Rafting the Wind River makes for a challenging Class V trip in the Columbia Gorge. It begins on the flanks of Mount Adams and cuts through a beautiful canyon full of big rapids on it's way to the Columbia River. The Wind River is made up of solid, back-to-back Class IV+ and V rapids and this river is for athletic individuals only.
We'll meet you in the town of Carson, WA and drive 15 minutes to the put-in where your guide will give you a comprehensive safety talk and warm up to prepare for the rapids downstream. The first mile of the Wind gives us an opportunity to practice before we enter the Class IV+ Initiation Rapid.
The highlight of the trip is Ram's Horn, a long Class V rapid that ends with a bang. After Initiation and Ram's Horn we reach Climax, an 8 foot drop into a big hole. For the rest of the trip we'll run more Class III and IV rapids and will stop to surf our rafts in a few places. We'll have a victory celebration at take-out and drive back to Carson.
We specialize in small group trips on the Wind River and are happy to put together a custom trip. Please call us at (541) 450-9855 to plan your Wind River rafting trip.