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Overview

A Unique Rafting Experience

If you’re looking for a unique rafting experience, the New River Dries deliver with heart-pounding whitewater and stunning scenery. The Dries are tighter and curvier than the wide-open river upstream. With towering cliffs right at the water’s edge, you can expect to see more rock around you and a bit less open sky.

The rapids in this section vary a lot depending on the water level, so this trip is only bookable on scheduled release dates that are most likely to give you a high-adventure ride:

  • June 25-26
  • July 2-3
  • July 9-10
  • July 16

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About the River

Dense boulder gardens and towering cliffs at the water’s edge make rapids on the New River Dries technical and continuous. Water levels change dramatically throughout the season, which means we might see channelized boulder dodging, giant waves, and holes, or anything in between.

What’s Included

Transportation is covered from the resort to the river and back again. We’ll also provide all your rafting equipment (helmet, personal flotation device or PFD, paddle, and boat) and a complimentary beverage.

What to Bring

Bring any medication you need throughout the day, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a change of clothes to keep at the resort to change into after your trip. 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.

Trip Time

This is a Full Day Trip.
Depending on the day’s water level, you’ll spend between 4-6 hours on the water, plus shuttle time to and from the river. Trip length and intensity vary based on water levels, which change throughout the season.

Your Boat & Guide

Our standard, 16-foot rafts comfortably seat eight rafters and one river guide.  Your river guide sits in the back of the raft, where they’ll give instructions for when and how to paddle through each rapid and share their expertise about our rivers and region. Learn more about our guides.

Requirements and Limits

The minimum age for this trip is 15 years old. Our PFDs have a maximum chest capacity of 56 inches. All adventurers on the trip should be able to swim.

Group Reservations

Custom quotes are available for groups of over 15. Call us to learn more!

Safety

Our trip leaders and river guides will talk through specific guidelines and requirements on site before you head for the water.

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Please Note...

Due to high traffic volume online booking is currently running slow. For booking help call (855) 379-8738 or see our Trip Planner.