Whitewater Rafting

Southwest Idaho is the nation’s whitewater capital. Outfitters can take you on adventures ranging from wet and wild to calm and peaceful. All promise stunning scenery as you drift to places accessible by no other means. The great outdoors can be unpredictable. Always put safety first and do not participate in activities beyond your experience level. When in doubt, hire an expert.

  • A Five-Day Adventure in Hells Canyon

    A Five-Day Adventure in Hells Canyon

    We’ve put together an itinerary for a high-adrenaline adventure in Hells Canyon. We packed as much excitement as we could into five days of rafting, hiking, horseback riding and more.

  • Bear Valley Rafting

    Bear Valley Rafting

    For over three decades, Bear Valley Rafting has been a trusted name for those looking for adventure on the Payette River. For owner Phil White, it’s more than a whitewater obsession, it’s a way of life.

  • Family-Friendly Floats

    Family-Friendly Floats

    Idaho whitewater isn’t just for thrill seekers – it’s for everyone, no matter their ages.

  • Cascade Raft & Kayak

    Cascade Raft & Kayak

    Cascade Raft & Kayak has been in the business of fun for three decades. All of it interwoven with the Long family who, for three generations now, has learned every ripple and meander of the Payette River.

  • 5 Things to Know about Southwest Idaho

    5 Things to Know about Southwest Idaho

    The most acclaimed wineries in the Northwest, the best whitewater in the country, the tallest sand dune in North America…All of it is in Southwest Idaho.

  • HWY 55 Guide

    HWY 55 Guide

    Hwy 55 — the essential Idaho road trip that takes you from sandy desert to green mountain views.

WHEN TO GO

Not surprisingly, summer is the best time for whitewater, though thanks to the proper gear, the season officially kicks off in May and extends to September.

Accommodations, Activities & More

Cascade Raft and Kayak

Cascade Raft and Kayak

At Cascade Raft and Kayak, bring your spirit of adventure — and we'll provide the rest.

Bear Valley Rafting

Bear Valley Rafting

Bear Valley River Company is the ideal place to fulfill your dreams of a true Idaho whitewater river rafting experience. Bear Valley Rafting is a small town raft company with an unbelievable staff, who love to come to work each day.

Hells Canyon Adventures

Hells Canyon Adventures

Experience the most remote region of the canyon where you will find the deepest elevations, the biggest rapids and the most stunning scenery. 

America’s Rafting Co

America’s Rafting Co

Float into the deep Idaho wilderness on a 3 to 6-day whitewater rafting adventure with America's Rafting Co.

Hells Canyon Raft

Hells Canyon Raft

Travel with the leaders in guided rafting trips in Idaho. This is our home.

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