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1-Day Trips

Intermediate - Advanced Class IV+

A full day in a scenic and narrow rock-walled canyon with challenging Class IV rapids
Many Class IV and Class IV+ rapids followed by an easier Class III section
9 miles
Lunch included

$174 Monday-Friday
$194 Saturday, Sunday

SAMPLE ITINERARY: North Fork American 1-Day Rafting Trips


  • Meet mid-morning in Lotus
  • Sign-in, shuttle, instruction
  • Class IV+ rapids
  • Riverside lunch
  • Class IV+ rapids
  • Class I-III rapids
  • Take-out, shuttle
  • Trip ends late afternoon

Your trip begins immediately with a quarter-mile long series of waves, obstacles, and complicated maneuvers. This fast start culminates with a jolting ride through Class IV+ Chamberlain Falls rapid--a careening bend in the river followed by a commanding, sheer drop. Welcome to the first two minutes of every North Fork trip! The Class IV whitewater keeps coming, challenging your paddling skills with each rapid.

Midway through the trip, we break for a satisfying lunch. Here you'll have time to really take in the magnificence of the North Fork canyon--sheer, narrow, stunning. Back to the whitewater, you'll slice through long, complicated Staircase rapid. Soon after, you'll get a chance to relax while leisurely floating through Class II-III rapids to our take-out.

The itinerary above may be altered due to a range of variables, including river flow levels, time of year, and other factors. Contact us if you have any questions.

THE NEXT STEP: Plan Your Trip

If you have made your decision you can start planning your trip by visiting the "Plan Your Trip" page where we make it easy for you to check availability and make a reservation. You can also contact us during our business hours by calling (800) 247-2387.