RAFTING on the MADISON RIVER - Beartrap Canyon
Near Ennis, Montana - North of West Yellowstone and West of Bozeman.


Remote and scenic, this river flows out of Ennis Lake and through a steep and rocky canyon. This trip has amazing scenery, some great rapids, peaceful floating, our top guides and a deli-style lunch.

Montana Whitewater is proud to offer trips on the Wilderness stretch of the Madison River through Bear Trap Canyon. We are privileged to offer full day trips through Bear Trap Canyon under a special use permit from the BLM. This is a small group trip with a maximum of 2-3 boats.

As one of two rafting outfitters on the Madison, we know you will enjoy the peace and quiet of being the only commercial rafters on the river. Eagles may circle overhead, mountain sheep and goats might watch from rocky cliffs and you could even catch sight of a bear as you float.

The trip begins with a few fun class III rapids, some mellow, scenic floating, then you hit the legendary Kitchen Sink-a technical class IV rapid. Sit by the rapids and enjoy a riverside lunch and then a mostly mellow float to the takeout.

We give all our guests the option to walk around the Class IV Rapid. We also reserve the right to have our guests walk depending on water levels and age. The other sections of this float are appropriate for all rafters. Call us to discuss the needs of your group.

Given the technical nature of this river we use oar boats. If you would like a paddle raft option please call us to discuss your options.

10 River Miles, lunch included. Duration of trip depends on water levels.

Departure Time: 8:30 from Gallatin River Office or 9:30 from Warm Springs River Access.

Map & Directions

Driving Directions to Warm Springs Takeout - Madison River meeting place
From Ennis - Go north 16 miles to Norris (intersection of 287 & 84) and then 5 miles east on 84 to Warm Springs (on your right)
From Bozeman - head 8 miles out of town to 4 corners, continue straight on 84 for 25 miles. Warm Springs is on your left.


Adult / Child $125
No charge for Gear Rental


FULL DAY FLY FISHING on the MADISON RIVER

The Beartrap Canyon of the Madison River offers some of the best fly fishing in North America. It is consistently rated as a number one wild trout fishery. The high numbers of trout, potential for trophy fish and incredible scenery make it a must for any visiting fly-fishers.

Due to limited access, This section of river does not get fished very much, and fishes well throughout the season.

If you are serious about getting into some world-class fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout, you need to check out this trip. It is the best of the best.





$650 / boat for a two boat trip
$800 / boat for a one boat trip
(1-2 guest per boat )



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