Fly along the beautiful Snake River before crossing over the Teton Range to soar along the tallest peaks in Jackson Hole. Escape into glittering alpine lakes, distant waterfalls and wild canyons. After you have soared over Jackson Hole, grab your paddle and get ready to raft 8 miles of non-stop fun in the Snake River Canyon. Raft through a series of class I to class III rapids where your experienced guide will point out wildlife and share rich history on the local flora and fauna. This is a full day of learning, exploring, and fun that you won't want to miss.
Small Boats… Big Action is a big adventure trip on the Snake River. With 8 passengers in a small white water rafting boat, you will really feel the whitewater rapids. All participants should be able to paddle on this trip. Your guide will rely on the passengers to power the raft so everyone should be physically fit and ready for a challenge. On a small whitewater rafting boat, you can expect to get wet, no matter where you sit in the raft. This trip launches with our white water rafting boats from West Table Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon and winds its way south toward Alpine, WY. You'll travel 8 river miles from start to finish. There are about 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I and II to class III. The smaller boat size on this trip makes for a more adventurous ride. Your guide will be relying on you to provide power to the raft, so grab a paddle and get ready. Various river features will be encountered, such as Lunchcounter and Big Kahuna rapids, Million Dollar Fishing Hole, Gauging Straights and Bailing Straights. Your experienced Mad River guides are always excited to 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.
Check in is at 7:30 AM at the Jackson Hole Aviation Hangar. Flight time is weather dependent and the total flight time is 60 minutes. Guests transport themselves from the Jackson Hole Airport to Mad River. Check in time for the whitewater trip is at 12:00 PM. The whitewater trip departs at 12:30 PM.
This trip features our small white water raft. This raft is an AIRE inflatable, self-bailing, 15'6" raft. This is an 8 man raft. There are 6 paddling positions and 2 non-paddling positions in this raft.
TRIP TIME: 8 HRS (door to door)
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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.