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American Rafting River whitewater

The American River flows down the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It offers a blend of relaxing calms and thrilling Class III rapids. This is the absolute best rafting run for beginning rafters!

The river moves first among big foothills and later through a steep granite canyon. The American Rafting River struts out quickly, surging powerfully. It hen yawns coyly before suddenly rushing headlong through a number of rapids and gorges.

The American Rafting River Whitewater experience consists of the South Fork American River, the Middle Fork American River, the North Fork American River. There are rafting trips on each of these rivers. Customers can experience rafting whitewater river trips on all of them.

American Rafting River whitewater – Middle Fork

The Middle Fork of the American River flows down the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains just east of Sacramento. A great run for hardy, adventurous first timers and experienced rafters alike.

The river runs through a deep, wild, picturesque canyon in Auburn State Recreation Area. The Middle Fork of the American River offers rafters class IV-V excitement interspersed with more soothing stretches of Class II-III. At one point the entire river rages down a narrow class V cascade called Tunnel Chute. Then breezes underground through a runnable 30-yard cavern.

The South Fork American River flows down the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It offers a blend of relaxing calms and thrilling Class III rapids. This is the absolute best rafting run for beginning rafters!

Moving first among big foothills and later through a steep granite canyon, the South Fork struts out quickly, surging powerfully. Then yawns coyly before suddenly rushing headlong through the fabled American River Gorge.

The North Fork of the American River flows down the western slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and carves a deep, sheer gorge, which plunges in a deep crevasse down the western slope of the Sierra.

The water sparkles like liquid diamonds, and the stream bed is sensuous intimate – at times just wide enough for the rafts.

All participants should be strong, physically fit and able to swim – only paddle boats are used on this exhilarating run.

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