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Montana whitewater, Gallatin River

Gallatin county, West Fork Gallatin to Greek Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     11 miles
  The starting point is not too far from Bozeman, as you can see on the road map further down. The natural beauty of Gallatin County and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you'll find a large number of good places. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. There are so many sections to paddle
    in this river system, the West Fork Gallatin to Greek Creek section is just one of many. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. If you'll be staying in a hotel you're in luck, lodging is available very
near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The average Montana whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit easier to master than those in other states, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less demanding. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came.

Briefly about the general area:
Very gorgeous scenery and
 
delightful skiing is what you get at Big Sky; nearby you come across the Eldridge Trail which is a good hiking trail. If you're dropping by Gallatin River from Big Sky, you won't be the only one, and there is a great hiking trail close by called the Divide Trail. This river is always fun. Summer at Gallatin River comes with high temperatures in the 80's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 40's. All through the winter highs are in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 0's to Gallatin River. Gallatin River is pretty arid ordinarily. The month of May is the wettest with most of the rain, and February meanwhile is the driest month.

Gallatin River, West Fork Gallatin to Greek Creek 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 Gallatin River.
 Whitewater Near Gallatin River:
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (West Fork Gallatin to Greek Creek)
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Greek Creek to Spanish Creek)
Gallatin River - West Fork, Gallatin County, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 0.75 miles long (Ouzel Falls to 3/4 mile downstream)
Whitewater Outfitter - Geyser Whitewater Expeditions, Gallatin County, 5 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 16 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to West Fork Gallatin)
Madison River, Madison County, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Hebgen Reservoir to Quake Lake)
Mulherin Creek, Park County, 27 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to Yellowstone River)
Yellowstone River, Park County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Gardiner to Miner)
Madison River, Madison County, 28 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Quake Lake to 1 1/2 mile downstream)
 Ski Areas Near Gallatin River:
Big Sky, Montana , 13 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 15 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 33 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 77 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Showdown, Montana , 82 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 86 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 88 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 95 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Gallatin River:
Bucks T4 Lodge, Big Sky , 5 miles away
The Lodge At Big Sky, Big Sky , 13 miles away
Yellowstone Park Hotel, West Yellowstone , 17 miles away
Gray Wolf Inn Suites, West Yellowstone , 17 miles away
Cmon Inn Bozeman, Bozeman , 21 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gallatin River:
Elkhorn, Ennis, 2 miles away
Moose Creek Group, Gallatin Gateway, 3 miles away
Moose Flat Campground, Gallatin County, 3 miles away
 Trails Near Gallatin River:
Divide Trail, Gallatin , 8 miles away
Eldridge Trail, Gallatin , 15 miles away
Wapiti Ridge Trail, Gallatin , 17 miles away
Little Wapiti Creek Trail, Gallatin , 17 miles away
Wapiti Creek Trail, Gallatin , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gallatin River:
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 40 miles away
Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, Montana , 29 miles away
Henrys Lake State Park, Idaho , 35 miles away
Missouri Headwaters State Park, Montana , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gallatin River:
Big Sky Golf Course, Big Sky , 6 miles away
Club At Spanish Peaks, Big Sky , 6 miles away
Reserve Golf Course, Big Sky , 6 miles away
 Lakes Near Gallatin River
Hyalite Lake, Gallatin , 18 miles away
Leech Lake, Park , 20 miles away

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