You can’t go wrong with Mad River’s classic boats that seat 16 people per boat with non-paddling and paddling positions. Perfect for first-time rafters or families with kids that are 6 or older (also must…
- Adult Ages 13+
- Child Ages 6-12
- Child (11:30AM Lunch Trip Rate)
The Biggest, Maddest Ride on the Snake River!
Mad River’s Super Small Boats are the ultimate whitewater trip on the Snake River. With paddling action and big waves, this trip boasts Snake River thrills from start to finish. Grab a paddle and live the adventure.
With 6 passengers in our smallest boat, guests can expect to feel every whitewater rapid. This trip features our smallest raft. This raft is an AIRE inflatable, self-bailing, 13’ 6” raft. This is a-6 man raft. There are 6 paddling positions in this raft 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 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:
Super small boats are best suited for fit adults, honeymooners, bro-cations, or thrill-seekers. Mad River’s recommendation is that all participants should be physically fit, able to paddle, and ready for a challenge. Although the minimum age for Mad River’s whitewater trips is 6 years old, this ride is suggested for kiddos 13 years and older.
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!
This trip features our smallest raft. This raft is an AIRE inflatable, self-bailing, 13’6″ raft. This is a 6-man raft. There are 6 paddling positions in this raft. All AIRE boats are made in Meridian, Idaho, USA.
- 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
- Launch times vary seasonally or may be altered due to extreme water conditions.
- When: 30 minutes prior to your scheduled trip time (45 minutes prior if you are renting gear)
- Where: Mad River, 1255 South Highway 89 Jackson Wyoming 83001. Just 2 miles south of the town square, between Whole Grocer and Smith’s Grocery.
Transportation from the Mad River Boat Wedge to the river and back is provided on every Mad River trip.
- Synthetic layers + bathing suit
- Shoes that can get wet that will not come off your feet – no flip flops!
- A sweatshirt/towel
- Hats and sunglasses are recommended
- Don’t forget sunscreen!
- Professional river guide
- Transportation to and from the river (all departures leave from the Mad River Wedge)
- Personal flotation device (PFD)
- Splash gear
- Helmets (required in high water conditions)
Gratuity is not included in regularly scheduled departures. Standard gratuity is recommended at 20% of the rack rate.
**Rentals are available to purchase at checkout or the day of your trip: Booties ($5), Wetsuit ($10), and Wetsuit Jackets ($5).