Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where is the Snake River?
The Hell's Canyon portion of the Snake is 3 hours NW of Boise Idaho and 6 hours East of Portland Oregon. Here, the Snake River is the Oregon / Idaho state line.
2. What are your trip lengths?
Three and five days are our standard rafting vacations. We get started at 9:30 on day number one and generally finish up about 3:00 on the last day. Don't be shy about asking for customized lengths.
3. Will I get wet?
Yes! The great thing about the Snake River is that in the months of July and August the water is 73 degrees. Hell’s Canyon is very dry and hot in mid summer then warm in early summer and early fall.
4. How old do you have to be for a Hell’s’ Canyon rafting vacation on the Snake River?
We have found that kids do great on this rafting vacation right along with their grand parents.
5. How much does a rafting vacation cost?
see our "Prices" page for the latest pricing.
Snake River Fun Fact #8:
In 1975, just after my first commercial rafting trip in Hell’s Canyon on the Snake River, 67.5 miles of the Snake River was designated as a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System. Here, the river is managed to preserve its free-flowing character and unique environment while providing for continued public use. The 31.5 mile section of the Snake River between Hell’s Canyon Dam and Pittsburg Landing, (our three day rafting vacation) is designated “wild” under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. This act defines wild as “free of impoundments and generally accessible only by trail” representing “vestiges of primitive America”.