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12 Best White Water Rafting in the USA



Experience some of the most thrilling rapids in the world while taking in breathtaking scenery.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Known for its steep drops and challenging rapids, this river offers a heart-pumping adventure.

Gauley River, West Virginia

Raft through lush forests and picturesque valleys, with rapids ranging from mild to intense.

Rogue River, Oregon

Navigate through Class III and IV rapids, with views of the stunning Grand Tetons in the distance.

Snake River, Wyoming

The setting for the movie Deliverance, this river offers a mix of thrilling rapids and scenic calm stretches.

Chattooga River, South Carolina

With rapids for all levels, this river offers stunning views of the Rockies and a variety of trips ranging from half-day to multi-day.

Arkansas River, Colorado

Known as the "River of No Return," this stunning river offers challenging rapids and awe-inspiring scenery

Salmon River, Idaho

This popular destination offers rapids ranging from mild to wild, as well as stunning views of the Appalachian Mountains.

New River, West Virginia

A hidden gem in the Pacific Northwest, this river offers exciting rapids and stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge.

Klickitat River, Washington

Host of the 1996 Olympic whitewater events, this river offers thrilling rapids and stunning scenery in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.

Ocoee River, Tennessee

This river offers a mix of rapids and calm stretches, with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Youghiogheny River, Pennsylvania

Raft through beautiful high desert scenery and thrilling rapids on this popular river in central Oregon.

Deschutes River, Oregon

No matter which of these 12 best white water rafting destinations you choose, you're in for an unforgettable adventure!

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