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Snake River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

1. Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Embark on an 8-mile rafting trip adventure down the Snake River - the perfect summer activity to do on your visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for all ages and experience levels. Discover the Class II and III whitewater rapids with incredible opportunities to swim and get wet. Start the tour by arriving a the boathouse, just 1-mile from Town Square in Jackson. Meet your experienced white water guides and get suited up in wetsuits if needed (available to hire for an additional cost). From there, take a 30-minute bus ride to West Table in the Snake River Canyon. Feel free to leave anything on the bus that you don't want to get wet. When you arrive at the launch site, get kitted out with paddles and board the boat. When booking, you can choose between the classic boat option for 8-10 people or the smaller boat option which requires you to paddle at every rapid. Then, begin navigating downstream along this particularly wide and deep stretch of river which boasts class II and III level rapids. As the paddling picks up the pace, experience rapids including Lunch Counter, 3-ordeal, Cottonwood, Big Kahuna, and many more. Be prepared to get wet during this adrenaline-filled adventure. Listen as your guide teaches you about the history of the area and about some of the rapids. Along the way, admire the spectacular canyon scenery and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including eagles, mountain goats, otters, osprey, and elk. Have the chance to take a quick swim and cool down. Finally, end the route at Sheep Gulch which is 8-miles south of your departure point. Finally, board the same bus which will return you back to the boathouse where the tour concludes.

Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

2. Jackson: 7-Mile Snake River Float with Teton Views

Float down the quiet Snake River on a guided raft tour from Jackson and take in majestic views of the Teton Range. Experience the striking scenery of Wyoming in a family-friendly way, without long and tiring hikes. Depart from a historic cattle ranch, then view deer, moose, and eagles along the way. Meet your guide in Jackson, then enjoy a short drive to the historic Snake River Ranch, one of the few working cattle ranches left in Jackson Hole. Hop onto your boat and glide along Snake River, the southern boundary to Grand Teton National Park. Admire the mountain landscape and spot deer, moose, eagles, and more local wildlife. Let your guide do the work, so you can simply relax and take in the views while learning about this marvelous site. End your journey by returning to the ranch and enjoy a drive back to Jackson.

Teton Village: Grand Tetons Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour

3. Teton Village: Grand Tetons Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Tour

Get a Bird's-eye-view of the Teton Mountains and the Yellowstone Plateau with this hot air balloon tour from Teton Village. Feel the thrill of taking off and landing in a balloon. Watch the sunrise and finish your experience with a glass of champagne or fresh juice. Meet your experienced pilot then hop aboard your balloon and take off just before sunrise. Fly a mile into the sky. The ride up is quiet and effortless, making for an unforgettable atmosphere. See the sun come up over the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Marvel at other nearby sights including Snake River, the Teton Mountain Range, Jackson Hole Ski, and Yellowstone Plateau. Also, have the chance to watch another balloon float through the sky. From your lofty position, look down and catch a birds-eye-view of the wildlife. Spot herds of elk, mule deer, moose, waterfowl, bald eagles, and other raptors. Gently land and enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne or orange juice, and toast to a perfect morning.

Moran: Upper Snake River Grand Teton Park Rafting Tour

4. Moran: Upper Snake River Grand Teton Park Rafting Tour

Bask in the beauty of nature as your guide takes you down the Snake River, one of the most pristine and beautiful rivers in the United States on this rafting tour from Moran. Feel the excitement of spotting wildlife in its natural environment from the raft. Meet your guide at one of the oldest dude ranches in America at the Heart Six Ranch where you can see mountain peaks looming in the distance. Hop aboard a comfortable raft and begin your boating adventure on the winding Snake River.  Float through some of the most picturesque wilderness in Grand Teton National Park. Get a different perspective of the park from the water which creates some fantastic photo opportunities.  Look for a variety of local wildlife like majestic moose, elk, bison, bald eagles, ducks, and geese. Relax on a stunning 10-mile journey before returning to your starting point in Moran.

Jackson: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Expedition

5. Jackson: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Expedition

Leave the streets of Jackson behind and get out of the city to jump into the rapids of Snake River. Team up with your friends for a whitewater rafting experience and navigate with the help of your guide, as they point out impressive local wildlife. Make your way to the meeting point and take a short drive through picturesque landscapes to arrive at the starting point of the rapids. Go over a brief safety introduction and climb into your raft to set out along Snake River and the breathtaking canyon scenery. Feel the adrenaline pumping through you as you take on rapids like Lunch Counter, Big Kahuna, Champagne, and Rope. Take the chance to swim at the mellow mile in the deep calm section of the river and have a laugh with your friends jumping off the raft. Throughout your adventure, your guide will help you spot local species, like bald eagles, osprey, river otters, deer, and moose. Let go of any worries and allow yourself to be carried away by the relaxing sights and sounds of the river. End your adventure back at the starting point.

