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.
"The competence of the guides was reassuring, which is so important on such a technical river. Good instructions were given and the river time was never rushed. Thank you very much. We hope to do this river with you as an annual event."Randy and Cheryl Ford
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.