Things to do in Gardiner, Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone Raft Company
The First, In the Last Best Place.

Yellowstone Raft Company has been taking families and friends through the Yellowstone River’s exhilarating whitewater rapids since 1978. We were the first raft company to take trips down this wild Montana river, and for over 40 years, we have been your first choice.

Over 40 years ago, Est. 1978, we pioneered floating the Yellowstone River.

We’re one of the only rafting companies with permits from both the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

Make your Yellowstone vacation more memorable!

With an experience, people consistently tell us is the highlight of their trip to Montana and Yellowstone, you’ll be sure to leave with a smile on your face!

Connect with family and friends as you paddle together.

See the beautiful canyons and mountains surrounding Yellowstone from a unique angle.

Yellowstone Journeys

Yellowstone Journeys
Yellowstone Journeys

Yellowstone Journeys offers trips in and around Yellowstone National Park. We provide high quality equipment, a comfortable vehicle, and a local guide to ensure your trip is truly spectacular. Our guide has years of experience and grew up with Yellowstone as his backyard. Our goal is to provide a unique and exciting journey every time we head into the park. Whether we are searching for wildlife, exploring the thermal basins and geysers, or taking a beautiful hike, our guide has you covered for a one of a kind Yellowstone experience.

Big Sky Ebike Tours & Rentals

Big Sky Ebike Tours was born in autumn 2019, when the National Park System began to allow ebikes into Yellowstone and their other parks. Based in Gardiner, MT, right at the North Gate to Yellowstone and a short distance from great trails and sights.

We’re experienced tour guides and love to share Yellowstone’s wilderness and natural beauty with others. Whether you’re looking for an adventure to a soaring waterfall or a bike ride into Yankee Jim Canyon, we’d be honored to be your guide.

We offer the RadRover model ebike, which is a wonderful ebike thanks to its durability, features, ease-of-use and range.

We maintain all our equipment so you know that you will be able to ride safely and with confidence. We will make sure that the bike is fully adjusted to match your frame so you can hit the road and start having fun.

Ready to take off on your own adventure? Rent one of our ebikes and start exploring the beautiful outdoors. Our ebikes are low impact, easy for everyone to use and have a long range so you can experience the best of what Yellowstone has to offer.

See all that North Yellowstone has to offer with a guided tour from the seat of an E-Bike! Join one of our experienced tour guides that will take you on the road less traveled.

Hell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters

Hell’s A-Roarin’ OutfittersHell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters

Summer Adventures near Yellowstone National Park

Hell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters is located in Jardine, Montana (adjacent to Gardiner, MT) and has been entertaining guests in the backcountry of Yellowstone Park and the Absaroka Wilderness for over 30 years. We have the art of ‘rustic hospitality’ mastered. The scenery and wildlife are not to be surpassed, anywhere on earth, as far as we are concerned! We offer you incredible memories, when you ride with us!

Hunting Outfitters near Yellowstone Park

Hell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters has become a yearly tradition for many hunters seeking trophy-worthy game and adventure. Any guest of Hell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters can attest to an outdoor experience that will result in a lifetime memorable event, both to individuals and families alike. Newcomers to Hell’s A-Roarin’ Outfitters may find the experience so remarkable, that they too may make this an annual retreat or vacation.

Erik's Ranch

Roping 101

Have you ever wanted to feel like a true cowboy or cowgirl? Well, this is your perfect opportunity. At Erik’s Ranch, we are fortunate enough to have two expert ropers on our staff who are super excited to teach you everything they know about it. Chuck and Casey will guide you through the basics of roping, teach you how to properly build, swing, and deliver your loop on target just like the pros do. By the end of the experience, you’ll be well on your way to becoming the next great roper!

  • Cost: $40.00 per person

  • Time: 9:00 a.m.

  • Length: 1 hour

  • Days offered: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • Available year round

  • A maximum of 4 guests

  • What is provided: roping equipment

  • Meeting Location: The Lodge at Erik’s Ranch, 273 Trail Creek Road, Livingston MT

Park’s Fly Shop

Park’s Fly Shop
Park’s Fly Shop

Parks' Fly Shop is a fly shop and fly-fishing guide service located in Gardiner, Montana, at Yellowstone Park's north entrance. Our no-frills fly shop carries everything visiting anglers need to enjoy fly fishing the Yellowstone region, including one of the largest selections of custom and local flies for the Yellowstone area of any Yellowstone fly shop, rental tackle, maps, bear spray, and fly-tying materials.

Through our fly-fishing guide service, we offer walk-wade and hike-in Yellowstone fly fishing trips in the northern and western portions of the park and drift boat and raft Montana fly fishing trips floating on the Yellowstone, Boulder, Madison, and other rivers in southwest Montana. We also run guided trips on several excellent private waters. We guide clients of all skill levels and can handle parties of up to 12 anglers, provided we have sufficient notice.

During the winter, we partially transform into a cross country ski and snowshoe shop, offering Yellowstone Park ski and snowshoe rentals, though we can always sell you the right flies or book you a guide for winter fishing trips in Montana.

The Montana Awareness, Education and Equine Rehab Association

The Montana Awareness, Education and Equine Rehab Association - M.A.E.R.A.
The Montana Awareness, Education and Equine Rehab Association - M.A.E.R.A.


