Length: Half Day or Full Day Double
Price: $85/Half Day (includes lunch, all equipment, and fees) or $135/Full Day
The Wind River is a challenging Class V rafting trip in the Columbia Gorge. It begins on the flanks of Mount Adams and cuts a beautiful canyon full of big rapids on it’s way to the Columbia River. The Rapids on the Wind River are back to back solid Class IV+ and V rapids so this river is for athletic individuals only.
Our trips start in Hood River where we’ll jump in our van and drive 45 minutes to the put-in. We’ll have a comprehensive safety talk and warm up to prepare us for the rapids ahead. The first mile of the Wind give us an opportunity to practice before we enter the Class IV+ Initiation Rapid.
After Initiation the rapids are back to back for a few miles until we reach Climax, an 8 foot drop into a big hole. The highlight of the trip is Ram’s Horn, a long Class V rapid that ends with a bang.
After Climax we run a more Class III and Class IV rapids and will stop to surf a our rafts a few places. We’ll have a celebration at take-out and drive back to Hood River.
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.