All About Mad River Boat Trips
​River Running in Jackson Hole

The Wild and Scenic Snake River

Mad River Boat Trips is a Snake 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".

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 Mad River Guide Instructors - 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".

The boats may have changed over the years, but here at Mad River Boat Trips, 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 with our experienced Mad River outfitters.

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Where is Mad River?

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.

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