It doesn’t take all day… but you’ll wish it did!

Classic Boats ... Classic Adventure
(8-Mile Whitewater)

This is the classic whitewater rafting trip experience down the Grand Canyon of the Snake River. It doesn't take all day, but you'll wish it did. This is the whitewater rafting trip you've been waiting for - we guarantee it will be one you remember for a lifetime. The rapids are fun and the calm sections of river let you relax and enjoy the scenery all around you. There are non-paddling and paddling positions in this raft all watched over by an experienced whitewater rafting guide.


This trip launches 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. Various river features will be encountered, such as Lunch counter and Big Kahuna rapids, Million Dollar Fishing Hole, and Double Draw Rapid. Your whitewater rafting guide will share information on the history of the area as well as teach you about the local flora and fauna.

The Snake River Canyon is rich in geological history and your whitewater rafting guide will point out some of the features that make this canyon unique. You might see river otters, osprey and bald eagles on your trip. The lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a mountain goat, a mule deer, an elk or even a grizzly or black bear.


WHEN: 30 minutes prior to your scheduled trip time
WHERE: Mad River Boat House, 1255 South Highway 89 Jackson Wyoming 83001

**Transportation from the Mad River Boat House to the river and back is provided on every Mad River trip.


This trip features our standard size raft. This raft is an AIRE inflatable, self-bailing, 18'3" raft. It seats 16 people but we average 10 to 12 guests per boat. There are non-paddling and paddling positions in this raft. All AIRE boats are made in Meridian, Idaho, USA.

Available mid May to late September Recommended for first timers and seasoned river rats age six and older...

TRIP TIME: 3 - 3.5 HRS (door to door)

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Summer Special !!
Take $20 off per person.
Valid at 8:00 and 8:30 ONLY.

Use the code "EARLY" and book online.
(Fine print: The discount is only valid on these two morning departures (small boats and classic boats). Any discounts used on other trips will incur fees. The discount does NOT apply to existing reservations. Trips MUST be booked online. Discounts are only valid for groups of 9 people or less. Trips are subject to availability.)

CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES:There is a 48-hour cancellation policy on this trip. For groups of 10 or more, there is a 72-hour cancellation policy.

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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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