2 DAY GORGE/CHILI BAR RUN | AMERICAN RIVER RAFTING
After a nutritious “ADVENTURE CONNECTION” breakfast we’ll drive up to the start of the upper ten miles of the river known as the “Chili Bar” section. The river starts right out in some big Class III rapids, and you’re ready for them after yesterday’s run. We tackle the exciting Meatgrinder rapid, followed by Triple Threat, Racehorse Bend and Troublemaker, thought by some to be the biggest rapid on the river. Then we float into a calmer stretch to enjoy the beautiful scenery and laugh about the excitement and adrenaline rush of the morning’s rapids.
We’ll beach our boats back at the campsite in the early afternoon and enjoy a delicious lunch. Saying good-bye to your guide and other crew members before departing for other adventures is the last event of a glorious two-day adventure. One thing to note is if you’ve a family with children you should really check out our ½ Price midweek Family Trips page.
$279 – adult
$259 – youth (7-16)*
$259 – senior (62+)
Saturday & Sunday
$309 – adult
$289 – youth (7-16)
$289 – senior (62+)
All prices are subject to an 8% state/county river access fee.
Discounts available for groups of 6 or more.
* youth price is $139.50 (1/2 off adult rate) with every full paying adult on Monday and Thursday departures!
10:30 AM the morning of your trip
Class III (Beginner/ Intermediate: Medium Intensity Whitewater)
21 Miles of Rafting!
6500 Hwy 49, Lotus, CA – approximately 1 hour east of Sacramento on Hwy 49, about 3 hours from the Bay Area.
Take Hwy I-80 or Hwy I-5 to Sacramento, then Hwy 50 east towards Placerville/So Lake Tahoe. In about 30 miles take the Ponderosa Road exit in Shingle Springs. Turn left over the freeway, then make an immediate right at the light onto North Shingle Road. That automatically becomes Lotus Road at mile 4.5. At mile 11.3 turn left at the stop sign onto Hwy. 49, and follow 2 miles to the Adventure Connection sign at 6500 Hwy 49. Turn left into gate and follow signs to our meeting area.
ABOUT ADVENTURE CONNECTION
With over 25 years of running the highest quality rafting trips and river tours, Adventure Connection invites you to join us on one of our spectacular rafting adventures. We have whitewater rafting trips on the South Fork American, Middle Fork American, North Fork American, Tuolumne and Kaweah rivers.
6500 State Highway 49
Lotus, CA 95651-9764