Red Lodge Montana Scenic Float Trips, Smooth Water Rafting

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Scenic Float Trips

Float down the Stillwater or Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone, and you'll experience Red Lodge the way many of the old West’s first explorers did. Read More

  • Rent a raft for the day or hop on a guided trip.
  • Rentals start at $100/day.
  • Half day guided scenic raft trips cost roughly $40-$45/adult.


For those who prefer a leisurely float down Red Lodge area rivers, there are scenic float trips that will let you carry on conversations as you float, take pictures, and stay, well, mostly dry. There are few more beautiful places to float than in Montana, so be ready to take a lot of pictures!

Where to Go on a Scenic Float Trip

There are some great sections of Stillwater River near Red Lodge for float trips. The White Bird is a popular Class II section for its easy access and float opportunities from early Spring to late Fall.

Rentals and Fees

  • Full day raft rentals start at $100.
  • Half day guided trips run for about $40-$45/adult.

Hire A Guide

Licenses aren’t required for Montana river guides so make sure you hire experienced guides, like those listed here. Do your research and ask questions about a guide service’s safety track record.

Make sure your guides are aware of floaters in your group that may experience difficulties due to age or physical concerns.

Your guided tour will include life jackets and other various safety equipment. Expect to get wet! Ask your guide to tell you realistically how wet the tour will likely be so you know whether or not to take a waterproof camera.

Take advantage of a guide’s knowledge of the Red Lodge area history, geology, and great local stories.

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