For those looking for extra action and excitement, April and May offer the spring runoff at its peak when rivers are flowing high and fast. When the spring runoff subsides, and summer fully arrives, water flows remain fairly consistent and temperatures rise to the 90's and 100's, creating ideal rafting weather. Whitewater Connection offers daily trips from April 1st through early October. For those who are able to arrange it, we highly recommend weekday trips which offer smaller groups, lower prices, and fewer rafts on the river.
The following river classification descriptions are to be used as a general guideline.
If you have questions concerning which river is right for you, contact our office.
CLASS 1 Rapids... Slowly flowing water. No rapids. No maneuvering required.
CLASS 2 Rapids... Slowly flowing water. Some waves and minor rapids. Very little maneuvering required.
CLASS 3 Rapids... Swift current with minor obstacles. Substantial Rapids, maneuvering required. Should not be attempted without an experienced guide. Recommended for beginners and intermediates.
CLASS 4 Rapids... Swift current with numerous obstacles and frequent rapids. Constant maneuvering required. DO NOT ATTEMPT without an experienced whitewater guide. Recommended for experienced rafters.
CLASS 5 Rapids... Very strong current with many obstacles and long violent rapids. Scouting is mandatory. Expert maneuvering required. Only for experienced, healthy individuals.
CLASS 6 Rapids... Considered by most to be unrunnable. Recommended for those with suicidal tendencies.