South Fork American River Gorge Run (Weekends)

What to expect
  • Get ready for an epic whitewater adventure as you take on the Gorge Run
  • Ride and swim through some of the toughest rapids around
  • Take a break and refuel with a delicious lunch prepared by your guides
  • Enjoy an exciting day on the water with knowledgeable guides
Sick of being the boring one at the post-work happy hour? It's time you went on an adventure fit for the storybooks -- or at least for the watercooler.

Start the morning with a scenic ride along Gold Country Highway 49, which passes the river where the California Gold Rush started! Hop out at the launching point and get outfitted with your pfd (life jacket), helmet, and paddle. After the river safety orientation, you'll break into groups and dive into The Gorge Run on the South Fork American River.

Start out with some bouncy whitewater and a chance to brave "Swimmer's Rapid", a small wave train, out of the boat -- it's a fun way to cool off in the hot summer. Take a break while your guides prepare a deli-style buffet lunch with all the trappings before getting back on the water.

After lunch, the river builds and enters the "Gorge", where the rapids come non-stop for six miles! You'll be rewarded at the end with cold drinks and snacks before you take a bus back to camp. Your guides will be there to thank you for coming and give you photo coupons good for money off your rapid photo purchase (if you wish).

Nobody's going to be calling you boring any time soon.
Key Highlights
Price $130.00 per guest
Duration / Session 5 hours
# Sessions 1
Cancellation notice must be provided at least 31 days in advance in order to receive a full refund and make any date change. However you will be charged a $25 per person cancellation fee. Trips depart rain or shine.

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