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Gates of the Mountains

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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
From $80.00*
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Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.more
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3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
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All reviews mann gulch boat ride bald eagles lewis and clark missouri river beautiful scenery rock formations great trip hour trip picnic area two hours our tour guide open boat recommend this trip both sides flora and fauna points of interest
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have taken many visitors on the boat ride. We were privileged to go on one that was led by an historian from the University of Montana. We have enjoyed every trip and we were told by Iraqi students that we hosted it was their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kate863
Reviewed November 4, 2018

The views are beautiful! Sometimes you will see deer or big horn sheep. The guides are very informative and fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kramlic
Reviewed October 13, 2018

What a great way to see the breathtaking views! We had a great time and the captain of the boat gave a fun and informative explanation of the area. I highly recommend this tour!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mtd10883
Reviewed October 5, 2018

As they traveled on their epic journey across the Western Plains in 1805, Lewis & Clark and their Corps of Discovery happened upon what they described as the Gates Of the Rocky Mountains, which today is known as the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness. Lewis...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I found the Gates of Mountains Boat Tour online, while searching for a fun, scenic, and somewhat educational activity for our family of 4 to do in Montana. We were leaving the east side of Glacier NP and heading toward Salt Lake City - but...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dina0827
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Gates of the Mountain Boat Ride I didn't realize that there was a specific point on the river that identified what Lewis wrote. "these clifts rise from the waters edge on either side perpendicularly to the height of 1200 feet." ... ... "I called it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mike V
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Two friends and I stopped for this boat tour on our way to Yellowstone. What a treat! It was getting to the end of their season so everyone was a litle laid back and very friendly. The small snack bar served up a tasty lunch...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Robert B
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Brought out of state relatives here to show it off. Filthy bathrooms. Stink. Dirt. Not cleaned in weeks. Should be cleaned daily at a minimum. Guest used bathroom on boat to change. Said it was like the worse outhouse ever. Sat in back could not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank VinoRossoNorthWest
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a very reasonably priced boat ride with excellent commentary. If you are fortunate enough to spot bald eagles, osprey, elk and other wildlife along the way,it is a bonus. We were pleased to be on the Sacagawea, where all seats are open air....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nylizva
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

Even though it was a cool, gray day, Brian, the boat captain was an excellent tour guide. He was knowledgeable, funny and a great storyteller. Well worth the time and money!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tommy R
July 19, 2018|
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Response from TLeeB | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring cooler (including alcohol).
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Response from AZteacher85203 | Reviewed this property |
Our boat had a restroom.
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Jasmine N
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