Updated: Nov 10, 2019
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (August 2019) – Top-rated river outfitter Mad River Boat Trips offers the earliest access available for scenic float trips and whitewater rafting excursions on the Wild and Scenic Snake River. Mad River’s first trips begin with a 6:30 a.m. arrival at the boat house for a 7 a.m. launch on the river. Being first on the water means enjoying the tranquility of being the only rafts on the river—not to mention enjoying the best opportunities for spotting wildlife. On Mad River’s scenic float trips, everyone—including family members as young as four years old—can enjoy a leisurely rafting excursion on a 13-mile-long, smooth-water section of the Snake River. Perfect for shutterbugs looking to capture photos of wildlife and the majestic scenery, these float trips are relaxing and spectacular for capturing wildlife—especially the numerous bird species that call the area home. Meanwhile, Mad River’s whitewater raft trips take place on the portion of the Snake River surrounded by steep granite canyon walls, tall trees and picturesque alpine meadows abounding with wildlife. Professional, experienced river trip guides navigate rafters through the twists and turns of Snake River Canyon while pointing out all the distinctive flora, fauna, geology and aspects of the region’s history that make the area unique. Mad River Boat Trips offer runs through class II and III rapids, making them appropriate for guests ages six and older. Guests will grab their paddle and shoot the rapids with Mad River’s experienced and professional guides. Mad River offers Go-Pros, enabling rafters to enjoy the scenery and capture all the exhilarating memories along the way. “Being first on the river offers several advantages,” explained Jason “Pup” Smith, marketing manager, Mad River Boat Trips. “Guests not only have the river virtually to themselves, but also can make the most of their day by leaving time for other activities in the afternoon.” Back at the boat house, guests who opt for the early river run still have time to rent one of sister company Scenic Safaris’ street-legal, four-seater side-by-sides. These vehicles may be booked in advance or reserved on the spot, based on availability. Side-by-sides are perfect for exploring the trail heads that begin just minutes away from the boat house. Guests can take a scenic drive through Grand Teton National Park or explore the back roads in Gros Ventre Mountains or Greys River Range. Rentals are available for two hours, four hours or eight hours at a time. To find out more about Mad River Boat Trips white water and scenic float trips on the Wild and Scenic Snake River, go to www.Mad-River.com or call (800) 458-7238. For more information about Scenic Safaris, visit www.Scenic-Safaris.com or call (888) 734-8898. ABOUT MAD RIVER BOAT TRIPS Mad River Boat Trips is a river outfitter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and consistent recipient of TripAdvisor’s “Excellent” rating by its customers. Offering whitewater trips and scenic floats daily during summer since 1977, Mad River offers guests extraordinary recreation on the recently designated Wild and Scenic Snake River. The Snake River begins its journey in the rugged backcountry of Yellowstone National Park and gathers water as it heads south toward Jackson Hole through Grand Teton National Park. The river exits the south end of Jackson Hole through the winding Snake River Canyon, lined with trees and steep granite walls, small alpine meadows and abundant wildlife. It’s on this section of the Snake River where guests travel down a wild and scenic river, which is a rarity in the Rocky Mountains—it’s an experience not to be missed. For more information, visit www.Mad-River.com or www.Facebook.com/MadRiverBoatTrips. Mad River is a permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest/Equal Opportunity Provider.