Mad River offers whitewater and scenic float river trips out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Enjoy a first class experience in a world class destination. Go ahead, check rafting off your bucket list this year!
Mad River is your ticket to exploring the wild and scenic Snake River. Whether you bring your family or come with friends, we can assure you, Snake River rafting will be the highlight of your trip to Jackson Hole. Come in early spring and experience an adrenaline rush in the peak flows of the river, come in midsummer and enjoy the refreshingly cool waters on a hot summer day or come in the fall and see the Snake River Canyon come alive in the reds, oranges and yellows of season.
Our professional and experienced river trip guides will navigate you through the twists and turns of the Snake River Canyon while pointing out the flora, fauna, geology and history that make this area unique. You can choose a scenic float and enjoy the upper section of the Snake River as it flows south along braided river channels, or you can choose a whitewater trip and shoot the rapids in the Snake River Canyon. Our friendly office and guide staff are happy to help make trip suggestions, or you can browse all our departures and book online at your convenience. We also have special packages when working with large groups. We look forward to seeing you here!
Mad River Boat Trips is a river outfitter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming offering whitewater river trips and scenic floats daily during the summer since 1977. 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". 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.
Here at Mad River, our job is to minimize the risk while showing you a great time on the Snake River. All of our guides undergo rigorous training before handling their own boat on a river trip. This includes a week-long, intensive guide school, out of which we hand-pick only the best guides, a minimum of twenty shadows with an experienced guide and a two day whitewater rescue course that earns each guide an internationally recognized certification in river rescue. Some guides hold advanced certifications. Our river trip guides also hold medical certifications more advanced than the required CPR and First Aid certifications. Every one of our guides has either a Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder or higher medical certification. Rest assured, your safety is our number one priority. Take a moment to meet the Mad River "Family". We work together, we play together and we all share a love of the river. Everyone has a little something special they bring to the table, (some more special than others), but our goal is to show you a good time and share a little bit of our passion for the Snake River with you. Read more about us!
Mad River Boat Trips is located in the beautiful Jackson Hole Valley in northwestern Wyoming, just south of Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.
The Snake River begins its journey in the rugged backcountry of Yellowstone National Park and gathers water as it heads south toward Jackson Hole through Grand Teton National Park. The river exits the south end of Jackson Hole through the winding Snake River Canyon, lined with trees and steep granite walls, small alpine meadows and abundant wildlife. It’s on this section of the Snake that you’ll experience some of the wildest whitewater in the Rocky Mountains.