What to Expect from Your River Rafting Adventure

River Rafting Idaho

With the Idaho River Rafting season coming into full swing, you might be wondering about what to expect on your first whitewater rafting trip. You might know the basics, like planning to get wet or wearing sunscreen, but there are some other things that you should expect on a river rafting experience.

Plan to Get Wet and (Possibly) Cold

River rafting Idaho is an exciting experience. This means that it is not a slow, leisurely venture down a quiet river. It means that the rapids can get wild, and you will get wet. Be sure to only wear things that you are okay with getting wet.

When temps are soaring, getting splashed or even falling in the water might be a welcome relief from the heat. But Idaho rivers can be chilly, so you should also plan to get cold, especially in late spring and early summer. Wetsuits are a good idea during those trips. You should also ask your guide or the rafting outfitter what sorts of clothes will be appropriate for your particular trip.

Don't Bring Anything Extra

There usually isn't very much additional space on the raft, so expect to not be able to bring unneeded things with you. In addition, you won't want to bring anything that you don't want to get wet. Remember: you will get wet! Your rafting company can let you know what you can or should bring. They will know ahead of time what there will and will not be room for.

Plan for Learning and Fun!

You can expect to get some whitewater training from your guide. However, you probably want to get acquainted with river rafting basics (we have some safety tips here and here).

You can also count on FUN! Idaho River Rafting is an exhilarating and unique experience and is among the most popular summer activities in the state. Caldwell Transportation can get you there! Contact us today to learn more.

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