If you’re planning a trip to Jackson Hole, there’s a lot to consider. What kinds of activities does your family enjoy? When is the best time to enjoy those activities? While Jackson Hole is well-known for its skiing and winter fun, it’s also a fantastic warm-weather destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. If you’re planning your Jackson Hole vacation around whitewater rafting, here’s what you should know.
The Best Time for Whitewater Rafting in Jackson Hole
Our season at Jackson Hole Whitewater Rafting runs from the first week of May all the way through September, which means that if you want to go rafting during your vacation, you’ll need to plan it for a time within this window. As soon as you’ve settled on a date for your trip, be sure to book your whitewater rafting adventure with us—you don’t want to plan your vacation only to find out that the days you have available for rafting are sold out!
Even within our season, there are some variations in whitewater conditions on the Snake River. For more seasoned whitewater rafters and adventure seekers, you may want to book your trip during late spring or early summer when the snow from the mountains is melting into the river, raising water levels and creating bigger rapids.
If, on the other hand, you have a family with young children or you haven’t been whitewater rafting before, a trip in mid-to-late summer might be more your speed. Although there are still rapids on the Snake River during this time, the water isn’t quite as high, which means it’s calmer.
What Else to Do During Your Jackson Hole Vacation
Even if you’re coming to Jackson Hole specifically for whitewater rafting on the Snake River, you’ll still want to fill the rest of your trip with outdoor activities and adventures. That’s why JHWW offers a number of adventure packages to make your vacation to Wyoming truly memorable. Each package includes whitewater rafting on the Snake River, along with another popular Jackson Hole activity.
Our packages include:
JHWW & Teton Expeditions Combo Package for adventure lovers
If you can’t get enough of the Snake River, you can also book one of our Teton scenic float trips, which gives you the best panoramic views of Grand Teton National Park. These trips are laidback and relaxing—quite the opposite of whitewater rafting, but just as enjoyable! Many of our guests plan for both a day of whitewater rafting on the Snake River and another day for a scenic float trip.
Learn More About Whitewater Rafting in Jackson Hole
To learn more about JHWW, whitewater rafting on the Snake River, and Jackson Hole vacations, give us a call at 1-800-700-7238 or book your trip online today.