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. On this round we discuss the whitewater part of the trip!
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.