April 17, 2007

Gallatin River; Montana (The "Mad Mile") (III - IV)

C-Darbs! House Rock, low water

1 comment:

Sparky said...

The Gallatin River is Bozeman's backyard playground, and is a true Montana classic. This is the famous "Mad Mile," where the river winds down a picturesque canyon and contains some great whitewater. Since the run is roadside, a variety of runs exist for various ability levels. The best whitewater (House Rock Rapid and the Mad Mile) is from the 35 mph bridge to Storm Castle.

Gallatin River logistics: Class II-IV+(flow dependent). Take U.S. Highway 191 south of Bozeman/Belgrade for about 25 miles. Various runs are possible, but the best whitewater lies between the 35 mph bridge and Storm Castle pulloff. At peak runoff, this run is non-stop, guaranteed-to-leave-you-grinning whitewater. It is also great fun to run the Gallatin at low flows, where the river meanders through endless boulder gardens.