When you make your move to Idaho Falls, you will likely never take for granted that the Teton Mountains create your skyline while Yellowstone National Park is in your backyard, especially if you are an outdoor enthusiast. This city is an epicenter for entertainment, shopping, and healthcare. It also offers its own opera, symphony, museum, performing arts groups, and drama clubs. However, one of the main draws to the area are the countless whitewater rafting opportunities. Since the city sits along the edge of Snake River, there are countless rafting tours in all of the neighboring towns and cities. If you are a bit of an adventure junkie, you will have a hard time finding a better city to move to. Below are just a sample of some of the raft companies and tours you have to look forward to.
Yellowstone Raft Company
Rafting on the wild Montana River is a thrilling experience. This raft company offers half and full day adventures. For a change of pace, you may also want to check out their sit-on-top kayaks. You can tackle some of those epic fast moving waters in the early spring and late fall too because wetsuits and neoprene booties can be rented on site. There is even a restaurant and bar there so you can mingle and make a few friends with like interests.
“National Geographic” rated Row Adventures second on their list of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.” Row runs significantly more while whitewater trips on Idaho rivers than any other company. They offer everything from one day trips to seven-day excursions that cover more than 100 miles. Now you know what you will be doing with those vacation days!
The River Company
This company offers something for everyone. If you have kids or are inexperienced, there are safe but exciting half-day trips. There are also extremely smooth floating trips that are safe enough for toddlers. Those a little more experienced will want to check out the Class 4 Adventure Tour that is only available May through June when the waters are moving extra fast.
Payette River Company
Whether you are looking for a beautiful scenic float trip for a date or an action-packed experience through the South Fork of the Payette River, you will find the perfect tour here. Payette River Company also offers fishing trips and kayak lessons.
Action Whitewater Adventures
This outfitter has trips from one to seven days along the Salmon River. One of their two-day trips would be the perfect way to spend your weekend off, so you can go back to work Monday morning feeling refreshed.
Wilderness River Outfitters
The experienced guides here offer tours on Bruneau, Salmon, and Owyhee Rivers in Idaho, South Fort and Middle Rivers in Montana, and the exhilarating Tatshenshini River in Alaska. The guides and schedules are flexible here too, so if you have a group looking for a tour to start later in the day, they can customize your trip accordingly.