Get Into Uniform
On a whitewater rafting trip in Jackson Hole you won’t be making any fashion statements. To start, you will get wet, more likely soaked. If it’s forecasted to be chilly, you can opt for a wetsuit. Snug-fitting, Coastguard approved Class V lifejackets, however, aren’t optional. But since your group will be dressed the same, think of it as your team uniform.
Whatever you wear or bring, consider it may (likely) get wet on a whitewater trip. Less likely on our float trips, so feel free to bring a camera and/or binoculars. However, if you’ll be whitewater rafting, you’d be wise to leave those behind. For whitewater rafting trips in Jackson Hole, wear a swimsuit or clothes that you don’t mind getting wet. Cotton is the least desirable material to wear on the river; synthetic fabrics such as nylon and polypropylene work the best because they dry quickly. We provide complimentary splash jackets and pants for all of our river trips. On cooler days you may want to rent neoprene wetsuits, booties and fleece when you check in for your trip. Shoes that are secure on your feet are required (please no flip-flops). Bring a towel or dry clothing to change into at the end of your whitewater rafting trip, so you’re comfortable on the 45-minute return ride to Jackson Hole. There are changing rooms for you to use at the landing. On hot summer days, sunglasses (secure with Croakies), hats and sunscreen are always a good idea.