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Snake River

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566 Reviews
Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Basics

Snake River activities are all about the water and one of the most popular ways to enjoy the rushing white water is rafting through Snake River Canyon. Join a guide to safely navigate Class III rapids from Jackson Hole in Wyoming, or head out on trip from Grand Teton National Park for amazing mountain views. Floating trips offer a calm alternative with chances to see animals like moose, deer, and river otters in their natural habitat, while jet boat tours cover the most miles in the least amount of time. Or, make a full day out of exploring Grand Teton National Park from Jackson Hole to combine a Snake River white-water rafting trip with hiking and sightseeing.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Jackson Hole

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Do Any Tour With Dave Hansen
Christopher_M, Sep 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
Fabulous trip down the river. Super professional staff— they contacted us twice before the trip regarding possible changes due to water levels. Alex and Sandy were great.
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Seeing bald eagles
John_K, Aug 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
The weather was perfect the group we were in all had things in common. Brandon our guide was great. Would do it again for sure!
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Loved it!
Amy_V, Aug 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
Our scenic raft trip was amazing. We saw beautiful bald eagles, the stunning Teton Mountains and more all while enjoying the relaxing float down the Snake River. Our tour guide, Brandon, was very friendly and funny. We would love to do this again with our family.
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Bald Eagles
Jim_N, Aug 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
Great guide, very knowledgeable and truly liked his job. Brice was funny too. We really enjoyed the trip.
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Ride the snake river with Josh!
MaryLynne_B, Aug 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
A friendly, organized class act in Jackson Hole!! Our guide Josh was excellent, lots of experience and knowledge-could answer any questions about the area-geography, wildlife, had a great sense of humor and even managed the endless questions from the 5 year-old on the raft!! He always shared/warned re: areas that may be shallow, rough on the bottom, rougher, etc. I would recommend this to anyone!!!
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Beautiful scenery and relaxing float
Kathleen M, Oct 2019
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
Our oarsman and guide, Jack was excellent. He expertly navigated the river all while sharing information about the Tetons, the Snake river, wildlife and history. I would highly recommend this rafting trip to immerse yourself in the beauty of the area and to spot some wildlife along the river.
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Relaxing
Jeff_C, Aug 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
We truly enjoyed the trip. It's a true scenic trip. Great for picture taking and not rough. If your looking for a relaxing float with the possibility of wildlife sightings, you will like this trip.
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12 Eagles
George_P, Aug 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
Great time ! Ryan was a great guide.We saw 12 eagles did not expect that Was a perfect ending for my trip in the Tetons.
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Wonderful raft trip Mid-August
Andrew_K, Aug 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
Bryce was our guide for an 8am trip - extremely fun, knowledgeable and kept us all engaged for the entire trip. Saw bald eagles and many other birds. Perfect weather, great cruise, a wonderful mid-August adventure.
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Scenic beauty
Jeffrey_H, Aug 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
Beautiful vistas with guides that were helpful and informative. Best chance for wildlife sightings is first or last trip of the day but still beautiful either way.
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Scenic trip was great
Glen_C, Aug 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
Great! It was very enjoyable and saw lots of animals including bald eagles galore. Would go back again.
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Enjoy
Katherine_W, Aug 2020
13-Mile Scenic Raft Trip on Jackson Hole’s Snake River
The best time! Saw so much wildlife! Our raft guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this activity.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Dress for the weather, as this is an outdoor activity.

  • Find a tour that matches your comfort level, from easy floats to fast rapids.

  • Consider bringing a waterproof camera and binoculars.

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How to Get There

Though the largest portion of the Snake River is in Idaho, the river also runs through Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Oregon, and Washington, where it joins the Columbia River. It is most readily accessed from a number of US parks, including Yellowstone National Park and Hells Canyon National Recreation Area—roughly six hours from Portland. Other popular put-ins include Clarkston, Washington; Lewiston, Idaho; and Astoria, Oregon.

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When to Get There

Visit during the summertime for the most pleasant weather and best chance of joining a guided tour, as many are only offered seasonally from May through September.

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Snake River Origins

The Snake River was created by a volcanic hot spot that today sits under Yellowstone. Once known as the Lewis River, the name Snake River actually comes from a mix-up: Early pioneers misunderstood the Shoshone peoples’ hand signal for fish and thought they were signifying snakes.

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