About the Gates

About the Gates of the Mountains

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About the Gates

Helena, MT
Nestled half way between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks sits the Gates of the Mountains. Boat tours operating since 1886.

Located 20 miles north of Helena, we are one of Montana’s not to miss destinations. When planning your Montana vacation of a lifetime do not miss the Gates of the Mountains.

For over 125 years guests have been following in the path of Lewis and Clark exploring the “Gates of the Mountains”. Today the marina and boat tour is operated by the Gates of the Mountains Inc, whose goal is to protect, educate, and allow visitors to explore one of the last best places. Today the operation includes a Marina with 150 private docks, a public boat ramp, and tour boats that allow around 30,000 visitors a year to explore what Meriwether Lewis saw over 200 years before.

We encourage you to come out and see the “Heart” of Montana. The river is surrounded by over 28,000 acres of roadless undeveloped wilderness filled with flora and fauna.

Please enjoy your time on our site and we hope to see you soon. If you have any questions or want to learn more about the Gates, please call (406) 458-5241 and we will be happy to answer them.