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.”
It’s been a long winter. Not that I’m complaining. Thanks to an epic snow season up here in Montana, I got out on my XC skis more than 100 times! But now that the snow and ice are receding, I’m ready to exchange my ski poles for my oars. The first Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips of 2018 launch on May 13th, and I’ll be joining the crew in just a few weeks, as soon as the school year ends. I can’t wait!
Top 10 Reasons Why I’m Looking Forward to Floating Season:
1. High Water. The Snake River usually reaches peak flow in late June and early July. As snowmelt feeds the current, we’re treated to a display of the river’s awesome power as it carves new channels, erases islands, and dislodges huge chunks of the bank. Every day – every trip – is a completely unique adventure.
2. Views. Our float trips travel along the base of the mountains right through Grand Teton National Park. The first rays of sunlight turn the entire Teton range pink. Clouds cast shadows, revealing crags and canyons. The setting sun creates a glowing orange backdrop. Seriously, could anyone ever get tired of this?
3. Green. Winter white lasts a long time in this part of the world, before finally yielding to the earth tones of mud season. When the soft yellows of spring finally tint the cottonwoods and willows along the river, you know that green leaves can’t be far behind. Continue reading…