The moon's umbral shadow will strike a path across the US on August 21st, 2017. Jackson Hole, Wyoming lies right in the path of totality, which means the sun will become completely "covered" as the moon passes between the sun and the earth. Here at Mad River Boat Trips, we have prepared a special viewing opportunity on the Snake River at Mad River's exclusive riverside camp. Join us for a whitewater trip with lunch and a viewing party down in the Snake River Canyon. Bring your sunglasses and check this big one off your bucket list.
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CHECK-IN & TRANSPORTATION: This trip requires check-in 30 minutes prior to launch time. The check-in location is at Mad River located at 1255 S HWY 89, just 2 miles south of town. Transportation from the Mad River Boat House to the river and back is provided on every Mad River trip. Complimentary pick up is available at most Jackson and Teton Village locations.
RAFT TRIP DETAILS:
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, Gauging Straights and Bailing Straights. 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.
This specialty trip stops for lunch in the Snake River Canyon at Mad River's exclusive Blind Canyon Camp Site. The camp site is river-access only.
This trip includes riverside lunch, gratuity and a private viewing party in the Snake River Canyon.
BOAT TYPE: 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.
Seeing the sun disappear? Priceless.
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.
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.