Texas White Water Rafting

If you like white water rafting in Texas you don't have a whole lot choices to enjoy this fun, thrilling, and heart pumping adventure. If some of the lakes and rivers get a lot of rain (hasn't happened for the last few years and most of the Texas rivers and lakes are very low) you might find a Texas river that has some white water rafting over some good rapids.

White Water RaftingTexas whitewater rafting in the Hill Country rivers typically offers the opportunity to run some short whitewater rapids, small waterfalls, and across some boulder gardens. The Guadalupe River offers the best chance for white water rafting if it's running high and most of the tube rental companies have rafts for rent. Running the Texas rivers is scenic with tall bald cypress, sycamore, pecan and live oak trees, and cliffs are crowned with mesquite, cedar and yucca and the Guadalupe River has rocky bluffs and rolling hills. Bottom line - try white water rafting in Texas on the Rio Grande River in Big Bend or try tubing down the Texas rivers or kayaking. Check out our Kayaking Page and Tubing Page for lots of good information on tube/raft rentals, rivers to run, outfitters, and more.

  • Big Bend Rafting - Rio Grande around Lajitas and Big Bend National Park offers numerous opportunities for white water rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. You can take multi hour to multi day trips that including drifting though the desert, beneath towering majestic 1500 limestone canyons, and through Big Bend National Park. Many outfitters are available for guided trips and rentals - we recommend . Below are some pictures from a fun and exciting rafting trip down the Rio Grande and through the breathtaking Santa Elena Canyon with Big Bend River Tours. Here is a link to our rafting the Rio Grande trip.


White Water Rafting in TexasRapids on the Rio Grande River in TexasRafting in Big Bend


White Water Rafting Articles

Rio Grande River (New Mexico) Rafting Trip
Just outside of Taos New Mexico we rafted the Race Course stretch of the Rio Grande - fun trip with 12 sets of rapids
Big Bend Rafting Adventure Read about a scenic and fun trip down the Rio Grande River
Roaring Fork Kayaking Trip A scenic and exciting trip down the Roaring Fork River in Colorado
Floating the Animas River in Colorado A calm but fun float down the Animas River in Durango, CO
White Water Rafting in Costa Rica Wow, what a fun rafting trip down 25 continuous Class II & III
Rafting the Deschutes River in Bend Oregon A fun ride down some Class I and III rapids on the Deschutes River just outside of Bend Oregon


Rafting the Race Course in New MexicoKayaking the Roaring Fork in ColoradoWhite water rafting in Costa Rica


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