Dueling Rivers 2-Day

If you want a chance to experience the whitewater of both the New and Gauley Rivers, this trip combines the best whitewater the region has to offer.  Starting with our classic Lower New River on the first day and then taking on the more intense Gauley River on day 2 is the perfect progression of 2 days on the river.

The second day of the trip varies depending on water levels, so the section of the Gauley and the type of boat will be decided on the day of the trip.

This trip includes lunches on the river, but not lodging and other meals.

Minimum Age: 15

The New River defines the classic West Virginian whitewater rafting with placid pools and exciting drops. It is divided into sections that challenge both the beginner and advanced rafters.
The Lower New River offers one of the best whitewater rafting experience you can have in West Virginia . It is a large volume river with large shelf drops and boulders, creating the perfect combination on waves and hydraulics for a world class whitewater rafting.
The Gauley is characterized by multiple heavy rapids, requiring tight, technical maneuvering. It is 24-26 miles long, but is often split into two main sections—the Upper and Lower Gauley.
At 17 miles long, the Lower Gauley offers ample stretches of calm, relaxing waters, and Class III-V rapids. Though it’s not as technically demanding as the Upper Gauley, this is the most advanced river section for first-time rafters.
The Upper Gauley is the cream of the whitewater crop. It is intimidating, and for good reason. This section of the river packs quite a punch, and may be the most high-adventure trip that most rafters will ever attempt. You can expect an adventure you will never forget with one of our experienced guides.

On Class III – IV and harder trips, a guide sits in every raft and provides instruction at each major rapid and throughout the trip. On some trips like the Upper New and Summer Gauley, guests may be in their own inflatable kayaks (duckies). If that is the case, guides will be present to instruct, advise and assist.

On day one, you’ll be in standard rafts that are 16 feet long and can comfortably seat 8 guests and a professional guide.

On day two, your boat type may vary. Water releases are not guaranteed at pre-determined levels, so we will decide which section of river and which type of boat will make for the most fun on that day. There are typical trends from season to season. Chances are good that in the spring, you’ll be in a standard 16-foot boat and a smaller raft or duckie in the summer.

This is a combination of 2 full day trips. Depending on the water level, you’ll spend between 4-6 hours on the water on the first day and 3-6 hours on the second day, plus shuttle time to and from the river.
We provide transportation from our resort to the river and back again, all rafting equipment (helmet, life jacket, paddle and boat) and a sumptuous and filling riverside lunch. You will not go hungry!

Bring any medication you need throughout the day, plus sunscreen, sunglasses and a change of clothes to keep at the resort upon your return. Guides carry small waterproof bags to stow necessary medications. Depending on the time of year and the weather, you may also want a synthetic layer. If necessary, wetsuits and splash jackets are available for rent. Call us to book those, too.  What to Wear

The minimum age is 15 years old. Our PFDs (personal floatation devices) have a maximum chest capacity of 58 inches. We highly recommend an ability to swim and previous paddling experience on this trip.
Your guides and leaders will discuss specific safety requirements on site.