Row yourself through the Tetons & past wildlife or let our guides take the oars on a scenic float, dinner trip, or brewery tour. Experiences for all! Read More
Jackson Hole Whitewater Rafting
A summer vacation in Jackson Hole isn't complete without a raft trip! Float down the Snake River for a relaxing expedition for the whole family. For the thrill-seekers, our whitewater rafting adventures are perfect!
Match a hot day with the famous whitewater rapid, Big Kahuna, or pair a cool evening with sunset, light hors d'ouvres, and cocktails! In addition to viewing the majestic Teton Mountain Range, the limestone cliffs of the Snake River Canyon, and the impressive horizon of Grey's National Forest, there is a wealth of wildlife along the river. Bald eagles, moose, marmots, pelicans, beavers, and osprey are just a few of the species that frequent the valley.
Choose either a white-knuckle whitewater rafting trip or a calm, scenic float. Both are great options for exploring Jackson Hole.
Find a list of experienced guides for a memorable summer adventure.
River Rafting Guides
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Float the BEST 13 miles of the Snake River & take in the wonder of the Grand Tetons. Enjoy experienced guides & binoculars for wildlife viewing! Read More
Journey down class II-III Snake River with stunning canyon scenery, calm stretches & fun rapids. Voted best Rafting Company for 8 years running! Read More
Enjoy 3 hours of majestic mountain views & wildlife too! Our TripAdvisor 5 star reviews speaks to our 55+ years of experience. Read More
Choose your adventure - whitewater, scenic, or both in one float! Guiding since 1963 we know all the secret spots and are safety experts. Read More
Trip Advisor’s #1 Rafting Guides! We offer 55+ years experience & safety for Snake River Whitewater & Scenic Floats. River-side dinner & cabins, too! Read More
Voted best Rafting Company for 8 years! Enjoy views of the Tetons & bring your camera for wildlife sightings on this safe & secure Snake River float. Read More
Is it the Guide? Is it the River or is it the Experience? Here at Mad River we believe it is all three. Experience the wild and scenic Snake... Read More
Jackson Hole Rafting with Lewis & Clark is among the most popular activities for all types of visitors. Families, adventurers, wildlife... Read More
Jackson Hole, WY: Cabins, RVs, tents, a river, and heaps of marshmallows! Located right on the Snake River, we'd love to take you whitewater rafting. Read More
AN ODE TO WATER: GET INTO THE FLOW
Written by longtime Jackson Hole local Frederick Reimers
Jackson Hole's lakes, rivers and streams offer world-class floating, fishing, and whitewater. Water, we are beginning to learn, is a phenomenon more soothing than any other. I’m not just talking about a cold dip on a hot day. Scientists are now starting to understand that merely looking at water can make us happier.
British studies have measured the fact that views of the sea and other blue spaces make us happier than other landscapes. Some researchers think the reason could be an evolutionary legacy— that our biggest evolutionary step was actually learning to fish and gleaning the omega 3 fatty acids. Others, like Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, author of Blue Mind, think that water bodies trigger a sense of awe.”
”It’s a mix of dopamine, oxytocin and endorphins, he says. And activation of the brain’s ‘default mode network’ which gives us a sense of oneness with the universe and self-referential thoughts.” Whatever the mechanism, it’s no wonder that so many hotels are situated on the water, as visitors are eager for glittering views. Luckily for locals and visitors alike, Jackson Hole is awash with waterways and opportunities to enjoy them.
The Snake River is Jackson Hole’s through line, starting at Jackson Lake, a widening of the river in a basin carved by long-ago receded glaciers. Rent a boat and cruise beneath the ramparts of the northern Tetons. Float the Snake River through Grand Teton National Park to see osprey wheeling in front of the Grand. Book a fishing trip and flick flies while your guide rows you into just the right spot. Or test your nerve with a rollicking adventure through the whitewater of the Alpine Canyon.
Each of these are fantastic adventures, flush with challenge and natural splendor. But it’s comforting for me to remember, especially towards the tail end of our high season, that in order to access the calming effects of our valley’s waterways, all I really have to do is turn towards the water and open my eyes and ears.
More river rafting guides:
N. Blacktail Butte
Moose, WY 83012-0100
945 W Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001-
225 W Broadway
Jackson, WY -
185 Center St
Jackson, WY 83012
Grand Teton National Park
Moran, WY 83013
Grand Teton National Park
Moran, WY 83013-0250
650 W. Broadway
Jackson, WY 83001-3695
335 N. Cache Street
Jackson, WY 83001-0720
1255 S Hwy 89
Jackson, WY 83002-
1035 W. Broadway
Jackson, WY 83002
Grand Teton National Park
Moran, WY 83013-0050
Wildlife Expeditions of Teton Science Schools is Jackson Hole’s premier and only nonprofit tour provider. Join us for a half, full or multi-day tour. Read More
Voted best Rafting Company 8 years in a row! Bring your camera for stunning views of the Tetons & wildlife sightings on this safe & secure ride. Read More
Recommended by Fodor's Travel, Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor we've run whitewater rafting and calm scenic float trips on the Snake River since 1971. Read More