Popular Rafting Spots
Are you ready to experience a rush you’ll never forget? You can’t go wrong with navigating some of the most challenging and exciting whitewater rapids in the world. Mack Prioleau, outdoor enthusiast, loves the heart-racing adventures that come with mastering wild rapids in North America especially. Here are a couple of places in the United States that you don’t want to miss if you’re looking for the water rafting adventure of a lifetime.
Never seen the Grand Canyon? Or perhaps you’ve never seen it from a raft? Then, it’s time to see this natural wonder like never before from a raft on the Colorado River. A whopping nine companies provide rafting adventures along the river, where you can go on a half-day trip or even an extensive two-week journey. If this sounds appealing to you, you better book now — raft trips usually sell out a couple of years in advance. If you’re a beginner, you can expect your route to feature Class II and Class III rapids, which are relatively moderate considering that the class scale reaches as high as Class VI.
If you’re looking for a challenging rafting route, you’d fall in love with the Gauley River in West Virginia. Here, you’ll conquer rapids in valleys and gorges over a stretch of river spanning 35 miles. More than a hundred rapids in this river are among the country’s most technically challenging ones. Plus, the scenic landscape is second to none. If you’re seeking a rafting experience that is more laid back, you may want to try the Upper New River, where you’ll experience Class III rapids.
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced rafter in the United States, you’ll have no problem finding a thrilling river to conquer in the Southwest or the Northeast.