Are you interested in going whitewater rafting? Whether you’re a seasoned pro or you’re looking to try it out for the first time, whitewater rafting is an exhilarating experience. There’s nothing like the thrill of soaring over rapids and the peace of drifting down the river with a serene background of forest and mountains. If that sounds like a trip you want to take, start planning now.
So where do you go to find the best place to whitewater raft? What do you look for in a rafting excursion?
A Diverse River
On a whitewater rafting trip, you don’t want a boring ride. You’re looking for excitement and fun, and for that you’ll need a diverse river. Many rivers naturally bend and twist through the land, while others are mainly straight and uneventful. Find a river that has a combination of intense rapids and calmer stretches so that you can enjoy a varied experience.
Varied Types of Trips
Not everyone is looking for the same type of experience on a rafting trip. Some thrill seekers are looking for class 4 or 5 rapids all the way, other rafters want to peacefully float down the river, and others want something in between. Look for a whitewater rafting company that offers a variety of different kinds of trips so that you can find one you’ll enjoy.
It’s hard to find a whitewater rafting trip that doesn’t involve beautiful landscapes, but some scenes can truly take your breath away. Find a river that flows along the base of a beautiful mountain range through lush green forests with sparkling water and blue skies.
Plenty of Wildlife
Go somewhere with wildlife that you wouldn’t see every day where you live. Look for animals like bison, elk, moose, bears, eagles, and other amazing creatures. When you get far enough out in the wilderness you can see all sorts of wildlife in their natural habitat. In the spring you may be lucky enough to see mothers with babies. Be sure to take plenty of pictures.
Experienced, Fun Guides
Find a guided rafting tour with experienced guides. You want your family to remain safe while having the time of your lives. Experienced guides can teach you what you need to know to raft successfully on the river, whether you have any previous experience or not. You also need a guide who can help you steer your boat safely and help avoid any serious danger.
In addition to experience, your whitewater rafting guide should be fun. You want someone who will make sure you have a good time, all while remaining safe.
Jackson Hole Whitewater on the Snake River
If you’re looking for the best place to whitewater raft, visit Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Snake River, as its name suggests, twists and turns through the wilderness with varying degrees of intensity. Its background is the majestic beauty of the Grand Teton Mountains.
Jackson Hole Rafting Trips range in intensity and difficulty from 8 miles of rapids to scenic lunch floats. Whether you came for the excitement, the views, or both, you’ll love your experience on the Snake River in Jackson Hole.
Our guides are top notch, with years of rafting experience and excellent rapport with guests. You’re sure to have a safe trip, but also a lot of fun.