Bear Valley Rafting on Idaho’s legendary Payette River
The Payette River is known worldwide for its pristine snow-melt waters running clear and cool through the rugged remote canyons of southwest Idaho. The mixture of forest and desert terrain surrounding the river make this area one of the most beautiful to experience by raft.
There’s an adrenaline rush as you push off the sandy river shore and step into the raft. Then more excitement as you feel the river pull the raft into the current. There’s really nothing else like it. No motors, no engines, no rockets - just a group of friends and family holding paddles trying to get ready for the first rapid as the boat continues forward.
The first rapid brings laughter and splashing and frantic paddling, and the group in the raft high five their paddles. They feel like seasoned veterans now; like there’s no rapid they cannot dominate. They’re wrong, of course, but the guide lets them enjoy their moment.
After several rapids the sun is higher in the sky, and everyone feels the increased heat. One rafter falls backwards in the cool, slow-moving water during a lull from fast water. Then others join her. The water is clean and brisk, and feels great to everyone that falls in for a quick swim alongside the raft. Then, as the raft approaches another rapid, they all clamber back into the raft and prepare for another fun battle.
There is nothing like rafting on the Payette River. And there is nothing Bear Valley Rafting will fail to provide you and your group as you set out to experience it for yourself.
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. Learn More About Our Half-Day Trips
Starting at $50
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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 $90
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