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Should I Choose a Scenic Float, a Whitewater Rafting Trip, or Both?

Spending time out on the Snake River is a great way to spend time with your loved ones. There are many options when it comes to activities on the water. Whether you want to engage in a thrilling whitewater rafting course, or simply relax on a leisurely float trip, Wyoming is full of unforgettable experiences. Here are some details on what to expect on a scenic float or whitewater rafting trip, as well as advice on which kind of trip is best for you.

What to Expect on a Scenic Float Trip

A scenic float trip is a relaxing ride down the river that lasts a couple of hours. The float drifts down the course and is controlled by your guide, so there is no physical activity or rowing. Float trips are a perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful natural landscape of the Grand Tetons. Your guide can answer any questions you may have, making float trips a unique way to learn about the geography, wildlife, history, and lore of the area. Feel free to photograph to your heart’s content, and there is no risk of getting wet during the trip. Half-day or whole-day trips are available and can include a premade lunch along the path at a special campsite.

What to Expect on a Whitewater Rafting Trip

For those looking for an exciting adventure during their stay in Wyoming, whitewater rafting is a great choice. The Snake River offers a range of class rapids from calm to extreme. With the help of a skilled guide, you will rough the rapids and surely get wet! Whitewater rafting is a great activity to build teamwork or share a memorable moment. Depending on the difficulty of the course, trips can accommodate rafters of all ages and experience levels.

Preparing For Your Trip

Regardless of the trip you embark upon, there are some essentials you can come prepared with. Waterproof jackets are essential for when the weather gets cold, and water shoes will prevent slipping in and out of a raft or float. Sunblock that is water-resistant can help with long periods of exposure to the sun, especially during scenic float trips. Do not forget to bring along a pair of sport sunglasses as well!

Which Activity is Best For Me?

There are several considerations to take into account when deciding which adventure is best for you. Scenic float trips are an ideal option for families, or members not able or looking to perform strenuous physical activity. Floats are also the best option for sightseeing. On the other hand, whitewater rafting suits those looking for thrills and a challenge. There is little chance of becoming disengaged when rushing down the Snake River! Combining both options is an excellent way of taking in all the Tetons have to offer and crafting a memorable trip.

Ready For Your Next Adventure?

If you would like to know more about scenic float or whitewater rafting trips, or are looking to book a trip of your own, Teton Expeditions is your best resource. We offer several custom packages led by expert guides sure to make your time at Snake River an experience you will not forget. Contact us at 307-733-1418 to book a trip today.