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American River Rafting
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Our Best Deal for American Rafting Trips!

$64 weekdays*

$75 weekends*

Upper South Fork American River "Chili Bar" section with lunch

This trip is perfect for first timers and experienced rafters alike!
Meets at Chili Bar Put-in at 10:00AM,
Class 3 8 mile trip.
Lunch served at River Park Resort after rafting
Bus Shuttle back to your car after lunch

Purchase Voucher now and select your date later.
Use as a gift or buy vouchers and make your own trip at a super discounted rate!
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* Price does not include $6 per person river use fee


American River Rafting

Welcome to Beyond Limits Adventures, the best choice for your rafting trip on the beautiful American River!
Beyond Limits Adventures is the number one rafting outfitter on the American River, offering guided whitewater rafting adventures in California for more than 30 years. Our trips are fun for everyone... first timers and veteran rafters alike will have the time of their lives on a Beyond Limits Adventure!

What sets us apart from other rafting companies is our staff. Our uniquely skilled river guides average more than 12 years of rafting experience on the American river and other rivers throughout the world. We will raft down the river with safety as our number one objective; and if you are looking for fun we will let you try fun stuff that no other company with less experience can:

  • Surf waves, "ride the bull", run ramp rocks and play all day!
  • Swim rapids and float in refreshing swimming holes throughout the trip. 
  • Paddle Inflatable kayaks, smaller rafts and river tubes
  • Our guides know how to have fun on the river!

Beyond Limits Adventures also owns the nicest riverfront rafting resort in the west! River Park Resort, our 9 acre rafting facility is located on the South Fork American River in a quiet corner of the Coloma Valley. It features almost a quarter mile of pristine river frontage:

  • Private areas for swimming, sunbathing, fishing and even playing half court basketball! 
  • Uncrowded places to camp and relax.
  • Evening campfire next to the river for your enjoyment!
  • Modern restrooms with flush toilets, hot showers and electrical outlets,
  • Camp store with ice cold beer on tap and local wines for sale. 
  • Peaceful green lawns, shady oak forest and quiet beaches. 
  • Delicious meals for you to satisfy your hunger after your day on the river.
  • Bring your own camping equipment or rent a cabin tent or yurt from us during your stay!


End of Season Special!

Our 2015 season ends on October 24. To book your 2016 trip at our best preseason prices check back after November 1!

 Book your trip now!

* Prices do not include river use fees 

2015 Water UpdateThe American River is the most popular river in the west for whitewater rafting and also has the most dependable flows during low snowpack years:

South Fork American - Season over for 2015

Middle Fork American - Season over for 2015

Please check our calendar for rafting days and pricing

DSC_57502016 Rafting Deals
Check out our discounts for the best rates on the South Fork of the American River. This is a great choice for any type of group trip - including school groups, company trips and family mini vacations.


Featured Trip

1 Day Trip - Yuba

Season - May through June  - trips depart daily
Meeting Time - 10:00AM at Convict Flat near Downieville CA
Rapids - Class 4 : featuring Maytag & Two Pair
Trip Length - 4 hours, 9 miles
Lunch - not included  Camping - Available
Requirements - no experience required, minimum age - 16



Big thanks to John, our guide for the afternoon south fork trip today. This was the first rafting trip for my wife and I and we will remember it for a long time to come. He was very nice, answered any and all questions we had during the trip and shared lots of great stories too.

I will definitely let anyone I know about your trips if they come out to the area. It was well worth the trip for us. This was one day of our week long trip to Lake Tahoe to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Thanks again.

July 2014, South Fork American - Afternoon trip