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White Water Trips

Yakima River (Cle Elum canyon)

Class 1-2, 15 miles, 14 feet a mile, 3-4 hours

This section of the Yakima flows around horse shoe bends with great basalt spires. Some nice wave trains dot the trip to get you wet and stay cool in the desert heat. Enjoy river side deli lunch and a small hike to an old railroad tunnel on the John Wayne trail. The trip is less demanding and is great for families with younger kids, and active seniors that want to spend a day in the sunshine with a relaxing time on the river.

Full Day trip: $79 per person
Half day: $65 per person
no lunch or bring your own.

The Yakima river (Cle Elum canyon) is about 2 hours from Seattle or 3 1/2 hours from Spokane. Call for details and directions.

Directions

The Yakima river (Cle Elum canyon) is about 2 hours from Seattle or 3 1/2 hours from Spokane. Call for details and directions.

Call the Washington State DOT at 1-800-695-7623 to check on road construction activity and conditions.

Cellular signals are touch and go through wilderness areas. Please allow enough driving time to reach your designated river put-in. If you are running late, please contact Action Rafting Co., as soon as possible, at 1-888-697-7008. Thank you.

Cle Elum River

Class 2, 11 miles, Drops 24 feet a mile, 3 hours

Come enjoy east side sunshine with west side greenery. The Cle Elum flows out of the Alpine lakes wilderness of the eastern cascades. The dam controlled water makes this a wonderful trip in late summer. The broad forested channel makes this a great area for wildlife.(elk, deer, beaver, eagles, osprey). We put in just below Cle Elum dam near the town of Ronald and take-out near the town of Cle Elum. Enjoy a river side deli lunch after passing by Suncadia lodge. After lunch we guide you through the channels and float under I-90 on the way to the take-out. After the trip enjoy a beverage in Sicley, Alaska (not really). The town of Rosyln is where Northern Exposure was filmed. The area is full of great old mining history in Washington. All in all this is a beautiful trip with great forested river banks.

Half day: $69 per person
Includes All River Gear

The Cle Elum river is about 2 hours from Seattle or 3 1/2 hours from Spokane.

Directions

The Cle Elum river is about 2 hours from Seattle or 3 1/2 hours from Spokane. Call for details and directions.

Call the Washington State DOT at 1-800-695-7623 to check on road construction activity and conditions.

Cellular signals are touch and go through wilderness areas. Please allow enough driving time to reach your designated river put-in. If you are running late, please contact Action Rafting Co., as soon as possible, at 1-888-697-7008. Thank you.

Wenatchee River

Class 3, 13.5 miles – 20 miles, 2 – 4 hours

The Wenatchee River is the most heavily rafted river in Washington State. Its popular status was achieved because of the exceptional beauty of the terrain, the differing experiences available that invites all ages & physical conditions, and the length of its season.

This river loves to have you come play with her! At high water the Wenatchee River is as exciting as you’ll find. As the water level drops, the trips go from high adventure with strong paddling required to relaxing with little or no effort needed. No matter what time of the season you choose the weather is marvelous!

You choose the type of trip you want by the time of the season, typically from April through early August, with high water usually in late May to early June; just ask the Action Rafting Co. representative to advise you. This trip begins just below the charming Bavarian Town of Leavenworth and encompasses the varied settings of alpine mountain foothills, apple and pear orchards, and semi-desert. Of the many rapids and waves you’ll hit, some favorites are Bulls-eye, Rock & Roll, Drunkard’s Drop, Snowblind, Granny, and Suffocator- to name only a few!

The trip length will depend entirely on the water level on the day you join us; it averages between 2-4 hours. We’re waiting for you!

Full day: $79 per person

Includes Deli lunch and all gear. Those traveling from a distance or planning on having a late breakfast might want to plan accordingly.

Half day: $69 per person

Includes all gear and Washington State sales tax.

From Seattle: allow 2.5 – 3 hours driving time.

From Spokane: allow 3.5 hours driving time.

Directions

Call the Washington State DOT at 1-800-695-7623 to check on road construction activity and conditions.

Please allow enough driving time to reach your designated river put-in. If you are running late, please contact Action Rafting Co., as soon as possible,
at 1-888-697-7008. Thank you.

From Seattle: allow 2.5 – 3 hours driving time.
From Spokane: allow 3 -3.5 hours driving time.

Wenatchee River
Scenic Float

Class 2, 7  miles – 14 miles, 2 – 4 hours

What could make a gathering more special than getting together on the river for a relaxing day of sun and water fun with Action Rafting Co.? Scenic river trips are perfect for family gatherings & reunions, birthday parties, class reunions, company picnics, friends putting a twist on the traditional backyard barbecue, or just because you want a unique way to spend a relaxing day. It’s also a great way to introduce yourself or your small children to the river experience. The water lazes along and you go with the flow! accompanied by professional guides to take care This marvelous area offers gorgeous views, great photo opportunities, bird watching, & wildlife sightings along with lots of swimming if you choose You have time to absorb the beauty and chat with your friends & family We supply a snack You won’t believe how relaxing this is ’til you try it!

