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Best Whitewater trip of the year!

Non-stop action with hardly a breather, this is the fastest moving and fastest dropping river in the state of Washington. Just upstream from where your trip begins, the Tieton River blows out of Rimrock Dam, giving you up to 15 miles of non-stop whitewater - and it's even the warmest river water in the state, too! Blast through Wild Rose, High Noon, and the unforgettable Waffle Wall. Rugged volcanic basalt cliffs line both sides of this mountain canyon, and the sun shines bright in these dry and arid hills. Our guides love this river above all others.

  • Minimum Age: 10
  • August 26 - October 5th
  • About 2.75 hours East of Seattle, near Yakima, WA
  • Driving directions

WSDOT: As of 8/23, expect construction delays on Highway 12 in both directionsnear White Pass of up to 1.5 hours additional drive time.

Highway 410 / Chinook Pass is closed due to brushfire response. We will update when it re-opens.

Guests coming from Western Washington should Use I-90 to Ellensburg, then Hwy. 97 to Yakima. Continue on to Hwy 12 Westbound to reach the Tieton River rafting trips. From Puget Sound area this is "Always the Fastest Route".

WSDOT - South Central Washington Travel Alerts 

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Blue Sky Outfitters' Famous Top Sirloin Steak Barbecue     

Delicious Steak BBQ after Trip!

After you get off the water, we will shuttle you back to the top where you can change into dry clothes while we heat up the grills. Always an important part of the trip, our food is one of the reasons our guests come back year after year! Enjoy our Top Sirloin Steak BBQ, potato salad, corn on the cob, french bread, and lemonade to finish off your trip. Spending the weekend in the area? Check out our Blue Sky recommended lodging page!

A Big Yellow Boat All to Yourself

Want to have just your group and your guide in your raft? You can book all the seats (2-8 people, plus your guide) on the boat for a private raft. Enjoy the freedom to tailor your trip to your own tastes -- take group pictures, paddle over to interesting wildlife, get one-on-one time with your guide -- and make your whitewater experience truly memorable.

* Operated under U.S. Forest Service Permit, Naches Ranger district.

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For 2017 Blue Sky Outfitters has hand-picked the following trips as the best Washington has to offer:

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Tieton River Class 3-4                        

Yakima Wine Country, Washington's first wine region and home of the Tieton River

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Yakima Wine Country is Washington's first and most renowned wine region, encompassing the eastern regions of the Rattlesnake Hills, the Horse Heaven Hills, and Red Mountain. The nearby wilderness of Mt. Rainier holds tons of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts as well.

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