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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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West Gallatin Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Gallatin River

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West Gallatin Info
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Put In:  Below Ousel Falls
Take Out:  First Logjam
Difficulty:  Class IV 1600 cfs , Class V 2800 cfs
Gradient:  175 fpm
Run Length:  3/4 of a mile
Good Level:  1600-4000
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June
Primary Season: 
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (MT), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Four Corners:

1. Head west on Arrowhead Trail toward Arrowhead Ln
0.2 mi
2. Turn left at Huffine Ln
0.1 mi
3. Turn left at US-191 S/Gallatin Rd
34.0 mi
4. Turn right at Lone Mountain Trail
2.9 mi
5. Turn left at Access Rd/Ousel Falls Rd
1.6 mi
Hike to the falls from the pull out indicating Ousel Falls. 


To get to the take-out:

Hike back out of the canyon to your car.

West Gallatin on the Gallatin River

After the falls, an eight foot ledge is followed by small low angle slides which turn into hydraulics at higher flows.  A winding S-turn leads into some technical boofs.  Take out at the first log jam and hike out. 

Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011

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