montana whitewater, Boulder River - East

Sweet Grass county, Headwaters to Boulder River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-II     12 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more forgiving than the national average, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. The beautiful scenery of Montana and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The Absaroka Range scenery is wonderful. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then
    no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Bozeman, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. This stretch has
enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number of paddling spots. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system, the  
Headwaters to Boulder River section is just one of many. The Headwaters to Boulder River section of Boulder River - East in Montana is 12 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class I-II section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
There is a glorious hiking trail near Boulder River - East called the Lodgepole Trail. A short visit to 03S13E15BABA01 Spring is always worthwhile, and don't leave without going to Natural Bridge State Park. Coming to this river is always a good idea. 03S13E21BABB01 Spring is an inspiring place to stop at while you're here.

Boulder River - East, Headwaters to Boulder River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Boulder River - East.
 Whitewater Near Boulder River - East:
Boulder River - East, Sweet Grass County, 3 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (Headwaters to Boulder River)
Boulder River, Sweet Grass County, 4 miles away
      Class III - 4.5 miles long (McLeod to Highway bridge)
Boulder River, Sweet Grass County, 7 miles away
      Class V+ - 1 miles long (Boulder Falls to Highway)
Boulder River, Sweet Grass / Park County, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Chippy Park Campground to Boulder Falls)
Boulder River, Sweet Grass County, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV - 5 miles long (Speculator Creek to Chippy Park Campground)
Boulder River, Sweet Grass / Park County, 14 miles away
      Class III-V - 4 miles long (Fourmile to Speculator Creek)
Boulder River - West, Park Sweet Grass County, 16 miles away
      Class II-III - 14 miles long (Gallatin National Forest boundary to Boulder River)
Stillwater River, Stillwater County, 18 miles away
      Class I-V - 3.5 miles long (Woodbine Campground to below Chrome Mine)
Yellowstone River, Stillwater/ Yellowstone County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 76 miles long (Boulder River to Clarks Fork Yellowstone River)
Stillwater River, Stillwater County, 19 miles away
      Class I-III - 11.8 miles long (Buffalo Jump to Cliff Swallow)
 Ski Areas Near Boulder River - East:
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 56 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Red Lodge Mountain, Montana , 56 miles away, 2400 foot drop, 8 lifts, 70 runs
Showdown, Montana , 74 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Big Sky, Montana , 91 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 93 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
 Hotels Near Boulder River - East:
Super 8 Big Timber, Big Timber , 17 miles away
Murray Hotel, Livingston , 32 miles away
Yellowstone Pioneer Lodge, Livingston , 32 miles away
Super 8 Livingston, Livingston , 32 miles away
Rodeway Inn Livingston, Livingston , 33 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Boulder River - East:
Mc Leod Resort, Mc Leod, 1 miles away
Camp On The Boulder, Mc Leod, 1 miles away
East Boulder Campground, Sweet Grass County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Boulder River - East:
Lodgepole Trail, Sweet Grass , 10 miles away
Black Butte Trail, Sweet Grass , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Boulder River - East:
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 49 miles away
Natural Bridge State Park, Montana , 6 miles away
Custer National Forest, Montana , 22 miles away
Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park, Montana , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Boulder River - East:
Overland Golf Course, Big Timber , 17 miles away

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