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This mini getaway starts just a few miles from Yellowstone’s East Gate and ends close enough to town that you can enjoy everything Cody has to offer. Experience something truly special.

This premier river trip features 2 days of class II-III+ whitewater rafting through the United States first National Forest, a stay in a historic cabin at the historic UXU ranch, scenic horseback ride, all meals, equipment and shuttles included. Access to the lodge, bar and game room while staying at UXU.

Day 1:

Day one features the upper section of the river in paddle rafts beginning just miles from Yellowstones East Gate. We will stop to enjoy a riverside lunch and possibly scout a rapid or two. In the afternoon we will arrive at UXU ranch and get situated in our cabins, enjoy a 1 hour horse back ride led by the ranches expert team of wranglers, eat dinner and enjoy the evening surrounded by the stunning Absaroka mountains and wildlife.
13-17 miles of rafting

Day 2:

Day 2 features a delicious ranch style breakfast and packed lunch/snacks. Then we will head down river learning more area history and navigating an additional 13-17 miles of whitewater as well as scenic stretches of wild rock formations.

All Participants must be able to easily get in and out of a rubber boats on uneven terrain and possess the fitness required to hike and stand for up to 2 hours at a time. All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian. If you want to bunk with another person, we suggest you book together (i.e. book for 2 instead of just yourselves, that way we can see you are together).


June 21st – 22nd
Day 1:
8am to 5pm (rafting and horseback ride, dinner to follow)
Day 2:
9am – 4pm

What to bring:

Dress in non-cotton long pants and a tee shirt. Bring a bag with a long sleeve shirt, warm layer to leave in our bus and any medication or medical devices you typically carry with you. A puff jacket for cooler evening temperatures, warm hat, rain jacket if you have one. UXU will be providing all necessary sleep gear, dinner, breakfast and bag lunches. If you require or want extra snacks bring them (and let us know about dietray restrictions). A detailed packing list will be provided in your confirmation email. Please keep overnight bags small–all contents including toiletries, should fit in one carry-on size bag.


Meet at Wyoming River Trips, 233 Yellowstone Avenue at 7:30am on June 21st. Park in the gravel lot along the back fence (drive past our boat house and port-o-potties).

What to expect:

You will be given a brief orientation in the morning to where we are going, how many stops we will be making and what items you should bring and leave at our office or in your car.

What is included:
* All guides and boating equipment, lunch, snacks and beverages day 1 and 2.
* Lunch – please make us aware of any dietary restrictions and/or allergies.
* One night stay at UXU Ranch + horseback ride through the Absaroka Mountains.
* All necessary sleeping things (sheets, blankets, pillows,etc) for the night.
* 1 dinner and 1 breakfast by Chef Vincent Fiore,
* Shuttles to and from the river/ our office
* Bag drop and retrieval

Please note that we have limited space.

Please Arrive 1/2 hour earlier than the departure time listed on your trip (exp. arrive at 9am if the departure time is 8:30am)

Price: $475/ person

Not included: Staff Gratuity, Beverages at the Ranch