by Julie K. Trevelyan

 

River rafting has a whole host of super coolness that attracts people. From the whitewater rapids to the tall canyon walls to the deep intimacy with our beautiful natural world, a rafting adventure offers bucket loads of fun. We decided to round up a few of our favorite things about rafting trips.

 

 

Whitewater rapids are the big attraction for many people on a river rafting adventure. Shoot the rapids, ride the wave, yell and holler over the roller coasters or big drops—it’s what people think of when they think of rafting. Running a rapid can make you feel alive and very much in the moment. Some rapids of note on the rivers of Utah, Colorado, and Idaho include the following biggies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Drops, Cataract Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hell’s Half Mile, Lodore Canyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dagger Falls, Middle Fork Salmon River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warm Springs Rapid, Yampa River

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skull Rapid, Westwater Canyon

 

 

 

Written by Julie Trevelyan.

Julie is a freelance writer and wilderness guide in southern Utah. She especially enjoys books, coffee, yoga, wild country, horses, and dark chocolate.

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