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When selecting your outfitter, you have other fine companies from which you can choose from. However, because Wyoming does not regulate river outfitting, many companies do not meet industry standards for quality, safety, and professionalism. We feel the difference between Wyoming River Trips and other outfitters lies in our attention to detail and in the quality of our personnel — in addition to our exclusive river permits and accesses. The majority of our staff returns year after year to give you and your family the benefit of their years of experience and professionalism. 

Experience, Knowledge, and Exclusive Sections of River

  • Wyoming River Trips has been in continual operation since 1978, making it the oldest established and continually operated river outfitter in Cody.
  • WRT is now in it’s second generation of ownership.
  • A 5-minute drive from our office to a private access in the heart of the Red Rock Canyon of the Shoshone River
  • Wyoming River Trips is the ONLY river outfitter permitted on the Shoshone National Forest just outside of Yellowstone National Park.
  • More than 300,000 guests have enjoyed whitewater-rafting with Wyoming River Trips over the company’s 46 year history.  
  • Experienced, well trained, and personable guides and staff make your adventure one you’ll never forget. Guides are certified in Wilderness CPR/First Aid and Swiftwater Rescue, with Trip Leaders holding advanced Wilderness Medicine certifications.
  • We use only top of the line equipment that is well-maintained.
  • We set a high standard for safety and professionalism on and off the river. Check out this recent blog post
  • Wyoming River Trips maintains a strong commitment to treading lightly on the environment.
  • On-site parking and convenient location close to downtown.
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Wyoming River Trips prides itself on providing professional outdoor guiding services with a personal touch. Our guides and staff are working professionals who bring their unique skills and experience to the river. All of our guides do an excellent job of combining their river experience with knowledge and perspective of life beyond the river — including geology, natural history, biology, medicine, outdoor education, and outdoor leadership. Wyoming River Trips guides’ experience is not limited to the Shoshone River, in fact their greatest asset is the experience they bring from all other rivers they have run, and from the lives they live outdoors. Our complete guide staff is trained in Wilderness CPR and First Aid, as well as advanced Wilderness Medicine and Swiftwater Rescue. When selecting an outfitter, be sure to inquire about the training practices and protocols of the company — we feel that WRT and WRC operate at or above industry standards for safety and professionalism on and off the river.


Wyoming River Trips is the oldest continually operated commercial river outfitter in Cody, Wyoming, now in it’s second generation. Founded in 1978, our operation began running trips through the Red Canyon of the Shoshone, then expanded to include a Priority-Use permit through the Shoshone National Forest in 1981. WRT now operates on select sections of the North Fork of the Shoshone River, just outside of Yellowstone National Park, as well as through the Red Canyon on the Main Shoshone River. Wyoming Rivers Cooperative has added permits on the Wind River, Sweetwater River, and Greybull River, which has expanded our combined offerings throughout Wyoming. WRT  and WRC are proud partners with the United State Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. We provide exceptional river experiences and practice Leave No Trace principles.


From $475.00

A truly unique offering! This premier river trip features 2 days rafting through the United States first National Forest, a stay in a historic cabin at the historic UXU ranch, intimate conversation, demonstration and study with a world-renowned ethnobotanist and all meals and transportation included.

Join Wyoming River Trips on a 2 day journey with Ethnobotanist, John Mionczynski. We will travel by river and on foot along the river corridor and side streams, exploring the intersection of plants and human history on the North Fork of the Shoshone on this 2 day float trip. The evening will be spent studying the days finds, enjoying delicious cuisine and Q and A with John. WRT will do our best to make sure guests booking together get to stay together, however all most rooms are shared and you may be spending time with other guests for the night in bunks. The main lodge, game room and bar of UXU is open to us after hours. All meals included, alcohol and other beverages are the responsibility of guests. Bring cash or card. WRT will provide a list of what to bring/pack and provide bag drop and pick up to and from the ranch.

From $150.00

This mini getaway starts just a few miles from Yellowstone’s East Gate and ends close to the town of Cody WY. 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 beautiful rustic cabins at the historic UXU ranch, scenic horseback ride, all meals, equipment and shuttles. Access to the lodge, bar and game room while staying at UXU.