Pair your eight miles of whitewater with an additional eight miles of scenic float in the Upper Snake River Canyon. Join us for 16 river miles and make the most of your river experience. You'll float for eight miles in the upper canyon then pause at West Table for a bathroom break before you hit the river again and stop for lunch at Mad River's riverside camp half-way through your trip. There's no better way to relax than to slow it all down on a river trip. Bring a book, play some games with the kids and enjoy a few hours on the river.
This trip includes more time on the river for interpretive opportunities and a relaxing time at our riverside camp. Play some outdoor games, roast some marshmallows, catch a few chapters of a good book - all while you wait for your dutch oven lunch, hot off the coals. Slow it down, get away from it all and enjoy the river.
**During highwater conditions, our age minimums may change! Highwater can happen in May, June and even sometimes extend into July.**
Call our office to double check your child's eligibility to raft...
CHECK-IN & TRANSPORTATION: This trip requires check-in 30 minutes prior to launch time. The check-in location is at the Mad River office 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:
People come from all over the world to experience our newly designated "Wild and Scenic" river. Join us on the 8-Mile Whitewater in the Snake River Canyon and you'll see why the Snake River is such an unforgettable place. We welcome everyone from first timers to return rafters on this trip. So whether you're a newcomer, it's been 30 years, or you're a seasoned river rat, come early and experience the Snake River Canyon.
This trip launches from Pritchard Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon and winds its way south toward Alpine, WY. You'll travel 16 river miles from start to finish.
The first stretch of river is a flat water float through the upper Snake River Canyon. This is prime bald eagle nesting habitat, so bring your binoculars. Following the float, you'll head right into the Snake River Canyon for a whitewater experience with a stop for lunch. There are about 8 sets of rapids, ranging from class I and II to class III. Various river features encountered along the way include Lunchcounter and Big Kahuna rapids, Million Dollar Fishing Hole, Gauging Straights and Bailing Straights. You'll pause just after the gauging straights for lunch at Mad River's exclusive riverside camp at Blind Canyon, overlooking the two largest rapids in the canyon.
At the end of your meal, you will hit the water once again to finish out your whitewater experience with the biggest rapids in the canyon up first. Your guides will inform you on the history of the area as well as the local flora and fauna.
The Snake River Canyon is rich in geological history and your 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.
BOAT TYPE: This trip features our small raft. This raft is an AIRE inflatable, self-bailing, 15'6" raft. This is an 8 man raft. There are 6 paddling positions and 2 non-paddling positions in this raft.
Recommended for river explorers age six and older...
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.