Western's claim to the best guides and trip leaders is not taken lightly; it is supported by rigorous selection and in-depth training sharply defined by four decades of experience. Each Western guide experiences nearly 300 hours of training before escorting his or her first guest down the river. This training includes swift water rescue certification, CPR and First Aid Certification, a state licensing test, food handler's education, on-river cooking courses, geology and interpretation classes, and Western's renowned custom guide-training program. The result? Trips unfold safely and seamlessly. The men and women who lead our trips are intelligent, personable, fun, responsible and dedicated.
A once-in-a-lifetime adventure, experience
astounding views of hidden waterfalls, ancient Indian
ruins, lush hanging gardens, and magnificent overlooks.
Raft the best whitewater on the Colorado River and
savor calm moments on the river to reflect and renew.
Idaho is home to the largest roadless wilderness in the lower 48 states. Rivers dance between Idaho's towering mountain peaks and rugged alpine beauty. Come embark on a journey in style and comfort through the canyons of Idaho.
A dramatic contrast to the red rock canyon of the Southwest, Oregon's dense pine forests, and the legendary allure of the Rogue River attract visitors worldwide. Unique to the Rogue River rafting trip is the luxury of staying each night in remote lodges along the river - no camping on this lodge to lodge river rafting trip.