South Fork American River: Chili Bar (Class III Whitewater)

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  • Day Trip
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  • 6 hr

Action awaits on this historical trip on one of California’s most popular rivers! This run offers 9-12 miles of whitewater excitement. Travel through the golden foothills as splashes of cool mountain water invigorate and awaken you. In 1848 the South Fork of the American River changed the world when gold was first discovered in the stream bed. The California Gold Rush was born. Today folks are still attracted to the region, not for its gold but for its whitewater rapids such as the Class III “Meat Grinder”, "Tripple Threat", and "Troublemaker". Fun-filled class II rapids continue throughout the day with something new around each bend. On this tour guides prepare a rejuvenating lunch allowing time to relax and sun bath. Join us on an extraordinary adventure for all on our South Fork American- Chile Bar run. With beautiful foothill scenery and fun splashy rapids, all in an area rich in history, this river is the perfect escape on a hot summer day.

Itinerary Details

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Pass By: Placerville

Our tour begins at the historic town of Placerville, Ca. Located in the foothills of California just outside of Sacramento. Placerville was established as a Gold Rush town. Many historical shops and restaurants are located here in on it main street.

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Our rafting trip takes place on the South Fork American River Chile Bar Section. Whitewater awaits with Class III+ Whitewater such as "Meat-Grinder", "Tripple Threat", and "Troublemaker". As the trip progresses downstream, the tour passes by the historical town of Coloma where gold was first discovered by back in 1848

Duration: 5 hour

Stop At: Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

We spot for lunch frequently at the Marshal Gold Discovery State Park. As the guides create lunch for you and your group. We invite you to check out the nature trails and attractions. throughout the park plaques and artifacts tell the story of Jame Marshall and his discovery of Gold in the river. The single discovery of gold changed the course of history and has shaped California into what it is today.

Duration: 1 hour
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