Join some of most experienced Whitewater Rafting guides on the Snake River in Jackson Hole. No one knows better how to navigate this eight-mile canyon, which makes for a fun, family friendly ride.
Trip Details: This classic whitewater trip launches from West Table Boat Ramp south of Hoback, WY and takes out at Sheep Gulch, north of Alpine, WY. Be prepared to get wet over the course of eight rapids, which rise and fall with a lovely cadence down an exciting eight-mile stretch of river. In addition to wildlife sighting, rafters may encounter other outdoor enthusiasts gather here to huck cliffs and surf one of the most popular rapids, the Big Kahuna. Keep your cameras at home. Our photographers will help you record the wild and scenic memories.
The Snake River rises in western Wyoming and travels through six states, making it the largest tributary to the Columbia River which leads to the Pacific Ocean in Washington and Oregon. It is known for its volcanic origins and varied geological history and it was once called the Mad River. Recently designated “Wild and Scenic” the section of the river that winds through Jackson Hole is classified as a class I-III river. Class I rapids allow for a flat water, scenic float up north and class III rapids offer a thrilling whitewater ride to the south.
Pick a paddling or non-paddling position and brace yourself for eight wild and scenic rapids. Classic trips use AIRE inflatable, self-bailing, 18’3″ vessels. In a normal year these rafts seat 16 people, but we are limiting the number of people to 8 to 10 people per boat this summer due to Covid-19.
Large Boat Public Trip is priced at $92 per person (ages 6+) and Large Boat Private Trip priced at $700.
Our smaller boat trip on the Snake River is great for small parties, 6 or 8 passengers, who don’t mind getting wet. Small Boats create big waves on the whitewater section of the Snake River south of Jackson Hole. Paddle on through class I to Class IV rapids with experienced guides for a thrilling 3-hour adventure. You will hold your own as you learn to paddle through eight miles of rapids. Be ready for thrills and chills that will take your breath away and challenge your balance. The smaller boats make for an ultimate experience.
Small Boat Trip (Private Only) is priced at $700 (up to 8 ppl with at least 4 adults).
When: Please check in 30 minutes prior to your scheduled trip time.
How Do We Get There: Transportation from the boat house to the river and back is provided.
Wildlife sightings are common in the Snake River Canyon. Moose, mountain goats, mule deer and birds of prey bedazzle the banks of the river. A lucky few might even catch a glimpse of a black or grizzly bear. Your guides have been watching these animals’ habits for years and will entertain you with stories about their behavior and how they rely on the river. They will also share the rich geological history of the canyon. Keep your eyes peeled for river otters and cutthroat trout in the water and osprey, hawks and bald eagles fishing from above.
What do I wear?
It is recommended to wear clothing that is comfortable when damp or wet. It is recommended to not wear cotton (jeans, sweatshirts, etc. Swim Suits are the best option during summer. On cooler days fleece, wool and polypropylene work well for saying. Splash jackets are available at no extra charge and wetsuits are available including booties. Wear sneakers or snug fitting boat shoes. Sandalss and bare feet are prohibited.
Scenic Trips: On the scenic trips for the most part you will stay dry. We recommend wearing layers to stay warm. It tends to me warm during the morinngs but the temperature quickly rises by 10 am. In case of rain ponchos are available.