Gallatin, Montana, US
3. Greek Creek to Spanish Creek (House Rock)
||II-IV (for normal flows)
House Rock Rapid, Gallatin
House Rock Rapid, GallatinPhoto of House Rock Rapid by Randy Clark
Gallatin River near Gallatin Gateway, MT
450 - 6000 cfs
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The House Rock section of the Gallatin is the whitewater staple for Bozeman area paddlers for
much of the spring and summer. The run is roadside, making scouting, shuttle, and bailing
extremely easy. You can put in as high as you want for a warm up for House Rock Rapid, the
standout rapid on the run. After House Rock is some great class III whitewater that gradually
eases. This run is a booming wave train at high flows that will feel Class IV to most folks, and
offers some great technical moves at lower flows when the run is more Class III. While the road
is omnipresent, the cliff faces on river left make for pretty scenery. A number of commercial
outfitters offer raft trips on this section, and it is home to the Gallatin Whitewater Festival
in late June.
Photo of House Rock Rapid, courtesy of and copyright by Randy Clark.
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Last Updated: 2017-11-30 20:07:35