Here are highlights of a few of them:
Rogue River, Oregon: Rafting America offers a variety of trips that allow visitors to experience the 34 miles of scenic beauty and majestic canyons of Rogue River. The two day Wild Rafting Lodge Trip is a two day trip offered in May and June featuring class III rapids. After a long day of navigating the rapids, visitors enjoy a stay at a historic lodge that is located deep within the canyon. The four day camp and lodge rafting trip was voted the Best Family Vacation 2010 by Sunset Magazine. Featuring class III rapids, visitors can enjoy this trip from May through October with a minimum age of 6. This trip takes guests on a four day trip with camping the first two nights and a stay in the historic Paradise Lodge on the last night. Riverside meals are offered nightly, and put together by your very own guide.
New River, West Virginia: Rafting companies offer a number of trips on the New and Gauley Rivers of West Virginia that are tailored to all ages and levels of experience. Some trips are year round while others have seasonal restrictions.
Lower New River Gorge: This river in West Virginia has year round trips that offer rapid classes from III-V and serene pools for swimming or relaxing. Some of the rapids you will navigate while on the river have names that include Greyhound Bus Stopper, Keeney Brothers, and Surprise. New River makes a great overnight or multi-day trip as there are other attractions as you navigate the rapids and make your way down the river. A number of ghost towns can be found along the way. There is no experience necessary for the Lower New River Gorge but there are age restrictions. You must be at least 10 and no older than 90.
If you have more children or elderly people in your group, you may want to consider Upper New Canyon which is a float trip with class I-III rapids that is available all season, and there are no age or experience restrictions. You can still enjoy the ghost towns along the way and enjoy a riverside deli lunch.
Colorado River, Grand Canyon Arizona: Rafting companies on this river lead many unique rafting trips. Trips through the Grand Canyon range from three to seven days. Visitors will experience more than navigating the rapids with hidden waterfalls to discover and breathtaking canyon walls. Longer trips include visits to Indian ruins and majestic overlooks. The four day trip includes the experiences of working on a cattle ranch, horseback riding and a variety of entertainment.