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The Best American Rivers for Rafting  

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169 votes 34 voters 36 items

List Rules Upvote the river you think is the best for rafting

This is a ranked list of the US rivers for rafting as voted on by men and women. These rivers include some beautiful yet adventurous bodies of water in America. such as Deschutes River, Dead River, Gauley River, and American River are some of the top rivers for rafting in the US. All rivers fit a different class of white water which denotes how dangerous the river can be. The higher the class, the more dangerous the river is.  Class 4 and up rapids should be sought with caution and experience, rather than by novice rafters. This list answers the question, “what are the best US rivers for rafting?” The best rivers for tourists and adventure-seekers to visit and have an exciting time river rafting.Those seeking extensive thrills on a class 4 or 5 river, or first-time rafters alike can utilize the list to help them find the best US river for their rafting experience. These ranked rivers in every part of the country and provide and accessible rafting experience no matter where you live. As traveler looking for the US’ best rafting you might ask yourself, “Where are the US’ best rivers for rafting?”. Well here we have compiled a list of the very rivers for rafting.

list ordered by
1
Colorado River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Colorado, Utah, Arizona
2
American River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
California
3
Arkansas River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Arkansas
4
Klamath River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
California, Oregon
5
Tieton River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Tieton River Washington
6
Green River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Green River Washington
7
Kern River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
California
8
Alsek River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Alaska
9
Gauley River is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
West Virginia
10
Cumberland River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Tennessee, Kentucky
11
Wenatchee River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Washington
12
Nantahala River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
North Carolina
13
New River is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
New River North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia
14
Copper River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Copper River Alaska
15
Flathead River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Flathead River Montana
16
White Salmon River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Washington
17
Skagit River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Washington
18
Middle Fork River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Middle Fork River West Virginia
19
Penobscot River is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
20
Tuolumne River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
California
21
Dolores River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Utah, Colorado
22
Stanislaus River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
California
23
Owyhee River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Idaho , Oregon , Nevada
24
Rogue River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Oregon
25
Millers River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
New Hampshire , Massachusetts