Life’s been pretty weird lately, and if you’re like us you’re just itching to plan some upcoming adventure and travel. The best way to scratch that itch is to take some action! Why not look to Spring and book the perfect overnight whitewater rafting trip in Idaho? You’ll have something exciting and rewarding to look forward to all winter.
You must join us for our absolute favorite Spring and early Summer river trip: the 81-mile, 4-day whitewater rafting trip through Hells Canyon on the Snake River. This is the ultimate overnight trip and checks all the boxes for the “best of” river trip elements. Read about what makes Hells Canyon one of the best rafting trips in the U.S.!
Check out the highlights of our 4-day, 81-mile Hells Canyon Rafting Trip:
- One of the best whitewater trips in the U.S.
- Goes through the deepest canyon in North America
- Thrilling whitewater for the whole family
- Spring offers beautiful scenery, lush green growth and even baby animals!
- 4-day trip makes for a great long weekend or quick getaway
- All camping and rafting gear is provided
- Hearty, fresh, made-from-scratch meals all cooked for you
- Easy access from many major Western cities, easy to fly to
- Available May through June 17
- 81 miles downriver in just four days! You’ll see and experience so much.
Rafting early season (May and June) has a lot of advantages. The river is both quieter and busier – in the best ways. You’ll encounter fewer other people on the river, but Hells Canyon is buzzing with the new life of Spring. The canyon walls come alive with bright green, the colorful spring flowers abound, and another generation of baby animals are finding their footing (or their flying) with mom and dad. We often see families of bighorn sheep, mountain goats, elk, merganser ducks and Canada geese.
And here’s the best part: the 81-mile Hells Canyon river trip is normally a 5-day trip the rest of the season, but from May through June 17th it is just a 4-day trip. The higher water from Spring snowmelt allows us to move downriver at greater speeds. You’ll still have plenty of time for all the extras though, like fishing, side hikes, viewing historical sites and relaxing at camp. With a 4-day trip, you can fit this excursion into a long weekend and without taking as much time away. Now you have no excuse not to join us!
We always prefer to spend as much time as possible playing in Hells Canyon, so if you ask us, we’d be happy with a month on the river! But we understand this shorter trip makes it easier for you to get away. If it’s a matter of choosing between a 4-day river trip or nothing, well – that’s a no-brainer.
The higher water doesn’t necessarily mean that the rapids are big and scary, though. With spring runoff, some of the whitewater is a bit bigger while some of it is actually smaller or easier to navigate when rocks get covered up. The Hells Canyon trip is the perfect family trip and has a minimum age of 7-10, depending on water levels.
See the full trip description of the 4-day Hells Canyon trip here, including itinerary and logistics.
This special Spring trip is only available May through June 17th and availability is limited. These trips fill up quickly, so now is the time to make your reservation. Wondering about the cancellation policy and/or COVID-19? Read all about our policy here.
Getting here for the 4-day Hells Canyon whitewater rafting trip is easy. Here are the details.
Flying to Your Hells Canyon Raft Trip:
We provide just about everything you’ll need on the trip except your personal clothing and toothbrush, including a freshly-laundered sleeping bag. This makes it easy to fly to this trip. We recommend you fly into Boise and out of Lewiston or Spokane. We can help you arrange transportation from Boise to Cambridge, where you meet for the trip start, and to the airport after your trip as well. We’ll even store extra luggage for you in our office while you’re on the river. At the end of the trip, it’ll be waiting for you. You’ll head back home on a flight refreshed and relaxed.
Driving to Your Hells Canyon Raft Trip:
We’re an easy day drive (or less) from many major Northwest and Western locations, such as Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City, northern California, Bozeman and Missoula. And don’t forget, we’re only 2 hours from Boise! Or make a Spring road trip out of it from a farther location and make Hells Canyon rafting the highlight of your excursion. Your car will be shuttled for you from the beginning point of the trip to the end, and it will be there waiting for you when you finish the trip.
We’ll help you figure out all the details and find the perfect trip for you. Do you have a special family or friends occasion coming up, such as a birthday or reunion? Now is a great time to plan a group rafting trip as well! Call us for more information or book your trip today!