River Class Length in Days Meeting Time Approx. End Time
Class 3/4 1 Day 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

This 18 Mile Wilderness Trip Takes You down the World Famous Tunnel Chute Rapid

Trip Meet Time: 9:00 AM in Auburn or 7:00 AM in Coloma

End Time: Approx. 4:00 PM

Meeting Location: Auburn, CA

Trip Length: 7 Hours

Time on Water: Approx. 5 Hours – 18 River Miles

Rapid Difficulty: Class 3/4

Intensity: Active Beginner/Intermediate

Minimum Age: 12 years

Price: Trips Start at $139

Trip Discounts: 6-23 people for every 5 paid guests with 6th goes for half fare, 24 people or more – please call for special pricing


  • Best Wilderness Day Trip in California
  • Raft the World Famous Tunnel Chute Rapid
  • Experience rafting in a 2000 foot deep canyon
  • The most Experienced Guides on the River
  • Professional, Safe, Fun & Courteous Staff
  • All Safety Equipment Provided – Lifejacket, Helmet & Paddle
  • Free Wet-Suits and Splash Jackets for Spring Rafting
  • Delicious Deli Style Lunch
  • All Shuttles from Auburn/Coloma to Put-In and Take Out
  • Free Night of Camping before your trip


Starting at Oxbow Bend, at the bottom of a 2,000 foot canyon in the Sierras, this trip offers guests an exhilarating rafting experience through world class rapids and unforgettable scenery all the way down to Greenwood Bridge. We run the entire 18 miles of the Middle Fork American white water rafting trip in a single day with a stop half way for a delicious deli-style lunch. Enjoy this trip alone, or combine it with one of our South Fork trips for a double dose of fun.

The adventure begins with a scenic shuttle ride to our launching point. Here you will meet your guides, receive the safety talk and paddling instructions before the journey begins. Get ready during the first 2.5 miles of the river for the most intense rapid of the trip, the Tunnel Chute. This exhilarating rapid is sure to thrill even the most experienced whitewater enthusiast. Throughout the trip we alternate between big rapids and calm stretches. We serve a delicious deli-style lunch buffet halfway through the day. In the late afternoon we do a mandatory portage around Ruck-A-Chucky Falls, an unrunnable 20-foot drop through a boulder sieve. Several more exciting rapids will thrill you as you continue to the take-out. Enjoy the scenic ride back to your cars, where you will arrive around 4:00 PM. Please be aware that a variety of factors may cause a trip to end earlier or later than planned. Take this into consideration when making your travel plans.

Auburn meeting time at 9AM

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Coloma meeting time at 7AM

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