Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips in Grand Teton National Park
Book Your Scenic Float Trip in Grand Teton National Park
Looking for things to do in Jackson Hole? Your first stop should be rafting with Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips. Book a float trip with us, and you’ll be rafting with Jackson Hole’s best!
Rafting entirely within Grand Teton National Park, you’ll enjoy spectacular views as you float beneath the Grand Tetons. Our original 10-mile Snake River Scenic Float Trips are surrounded by the splendor of wild nature and wildlife. This area of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem has been untouched by human development.
As you float down the river, Barker-Ewing’s experienced river guides will share fascinating information on:
The unique history of Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole
The geology and ecology of the pristine Snake River environment
The abundant wildlife in our valley and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Ensuring your overall experience is unforgettable is extremely important to us. So we’re very proud of our customer satisfaction and safety record. Additionally, Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips is thrilled to have been awarded Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year since 2012.
The Snake River headwaters are a part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system. And Barker-Ewing is honored to be rafting the only stretch of the Snake River in Jackson Hole to be officially designated as “scenic”. This year we’re celebrating 50 years of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act: “Preserving rivers or sections of rivers in their free-flowing condition to protect the water quality of such rivers and to fulfill other vital national conservation purposes.”
The long winter seems to have finally ended. (Except for the ongoing snowstorms and freezing temperatures so typical of “springtime in the Rockies.”) My wife and I have just returned from a cross-country ski around our local golf course, and the signs of spring are everywhere. Just since last weekend, we’ve noticed so many changes: in the light, in the clouds, in the quality of the snow cover, and in the number and type of creatures around us. We are lucky to spend lots of time in the outdoors, and to witness the many small miracles that occur around us in each season of the year.
My summers guiding for Barker-Ewing are marked by these repeating wonders: tree leaves bud, grow, turn color, and drop; antlers grow from velvet buds to hardened forked branches that are later shed; birds wing their way northward from the southern reaches of their ranges, arrive, mate, nest, raise their broods, and fly away south again; plants grow, bloom, mature, wither, and fade back into the ground from which they sprung. In this way, we river-dwellers track the days, weeks, months, seasons and years. Continue reading…