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Gates of the Mountains

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Address: 3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
Phone Number: 406-458-5241
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Motor-boating, Hiking
Description: Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.

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The Gates of the Mountains tour is not to be missed. We arranged to have a party of 40 people go on the same tour. Not only was the scenery on the tour phenomenal but the boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Janice H
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Dillingham, Alaska
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Dillingham, Alaska
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Gates of the Mountains tour is not to be missed. We arranged to have a party of 40 people go on the same tour. Not only was the scenery on the tour phenomenal but the boat captain knew his stuff. We all learned some cool Montana history while enjoying the natural beauty of Montana. We saw lots of wildlife... More 

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alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

What a great boat ride, following the Lewis and Clark trail, seeing many interesting rock formations and a few animals. The ride alone was a great value plus history thrown in. I also recommend the Bratwurst sandwich after the ride.

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Butte, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

What a great way to get up close & personal. Captains are very knowledgable on history so you can hear things you wouldn't ordinarily find out. Beautiful scenery!

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Murray, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If a person asked me what is the one thing one should do when visiting Helena, I would say "Do the Gates of the Mountains Tour". It would seem the locals agree with me, because most of them said the same thing. Located about 20 minutes north of Helena, this place is easy to find and should be considered by... More 

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Chelsea, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a slow paced tour through 5 miles of the river. There is a talking guide who points out the natural attractions on the trip the also tell you natural and human history of the area the river is very beautiful and the gates are shown in an active manner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A slow moving, two hour canyon boat ride with narration provided by a very knowledgeable, laid back, story telling driver. Especially enjoyed the Lewis and Clark and geologic stories! Stopped at wayside before driving down to boat dock which gave a good history of the two ranches and beautiful view of the "sleeping giant" mountain formation to the north! It... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

The boats are fun, cool place to take a family. The hiking in the wilderness is good also! Not too many people but the signage in the wilderness could be better.

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Avon, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This was a pleasant break from town. The guide was informative, and took the time to position the boat so passengers could see what he was talking about, especially the wildlife. The tour was long enough that you felt you got your money's worth, but not overly long. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A reminder of the trip Lewis and Clark took. The boat ride through the Gates of the Mountain is a great trip. The rock walls on either side are high as we looked up at them. The gate is something to see open and close when going through in a boat. It looks like a rock wall as it is... More 

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a must for visitors to Helena. It's a short drive out of Helena and well worth it. The boat operators are professional and keep the audience informed as to what they are seeing. Fun to see the gates close and open.

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Additional Information about Gates of the Mountains

Address: Address: 3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
Phone Number: 406-458-5241
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Helena
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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