Plus rental Smith River Rafts, Patagonia ski jackets and pants, spotting scopes, camping gear, bear spray, fly fishing equipment, rafts, campers, travel trailers, campervans, and much, much more.

New for Summer 2019: Northstar Truck Campers

Meet the UMAV, the Ultimate Montana Adventure Vehicle. 

New for Spring 2019: Smith River Rental Rafts

We have greatly expanded our rental line of rafts and river gear for Smith River trips. 

New for Summer 2019: Rental Smithfly Boats

The ultimate small fishing boat for Montana’s rivers. The Smithfly is the perfect option to throw in the back of a truck our on top of an SUV to gain access to the rivers most boats (and anglers) can’t. 

New for Winter 2019: Rental Patagonia Jackets and Pants

Premium rental outerwear from Patagonia, gets you on the mountain in style without breaking the bank. Goretex Powder Bowl jackets and pants for men and women, Snowbelle and Snowshot rentals for girls and boys.

New for 2019: Patagonia Provisions

Not rentals! We are now carrying the full line of Patagonia Provisions. Organic, sustainably sourced deliciousness perfect for outdoor adventures. 

Guaranteed 4WD and AWD Rental Cars

At Explore Rentals we only offer four types of car rentals, and they are all Four Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive. Subaru Outbacks, Toyota Tacomas, Chevrolet Suburbans, and Mercedes Benz Sprinter Vans.

Rental Camping and Outdoor Gear

Explore Rentals maintains the largest inventory of premium rental outdoor gear in the Greater Yellowstone region. Rental bear spray, optics, spotting scopes, tents, sleeping bags, travel trailers, fly fishing equipment, and more.

Smith River Rentals

Everything you need for an epic Smith River experience. Rental rafts, dry bags, cooking kits, tents, IGBC bear fences, etc.






Rental rafts, IGBC bear fences, coolers, dry bags, tents, and more


Step 1.

On our Reservations page, enter your requested rental dates. Available inventory, and prices for your dates, of all items will be displayed, by category. Select what you desire and add to your Cart. Or, call the office 406-922-0179.

Step 2.

Verify your Cart and rental dates and times. A 15% credit card deposit is required to confirm all bookings. You will be prompted for flight arrival/ departure times, contact info, as well as the CC info. Balance will be due at end of rental. 


Pick up your rental car and/ or rental gear at the office at your scheduled time. If you are picking-up after-hours, you will be provided with our after-hours pick-up protocols prior to your arrival. Or check out the link above for more info.


Prior to your departure flight, swing by the office to drop off your rental car or rental gear and settle up. If it is prior to our 9am open,  you can leave your gear in the storage locker outside. Your CC on file will be billed the balance due.

Winter Game Changer: SNOW TIRES

Explore Rentals is one of the few car rental agencies in the world to put snow tires on our rental cars. All of our Subaru Outbacks, 4×4 Vans, and standard class Suburban rentals are equipped with premium snow tires. Snow tires in Montana are the difference between ending up in the ditch, and getting home safe. 

Winter Game Changer: RENTAL 4x4 VANS

Explore Rentals is proud to own the largest fleet of rental Mercedes Benz 4×4 12-Passenger Sprinter vans in the country. These are the most in-deman, bad-ass people movers on the planet. All of our 4×4 Sprinter rentals have premium Blizzak snow tires in the winter, making them the ultimate, go-anywhere, winter machine. 

Winter Game Changer: ROOF BOXES

We rent ski racks, and we also rent way more convenient roof boxes. Throw your skis, boards, boots, teenagers- whatever. Adding a roof box to your rental car increases your interior luggage storage and comfort, and keeps your skis snow and slush free. 

Better Rental Cars

Because your safety, and your experience are our top priority, we do not compromise on the quality of our rental cars. We only offer four wheel drive and all wheel drive rental cars so there is never a chance of you getting stuck with an unsafe car rental. 

Better Rental Outdoor Gear

Montana and Yellowstone are not places to compromise with cheap camping equipment and outdoor gear. Therefore, we do not compromise. We only offer the best rental tents, sleeping bags, bear spray, boats, and fly fishing equipment available. 

Better rentals = better experience

Explore Rentals may not offer the cheapest rental cars, or cheap rental camping gear, but we offer the best. We offer the best because your time, safety, and overall experience are incredibly valuable. 

Our Promise 

We take what we do very seriously. If renting a car or camping gear through Explore Rentals is not the best rental experience you have ever had, let us know and we will do our best to make it right. 

Our Story

Explore Rentals began in the summer of 2010 as a side-hustle. It didn’t take long for reputation and demand to grow, and Explore has since become the best reviewed car rental agency in Montana and the largest purveyor of rental camping gear, campervans, travel trailers, drift boats, rafts, and fly fishing equipment in the Yellowstone region. Explore has paved the way for a budding outdoor rental industry nationwide; from being the first company in the country to offer guaranteed all-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive rental cars with rental camping gear specifically for outdoor adventures, to 4×4 Sprinter van rentals, Tacoma overland rentals, bear spray rentals, and the list goes on. 


We continue to strive to offer innovative and superior rental items to our customers, as well as unparalleled customer service.