David Hanson

Outdoor adventure and gourmet dining aren’t mutually exclusive. Here are our favorite rafting trips for filling your sense of adventure—and your belly

David Hanson  – July 1, 2019 | Updated August 8, 2019

 

The Upper Klamath whitewater safari (from $1,335/3-day trip) combines rafting through the gorgeous Cascades of Southern Oregon with backcountry glamping. Chef Matthew Domingo will fuel your paddling with artisanal meals  paired with craft cocktails and local wines.

Salmon River, ID

Idaho’s wild and scenic Salmon River (from $1,585/5-day trip) is one of America’s top wilderness multiday trips with hot springs, sandy beach camps, world-class trout fishing, and exciting Class IV+ whitewater. Row’s culinary trips teach guests how to prepare wild salmon, oysters, mushrooms, cobblers, and other Northwest fare in camp-style Dutch ovens and open-flame settings.

Rogue River, OR

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The Serenade Rafting Trip brings masters of open-flame cooking Jaret Foster and Joe Rodriguez of Portland’s boutique catering company Tournant into the wild and scenic Rogue River canyon (from $1,445/4-day trip) for four days of whitewater, glamping, and live music. 

Tuolumne River, CA

Fed by Yosemite’s high- country snows, the Class IV Tuolumne River (from $974) is a California classic, set in a deep canyon just three hours from the Bay Area. Fine wine and craft-beer tastings accompany riverside meals on two or three-day trips.