For our company, guiding new people down the Snake River each day is more than just letting them crush rapids. The Snake has so much to offer: beautiful scenery, flourishing wildlife, and exciting water flow. But what most people don't realize is how much history lies in this land, this river, and this company. For 11,000 years, the Snake River's inhabitants have contributed to the writing of its incredible story. We are humbled and thrilled that Mad River has been a part of that story for the last 40 years. The year is 1976. Breck O'Neal … Read More
What are you doing on the 21 st of August?
Coming to Jackson Hole maybe? Thinking very hard about coming to Jackson Hole, Wyoming? Already made the final decision to come to Jackson Hole?
That is an EXCELLENT choice, my friend! August 21 st is going to be a day for the record books – but only if your eyes are to the sky. The sky above Jackson Hole, more specifically, being among the best for the day.
A little after 11:30 am that day, if you happen to be lucky enough to be here in Ja… Read More
Summer in Jackson Hole is beautiful, as usual, and the people are here to prove it. The streets of town are packed with park visitors, and our Boathouse is bursting with rafters. We are having a nice long stretch of dry weather in Western Wyoming as well, which means it is HOT and DRY. Great rafting weather, just don't forget the sunscreen and water bottles. (The sun at 6,000 feet can be brutal)
Our sunny days are also helping out the loc… Read More
The Mad River boathouse has all the trappings of winter still (snow included). Even through the snow, I can almost smell the wetsuits in our office already, finally out of storage and just waiting to be handed out to you. I know that as we are wrapping up the end of winter and ushering in the beginning of our summer, so is everyone else. Plans are being made. Hopes and dreams of escaping the daily stress you deal with all year round – even if just for a week, or even a weekend – are popping up as those vacation days get closer and clos… Read More
Here at Mad River Boat Trips we have the benefit of spending all of our time in, and around the Snake River. That is, during the summer time we do. Unfortunately, we can't run the river all year round. Water levels drop in the fall and winter and we still haven't found anyone keen to go rafting in a Wyoming winter with “temperatures so low, your face hurts". Freezing temperatures do not make fun in the water, “fun", anymore. Those kinds of low temperatures mercifully come just in January –… Read More
Mad River Boat Trips is your rafting ticket to exploring the wet and wild Snake River. Watch some of our favorite Jackson Hole whitewater rafting videos below. The Mad River guides are happy to share their vast knowledge of animals, flora, and geology of the area, and all guides hold advanced certifications in rafting safety. Come join Mad River Boat Trips on the famous Snake River, for a whitewater rafting trip you won't soon forget!
Jackson Hole Whitewater Rafting on the Snake River
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Whether you're new to the Jackson Hole area or have been living there your entire life, you're about to enter one of the most breathtakingly gorgeous seasons imaginable - autumn. As the summer weather begins to become a distant memory and the days get shorter, a stunning transformation takes place. The animals in the area begin to ready themselves for the cold winter months ahead, and Mother Nature dazzles us with fall foliage.
Just because the Mad River is now closed for the season doesn't mean there isn't a lot to do in … Read More
Sometimes, it takes an extraordinary experience to help you understand and bond with the people you work with. One such experience that combines excitement with learning, adventure with cooperation, and playfulness with professionalism, is whitewater rafting.
There's nothing quite like the thrill of a heart-pounding experience down the whitewater rapids of the legendary Snake River. When it comes to whitewater rafting, you'll want to understand the language and lingo used, so you can react properly when given an instruction. Before you head off on your next adventure, brush up on a few specific whitewater rafting terms.
Easy enough, the bow is the front of the raft or boat you're on. You'll need to kno… Read More
Sometimes floating in a pool just isn't enough. You want speed and adventure, but you're not quite ready to jump off a cliff. Luckily, white water rafting is the perfect fix for adrenaline junkies and those wishing to cool off. With different routes ranging from relaxing, to totally extreme, there's guaranteed to be a river trip to fit your style. Here are a few things you should know before enjoying the raging rapids on the Snake River!
Humanity was successful thanks to rivers like the Tigris and Euphrates, so treating them the same way we would treat a respected elder should be expected even without considering how important they still are today for many of the same purposes. These simple ideas are a great way to help keep our rivers alive through water conservation and a bit of environmental friendliness.
Located at the beautiful valley floor between the Tetons and the Snake River, it's hard to find a more perfect location for experiencing wildlife than Jackson Hole. We're home to some of the most incredible collections of American animals available, from dominant predators to majestic herds, and everything in between. If you're ready to get out and see nature in motio… Read More