South Fork American River: Gorge Run (Class III Whitewater)

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  • Day Trip
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  • 5.5 hr

This guided whitewater rafting trip on the South Fork of the American River cuts through the heart of the historic Coloma-Lotus Valley. A beautiful setting to start one of the most popular stretches of whitewater in the United States. The Gorge Run is a perfect river trip for first-time river runners, kids, families, large groups, small groups, parties, corporate groups, and anyone looking to get out and have some fun. Because of its mellow start, beginner intermediate rapids, and large waves toward the end. An enjoyable day awaits for anyone to come and discover this popular river. Class II- III+ Rapids await! Trip includes: - Transportation to and from the river. - Top-of-the-line rafts and equipment. - A delicious riverside lunch. - Experienced guides passionate about rivers and the outdoors. Our Rafts are large enough to take: Maximum Passengers: 7 passengers Per Boat. Occasionally Maximum 9 Passengers, Plus A Guide. Ask For Details.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Tahoe Whitewater Tours

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This whitewater adventure begins in the heart of the Coloma Lotus Valley in the foothills town of Coloma. Coloma is at the center of the California Gold Rush and one of California’s most historical areas. In 1848 James Marshal discovered Gold in the South Fork of the American River streambed. That discovery changed the world attracting over 300,000 people to California in the following years. Much of the history and creation of California as a state can be traced back to that single discovery of gold in Coloma Ca.

Duration: 20 minutes

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Much of the South Fork American River flows through the Coloma Lotus Valley and eventually leads into the Sacramento Valley. The river cuts through gorgeous California landscapes.

Duration: 5 hour

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The South Fork American River river flows into and ends in Folsom Reservoir. During certain times of the year, the reservoir is high enough that it backs up into the river a mile or so. When the lake level is high our rafts need to be towed out this last portion with help from a jetski.

Duration: 20 minutes
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