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Classic Boat 8-Mile Whitewater Rafting on Snake River

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Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 6-12
Private Boat Starting price - 4 to 8 passengers (can go up to 16 passengers; additional fees)

You Can’t Go Wrong with Mad River’s Classic Whitewater Boats!

There are non-paddling and paddling positions in this raft. Most people choose this Snake River rafting option because they are first-time rafters or are traveling with small children. This trip features our standard size raft. This raft is an AIRE inflatable, self-bailing, 18’3” raft. This boat seats 16 people per boat.

Mad River’s experienced guides will share the history of the area as well as information about the incredible local flora and fauna. The Snake River Canyon is rich in geological history and your guide will point out some of the features that make this canyon unique. You may see river otters, osprey, and bald eagles on your Wyoming rafting trip. A lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk, or even a grizzly or black bear.

Overview of the Snake River:

People come from all over the world to experience our newly designated “Wild and Scenic” river. 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.

Course of Trip:

All whitewater trips launch from West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon and wind their way south toward Alpine, WY, exiting the river at Sheep Gulch Boat Ramp. Guests travel 8 river miles from start to finish. There are about 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I to III. Rapids include Station Creek, Double Draw, Blind Canyon, Big Kahuna, Lunchcounter, Ropes, Champagne, and Cottonwoods.

Best Suited For:

Classic boats are best suited for families with kiddos 6 to 9 years old (must weigh at least 50 pounds), solo travelers, active seniors, first-timers, multi-generational travelers, or large groups.

Rentals Available:

Need to borrow some of our gear? You can rent Booties ($5), Wetsuits ($10), and Wetsuit Jackets ($5) at check out or the day of your trip!

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