Full day: $79 per person

Includes Deli lunch and all gear. 

Half day: $79 per person

Includes all gear and Washington State sales tax.

From Seattle: allow 2.5 – 3 hours driving time.

From Spokane: allow 3.5 hours driving time.

Directions

Upper Wenatchee River – Take-Out
Action Rafting Co. will meet you at our river take-out. Our take-out is not labeled with signs.

From Steven’s Pass: Drive Hwy. 2 East to Coles Corner / Lake Wenatchee.
Turn North onto Hwy 207.
Drive approx. 3.5 miles, looking for the Plain/Wenatchee sign.
Turn Rt., towards Plain, onto Beaver Valley Rd.
Drive approx. 5 miles, you will cross the “Plain River” bridge, drive 200 ft and turn left onto a dirt road. You should see our Action Rafting Co. bus on the side of the road.

If you drive around the sharp curve or past the reduced speed 30 mph sign, you have gone too far. Turn around and drive back towards bridge. Dirt road will be on your Rt. approx. 200 feet before you cross the bridge.

From Hwy 97 and Eastern Washington: Drive Hwy. 2 West into Leavenworth. Take a right onto Chumstick Canyon. Drive the beautiful scenic country road for approximately 14 miles or 20-30 minutes. This road has many turns, please drive carefully. As you enter the town of Plain, the road bends to the right. Continue driving for .5 miles and you will come to a left bend in the road, stay left driving for approx. .2 miles. Turn Rt. onto a dirt road. You should see our Action Rafting Co. bus on the side of the road.
If you drive across the “Plain River” bridge, you have gone too far. Turn around, drive across the bridge and look for a dirt road 200 feet up and on your left.

Call the Washington State DOT at 1-800-695-7623 to check on road construction activity and conditions.
Please allow enough driving time to reach your designated river staging area.

If you are running late, please contact Action Rafting Co., as soon as possible, at 1-888-697-7008. Thank you.

Overnight Wenatchee
River Trip

Class 2 – 3, 25  miles, 2 days

Take your rafting experience and multiply by 2!  After a day of exhilarating whitewater, swimming, sunning,  & laughing, we’ll put up for the night at an exclusive, private riverside meadow for a great camping experience.  While you explore, swim, or relax, our guides become the perfect hosts who cook and serve you a sumptuous dinner prepared in a cast-iron Dutch oven, and they clean up, too!  After pitching your tent, you just kick back and enjoy the ambience, the river, each other, and really look at the stars.  You’ll wake to the gentle sounds of nature and the yummy smells of breakfast cooking then strike camp and set off for another fabulous day on another river.  Lunch is served on the river both days.  Groups of 8 or more can customize their trip by choosing the rivers and experiences.  Make it 2 days of whitewater or mix it up with 1 day of whitewater adventure and spend the other day relaxing in scenic wonder.  Run the rivers in any order you like.  Join us for this truly irreplaceable “retreat” from our busy, stressed world.  Prices depend of rivers chosen. Call our Action Rafting Co. representative for complete details.  Please go to the “What to Bring” page for the list of items you’re responsible for bringing with you.  Included are recommended and suggested items to bring.

$240 per person

Includes all gear and 4 meals.
Groups size minimum 6 people

From Seattle: allow 2.5 – 3 hours driving time.

From Spokane: allow 3.5 hours driving time.

Directions

Call the Washington State DOT at 1-800-695-7623 to check on road construction activity and conditions.

Please allow enough driving time to reach your designated river put-in. If you are running late, please contact Action Rafting Co., as soon as possible,
at 1-888-697-7008. Thank you.

From Seattle: allow 2.5 – 3 hours driving time.
From Spokane: allow 3 -3.5 hours driving time.

Methow River

Class 3, 13.5  miles – 20 miles, 2-4 hours

Some of the biggest waves in Washington State are found on the Methow River! The spectacular geological formations create several thrilling rapids like the Black Canyon, which grabs your attention with the roaring sound of a freight train and has waves to match! Your heart will be pounding as we pass the big hole at Rolling Thunder and head down through the Staircase. Big water here is in early June and this river has even more to offer than the exhilarating whitewater. There is abundant wildlife, great swimming, and of course, the scenery.

The Methow River is located near the Western theme town of Winthrop. Come join us for a great time in the sun!

Full day: $85 per person

Includes Deli lunch and all gear. 

Half day: $69 per person

Includes all gear.

Action Rafting Co. will meet you at the Methow River, just off of Highway 153 near Pateros, WA.

Directions

Methow River – Put-In
Action Rafting Co. will meet you at the Methow River, just off of Highway 153 near Pateros, WA.

Driving from the Wenatchee Valley
Drive North on Hwy. 97 or 97 alt. (past Chelan, towards Pateros)
Turn North onto Hwy 153, at 1 mile, turn RT onto gravel road/parking area, this is our take out. Look for a silver 24� bus with our red logo, ARC.

