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Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
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West Glacier, MT

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River/Guide school Great Northern Resort has a 36 year history of providing whitewater and fishing trips on the Flathead River in (more...)
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Big Timber Creek Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Yellowstone River

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Big Timber Creek Info
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Put In:  Halfmoon Campground
Take Out:  Halfmoon Campground
Difficulty:  Class V +
Gradient:  720 fpm
Run Length:  2 miles
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June, July
Primary Season: 
Water Craft:  kayak
Camping on River:  Yes, at the put-in.
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the campground from Bozeman:

1. Head north on N 10th Ave toward Durston Rd
0.1 mi
2. Turn right at Durston Rd
0.2 mi
3. Take the 2nd left onto N 7th Ave
0.7 mi
4. Turn right to merge onto I-90 E toward Billings
60.0 mi
5. Take exit 367 for US-191/I-90 toward Big Timber/Horlowton
0.2 mi
6. Turn left at US-191 N
0.1 mi
7. Take the 1st right onto US-191 N/I-90 Frontage Rd
12.5 mi
8. Turn left at Wormser Rd
2.0 mi
9. Turn right at Big Timber Canyon Rd
13.3 mi

Follow the signs for the falls hike your boat up as far as you want to go. 

Big Timber Creek on the Yellowstone River

The run starts 1/4 upstream of the second bridge.  "No Worries Falls" is the first drop; it is a fun two-tiered drop leading into "O's Woes", a low-angled slide.  Scout the next few smaller drops for wood.  If they are clean, running them requires precision boating.  Below the pool is "No Way Out" which a manky jumble of boulders and wood; it might be worth a miss.  The river splits after this.  Stay right as the left side can't be run.  The right slot leads into the "Tripple Dipple" a tight three-tiered slide.  The "Pinch" comes next; it is an 80' slide that ends tightly constricted rage.  A couple more slides bring you to the "Gambler", a slide that leads into a burly hole.  Big T Falls is after.  The upper falls is typically unrunnable, the bottom portion is known as the "Twitch".  "Shakedown" is the last slide before the take-out at the campground. 

Last Edited by josho on 5/25/2011

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