Yosemite’s Scenic Wonders has ideal accommodations for people who are planning to go river rafting in Yosemite!
For thrill seekers visiting Yosemite National Park, rafting in Yosemite is a sure-ßfire way to get your kicks and experience the beauty of this California wonderland in an active way. One day or multiple-day Yosemite rafting trips take travelers into the HYPERLINK Tuolumne and Merced Rivers, both of which boast Class IV-Class VI rapids. In your quest for adventure in Yosemite National park, consider the following Yosemite river rafting trips.
Yosemite Rafting: Tuolumne River (Thrill Seekers)
Originating from the Lyell Glacier, Tuolumne River trips typically run from one- to three-day adventures that are all well-suited to active people looking to push their rafting skills in up to Class V rapids. The Cherry Creek run of this Yosemite rafting area is one of the most difficult in the United States, and is recommended only for those comfortable in a raft and confident in their skills.
Yosemite Rafting: Merced River (Family Friendly)
Coming off of the Yosemite Falls Vernal and Nevada, the mighty Merced River runs nearly 30 miles and holds stretches of Class II-IV rapids and offers a wide variety of Yosemite river rafting tours for each comfort level.
The Merced has its thrills, but is more family-friendly than the Tuolumne; in the valley, float trips are available that provide lush scenery—and the pace to really enjoy it! Merced is a prime spot for scenic rafting, primarily in the peak season from May to July. The valley between Stoneman Bridge and the Sentinel Bridge beach area allows for raft rental, including paddles and life vests, giving groups the chance to take in the beauty of Yosemite National Park from the water. Add a leisurely lunch on a sandy beach, and you’ll be left with Yosemite rafting memories to last a lifetime!
Yosemite River Rafting 101
• Each and every person in your raft should wear a life preserver at all times.
• Check current rules and regulations when you arrive at the park; check the Yosemite Today or Yosemite Guide newspapers, or stop at a visitors’ center.
• Only non-motorized rafts are allowed.
• Disembark only on sand or gravel bars to protect riverbank resources.
Are you planning to go river rafting in Yosemite National Park? If so, Yosemite’s Scenic Wonders has convenient accommodations that are directly within the gates of the park itself. We have a wide variety of homes, cabins and condominiums that are available for rent during every season. Just call 1-888-YOSEMITE (1-888-967-3648) or make your reservation online today!