Interesting Facts About Snake River Canyon
Those who are craving adventure in America often head for Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where they can find two massive national parks that are filled with opportunities for discovery. Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are two of the most popular national parks destinations, with many visitors adding the Snake River Canyon to their trip itinerary.
Here are a few fun facts about the Snake River Canyon that you should know before you visit:
The Snake River Spans More than 1,000 Miles
Spanning approximately 1,078 miles, the Snake River flows from Wyoming into Idaho then into Oregon and toward Washington, where it ends. It is the 9th longest river in the country and is the most notable river in the Pacific Northwest. Its massive drainage basin spans over six different states.
300,000 People Visit the River Each Year
The Snake River has become a popular vacation destination for travelers of all types. Those who like to relax in the midst of natural beauty can be found fishing along the shores of the river or taking photos of the native wildlife. Those who prefer adventure will find plenty of opportunity for thrills along the river's rapids.
The Canyon is One of the Best Places for White-Water Rafting
Perhaps the Snake River Canyon is most well-known for its white-water rafting opportunities. People from across the country head to the canyon to board a raft and experience the rapids for themselves. Avid rafters may be able to go it alone, but there also are guided white-water rafting experiences available for those who would like instruction along the way. The canyon has earned a reputation for being one of the best places in the country to enjoy this adventurous excursion.
To enjoy everything that the Snake River Canyon has to offer, you will want to stay in a place that is both comfortable and convenient. Signal Mountain Lodge is a nearby resort that is located within the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park and boasts lakefront views. If you don't want to go it alone into the canyon or into the national parks, consider booking a tour with Scenic Safaris.
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