White Water Rafting

Enjoy the Snake River White Water Rapids near Jackson Hole.

If you’re looking for an exhilarating summer time activity near Jackson Hole, you may want to consider some white water rafting in the Snake River Canyon. With the Snake’s rapids categorized as Class II and III, the waters are suitable for first timers and families. If you’re staying at any of the Jackson Wyoming hotels in the area, your adventure is easily accessible and can be booked through a number of different outfitters. This article provides some tips to give you an idea of what to expect on your white water adventure.

You’re Going To Get Wet!

For this reason, make sure to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting soaked. Bring a change of clothing and a towel to dry off with after the trip. Synthetic clothing is better for retaining heat and drying faster, so wear something other than your blue jeans and t-shirt if at all possible. Don’t bring your phone and make sure any cameras or video equipment are waterproof.

Wear Secure Fitting Shoes

There’s a good chance that you’ll lose your flips flops to the Snake, so use footwear that’s much more secure. Strap on hiking sandals or running shoes are acceptable, but water shoes, if you have them, are probably the best. Keep in mind that it’s also unsafe to to raft barefoot so most outfitters don’t allow it.

Protect Yourself From The Sun

Being on the water will reflect and magnify the sun’s rays. Make sure to protect yourself with sunscreen – ideally waterproof. Being in a boat can also expose parts of your body that might not normally receive much sun, such as your thighs or knee caps. Apply your sunscreen liberally. You should also bring sunglasses with a strap or retainer that keeps them safe around your neck.

Listen To Your Guide

It’s the guide’s job to ensure you’re safe, but it’s your job to listen to what they have to say. You’ll be given full safety instructions before you even hit the water so make sure you understand what you’re being told. Once on the water, follow their lead and everybody should have a good time.

Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

As one of the premiere luxury Jackson Wyoming hotels, Hotel Terra Jackson Hole provides a perfect location for those looking for some adventurous watersports. The Snake River Canyon is only a 30 minute drive from the lodge and has easy access to a large number of Snake River outfitters. If you’d like some help planning your white water rafting trip, our concierge service would be glad to be of help.