From Jackson Hole: Snake River Teton Views Scenic Float

6. From Jackson Hole: Snake River Teton Views Scenic Float

Join a guided raft floating tour on the Snake River for a relaxing outdoor experience. Gently float down the Snake River while your guide steers your raft with oars. Choose the private experience to enjoy a raft for just you and your friends or family, or select the group rafting experience to join a group tour and make new friends. Make your way to the Lewis and Clarke store in Jackson to meet your guide for the day. Then, climb aboard a bus as you set out to the starting point for your scenic river float in Jackson Hole. Once there, hop into your raft, sit back, and watch the scenery roll by as you spend around 2 hours on the water. Bring your binoculars and keep an eye out for local wildlife as you float along. The bald eagle is king on this 13-mile stretch of the river, with other expert fish-hunting birds like osprey and great blue herons also making regular appearances. Get lucky and spot deer or moose getting a drink of water at the river's edge, or catch a glimpse of some of the otters and beavers known to frequent the area. At the end of your rafting experience, enjoy a convenient transfer back to the starting location in Jackson. 

Jackson Hole: Willow Creek Horseback Riding Tour with Lunch

7. Jackson Hole: Willow Creek Horseback Riding Tour with Lunch

Explore the highlights of Bridger-Teton National Park on a horseback tour from Jackson, with lunch included. Soak up picture-perfect vistas of Willow Creek and the Teton Range. Get a close look at animals like moose, elk, and eagles, and learn about Wyoming’s wildlife and history from your guide.  Meet your guide at the starting point, just a short drive from Jackson. Learn some basic horseback riding techniques and head out on your morning adventure. Depending on trail conditions and water flow, take one of these two equally beautiful routes: Creek Crossing Ride: Start out with a ride past Anne’s Pond and continue over Anne’s Ridge. Be rewarded at the top with a 360-degree vista of the valley and the Teton mountain range. After taking in the views, go down to Willow Creek, riding alongside the water, reaching your lunch spot. Historic Rim Rock Ranch: Travel back in time down the Bryan Flats logging road, where oxen and carts hauled the lumber that would be used to help build Jackson Hole. On most days, you can see the Teton Range as you approach your lunch spot in the valley where the historic Rim Rock Ranch once stood. Complete a loop on your ride to experience new scenery and views throughout the ride. Witness scenic mountain trails on horseback, winding through Douglas firs, lodge pole pine trees, blue sagebrush, and wildflowers. Ride along – and sometimes through – the water flowing down Willow Creek toward Snake River. Keep an eye out for the rocky mountain elk, mule deer, Ahiras moose, red-tailed hawks, and even American bald eagles.

Twin Falls: Guided Half-Day Scenic Tour and Wine Tasting

8. Twin Falls: Guided Half-Day Scenic Tour and Wine Tasting

Embark on this beautiful tour in the famous Wine Country of Idaho, part of the new frontier of wine-growing areas. Enjoy stunning views of the natural scenery and sip delicious wines from the organic winery. This scenic adventure tour begins with a trip to Malad Gorge State Park for stunning views of the Devil's Washbowl, a cascade of waterfalls created by volcanic activity ending with a spectacular 60-foot cataract all set inside a 250 feet deep gorge 2.5 miles long. Next, relax and enjoy a 25-minute ride along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway where you will see breathtaking waterfalls and gaze upon the majestic vistas of Hagerman Valley. Meander the beautiful countryside and cross the mighty Snake River as you take in views of peaceful lakes and charming streams. End your day at the Holesinsky Vineyard & Winery, one of Southern Idaho's premier family-owned and certified organic wineries, known for their French wine-making techniques and versatile flavors. Enjoy the charming and inviting ambiance as you begin tasting a variety of their unique and flavorful creations. Embark on a relaxing stroll around the beautiful vineyard in between sips.

Snake River Full–Day Group Fishing Trip

9. Snake River Full–Day Group Fishing Trip

Spend your day on the Snake River just outside of Jackson, Wyoming. Fish 13 miles of braided river with the Fine Spotted Cutthroat Trout as your objective, but also with the possibility of picking up a few Mountain Whitefish as well. Don't miss a beat, pull into the first convenient eddy for a basic skills review and fishing theory review. Throughout the day your guide will navigate the boat, take care of fly selection and basic skills coaching as you travel the 13 miles of fantastic trout water. Fish from the boat, and take the opportunity to wade fish a few of the runs as well. Cutthroat Trout are famous for coming to the surface for your dry flies, but are also happy to strike a streamer, wet fly, and spin cast lures as well.

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What people are saying about Snake River

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 426 reviews

Our group of 5 all loved the entire hot air balloon experience. The crew was all great and did a great job of showing us elk, eagles and beautiful one of a kind views of the Grand Tetons. My first ride but it won’t be my last. What a great experience.

White water rafting was awesome! Our guide was knowledgeable and experienced. Even my 7 and 8 year old had a blast! I would recommend this to anyone in the Jackson Hole area!

Relaxing rafting trip down the Snake River while enjoythe beautiful sky and sighting bald eagle and a llama was a favorite part of our vacation. Highly recommend.

Fun trip. Although we saw no game animals or raptors, we had fun and enjoyed the views. They provided rain slicks when a thunderstorm hit us too.

Very professional and had feeling of total safety.