East Fork Carson River – “Cave Rock to Hangman’s Bridge” 1/2 day raft trip


Continuous Class 3 Rapids!

Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate

Rating: Class 3-3+

Minimum Age: 9 years

Length: 7.5 miles

Time: 9:30am – 12:30 and 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Price: Starting at $88 [ VIEW PRICES ]

No meals, swimming ability required.


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This East Fork Carson 1/2 day raft trip is a swift flowing Class 3, and requires that everyone has some swimming ability. Swift moving cold water with few eddies require clients being a bit adventurous than some other Class trips like the South Fork American. If you are up for the challenge and Mother Nature has blessed us with adequate snow pack, then its a blast! 

This section does not have the advantage of the extra water from Markleeville Creek, which flows into the Carson River about 1.5 miles downstream. Due to that, the season is usually rather short and unpredictable.

We meet near Hangman’s Bridge south of the town of Markleeville, and shuttle upstream to the put-in at “Cave Rock”. The rafting is continuous Class 3 with few eddies for stopping. We take-out at Hangman’s Bridge. Refreshments are served for the shuttle ride back to your vehicles.

Tributary Whitewater Tours operates under permit from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.