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Yakima River Rafting

The Yakima is born in the high peaks of Snoqualmie Pass, WA. It flows east through the famous wine region of the Yakima Valley until emptying into the Columbia River near the Tri-Cities. Spring through summer, Alpine Adventures offers scenic family floats on the upper section of the Yakima River from east Cle Elum to near Ellensburg, WA. Read the additional information and watch the video below to get a sense for our Yakima Rafting Trips.

  

  

Scenic Family Float

Yakima Scenic Float - Cle Elum to Ellensburg

• Season: June-September
• Ages: 3+
• Meeting location: Cle Elum
• Meeting times: Mon - Sun 11am
• Class/Difficulty: Class I / Beginner
• Duration/Length: 4 hours / 10 miles
• Gear provided? Yes (no wetsuits)
• Meal provided? Optional

This gentle Class I 10-mile section of the Yakima River flows through beautiful Ponderosa Pine forests, towering Basalt spires and past salmon spawning grounds on nearby gravel bars. Bighorn Sheep and lots of birds including Osprey, Hawks, Eagles, and 21 different species of raptors are often seen on this trip as you float through the monolithic volcanic cliffs. This trip is great for the whole family with a minimum age of 3 and last around 4 hours total. Trips meet in the gravel/sand pull off area 1.6 miles east of Cle Elum on Hwy 970 near the junction with Hwy 10, across from Airport Rd and a Fire Station. Look for the Alpine Adventures vehicles. For meeting location information for Yakima River Floats, see the Information & Maps page. Review our Scenic Family Float rates, then make your reservation today!

  Scounts rafting on the Yakima River


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