Rafting In Idaho.
Bear Valley Rafting Style.

Whitewater Rafting on the Payette River, Only A 45 Minute Drive from Boise

Bear Valley Whitewater Rafting Trips

Bear Valley Rafting Co. offers fun and exciting whitewater rafting trips on the Payette River. Located in beautiful Banks, Idaho in the Boise National Forest, along Highway 55 between Boise, ID and McCall, ID. We’re less than an hour from downtown Boise! That makes our river rafting trips the perfect option for a thrilling day trip.

Whether you’re driving in from Boise or McCall, or anywhere in between, what could be better on a hot summer’s day than splashing around in the ice-cold water of the Payette River? Come by yourself or bring your friends, family, church group, or coworkers to enjoy the fun and excitement that only navigating whitewater with an experienced guide can bring.

Half-Day and Full-Day Whitewater Rafting on the Payette River

Half-Day Rafting Trips

We offer two half-day Payette River Rafting trips down either the Main or South Fork of the Payette river. Come enjoy the beautiful scenery on Idaho’s most popular whitewater run. 
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Starting at $56
Per Adult
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Full-Day Rafting Trips

We offer two full-day Payette River Rafting trips down either the Canyon-South fork or Cabarton-North fork. All of our full-day trips include lunch prepared by your guide! 
Learn More About Our Full-Day Trips
Starting at $99
Per Adult
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Call 208.793.2272 for more info.

We offer whitewater rafting trips to accommodate everyone from the total novice to the seasoned veteran.

New! Bear Valley Kayak School

Beginner to advanced, we can help you on your journey into the amazing world of whitewater kayaking. We are offering several options: Intro to Kayaking, Semi Private Groups and One-on-One Private Lessons. 

They say it's a Splash!  

  • Had such a fun day rafting main fork of the payette. Our guide Savvy was awesome to our son with special needs and our two young daughters. Bear Valley Rafting made the experience very memorable and we hope to make this a yearly tradition.

    Brad Boyle

    We had an amazing time rafting with Bear valley rafting! Ryan and TJ were the best guides, they made the trip down the Payette so much fun. Both made sure everyone was safe but having fun as well. Highly recommend this company, will definitely be back!

    Samantha Burns

    I have been in the Whitewater rafting business for 15 years. This company is professional, courteous, and full of Whitewater knowledge. If you want to have a safe and fun time on the Payette River, go rafting with Bear Valley Rafting!

    Ben Warren

  • Bear Valley is a great outfit. Great guides and a fun time. We brought the family visiting from California and they are hooked on rafting now. ... Bonus that it is just outside Boise! We look forward to coming back again and bringing out of town visitors also!

    Zach Horne

    My family and I had an incredible trip yesterday...the Bear Valley crew was friendly, fun and professional. ... I HIGHLY recommend Bear Valley Rafting to anyone looking for a great time on the Payette River. Thanks for making the 4th of July a memorable one for our family!

    Andrew Kidder

    If you're thinking summer fun, a trip with Bear Valley Rafting Company is a MUST this year. We'll have fantastic water & the guides are the most knowledgeable & professional in our area. I wouldn't float with anyone else but BVRC!

    Joan Holmes

  • We absolutely loved our Carbarton float trip with Jeremy. What an amazing day and wonderful way to spend the day with your family. Not to mention the delicious and healthy lunch they so graciously served us!!

    Cindy Rudd

    Two of us had never been rafting before. What an amazing time. All of the staff was very friendly. Our guide, Jeremy was great. WHAT A WILD RIDE, LOVED IT. Would highly recommend.

    Randy Peterson

    The bear valley rafting trip was awesome! ...We will be back for the next step up in white water.
    Thx Bear Valley. 5 stars ... everyone should do this. I'm. 55 and felt young again. So you're never too old.

    Randy Maes

Had such a fun day rafting main fork of the payette. Our guide Savvy was awesome to our son with special needs and our two young daughters. Bear Valley Rafting made the experience very memorable and we hope to make this a yearly tradition.

Brad Boyle

We had an amazing time rafting with Bear valley rafting! Ryan and TJ were the best guides, they made the trip down the Payette so much fun. Both made sure everyone was safe but having fun as well. Highly recommend this company, will definitely be back!

Samantha Burns

I have been in the Whitewater rafting business for 15 years. This company is professional, courteous, and full of Whitewater knowledge. If you want to have a safe and fun time on the Payette River, go rafting with Bear Valley Rafting!

Ben Warren

family whitewater rafting on the Payette River in Idaho

Family whitewater rafting in Idaho

Have a family reunion or get-together coming up? Want to spice it up with a fun day on Idaho's beautiful Payette River near Boise? Bear Valley Rafting can help!
Get help planning a rafting trip for your next family reunion!
group in whitewater rapids on the Payette River in Idaho

Business and team building

Have business clients in town to entertain, or you want to treat your employees to a unique team-building exercise, Bear Valley Rafting can help you plan a great day of business on the river.
Take your clients or employees rafting today!
Let's Do this.

Payette River Rafting, that is.

We offer whitewater rafting trips to accommodate everyone from the total novice to the seasoned veteran.
Book your trip now
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