inflatable raft carries you and 4-8 other adventure seekers down the white water rapids of rivers in and around Yellowstone. This is typically a guided activity for all novices and beginners.
White Water Classes of Difficulty
- Class I is easy and safer than other classes.
- Class II is mild to moderate, where you don’t need the experience to enjoy the day.
- Class III is intermediate. You’ll experience less river stability and need to understand how to perform some complicated maneuvers from time to time.
- Class IV is for advanced rafters. The waves are much larger and require precise maneuvering.
- Class V is for experts only. The waves are much larger and require complex maneuvering.
- Class VI is dangerous, with areas that are impossible for rescuers to reach.
Take it Easy and Go River Rafting in Yellowstone
Plenty of Class I-III white waters at Yellowstone are perfect for rafting. They allow you to get out of the sun and feel the power of the river with experienced guides. You are also basking in the sights and sounds of nature all around you.
6 Benefits of River Rafting
Here are 6 social, physical, and mental health benefits you can enjoy:
- Great exercise. Doctors and health professionals recommend adults get at least 2.5 hours of moderate activity and at least 1.5 hours of vigorous physical activity each week. Yellowstone river rafting gets that done in a day. It also builds muscle and endurance. Using your upper body to paddle and maneuver tones your arms, backs, and shoulders.
- Fun. River rafting is exciting and thrilling. You’ll feel an adrenaline rush every time you make a turn. The thrills of cool water splashing against your warm skin and feeling yourself twist and turn along the way are reasons why people come back to this sport, again and again, every year.
- A stress reducer. Getting outdoors and enjoying the fresh air lowers stress. It also increases your exposure to Vitamin D and makes you feel good.
- Meditative. You can clear your head and think more concretely after a day on the river. Paddling also requires mindfulness. Being present is necessary when you’re paddling and allows you to appreciate all you see.
- Bonding. Whether you’re rafting with colleagues, friends, or family, you will feel a sense of camaraderie. It helps people develop better verbal and nonverbal communication skills. You cooperate and work together as a team. There are also no electronic devices on a river to distract people. Get to know your loved ones in a meaningful way.
- Known to increase feelings of self-worth. Setting a challenging goal for yourself and seeing it through leads to higher self-confidence. You’ll be proud of yourself at the end of the day.