Nestled in the heart of West Virginia, Adventures on the Gorge has combined a premier location, industry expertise, and a deep enthusiasm for adventure to create a vacation experience unlike any other.
Drawn to the rim of the New River Gorge by world-class whitewater, rock climbing, mountain biking, and hiking, the founders of Adventures on the Gorge were driven to create a resort that could live up to the natural wonders that surrounded it. So, we took what nature had provided and added more than 47 years of outdoor experience, a devoted staff, and a drive to inspire others to experience the outdoors.
The result was the world’s premier adventure resort.
Growing up on the New and Gauley Rivers, we know them like the backs of our hands. We know when’s the best time for a heart-pumping whitewater rafting adventure down the river.
With over 70 rapids and breathtaking scenery the entire way, the fall Lower Gauley is the best choice for an adventurous first-timer or an experienced New River enthusiast who wants to go one step further.
Our Lower Gauley rafting trip is 17 miles long and includes thrilling rapids like Class V “Heaven’s Gate” and “Pure Screaming Hell.”
We are a team of passionate locals, some who grew up fishing in the New River, and some who made West Virginia their home after experiencing the thrill of paddling down the Gauley River. All of us share a love for the great outdoors, and we look forward to guiding you through your Adventures on the Gorge.
We are pioneers in the adventure resort industry, with over 40 years of experience under our belt. Adventures on the Gorge aims to provide you with the complete experience, whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-fueled adventure or the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion.
The Upper Gauley River is the epitome of whitewater excitement. The section drops over 335 feet in less than 13 miles, resulting in high-volume and technical whitewater from start to finish. Consistently rated one of the top five rivers to raft in the world, and one of the top three in the United States, this is the Beast of the East.
As fall sets in, the TreeTops Zipline Canopy Tour is set ablaze with color. You can let the flame-colored leaves nearly brush your face as you zip by, and admire the colors as you fly across the creek and above the colorful trees. To get a wide-open view overlooking West Virginia’s vibrant fall colors, head to the Gravity Ziplines course. There, you will soar (at speeds of up to 65 miles per hour) above rolling hills that spread the vibrant hues as far as the eye can see.