This being a remote destination rafting trip, we get to meet guests from all over the United States and the world, making it a real unique experience each adventure.
The Snake River Canyon is a kids outdoor playground! Our trips are great for families and groups. Kids as young as 7 are welcome on our Overnight Raft & Camping adventures (must be 21 for our Martinis & Massages experience).
The Snake River is well known for its beauty, history & geology – join us for a white water rafting adventure down Hells Canyon, just outside Boise, ID where we will raft, camp, enjoy stories from the past, explore canyon caves and more!
The Snake River is the longest tributary of the Columbia River and runs from Hells Canyon is the deepest naturally carved river gorge. The Snake River starts in eastern Wyoming, and travels through Idaho and then North bordering both Oregon and Idaho.
There is representation of human habitation on the Snake River dating back over 11,000 years. There are many phases of adaptive systems that have called these river banks home. Early fur trading evidence also exist along the Snake River, dating back 4,500 years back at one trading center in the Weiser area.
Native American history including the Nez Perce and Shoshone tribes occupying the Snake River Plain, although the two lived different lifestyles with livelihoods being quite different. The annual salmon run was prominently supporting the Nez Perce, who lived on the river in villages, while the Shoshone inhabited the plains and focused mainly on fur trading.
The Lewis and Clark expedition traveled these waters in the early 1800s, continuing all the way to the Columbia River, then to the Pacific Ocean. Fur trapping was prominent once the American settlers moved and beaver trapping competition from the Hudson Bay Company (out of Canada) was tough. In a short period of time the industry eradicated the beaver population, also in an attempt to keep the American pioneers away.
The Oregon Trail followed much of the Snake River, and the travelers would trade for salmon near Shoshone Falls.
Snake River rafting trips will include side hikes, swimming, fishing, but also the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the sun setting and rising each day, making it an amazing vacation.