The Snake River is one of the most pristine and beautiful waterways in the United States, and it is packed with outfitters eager to take you on a scenic float trip or whitewater rafting adventure. If you are looking for a base camp for your Snake River adventure, consider Flying Saddle Resort. We are located right on the banks of the river in Alpine, Wyoming, providing a full-service resort experience at a fraction of the cost of lodges in Jackson Hole, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone.

Whitewater Rafting

The Snake River is perfect for a family whitewater rafting adventure. The local outfitters tend to focus on a section of the river with a series of Class III rapids punctuated by calm pools where you can take a quick swim. Your trip will typically last around 2-3 hours including transportation and a safety talk. Our partner vendors are extremely knowledgeable and experienced whitewater rafting guides known as “river rats,” and are trained in CPR and other lifesaving skills. The minimum age for a whitewater rafting experience varies by company and river conditions, but it is often around 8 years old.

Scenic Float Trips

If you prefer to gently glide along the river taking photos of the scenery, a scenic float trip might be for you. You will travel in comfort past both forested and open areas as your knowledgeable guide points out the local flora and fauna and gives you some interesting factoids on the history and culture of the region. Some scenic float trips include breakfast or lunch, and some outfitters can combine a scenic float with a whitewater rafting adventure for a full day of excitement. The minimum age for a scenic float trip varies, but it is often around 6 years old.

About Flying Saddle Resort

Flying Saddle Resort was built in 1949 for a returning hero of World War II. It was purchased by the current owners and extensively remodeled in 2008, and today it is a family-friendly, upscale rustic, full-service resort. We offer standard motel rooms in the original building and larger rooms with balconies in the new Tower. In addition, we have private log cabins for two that are perfect for a romantic getaway.

The resort features an upscale yet affordable Western steakhouse, a relaxed Western sports bar, and a large heated indoor pool with a hot tub. Our seven landscaped acres are yours to explore, and feature a fitness center, an outdoor patio, a gift shop, a tennis court, and a drive-through liquor store.

Flying Saddle Resort is pet-friendly, and we are proud to welcome large groups. If you are looking for nearly unparalleled access to the Snake River, call Flying Saddle Resort today at 877-772-4422 to make your reservation!