Vacations The Best American Rivers for Rafting  

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157 votes 29 voters 35 items

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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

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11 2
Colorado River is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Colorado, Utah, Arizona

2
6 1
American River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
California

3
7 3
Alsek River is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Alaska

4
5 1
Klamath River is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
California, Oregon

5
5 1
Arkansas River is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Arkansas

6
7 4
Gauley River is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
West Virginia

7
5 2
Kern River is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
California

8
5 2
Green River is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Green River Washington

9
4 1
Tieton River is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Tieton River Washington

10
3 0
Skagit River is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Washington

11
3 0
White Salmon River is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Washington

12
4 2
Wenatchee River is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Washington

13
2 0
Stanislaus River is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
California

14
2 0
Dolores River is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Utah, Colorado

15
2 0
Owyhee River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Idaho , Oregon , Nevada

16
2 0
Tuolumne River is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
California

17
4 3
Nantahala River is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
North Carolina

18
4 3
New River is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
New River North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia

19
3 2
Cumberland River is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Tennessee, Kentucky

20
2 1
Rogue River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Oregon

21
2 1
Penobscot River is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting

22
2 1
Toccoa/Ocoee River is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Tennessee

23
2 1
Flathead River is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Flathead River Montana

24
2 1
Copper River is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Copper River Alaska

25
2 1
Millers River is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
New Hampshire , Massachusetts

26
1 1
Concord River is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Concord River Massachusetts

27
1 1
Chattooga River is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
South Carolina , North Carolina

28
1 1
Kennebec River is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting

29
1 1
Gunnison River is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Colorado

30
1 1
Deerfield River is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Deerfield River Vermont, Massachusetts

31
1 1
Dead River is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Dead River Maine

32
1 1
Yampa River is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Yampa River Colorado

33
3 4
Middle Fork River is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Middle Fork River West Virginia

34
1 2
Dechutes River is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Dechutes River Oregon

35
1 3
Delaware River is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Rivers for Rafting
Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey