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Classic 8-Mile Snake River Whitewater

Highlights
  • 3.5-hour whitewater rafting tour from Jackson
  • Tackle the rapids of the Snake River
  • Enjoy the alpine scenery of Snake River Canyon
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Classic 8-Mile Snake River Whitewater
From US$79.00
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This is the classic 8 mile whitewater rafting trip experience down the Grand Canyon of the Snake River. The boat holds 10 to 12 guests. There are non-paddling and paddling positions.
US$79.00
12:30pm Classic Whitewater
This is the classic 8 mile whitewater rafting trip experience down the Grand Canyon of the Snake River. The boat holds 10 to 12 guests. There are non-paddling and paddling positions.
US$79.00
2:30pm Classic Whitewater
This is the classic 8 mile whitewater rafting trip experience down the Grand Canyon of the Snake River. The boat holds 10 to 12 guests. There are non-paddling and paddling positions.
US$79.00
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Overview
If you're picturing a classic whitewater rafting trip in the Rocky Mountains, this 8 mile (13-km) journey down the Snake River in Wyoming is it. Traverse about eight sets of Class I, II, and III rapids as you make your way through Snake River Canyon, aka the Grand Canyon, with a rafting guide. When booking, select the rafting season and corresponding departure time you prefer.
What to Expect
Your tour starts at the rafting office in Jackson, where you'll check in 30 minutes before your scheduled launch time. From here, you'll be transferred to West Table Boat Ramp on the Snake River to hop aboard your raft with your guide. 

When everyone is geared up and ready, set off down the river toward Alpine, Wyoming, traveling eight river miles in total. With your guide providing instructions, navigate about eight sets of rapids, ranging from Class I to Class III, including features such as the Big Kahuna rapids, Lunch Counter, the Million Dollar Fishing Hole, Gauging Straights, and Bailing Straights. 

During the calmer moments, listen to commentary from your guide about the area's history, wildlife, and vegetation. Take in views of the Grand Canyon of the Snake River, and keep your eyes open for animals like bald eagles, river otters, osprey, mule deer, elk, a mountain goat, or maybe even a bear, if you're really lucky.

Your rafting tour takes place on a standard-size inflatable, self-bailing, 18-foot (5.5-meter) AIRE raft, which seats 16 people but these tours average 10 to 12 guests per boat. Both paddling and non-paddling positions are available.

When your rafting adventure ends, you'll be returned to the tour office.
Reviews (51)
1 - 5 of 45 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
So much fun!

My husband and I took a Whitewater rafting trip this past September with Mad River. We were in a raft with four other people and our guide Christian. A little chilly but it was a blast!! Highly recommend Mad River.

Thank BethLynne127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome Day on the Snake

Want to spend time in nature and get a little rush? Go White Water Rafting!!!! it was such a good time.

Thank Jordan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wild Water with Ian

What a fun day in the river! Ian was the best- expert and knowledgeable. Told great stories. Knew just how to take the rapids for a wet and wild time. Highly recommend for an adventurous day.

Thank peg m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Expectations Wildly Exceeded!

Maybe it was the picture perfect September weather, maybe it was the Snake River flowing just right for a rafting newbie with enough power at the right times to leave a life-long impression (you know what I mean), maybe it was our guide's (Elaine) best...More

Thank Ed P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great trip with 18 members of my family

Our yearly family trip to Jackson Wy is highlighted by our whitewater trip every year. My grandchildren love the experience. We had 18 of us on the river this year, ages 6 to 66.

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Kathy S
26 July 2018|
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Response from jilsajtar0429 |
It depends on the river level is what we were told. There is a dam towards the top that is released sometimes which makes it flow quicker. It can be 45 minutes to 90 the slowest is what we were told I believe. Hopefully... More
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momma2be
7 April 2018|
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Response from shy_maia | Reviewed this property |
@momma2be- here's what I pulled for you from their website: Whitewater Trips: Children must be six years of age or older on the date of the trip. Please do mind our recommended ages for each of our whitewater boat... More
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