Exceptional outdoor activities exploring the beautiful Elk River or Bull River with professional, knowledgeable and fun river guides.
There is always great rafting to be found with Canyon Raft Company throughout the spring and summer. Choose from a big whitewater trip, stand-up paddleboarding, or a gentle scenic float with lots of opportunity to see nature and local wildlife.
See Canyon Raft Company website for details and pricing.
THE ELK RIVER
Our most popular run no matter what the water levels – from May to September the Lower Elk delivers! The Elk is a large volume class IV river that has cut deep into the rock exposing high walls of unique geology. Experience exciting rapids, dramatic wilderness canyon scenery, cliff jumping, big game animals and birds of prey. There are no roads or trails along this stretch of river - the only way to experience it is by boat.
May and June bring the spring snowmelt and high water creating the biggest waves and most powerful rapids. Early July is a great time with lots of water still flowing, but warmer weather prevailing. Later in July and August water levels are at their friendliest, a great time for first time rafters and families with keen children eight years old and older who love water.
THE BULL RIVER
The Bull River is a classic small volume mountain river steeped in history. This spring trip offered in May and June delivers all the thrills of great river running. The excitement builds progressively with each set of rapids to the climax in the lower canyon – an incredible crescendo of whitewater with rapids called “Bubbulicious” “Sandwich Maker” and “Toilet bowl”. The Lower Bull Canyon is one of the most sustained stretches of class IV water in the area.