Stanley River Shuttles

Popular White Water Destinations in Southern Idaho

white water destination in Idaho to raft

Summer is in full swing out here in Boise, Idaho, and there is so much to do. It can be easy to get into a routine of going to work, maybe going to the gym, going home and then repeating this process. What fun is your life if you spend 90% of it doing the exact same routine?

Break out and take advantage of the excitement and adventure Idaho offers. One incredibly fun thing to do in the summers here in Idaho is to go whitewater rafting or river floating. When you do, you might be faced with figuring out how to get there and back.

10 Essential Whitewater Rafting Safety Tips

river rafting on the salmon

Here at Caldwell Transportation, we specialize in getting you where you need to go safely and on time, every time. You can count on us to keep you comfortable and secure while you head off on your next rafting adventure with our river shuttles.

How To Tell the Difference Between River Rapid Classes

River Rapids Class scale

Idaho river rafting season is upon us and there is no better place to launch from that Stanley, Idaho. But before you hop on that raft, take a minute to become familiar with the classes of river rapids. River experts use the International Scale of Difficulty comes to ranking different types of rapids. The rankings start at a Class I and progress to a Class 6, which is almost impossible to finish and requires great skill. It is important that a person choose the right classification number that is equal to both their skill and comfort level.

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Caldwell Transportation has been a longstanding mainstay of the Treasure Valley, bringing its citizens the transportation they need in many different respects. There are many different things that we handle and that we consider ourselves quite good at. This includes operating school buses for the children of the valley and making sure they arrive at their destinations safely every day. While this is certainly not the only thing we specialize in, we certainly take it as a token of pride in what we provide for the community.

Knowing the Difference Between River Rapid Classes

River Rapids classes

Whether you’re an experienced river raft guide or a beginner when it comes to rafting rapids, you still need to follow the same law when it comes to safety and rapid classification. Because there are so many different types of rapids with different sizes and degrees of difficulty, there needs to be a way to classify them with a ranking system. Without this, people wouldn’t know just how tough a rapid is and be ill prepared for the consequences.

Take the Jackpot Express this Summer

concert at jackpot

If there is one thing that you can consider a good time, that’s taking a trip across the Idaho/Nevada border and staying in Jackpot for some Vegas-style fun. While it’s nowhere near the size of Las Vegas, Jackpot still offers almost everything you can find in its famous counterpart. The advantage of Jackpot is the fact that it’s closer to Idaho, it’s not as crowded, and way more affordable.

Why Choose a River Shuttle Service?

Shuttle to Stanley Idaho

If you are looking to partake in some outdoor fun this summer, then you don’t need to look far to add river rafting to the list of things to do, especially in Idaho. Whether you are a person that has lived in Idaho all of your life, or if you are visiting for the summer, river rafting is something that should be experienced. But where does a person start when looking to partake in river rafting? Some of the areas that can be explored include areas in Stanley, Boise, and the Payette River and each presents its own challenge in terms of getting there and getting back.

The Different Rivers that Idaho has to Offer

River running in the spring

As mentioned in our previous blog, Idaho is a state of many different outdoor activities. With its many outside activities, it is especially known to have some of the best whitewater the world can offer. There are many different rivers in this state that people travel to from all over just to get a shot at some great class 4 and class 5 rapids. If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, let Caldwell Transportation show you just how much fun you can have by rafting a river.

Choosing the Right River to Raft

Choosing a River Raft

If you’re excited about some outdoor fun this summer, you don’t need to go far in Idaho. Since Idaho is well known for its outdoor activities in the summer, there have been plenty of books written and websites built around some of the great things to do when the weather gets nice. One of the great things is that the weather is starting to get nicer and the days longer. That means that things like fishing, hiking, and rafting are just around the corner.

Summer Fun in the Sun

Summer fun in Boise, Nampa and Caldwell

Summer is nearly upon us! This means that there are so many opportunities for fun, just around the corner. Shortly, Live After Five, The Shakespeare Festival and First Thursday gatherings will all be starting up downtown. While Boise's downtown will be bustling, there are also so many things to do outside.

Whether you are the extreme sports, outdoor adventure, team sports, or just the get outside and have some fun type, Boise and the surrounding areas have some amazing opportunities to get outside and enjoy it. Here is just a short list of summer to-dos.

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