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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Snake River
Mad River Boat Trips
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.
Highlights
  • 3.5-hour whitewater rafting tour from Jackson
  • Tackle the rapids of the Snake River
  • Enjoy the alpine scenery of Snake River Canyon
  • Look for native wildlife
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Highly recommend, awesome whitewater raft trip! Excellent experience with Mad River

We had a spectacular 8 mile classic white water trip with Mad River. Our guide, Nate, was fantastic, and all the logistics were handled smoothly and enthusiastically, from registering to signing waivers, to bus ride that took us to our launch point. We did this...More

Thank DC4Mom
MADRIVERJACKSONHOLE, General Manager at Mad River Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi DC4Mom, Thank you for your review! We agree, rafting is a bucket list activity for anyone visiting Jackson Hole. We all feel lucky to work in an industry that *most of the time, doesn't feel like work at all. :) Thank you for choosing...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great rafting!!

A great trip - we recommend the morning whitewater rafting (definitely get the wetsuits). The guides are great and so is the river!

Thank jpneedleman
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun experience, great guide

What a way to see the beauty of the area! Mad River does a great job of making the booking, check in, rentals, and overall experience easy and enjoyable. Highly recommend wet suit, jacket, boots, the works. The water is cold when you are getting...More

Thank amandak2782
Reviewed 1 week ago
AWESOME!!!!!!!!

I am not normally an adventurer so when my husband suggested this I was a little nervous. It ended up being one of the best experiences I've ever had. Molly was our guide and she was wonderful. She made sure we understood the importance of...More

Thank jsnart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A great experience!

We had such a great experience rafting with Mad River! They are a great operation with great customer service and great guides! Bobby was ours and he was fantastic! Very skilled and he kept us safe with a lot of fun mixed in. We are...More

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momma2be
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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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