Jackson Hole River Rafting
Jackson Hole, a 48 miles long valley containing the River Snake is nicknamed as the “Last of the Old West”. The headwaters of the Snake River originate from the Yellowstone National Park and reach Jackson Hole through the Grand Teton National Park. Rugged granite canyons form the backdrop to some thrilling whitewater fun. The area is also abundant in wildlife.
Jackson Hole offers scenic floats as well as whitewater thrills along its course. The Class I-II section of the river with its mellow streams is popular among families and kids. Drifting in the calm rivers, surrounded by the lush forests and the rugged peaks of Teton can be an experience worth cherishing. The Class III section of the river provides stimulating rides for 8 continuous miles through rapids like Lunch Counter, Big Kahuna, Station Creek drop, S-turns, Cutbanks, Three Oar Deal, Ropes and Champagne.
The dense cottonwood forests around the whitewater trail are an excellent breeding ground for bald Eagles and ospreys. Early mornings are the best time for viewing deer, moose, otters, elk and a large variety of waterfowl.
The Jackson Hole whitewater season usually starts from late spring and ends in September. The trips are popular among families as well as whitewater enthusiasts.