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Bear Valley Rafting



Enjoy the same great Payette River whitewater experience now with the great team at Bear Valley Rafting!


Spring is in the air, and Bear Valley Rafting is now taking bookings for the 2024 season. We have half-day and full-day trips on the beautiful Payette River. Visit our website today to book your next adventure!

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Founded in 1988, Idaho Whitewater Unlimited operates throughout the renowned Payette River system, just an hour from Boise.  Ours is a fantastic playground, offering stretches from Mild to Wild!  Whether you’re in search of serenity, or heart-pounding adventure, the Payette truly has something for everyone.

At IWU, we are committed to providing quality raft trips for all ages and abilities, and we’re proud of the friendly men and women who guide each of our trips.

We invite you to join us for some fun in the sun, and an adventure to remember.
See you on the river!

Our first concern is customer safety and satisfaction, but outdoor activities carry some inherent risk. I.W.U., Inc. cannot assume responsibility for injury or loss of property.

• Wetsuits and Splash Jackets are provided as needed.
• Excellent Group Rates available.
• Visa and Mastercard are welcome.
• Reservations are confirmed when 50% deposit is received. We will send you a receipt and information     on where to meet and what to bring. Deposits are non-refundable for cancellations made less than 2     weeks in advance.

All participants are required to sign an “assumption of risk” agreement prior to the start of each trip. (Parental signature is required for minors under the age of 18.)

• Licensed by the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Board.
• Operating under US Forrest Service Special Use Permit.
• Member, Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association.
“Asked to make a reservation for a full day trip down the canyon one day in advance for three guests. The lady who seems to run the front office managed to fit us in; she was excellent to work with, both over the phone and in person. The float itself was great. The guides were professional, kept safety as a priority and had fun personalities that added to our overall impression of the trip. Strongly recommend this company for anyone seeking an adventure that feels unique to you and not a highly polished "tourist" experience.”

Kayla Schmid

“We had a great experience on the half day "Staircase" trip. Ryan was a terrific guide as was Noah in the second boat. Lots of humor, fun and thrills, while professional and safety first. My husband and I were impressed. We'd love to come back and do the full day Canyon trip. Thanks!”

Ann Schutt

“We had 29 members of our family take a trip with IWU down the Cabarton stretch as one of the activities for our family reunion. There were people from 10 years old to 76 and everyone had a great time and couldn't wait to tell those who didn't go what they missed. They mentioned that they can't wait for the reunion to be in Idaho again. It was definitely the highlight of the weekend. Highly recommend IWU!!”

Randy Rouse

“Booked a half day trip on the Main three days in advance over the phone. We arrived to our appointment 25 minutes late (not recommended) but they still let us float. The staff were all very pleasant and family-oriented. Shane was a great raft guide and made sure we were having enough fun on the trip. Would definitely raft with this company again!"

Heidy Guevara

“Absolutely awesome trip. Ryan was a great guide. Exciting yet never felt unsafe. Everything on the river was well worth it. We are going to do a full day trip next time.”

James McArdle