Snake River Whitewater Rafting

Classic Whitewater Rafting

Experience classic Snake River whitewater rafting in Jackson Hole with Teton Whitewater in our standard raft that can hold up to 16 people!
Trip Duration: 2.5-3 hours round trip
Price: Adults $105, Children (6-12) $95
Trip Availability: May - September

Classic Snake River Whitewater Rafting (16-person boat)

What to Expect

Our classic Snake River whitewater rafting trip will take you on a thrilling adventure that’s perfect for your entire group. The trip is 8 miles of beautiful scenery and whitewater thrills.

Push through rapids like Lunch Counter and Big Kahuna, refresh with a quick swim in the cold water of the Snake River for the bravest of the group, and take in the beautiful scenery of the Snake River Canyon. This adventure is fun for the whole family, and will be sure to leave smiles on everyone’s faces! Our classic rafts accommodate up to 16 riders and the minimum age requirement is 6 years old. In mid-August, we switch to a midsized raft that will accommodate up to 12 people in order to account for the lower water flows. The minimum age for our Snake River whitewater rafting trips may increase during higher water flows. Check out our Snake River flows and water levels page for more information! 

To find the perfect trip for you and your group, be sure to take a look at all of our Snake River rafting trips.

Recommended Gear

You should plan to get wet during your Snake River whitewater rafting trip. We recommend quick-dry clothes or swimsuits and to avoid cotton materials. Wetsuits are great for colder days, and rain jackets are helpful for rainy days. Shoes are required on all of our trips, there is a walk back to the bus after your trip, and you’ll be glad to have them. We recommend shoes that will stay on your feet and are comfortable when wet. We have more specific recommendations for what to wear on our river conditions page. 

Cameras and phones are not recommended, but there are two professional companies that take pictures and videos at the largest rapids. After your trip, the office can give you the information needed to purchase these.

Dry clothes, snacks, and water can be left on the bus for your ride back to our office, and there will be changing rooms available at the end of the trip. Be sure to also wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water prior to your tip. Safety gear and equipment will be provided to you for your adventure!

​​Cancellation Policy

Teton Whitewater has a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you notify us of your intent to cancel your booked trip prior to 48 hours from your departure then we will offer you a 100% refund. For groups of 10 or more, we have a 1-week cancellation policy. Anyone that cancels before these times will receive a 100% refund.

We are limited by the National Forest Service as to how many people we can bring down the Snake River on one trip. If you book a spot on a trip, we are no longer able to sell your seat, therefore, if you cancel within the time of our cancellation policy, we can only refund the money if we can find people to fill the spots you have vacated.

Reviews From Our Guests

“We had the most amazing experience with both the scenic and whitewater rafting adventure! Our scenic guide, Jake, was knowledgeable and kind. Our whitewater raft guide, Spencer, was totally funny, knowledgeable, and personable. An awesome trip indeed!!! Totally recommend.”

Veronica Nelson

“I am not a person who regularly writes reviews, but our family of four had the most amazing experience with Teton Whitewater. 100% of the staff members we encountered were exceptionally friendly and helpful. You can tell that the employees care about making sure the rafting experience is fun and exciting for everyone. The bathrooms and rented wetsuits were clean and in good condition. I had some questions before the trip and my emails were always answered within 15 minutes of when I sent them. Our guide, Spencer, was outstanding. It was obvious that he was experienced and knowledgeable. Our raft had a great time getting to know each other and Spencer made sure he got to know each of us, as well. As we drove away after the trip my two teenagers said that this experience was the coolest thing we have ever done on a trip. Thank you all for the great family experience that will last a lifetime.” 

Abigail Turgeon

“Most fun I have had in years! Awesome adventure with the best staff imaginable. I could not have been happier with my experience.”

Eric Banks

“Just an all around great experience! The staff is so kind and friendly. I felt like I was among friends from the moment I walked in the door. The float was beautiful. The bus ride had great music. I felt like safety was a high priority throughout the entire event. Everyone in our group left with a smile and some incredible memories. Thanks so much for an awesome river experience!!”

John Parker

“Super fun! The guides make it such a fun and different experience from some of the other companies in town! This is the one to use for sure!”

Tanner Pursley

Frequently Asked Questions


We encourage you to make your booking as soon as possible just to make sure you secure your spot!

The larger your group or family, the earlier you should book. For groups less than 10 people you can call and cancel and get a full refund as long as you do so at least 48 hours (two days) before your trip. For groups over 10 people, the same rule applies except you must call and cancel at least one week before your trip.


For Scenic trips you shouldn’t get wet and normal casual clothes are encouraged, it’s always a good idea to bring a light jacket or sweater as well. Your feet might get wet so please keep that in mind and be sure to choose appropriate footwear. Scenic trips include complimentary water as well as blankets and ponchos in case of inclement weather. Feel free to bring some snacks as well

For Whitewater trips, swimsuits and sturdy footwear are encouraged for this trip, you might even want to consider renting wetsuits or booties from our office to help you stay warm!


On the official Class I – Class V rapids scale, the Snake River is classified as a Class II. This means our stretch of river is an intermediate rating and is great for all rafters!

Be aware that high or low water flows can change river conditions and the experience you might have. Stay informed, and plan your trip accordingly. Our safety record is top-notch, and we focus on mitigating risk, and always put safety first.


Our scenic trip is a 13 mile Wilson Scenic float. It’s a beautiful stretch of the Snake River with typically 8 to 10 people on one scenic boat. The Wilson float is great for seeing bald eagles, moose, and other wildlife and scenery!

Our 8-mile whitewater rafting trip includes splashy rapids like Big Kahuna, Lunch Counter, Ropes, and Champagne, so you are sure to get tons of splashes and have a lot of fun!

Both trips include an experienced and trained guide, ask them whatever you want! Both scenic and whitewater trips are amazing and by far the most fun you’ll have in Jackson Hole!


For groups less than 10 people cancellation is allowed up to 48 hours before your trip day and time, for groups of 10 or more people cancellation is allowed up to one week before your trip day and time. Anything canceled after these times will not be eligible for a refund.

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