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Montana whitewater, Gallatin River - West Fork

Gallatin county, Ouzel Falls to 3/4 mile downstream section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V(V+)     0.75 miles
  This section of Gallatin River - West Fork in Montana is 0.75 miles long and it is classified as a class IV-V(V+) section by American Whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Bozeman. The nature scenery of Gallatin County and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Getting some good exercise and
    a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often easier than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't
forget that quite a few of the sections in this state are pretty easy. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. No shortage of good hotels, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. There are plenty of other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
You're sure to encounter some good folks from Big Sky here; skiing at Big Sky is one of
 
those things you just should do. Go for a hike on the Divide Trail, and magnificent hiking is available along the Eldridge Trail. This is such a fun river. Around Gallatin River - West Fork you donít get a lot of rainfall. May is when you get the most rain here while February is usually the driest month. Throughout the months of summer at Gallatin River - West Fork temperatures are ordinarily in the 80's while overnight lows are generally in the 50's. All through the wintertime highs are mostly in the 30's, and nighttime lows in the 10's for Gallatin River - West Fork.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Gallatin River - West Fork.
 Whitewater Near Gallatin River - West Fork:
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 0 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (West Fork Gallatin to Greek Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Geyser Whitewater Expeditions, Gallatin County, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 8 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Greek Creek to Spanish Creek)
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 15 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to West Fork Gallatin)
Madison River, Madison County, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Hebgen Reservoir to Quake Lake)
Madison River, Madison County, 24 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Quake Lake to 1 1/2 mile downstream)
Mulherin Creek, Park County, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to Yellowstone River)
Madison River, Madison County, 29 miles away
      Class I-IV - 10 miles long (Madison Dam to Route 84)
Yellowstone River, Park County, 30 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Gardiner to Miner)
 Ski Areas Near Gallatin River - West Fork:
Big Sky, Montana , 10 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 13 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 36 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 75 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 83 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Showdown, Montana , 86 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 87 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 94 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
 Hotels Near Gallatin River - West Fork:
Bucks T4 Lodge, Big Sky , 1 miles away
The Lodge At Big Sky, Big Sky , 10 miles away
Yellowstone Park Hotel, West Yellowstone , 20 miles away
Gray Wolf Inn Suites, West Yellowstone , 21 miles away
Cmon Inn Bozeman, Bozeman , 24 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gallatin River - West Fork:
Elkhorn, Ennis, 3 miles away
Red Cliff, Big Sky, 5 miles away
McGill Campground, Gallatin County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Gallatin River - West Fork:
Divide Trail, Gallatin , 11 miles away
Eldridge Trail, Gallatin , 12 miles away
Wapiti Ridge Trail, Gallatin , 13 miles away
Little Wapiti Creek Trail, Gallatin , 14 miles away
Wapiti Creek Trail, Gallatin , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gallatin River - West Fork:
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 41 miles away
Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, Montana , 30 miles away
Henrys Lake State Park, Idaho , 32 miles away
Missouri Headwaters State Park, Montana , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gallatin River - West Fork:
Big Sky Golf Course, Big Sky , 3 miles away
Club At Spanish Peaks, Big Sky , 3 miles away
Reserve Golf Course, Big Sky , 3 miles away
 Lakes Near Gallatin River - West Fork
Cedar Lake, Madison , 18 miles away

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