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Montana whitewater, Mulherin Creek

Park county, Yellowstone National Park to Yellowstone River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     9 miles
  The starting location is a reasonable drive from Bozeman, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. This section of Mulherin Creek in Park County is 9 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Montana you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers
    in this state are good for beginners. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. There's camping
available near Mulherin Creek. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good rivers for that around here. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The beautiful scenery of Montana and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
If you havenít been to Yellowstone National Park, you ought to schedule some time for it if you're here. You'll meet a lot of folks from Emigrant here, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Sportsman Lake Trail. Lots of fun awaits you along this river. It is very arid here at Mulherin Creek commonly. May is the month that gets the most rain, and February on the other hand is the driest. Through the summertime months highs here at Mulherin Creek reach the 80's, and the night is a bit cooler of course, generally in the 50's. Through the winter this place gets highs in the 30's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Mulherin Creek.

Mulherin Creek, Yellowstone National Park to Yellowstone 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 Mulherin Creek.
 Whitewater Near Mulherin Creek:
Mulherin Creek, Park County, 4 miles away
      Class II-III - 9 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to Yellowstone River)
Yellowstone River, Park County, 4 miles away
      Class I-III - 4 miles long (Gardiner to Miner)
Whitewater Outfitter - Wild West Rafting, Park County, 9 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Montana Whitewater Rafting, Park County, 10 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Flying Pig Camp Store, Park County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Yellowstone Raft, Park County, 10 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 18 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to West Fork Gallatin)
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 27 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Greek Creek to Spanish Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Geyser Whitewater Expeditions, Gallatin County, 29 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 30 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (West Fork Gallatin to Greek Creek)
 Ski Areas Near Mulherin Creek:
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 36 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Big Sky, Montana , 40 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 42 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 63 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 73 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Snow King, Wyoming , 79 miles away, 1571 foot drop, 5 lifts, 16 runs
Showdown, Montana , 86 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 88 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
 Hotels Near Mulherin Creek:
Comfort Inn Yellowstone North, Gardiner , 9 miles away
Rodeway Inn & Suites Gardiner, Gardiner , 9 miles away
BEST WESTERN By Mammoth Hot Springs, Gardiner , 9 miles away
Yellowstone Big Rock Inn, Gardiner , 9 miles away
Super 8 Gardiner/Yellowstone Park Area, Gardiner , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Mulherin Creek:
LaDuke Spring Campground, Park County, 5 miles away
Yankee Jim Campground and Picnic Area, Park County, 6 miles away
Canyon, Emigrant, 6 miles away
 Trails Near Mulherin Creek:
Sportsman Lake Trail, Park , 5 miles away
Sportsman Lake Trail, Park , 8 miles away
Sepulcher Loop Trail, Park , 9 miles away
Fawn Pass Trail, Park , 9 miles away
Bighorn Pass Trail, Park , 10 miles away
 Public Lands Near Mulherin Creek:
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 12 miles away
Gallatin National Forest, Montana , 16 miles away
Custer National Forest, Montana , 35 miles away
 Lakes Near Mulherin Creek
Leech Lake, Park , 11 miles away
Hyalite Lake, Gallatin , 17 miles away

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