Whitewater Rafting and Yosemite in the Spring


Yosemite May 2010Yosemite National Park offers an abundance of activities for any outdoor adventurer.  Hikers, campers, climbers and nature lovers alike have no trouble filling a weekend in Yosemite.

Breathtaking all year around, but visit Yosemite in the spring and you can include rafting the awesome whitewater of the Merced River to your to-do list.  Our Merced whitewater trip typically runs from April to mid June.  This 18 mile stretch can vary from class III to class IV rapids depending when you visit.  With the massive amount of snow we’ve received over the winter, the Merced is sure to be an awesome ride this year.

View from VernalIn addition to the thrilling whitewater, Yosemite in the spring boasts some of the most beautiful landscape found anywhere.  Blooming redbud and the orange hues of the California poppies are just a couple of accessories featured on this impressive backdrop.

Yosemite FallsOur rafting adventures begin minutes from the entrance to the Park and end at Lake McClure, making this a great way to combine rafting with other activities during your visit to the park.  Make it a half day, full day, or two day trip, we have you covered when it comes to Yosemite rafting.  Whether hiking, backpacking, rock climbing or even going on an Ansel Adams inspired camera walk, there is virtually no end to the variety of activities in the park.  Outside of the park, the town of Mariposa offers some excellent lodging, dining and shopping.

Experience Yosemite with ARR, for just the day or make it a weekend trip.  The giant Sequoias, incredible waterfalls, amazing views of El Capitan, Half Dome and Yosemite Falls are calling you!

Giant Sequoias

For more information about our Merced River rafting as well as other California whitewater rafting trips, please visit our website.

*Raft the Merced during our ‘Merced Mondays’ special and receive $20 off per person the regular mid week price!

For more information about Yosemite National Park visit the official website.  For help planning your Yosemite trip, visit the Yosemite/Mariposa Tourism Bureau.


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