The Best Multi-Day Trip Rafting Rivers

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Rafting the Colorado River of the Grand Canyon, Arizona
SWEET SPOT: Taking a break from the water ahead  (Corel)

Consider one of life's perfect pleasures floating a pristine river miles from the last trace of civilization, surrounded by mountain scenery and attendant wildlife. Better yet, you get to enjoy all of this in the company of close friends or new companions, as you work together to break camp or navigate the next tough rapid. Innumerable outfitters will make this experience even more unforgettable, laying on delectable starlit feasts and basically sweating the details so that you can concentrate on enjoying the river. Generally speaking, the best multi-day trips cut through the Idaho Rockies, the Alaskan interior, and the American Southwest. California and Oregon's rivers are better for shorter, weekend trips.

Alsek River, Alaska
Colorado River (Cataract Canyon), Utah
Colorado River, Colorado
Dolores River, Colorado
Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, Arizona
Green River (Desolation Canyon), Utah
Green River (Lodore Canyon), Colorado
Hulahula River, Alaska
Lochsa River, Idaho
Lower Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho
Main Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho
Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho
Selway River, Idaho
Smith River, Montana
Tatshenshini River, Alaska
Yampa River, Colorado

Published: 10 Jun 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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