Wyoming

3 of the best Snake River rafting tours

by Paul Stafford  |  Published May 12, 2020

Helping to drain no fewer than six states, the Snake River is one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. It is the largest tributary of the Columbia River and for thrill-seekers, more importantly, it throws up some fantastic white-water rapids, as well as calm stretches with stunning vistas and wildlife-packed banks. The river rises in Wyoming and stretches of the Snake River around Jackson Hole are particularly suited to exciting rafting tours. It is here also that the mighty peaks of the Teton Range create an impressive backdrop beyond the winding river.

Certainly, one of the best ways to explore the great open wildernesses of Wyoming is by boat. Although you may be erstwhile engaged in trying to keep afloat, those moments of blissful calm seem to encourage a greater appreciation for the natural power and beauty of this corner of America. There is a broad range of Snake River rafting tours from Jackson Hole. Here are three of the best, taking into account health and safety, value for money, and previous reviews written by those who’ve come away from the river with suitably white knuckles.