Whitewater Rafting River Classifications
There are many ways to enjoy a river. Of those many ways Whitewater Rafting can be enjoyed by everyone, as long as you know what kind of adventure level is right for you!
Here is a brief description of the river classification scale with our river rafting trips that correlate to each particular classification:
CLASS I - VERY EASY
Moving water; passages are clear of any major obstacles. These sections of river are relaxing and provide a nice rest between rapids to enjoy scenery.
CLASS II - EASY
Waves are larger and rapids require some maneuvering, however, passages remain clear. Fun for the whole family.
CLASS III - MODERATE
(Intermediate) Rapids are longer, and markedly more powerful. Paddlers are required to maneuver through forceful and irregular currents, rocks and holes in the channel. Exciting and fun- note minimum age requirements.
CLASS IV - INTERMEDIATE
(Difficult) Very long rapids; dangerous rocks and powerful waves, currents and eddies require precise and powerful maneuvering. Thrillseekers.
CLASS V - DIFFICULT
(Very Difficult) Violent and long rapids follow each other with little interruption; a severely obstructed riverbed with big drops; steep gradient and a powerful current. Experienced Thrillseekers.