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Snake River Rafting

The Snake River in Hells Canyon

The Snake River through Hells Canyon is North America’s deepest river canyon. This historic wilderness river corridor is home to everything from relaxing slow-moving stretches to thrilling class III and IV whitewater rapids. Plus, it’s a world-class fishery full of wild Rainbow Trout and prehistoric White Sturgeon.The Snake River through Hells Canyon is the perfect setting for a rafting adventure guided by the experts at Winding Waters River Expeditions. We offer a variety of 3, 4, 5, and 6-day trips, as well as specialty adventures.

Your Snake River in Hells Canyon Rafting Adventure

On your Snake River in Hells Canyon rafting trip, you’ll:

  • Run through powerful, world-class rapids, including class III and IV whitewater rapids
  • Visit pictograph and homesteader sites along the river
  • Fish for Rainbow Trout and White Sturgeon
  • Enjoy gourmet food made fresh using local ingredients
  • See Golden Eagles, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep, and a myriad of other wildlife and wildflowers

What’s Included In Your Adventure?

All of our Snake River in Hells Canyon rafting trips at Winding Waters River Expeditions include:

  • Transportation to and from the river from Joseph, Oregon*
  • All necessary equipment, including high-quality, roomy tents and thick, comfortable sleeping pads
  • All gourmet meals, including options to meet gluten-free, vegetarian and other dietary needs
  • Full-service guides with years of rafting experience to help you enjoy the trip of a lifetime

*For all adventures except 3-day trips, you will park your vehicle at our Boathouse and we will provide round-trip transportation back to your vehicle. On 3-day trips, your vehicle will be shuttled from the launch point to Pittsburg Landing in Idaho.

Hells Canyon / Snake River 5 Day Rafting Adventure

Embark on a 5-day adventure in the the deepest river canyon in all of North America. Our white water rafting trips on the Snake River through Hells Canyon cover nearly 80 miles through the heart of Hells Canyon from the Dam to Heller Bar in Idaho. Fish for Rainbow Trout and White Sturgeon, enjoy delicious gourmet meals, and let our guides help you enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

Season: Late May – Late September

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Hells Canyon / Snake River 4 Day Rafting Adventure

This 4-day white water rafting adventure takes you 51 miles through the heart of Hells Canyon from Hells Canyon Dam all the way to historic Dug Bar. You’ll run through class III and IV rapids, including the world-famous Granite and Wild Sheep rapids. You’ll be able to fish for White Sturgeon, get to know a variety of historical sites, and eat gourmet food, all thanks to our experienced guides.

Season: Late May – Late September

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Hells Canyon / Snake River 3 Day Rafting Adventure

Let our full-service guides lead you on a 3-day, 32 mile adventure through upper Hells Canyon. You’ll travel from Hells Canyon Dam down to Pittsburg Landing in Idaho. You’ll run through some of the biggest whitewater rapids in the Northwest, fish for White Sturgeon, and enjoy delicious, gourmet meals from locally sourced ingredients.

Season: Early June – Late September

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Hells and High Water

Love to run large whitewater? Then jump aboard with us for 3 exhilarating days in May to run the big rapids in the heart of Hells Canyon during spring runoff season. In addition to the high water, the flowers are in full bloom, wildlife are more plentiful, and the green grassy canyon-sides reminds us of Ireland. Our experienced crew looks forward to sharing some big water with you. For ages 12 and up.

May 19-21, 2017

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Adventures in Time: Geology of Hells Canyon

Explore the Snake River through Hells Canyon with Dr. Ellen Bishop, a renowned geologist, author, and photographer. You’ll travel through 79 miles of Hells Canyon, unlocking the geological mysteries of the area. You’ll birdwatch, catch Rainbow Trout and White Sturgeon, enjoy amazing gourmet meals, visit historical sites and examine fossils that are millions of years old!

This is truly an adventure you’ll never forget.

June 8-12, 2017

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Hells Canyon / Snake River 3 Day with Plate & Pitchfork

Join Chef Sean Temple of Warfield Distillery & Brewery (Ketchum, ID) on our 6th Annual Plate and Pitchfork Raft Trip- a wonderful food-lovers adventure. Beyond great food, you’ll absolutely love this 3-day trip, floating class III & IV whitewater rapids, the beautiful scenery, world-class fishing, and relaxing evenings looking at impossibly starry skies.

June 16-18, 2017

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Hells Canyon / Snake River 8 Day Paddles to Saddles

2017 Trip: August 19 – 26: Looking for a spectacular way to explore the exquisite scenery of northeast Oregon? Join Winding Waters and Del Sol Wilderness Adventures on this 8 day Paddles to Saddles adventure into 2 of North America’s most beautiful and remote regions. Raft through Hells Canyon, the deepest river canyon in North America, […]

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