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Montana whitewater, Gallatin River

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


CLASS II-IV     13 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Montana you might find the rivers here a bit more manageable, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are very easy. The scenic beauty of Gallatin County and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. The Greek Creek to Spanish Creek section of Gallatin River is 13 miles long and is a class II-IV section of whitewater
    according to American Whitewater. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so pack your camping stuff. There
are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. If you're coming from Bozeman it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.

Briefly about the general
You'll meet a lot of people from Gallatin Gateway here, and close by Gallatin Canyon is a perfect site to go. Going for a hike on the Divide Trail is always a fine adventure, and you'll never forgive yourself if you donít go skiing at Big Sky since you're here. A river like this is too good to miss. Not much rainfall falls here at Gallatin River. For the duration of the month of May you get the most rain around here; February is the month with the least moisture. Through the warm days of summer at Gallatin River highs are usually in the 80's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's mostly in the 50's.

Gallatin River, Greek Creek to Spanish Creek road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Gallatin River.
 Whitewater Near Gallatin River:
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 4 miles away
      Class II-IV - 13 miles long (Greek Creek to Spanish Creek)
Gallatin River - West Fork, Gallatin County, 9 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 0.75 miles long (Ouzel Falls to 3/4 mile downstream)
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 9 miles away
      Class II-III - 11 miles long (West Fork Gallatin to Greek Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Geyser Whitewater Expeditions, Gallatin County, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Gallatin River, Gallatin County, 21 miles away
      Class I-II - 20 miles long (Yellowstone National Park to West Fork Gallatin)
Madison River, Madison County, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 3 miles long (Hebgen Reservoir to Quake Lake)
Madison River, Madison County, 30 miles away
      Class I-IV - 10 miles long (Madison Dam to Route 84)
 Ski Areas Near Gallatin River:
Big Sky, Montana , 14 miles away, 4350 foot drop, 17 lifts, 150 runs
Moonlight Basin, Montana , 16 miles away, 4166 foot drop, 7 lifts, 97 runs
Bridger Bowl, Montana , 29 miles away, 2600 foot drop, 8 lifts, 71 runs
Showdown, Montana , 77 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
Grand Targhee, Wyoming , 82 miles away, 2212 foot drop, 5 lifts, 74 runs
Kelly Canyon, Idaho , 91 miles away, 1000 foot drop, 5 lifts, 26 runs
Jackson Hole, Wyoming , 94 miles away, 4139 foot drop, 11 lifts, 116 runs
Great Divide, Montana , 99 miles away, 1503 foot drop, 6 lifts, 140 runs
 Hotels Near Gallatin River:
Bucks T4 Lodge, Big Sky , 10 miles away
Lone Mountain Ranch, Big Sky , 10 miles away
Yellowstone Park Hotel, West Yellowstone , 12 miles away
The Lodge At Big Sky, Big Sky , 14 miles away
Cmon Inn Bozeman, Bozeman , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gallatin River:
Spire Rock, Gallatin Gateway, 2 miles away
Castle Rock Inn, Gallatin Gateway, 3 miles away
Greek Creek, Gallatin Gateway, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Gallatin River:
Divide Trail, Gallatin , 11 miles away
Red Rock Trail, Gallatin , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Gallatin River:
Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park - WY , 43 miles away
Madison Buffalo Jump State Park, Montana , 24 miles away
Missouri Headwaters State Park, Montana , 31 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gallatin River:
Yellowstone Club, Gallatin Gateway , 8 miles away
Big Sky Golf Course, Big Sky , 10 miles away
Club At Spanish Peaks, Big Sky , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Gallatin River
Hyalite Lake, Gallatin , 19 miles away

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