The Chili Bar run of the South Fork of the American River lies just 50 minutes from downtown Sacramento. Join us for a day of amazing whitewater and beautiful California scenery. On this trip you will enjoy great rapids such as Meat Grinder, Triple Threat, the world famous Troublemaker along with 11 others! A wonderful half-day experience includes a professional guide, lunch, and all safety equipment.
The Gorge run starts out with a beautiful section of class II whitewater, giving you a chance to enjoy the scenery and get your crew working as team before you head into the Gorge. After passing Gorilla Rock and taking in your last view of the Lollipop Tree you will drop into the Gorge, a canyon filled with the excitement of class III whitewater. Enjoy the wave train hydraulics of Upper Haystack Canyon and make your way through famous rapids such as Fowler's Rock, Satan's Cesspool, and Hospital Bar.
The Class IV Middle Fork of the American river provides numerous big drops and thrilling intricate rapids with our professional guides you will have the tip of the life time. Interspersed amongst the numerous rapids, including the famous Tunnel Chute, there are calm stretches that allow you to soak in the beauty of the wilderness canyon. You will also have the chance to watch our skilled guides run the 30 foot waterfall that is the mandatory portage on the river.
OUR TRIPS INCLUDE
Professionally Trained Guide
All of our trips as lead by professionally trained guides, with most hailing from the local area. All guides are trained in river running, CPR, and First-Aid. Our Trip Leaders are all Swift Water Rescue Trained and many of our staff hold advanced Wilderness First Aid, EMT, EMR, Nursing and other professional licensing. Fell safe with an industry leading level of professionalism from our guides.
River Side Meals
Our trips features river side lunches prepared fresh by your guides. Take some time to explore and come back to marvel at the fresh produces and other finishing touches that seem to appear out of nowhere. Sign up for our Multi-day trips to enjoy favorites such as pineapple upside down cake and dutch over brownies. (Not included on "Express" trips)
Top Quality Equipment
Enjoy our top quality equipment. Forget what you know from your local outdoors store. Our commercial grade gear is made to take a beating and get you down the river safely. All our trips include PFD (lifejacket), Paddle, and Helmet. With safety our top concern, we require helmets on all our trips unlike some other outfitters. You can thank us for their styling later!
Save those memories
Photographers are available to catch all those smiles your experience is sure to generate. Whether it be your group looking stylish is your PFD and helmets, a look of trepidation as you approach the water, or capturing your “out of boat experience” your photographer will be there following along.
Great Group Rates
Looking for a great teambuilding experience? We offer awesome discounts to large groups, be it a corporate team building escape, youth group, family reunion, or birthday excursion we will work with you to give you a great time and rate to match. Group rates starting with just 12 rafters!
Easily manage your reservation
Tired of being the organizer and having to figure out payment, waivers, and filling everyone in on the information? Our state of the art reservation system lets you forward a link to your party with trip information, including accepting payments and providing electronic waiver forms. No more having to wrangle paperwork! Don't worry, we can figure the waivers out at check-in for the real slackers too!
Join us on the South Fork!
For all South Fork American Trips we meet at Camp Lotus. Please Refer to you reservation confirmation for specific meet time and location.
Phone: 1-888-RAFT-WET (888-723-8938)
Ready to step up to the Middle or North Fork?
For all North Fork and Middle Fork American Trips we meet in the parking lot BEHIND the Raley's in Auburn at 13402 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603. Please Refer to you reservation confirmation for specific meet time and location.
Phone: 1-888-RAFT-WET (888-723-8938)