Located at .6 miles, on Hwy 153, there is a public fishing, parking/bathroom area, you need to drive past this parking area to our take out.

Driving from the North Cascades Highway
Drive Hwy 20 to Hwy 153
Drive South on Hwy 153 towards Pateros
Our take out is located on your left, 1 mile up river from the confluence of the Methow / Columbia River, on Hwy 153.
If you drive to Jct. 97, turn around and our take out will be located just 1 mile back on your right. Look for a silver 24� bus with our red logo, ARC.

Located at .6 miles, on Hwy 153, there is a public fishing, parking/bathroom area, you
need to drive past this parking area to our take out.

Call the Washington State DOT at 1-800-695-7623 to check on road construction activity and conditions.

Please allow enough driving time to reach your designated river put-in. If you are running late, please contact Action Rafting Co., as soon as possible,
at 1-888-697-7008. Thank you.

Chiwawa River

Class 3-4, 15 miles, 2-4 hours

Chiwawa River is a small tributary of the Wenatchee River.  As this run is an Action Rafting Co. exclusive, we’re your only access to this very special gem.  This trip is a bit wilder and more demanding and is more suited to the experienced rafter who’s in good physical condition.  The steep gradient makes it non-stop action from put in to finish!  You’ll experience drops through three spectacular canyons and frothing, foaming whitewater at its best!  The Chiwawa has a very short season; we only raft it during ideal water conditions, which is usually mid-June through the 4th of July.  Yahooo!!

Full day: $85 per person

Includes riverside lunch and all gear.

From Seattle – allow 2.5 – 3 hours driving time

From Spokane – allow 3 – 3.5 hours driving time

Directions

Chiwawa River – Take-Out
Action Rafting Co. will meet you at our river take-out. Our take-out is not labeled with signs.

From Steven’s Pass: Drive Hwy. 2 East to Coles Corner / Lake Wenatchee.
Turn North onto Hwy 207.
Drive approx. 3.5 miles, looking for the Plain/Wenatchee sign.
Turn Rt., towards Plain, onto Beaver Valley Rd.
Drive approx. 5 miles, you will cross the “Plain River” bridge, drive 200 ft and turn left onto a dirt road. You should see our Action Rafting Co. bus on the side of the road.

If you drive around the sharp curve or past the reduced speed 30 mph sign, you have gone too far. Turn around and drive back towards bridge. Dirt road will be on your Rt. approx. 200 feet before you cross the bridge.

From Hwy 97 and Eastern Washington: Drive Hwy. 2 West into Leavenworth. Take a right onto Chumstick Canyon. Drive the beautiful scenic country road for approximately 14 miles or 20-30 minutes. This road has many turns, please drive carefully. As you enter the town of Plain, the road bends to the right. Continue driving for .5 miles and you will come to a left bend in the road, stay left driving for approx. .2 miles. Turn Rt. onto a dirt road. You should see our Action Rafting Co. bus on the side of the road.
If you drive across the “Plain River” bridge, you have gone too far. Turn around, drive across the bridge and look for a dirt road 200 feet up and on your left.

Call the Washington State DOT at 1-800-695-7623 to check on road construction activity and conditions.
Please allow enough driving time to reach your designated river staging area.

If you are running late, please contact Action Rafting Co., as soon as possible,
at 1-888-697-7008. Thank you.

Tieton River

Class 3, 12 miles, 2-3 hours

A fast class II – IV white water experience, located in Rimrock Washington, just west of Yakima. This is truley a great trip. The river is dam controlled, they release water in September after Labor day weekend turning the small creek into a raging river. The weather during this time of year is some of the seasons best.

The is one of the steepest rivers rafted commercially, dropping over 50 feet per mile. As you are going down the classic rapids of High Noon, and Waffle Wall you’ll have a hard time not smiling. Splashing down this canyon is a beautiful experience featuring basalt formations and spectacular wildlife. Camping is very abundant along the Tieton river. This is your end of season highlight.

Full day: $85 per person

Includes riverside lunch and all gear.
Directions

The Tieton river is located 20 miles West of Yakima along Hwy 12. Call for details and directions.

Call the Washington State DOT at 1-800-695-7623 to check on road construction activity and conditions.

Cellular signals are touch and go through the White Pass and Rim Rock lake area. Please allow enough driving time to reach your designated river put-in. If you are running late, please contact Action Rafting Co., as soon as possible, at 1-888-697-7008. Thank you.

Information

About Classes and Rapids

Class 1

This is the level that represents river waters that flow over minimal obstructions. There is minimal risk for the rafter.

Class 2

When you graduate from the easy and usually non-thrilling easy level you land into the novice level. One key characteristic is visible obstructions that can be easily avoided.

Class 3

Rapids, eddies and moderately strong waves become harder to navigate. You can expect to be getting wet at this level.

Performing maneuvers, and boat control, is key to running class 3 rapids.

Class 4

With more turbulent waters, holes, and constricted passages, must-make fast and precise moves are required to successfully go through these difficult rapids.