• Location: Jackson, Wyoming
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 79.00 View price calendar

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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.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

Classic 8-Mile Snake River Whitewater

Family Friendly

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.

Customer Reviews

Doris M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great fun! Our guide, Fitz, was a wealth of information. We would do it again in a heartbeat.

Steve K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had a wonderful time on this rafting trip. Great group of people to participated. Wide variety of ages and abilities. Our guide, Ben, was outstanding. Helped make everyone feel comfortable and very expert at guiding and making things fun. Highly recommend!

Debora G

4 star rating: Recommended September 2016

a great activity for family and kids!


4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

We booked a month ahead of time on viator. We were concerned that this might cause a mess, due to using a third party, rather than booking directly with the service provider. We had NO issues. Everything worked out perfectly. When we arrived, the reservation was correct. The raft trip was great. The water levels were quite high, and the guide concentrated on safety.

Loretta D

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better September 2016

This was an enjoyable trip down the river for scenery.
It should not be advertised under whitewater rafting as it was very mild with only 3 brief grade 3 rapids. I would not recommend it.

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