River Running in Jackson Hole
The Wild and Scenic Snake River
Mad River Boat Trips is a river outfitter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Offering whitewater trips and scenic floats daily during the summer since 1977, Mad River is your ticket to exploring the wild and scenic Snake River.
The Mad River guides are well versed in the area's flora, fauna and geology. They'll also teach you about the rich history of the region and you'll understand why Jackson Hole is the "Last of the Old West".
Have questions? Read through our Frequently Asked Questions or ask Betty . The All-American rafting gal has all your answers. You can reach the Mad River staff every day from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Give us a call, we are happy to help!
The boats may have changed over the years, but the passion for adventure remains the same. Come, join us for a day on the river. We look forward to seeing you here.
What about river safety and the rafting experience?
Our guides will share with you their knowledge of the local flora, fauna and geology of the region. They'll also teach you about the rich history of the area and you'll understand why Jackson Hole is the "Last of the Old West". Our guides are experienced in Wyoming's rugged and beautiful waters. And most of all, each Mad River Guide holds certifications that demonstrate their experience in advanced rafting safety.
You'll find our entire crew prides themselves in providing a memorable trip experience down the exciting Snake River in Jackson Hole. Come, grab a paddle and take a trip with Mad River. We guarantee it will be one you remember for a lifetime.
Train with our guides - or become a river guide yourself. To see river guide training in action on the Snake River, join our Mad River Guide School or take a River Rescue Course and sharpen your river skills. Click on the River Education link to learn more.
The Snake River or the Mad River?
Early in the nineteenth century, a group of trapper explorers were the first to investigate the stretch of the Snake River below Jackson Hole. Deciding at the time that it was far too treacherous to boat, they called it "The Mad River".
"Here Hoback's River was joined by a river of greater magnitude and swifter current and their united waters swept off through the valley in one impetuous stream, which from its rapidity and turbulence had received the name of "Mad River"." - Washington Irving
The boats may have changed over the years, but here at Mad River, the passion for adventure remains the same. The Snake River in Jackson Hole has been classified as a class I - III river, meaning that you can enjoy anything from a flat-water scenic float in the north, to exciting whitewater rapids in the Snake River Canyon to the south.
Your adventure starts here.
Check out your whitewater pictures online.
See yourself in action!
Snake River Whitewater Photo and Video took your photo while you went rafting. Depending on the water levels, the photos will be from either Lunchcounter Rapid or Big Kahuna Rapid.
Visit Snake River Whitewater Photo and Video to view and purchase your whitewater photos.
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