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Gates of the Mountains

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3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
+1 406-458-5241
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Land of Big Trout and Beautiful Canyons!

Each year several buddies that I went to high school with 55 years ago and I meet in Craig, Montana... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DRGilbert
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Chicago, Illinois
Stunning

Bring a small cooler and snacks as it’s a two hour round trip. Scenery is stunning. History... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
TLeeB
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Havre, MT
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Just north of Helena on the Missouri River.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mann gulch” (37 reviews)
“bald eagles” (39 reviews)
“boat ride” (64 reviews)
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3131 Gates of the Mountains Rd., Helena, MT 59604
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+1 406-458-5241
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"mann gulch"
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"bald eagles"
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"boat ride"
in 64 reviews
"lewis and clark"
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"missouri river"
in 52 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 26 reviews
"rock formations"
in 11 reviews
"hour trip"
in 8 reviews
"great trip"
in 13 reviews
"two hours"
in 16 reviews
"both sides"
in 11 reviews
"saw lots of wildlife"
in 5 reviews
"human history"
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"recommend this trip"
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"picnic area"
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"our tour guide"
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"flora and fauna"
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Reviewed yesterday

Each year several buddies that I went to high school with 55 years ago and I meet in Craig, Montana for several days of fly fishing and the Gates of the Mountains is one of our favorite spots! Floating the upper Missouri River through the...More

Thank DRGilbert
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bring a small cooler and snacks as it’s a two hour round trip. Scenery is stunning. History invaluable. We have lived in MT all our lives and finally made the trip. It was a wonderful tour capping of a trip to Missoula to take our...More

Thank TLeeB
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a stop in a long day of driving. All the employees were friendly and helpful. The captain provided interesting tour chatter and history, which helped me to understand what I was seeing. And nature did the rest. This simple boat ride opened up...More

Thank Edie A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We discovered this by accident, traveling between Glacier and Yellowstone. Nice two hour side trip.... Very enjoyable and relaxing boat tour. Learned a lot about Lewis and Clark, and about the Mann Gulch fire.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just got back from a fabulous two hour excursion on the Missouri River at the Gateway to the Mountains . Between private property and a National Forest the Gateway to the Mountains is a beautiful escape into the past while at the same time getting...More

Thank Kathleen K
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the 10AM trip. The haze from the smoke wasn’t to bad. The boat guide was very informative. He would face the boat so everyone would have a chance to see the wild life and different rock formations. We saw a bald eagle and...More

Thank Steve A
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took the open side & roofed Sacajawae II on a narrated ride thru the Gates of the Mountains on the Missouri River. Our captain Bryan was very personable, capable and informative. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Well worth the little trip outside of Helena and it...More

Thank DianaBTravels
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have done this 3 times now. Every time someone visits us this is a must do attraction. Only runs from Memorial Day to around Labor Day so if this is something you want plan accordingly. The area is very beautiful and the history of...More

Thank Kris G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The scenery was beautiful! Guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. We rode in the covered boat so it was very hot. It would have been nice if the see through panels in the roof had been cleaned recently as it was difficult to see outside.

Thank Laurie M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a 2pm boat tour on August 7, 2018. They have a couple of boat styles, one that's covered and has a toilet on board and one that's open above (but with the possibility of a canopy in case of rain) and no toilet....More

Thank travelforfun90
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Tommy R
20 July 2018|
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Response from TLeeB | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can bring cooler (including alcohol).
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Garthmnc1
20 July 2018|
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Response from AZteacher85203 | Reviewed this property |
Our boat had a restroom.
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Jasmine N
13 July 2018|
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Response from gary f | Reviewed this property |
No, see other answers.
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