Beginning in the late 60s, with Grand Canyon river rafting trips by founder George Wendt, O.A.R.S., has grown into a network of companies that offers whitewater rafting trips worldwide, including Costa Rica, India, and Peru, but mainly concentrated in the U.S. The outfitter is headquartered in Angels Camp, California, but maintains outposts on a number of rivers.
Most Popular Rivers Where O.A.R.S. Offers Whitewater Rafting
Colorado (Cataract Canyon, UT), Green (Desolation Canyon, UT), Green (Gates of Lodore, CO); Lower Salmon (ID); Main Salmon (ID); Middle Fork Salmon (ID); Rouge (OR); Snake (Hells Canyon, ID); Tuolumne (CA); Yampa (CO)
States Where O.A.R.S. Offers Whitewater Rafting
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming.
National Parks Where O.A.R.S. Offers Whitewater Rafting
Arches, Canyonlands, Crater Lake, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Yosemite.
Whitewater Rafting Trips
Raft classic American whitewater rivers on trips that last from one day to 18 days. O.A.R.S. pioneered whitewater rivers in the western us beginning with its first trip in 1969. It was the first outfitter authorized by the National Park Service to run Grand Canyon River rafting trips. The O.A.R.S. whitewater rafting inventory has some 75 different trips of different lengths on different rivers.
Grand Canyon River Rafting Trips and Other Outdoor Adventures
O.A.R.S. adventures include
- Dory Trips,
- Sea Kayaking Trips,
- Hiking Trips,
- Multi-Sport Trips,
- Guided Fishing Trips,
- Stand Up Paddleboarding Trips,
- Whitewater Guide Schools,
- Whitewater Kayaking Trips
Request the FREE O.A.R.S. Catalog
You can request copies of the freeThe O.A.R.S. Catalog or the Family Adventure Catalog, or read them both online. In the catalog, O.A.R.S founder George Wendt writes a heartfelt letter about how he was moved by his first whitewater rafting adventure in the 60s through the Colorado River’s Glen Canyon (now covered by Lake Powell) and how he was inspired to share the experience with others.
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