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Snake River Tours

Stretching 1,080 miles (1,735 kilometers) from Yellowstone National Park to the Oregon border, the Snake River is one of North America’s longest rivers. It serves an important role in the ecosystem as a home for tons of wildlife, including wild salmon, and is also a top location for water recreation like rafting, fishing, and kayaking.


The Basics

Snake River activities are all about the water and one of the most popular ways to enjoy the rushing white water is rafting through Snake River Canyon. Join a guide to safely navigate Class III rapids from Jackson Hole in Wyoming, or head out on trip from Grand Teton National Park for amazing mountain views. Floating trips offer a calm alternative with chances to see animals like moose, deer, and river otters in their natural habitat, while jet boat tours cover the most miles in the least amount of time. Or, make a full day out of exploring Grand Teton National Park from Jackson Hole to combine a Snake River white-water rafting trip with hiking and sightseeing.


Things to Know Before You Go

  • Dress for the weather, as this is an outdoor activity.
  • Find a tour that matches your comfort level, from easy floats to fast rapids.
  • Consider bringing a waterproof camera and binoculars. 


How to Get There

Though the largest portion of the Snake River is in Idaho, the river also runs through Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, and Washington, where it joins the Columbia River. It is most readily accessed from a number of US parks, including Yellowstone National Park and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area—roughly six hours from Portland. Other popular put-ins include Clarkston, Washington; Lewiston, Idaho; and Astoria, Oregon.


When to Get There

Visit during the summertime for the most pleasant weather and best chance of joining a guided tour, as many are only offered seasonally from May through September.


Snake River Origins

The Snake River was created by a volcanic hot spot that today sits under Yellowstone. Once known as the Lewis River, the name Snake River actually comes from a mix-up: Early pioneers misunderstood the Shoshone peoples’ hand signal for fish and thought they were signifying snakes.

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Classic 8-Mile Snake River Whitewater, Jackson Hole, null
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Classic 8-Mile Snake River Whitewater

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

This is the classic whitewater rafting trip experience down the Grand Canyon of the Snake River. It doesn't take all day, but you'll wish it did.  The rapids ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Snake River Scenic Float with Teton Views, Jackson Hole, White Water Rafting
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Snake River Scenic Float with Teton Views

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Enjoy a peaceful float down the Snake River. Not to worry - your guide does all the work. Simply relax and take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife views all ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.00
21-Mile Combo: Snake River-Scenic and Whitewater Trip, Jackson Hole, Float Trips
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21-Mile Combo: Snake River-Scenic and Whitewater Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

This combination tour is the result of two local operators teaming up to bring you one of the most requested and highly anticipated trips out of Jackson Hole. ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.00
Scenic Float Trip: Snake River with Grand Teton Views, Jackson Hole, White Water Rafting
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Scenic Float Trip: Snake River with Grand Teton Views

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

You will enjoy a 13-mile scenic float on the Snake River in Jackson Hole with wildlife viewing and Grand Teton views. Moose, deer and river otters are just a ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Snake River Whitewater Rafting Classic Boat, Jackson Hole, White Water Rafting
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Snake River Whitewater Rafting Classic Boat

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Hop in the raft and be prepared for a wild ride down the Snake River on this 3-hour whitewater rafting journey. Paddle through intermediate level Class III ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle, Jackson Hole, White Water Rafting
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Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 102 Reviews

Explore Grand Teton National Park in search of wildlife on this exhilarating tour by open-air safari-style vehicle in the summer (June 15 - August 31). At dawn ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.00
Small Boats with Big Action, Jackson Hole, Nature & Wildlife
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Small Boats with Big Action

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Gently shaken, never stirred. Choose small boats on the Snake River for a wild ride with bigger whitewater action. With eight passengers per boat, this raft ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Grand Teton National Park Tour from Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, White Water Rafting
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Grand Teton National Park Tour from Jackson Hole

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

Experience the tranquil landscapes of Grand Teton National Park on this easy day trip from Jackson. A must-see Wyoming treasure, this park offers one ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.00
Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River, Jackson Hole, Day Trips
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Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Relax on a tranquil rafting trip along Wyoming's Snake River on this tour from Jackson Hole. Drift past bald eagle and osprey nesting areas, and admire a ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: Flexible

From USD $77.00
Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tour, Boise, White Water Rafting
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Hells Canyon Jet Boat Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Jet Boat Tour through the Wild River Section of the Snake River in Hells Canyon - South Entrance - Hells Canyon Dam. The Wild River Section is where you find ...  Read more

Location: Boise, Idaho
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.00

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