Whether you’re looking for exciting whitewater rafting trips in Jackson Hole or scenic float trips with views of the
Tetons, Lewis & Clark Expeditions offers the area’s finest guide service for Snake River rafting and floating!
Our convenient location near the Jackson Town Square makes us a great place to start your river trip, whether you’re staying in Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park, or Yellowstone National Park.
If you’re ready an exciting ride on the rapids of Snake River, book your rafting trip now for the best experience and the best guides in the Jackson Hole area!
Our Whitewater Trips plunge through eight beautiful miles of the Snake River Canyon southwest of Jackson Hole. You’ll be guided on paddle rafts through legendary rapids like “Lunch Counter”, “Big Kahuna” and the bubbly waves of “Champagne.” It’s a Class II and III run that thrills adventure enthusiasts and families alike. See our Trail Info tab for detailed information on each of our rafting and floating options.
Choose our Classic Raft for fantastic family and group fun, or choose our Small Boats for added adventure. Our Small Boats are the wettest rafts on the Snake River, and provide added thrills and intimacy. Lewis & Clark offers both sizes of rafts on every departure, daily about every two hours. Trips take 3 1/2 to 4 hours round-trip from our office in town.
|Jackson WY Snake River Rafting||Adult||Youth|
|Classic 8-Mile Whitewater Rafting Expedition||$82||$66|
|Small Boat, Big Ride||$88||$80|
|Riverside Steak Cookout (Classic Rafts)||$82||$66|
|Riverside Steak Cookout (Small Boat, Big Ride)||$88||$80|
|Early Bird Special with Free Hot Breakfast||$62||$62|
|Scenic + Whitewater Combo (Classic Rafts)||$125||$105|
|Scenic + Whitewater Combo (Small Boat, Big Ride)||$132||$117|
With Teton views, our scenic float trips pass through Wyoming’s finest bald eagle nesting habitat. Deer or moose occasionally appear on the shore for a drink, and you’re likely to see white pelicans or other expert fish-hunters like osprey and great blue herons. Beavers and some otters frequent this area as well. On rare occasions we have seen bears. Time on the river is approximately 2 hours. This trip is a relaxing float. The guide will row the raft with oars while guests sit back and watch the scenery roll by. See our Trail Info tab for detailed information on each of our rafting and floating options.
|Jackson WY Float Trips||Youth||Adult||Senior|
|13-Mile Scenic Float||$55||$66||$55|
|13-Mile Riverside Picnic Trip||$60||$71||$60|
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Choose either our Classic Raft or our Small Boat for an amazing whitewater thrill, then top it off with a fabulous steak grilled at our riverside campsite. Our dinner is served after your rafting adventure is completed so you’ll have the opportunity to dry off, relax, and enjoy your meal. Dinner also includes corn on the cob, green salad, hot buttery garlic bread, fresh-baked brownies and lemonade. Dinner is free! The Snake River Canyon is a west-running canyon, so the sun shines late into the day and some of our best photos come from this trip because of the strong light.
Departure from office at 4:30 pm, dinner around 7:30 pm, return about 8:45 pm.
Choose a scenic float and any whitewater trip and you’ll get a discount for booking two trips. It's the best of both worlds! Most choose to take the combo all in one day for a full-day experience, but it may be split between two different days. This combo has views of the Tetons!
Full-day combo trips meet at our 335 N. Cache office in town for our 9:45 or 10:15 13-mile Riverside Picnic Trip. This scenic portion of the trip has no whitewater and includes a riverside lunch and returns to our office in time for an opportunity to get dressed and depart on our 2:30 pm whitewater trip. Return to our office after whitewater rafting is typically between 6 and 6:30 pm.
Time on the river varies from 1 ½ hrs to 2 hours. Round-trip from our office is 3 ½ to 4 hours.
We must have a minimum number of paddlers in each raft, but there is always space for people who prefer not to paddle.
On occasion, yes people do fall out when whitewater rafting. Fortunately, the Snake River is primarily a clear channel, relatively free of mid-channel rocks to bump into. Our guides are all trained in swiftwater rescue techniques. They are experts at taking care of people in any river situation, in or out of the raft and are trained and experienced in a number of methods to retrieve people from the river. If you fall out, self-rescue is always the first option. Swim towards the raft unless instructed otherwise.
Our safety record is excellent.
Yes! We set minimum ages for kids based on long experience. We take kids rafting EVERY DAY. During normal river flows, our minimum age for kids on Classic Whitewater is 6, for Small boats is 8, and for Scenic Float Trips is 3. During high water these minimum ages can rise, depending on conditions. Owners James and Karen have two children and understand the challenges and joys of taking kids rafting. When adults express trepidation about rafting themselves, we often reply, "we takes kids as young as six." Kids can be placed in the middle of the raft if they like, and the layout of the raft is perfect for putting kids in places near their parents. But we know that not all kids are alike. Indeed you may have a 7-year-old who is gung-ho, but an 11-year-old who is extremely cautious. We get that, and we are happy to have conversations with any parents who have questions or concerns. It's what we do.
Whitewater trips are rarely canceled due to weather, and never due to rain alone. Only in instances of severe weather would a trip be canceled. It is also important to remember that your trip launches nearly 30 miles from town, so weather here is likely different that it is at the river. Always check in for your trip at the appointed time because conditions at the river are often completely different from those at our office in town. We have high-speed internet access at our office that allows us to watch real-time doppler radar and make informed decisions at the time of the trips departure.
We provide a splash jacket to every customer free upon arrival at the launch site on our whitewater trips. The best clothes are ones that dry quickly. A bathing suit is usually the best way to start. Synthetic shorts or trunks and a light polyesteror other synthetic shirt are fine for warm days. Cool days require a bit more preparation. Always avoid heavy cotton clothing like jeans or sweat pants and sweatshirts. Cotton is extremely absorbent and will soak up all that river water, making you wet and cold. Synthetic clothing such as polar fleece, rash guards, exercise wear, thermal underwear, nylon jog pants, tights and polypro are your best choices when the weather is cooler and are all better choices than cotton. For maximum comfort on cooler days, a wetsuit may be the best choice. They’re available for rent at our office. Secure shoes are required for all trips. Wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Sneakers are fine and sandals are good on warmer days, but they must have a heel strap and stay on if you had to go for a swim. (no flip-flops or Crocs!) Neoprene booties are available for rent as well. We also recommend that you bring along some dry clothes to leave on the bus. They’ll be waiting for you there when you get off the river.
On a scale from I-VI, the rapids on the Snake River are class II-III during normal water flows. During the springtime run-off (typically the first couple weeks in June), we do have waves that can get up to a class IV. When the river gets up to these levels, our minimum age limit may change. We do suggest that if you are planning a trip for the first couple weeks of June and you are traveling with kids, to give us a call to make sure that our age limit has not been raised.