M.A.E.R.A. specializes in offering integral supportive education programs, horse and wilderness classes/camps to help support students and families in Montana. We provide everything from supportive education programs, vocational skills classes, trail rides, back country trips, riding lessons, camps and classes. We currently lease a portion of Sky Horse Ranch’s amazing property in Paradise Valley Montana as well as have our afterschool program in town! Give us a call for a tour! 406-579-1596

Horsetrack Outfitters

Horsetrack Outfitters
Horsetrack Outfitters

We are a family-owned business and are both lifetime residents of Montana. We operate out of Gardiner, MT which is the north entrance into Yellowstone National Park. We look forward to taking you and your party on a one-of-a-kind back country experience and are more than happy to cater to your individual needs and special requests.

Jardine Retreat

Jardine Retreat is owned and operated by Jardine native, Zondra Skertich. Zondra has been a massage therapist for 18 years, and currently has massage therapy locations in both Gardiner and Jardine.

Massage by Zondra

  • 15-minute chair massage: $20

  • 60-minute table massage: $80

  • 90-minute table massage: $120

Call: (406) 220-2201 (texting preferred) to schedule your massage.

Extreme Performance Archery

Extreme Performance Archery
Extreme Performance Archery

We are excited to bring the passion of archery back to Bozeman.

We are striving to bring a new level of customer service yet to be experienced in the valley. Whether fixing an older bow, or purchasing a new one, your satisfaction is guaranteed! XPA experienced staff will show you what it is to be professionally fitted to your bow. No matter the trophy you’re after, whether it’s first place at the big tournament or a bugling bull in the mountains, let our certified instructors help you reach your goals.

Front Seat Tours

Front Seat Tours
Front Seat Tours

Montana is truly Big Sky Country. Spend your Montana vacation with us, and you'll see picturesque mountains, spectacular buttes & landscapes, and experience Montana's rich & exciting history. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience you'll never forget.

Join us this summer for two unique and special tours. We'll be visiting Virginia City, MT, a historic gold mining town preserved in time. We'll also follow the path of Lewis & Clark by taking a boat ride through the scenic Gates of the Mountains.

We also offer private tours. If you don't like to travel with big groups, we can customize a tour for you and up to three other people to see many of the places offered in our bus tours. Private historical tours are all hosted by author David Wooten.

Our Summer Weekend Tours Are Hosted By Dave Wooten. Known throughout southwest Montana for his morning radio show, Dave started Front Seat Tours because of his love of history and seeing new places. In addition to radio and being the inspiration behind Front Seat Tours, Dave is also a writer of several books, including his latest, Crazy Horse: Where My Dead Lie Buried.

Dave will be your guide and host for both of our one-day summer tours to Virginia City & Gates of the Mountains. If you have any questions about the two summer tours we're offering, reach out to Dave personally at

Lone Willow Creek Guide Service

Lone Willow Creek Guide Service
Lone Willow Creek Guide Service

My name is Jim Schell, and I'm a licensed Montana elk hunting outfitter and guide.

I'm a firm believer in the success that can be found in hunting Montana's private ranch lands. The absence of public pressure and other outfitters consistently provides trophy quality animals. We offer rifle and archery hunts for elk on our new lease. This website represents and encompasses my 38-year professional hunting career in the state of Montana.

In addition to premium hunting, we also offer guided summer drift boat trips and fly-fishing for world-class trout on the Yellowstone River. Click the link below for our new fishing page.

Luccock Park

Luccock Park
Luccock Park

Luccock Park is an outstanding facility for all people to enjoy. Enjoy natures beauty as you hike up to a waterfall or lake!

Dailey Lake Montana

Dailey Lake Montana
Dailey Lake Montana

Dailey Lake Campground has 35 tent and trailer campsites, restrooms, and drinking water. A small fee is required. Fishing and boating may be enjoyed at Dailey Lake. Please limit your stay to 7 days. A disabled accessible fishing pier, boat dock and shade shelter are available. Existing ADA Level: Easy Accessibility.


TACTIC was founded in 2009 by Chris Forrest and is based on his extensive background as a Navy SEAL. TACTIC provides tested, military techniques to civilians so they can protect their families and avoid victimization.


At TACTIC we believe that everyone deserves to feel safe, and no one deserves to live in fear. While TACTIC will train you better, and faster, than others because of our proven methods, our first goal is to empower you. These courses focus on building habits that will not degrade under stress. More importantly, students learn critical thinking skills to evaluate and implement safe courses of action in varying situations. “I learned more from you in one afternoon than I did from my Olympic Biathlon Coach,” said one client.

Winter Activities

Favorite Cross-Country Ski Trails In Gardiner And Northern Yellowstone

Ski Trails in Gardiner MT and Greater Yellowstone National Park Area.
Ski Trails in Gardiner MT and Greater Yellowstone National Park Area.

One of our favorite ways to experience Yellowstone Country is on a pair of cross-country skis. It’s a fantastic way to get outside and enjoy time with family and friends while taking in the rugged scenic beauty of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Check out a few of our favorite trails from Paradise Valley to Gardiner to northern Yellowstone National Park. And after a fun-filled day of skiing past sparkling snowy vistas, steamy thermal features, or even the occasional elk or bison, be sure to stop in to Gardiner for a cozy meal, warm bed, and a hot beverage!