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Our Best Rafting Deal for 2018!

$69 weekdays*

$80 weekends*

Upper "Chili Bar" Rafting trip with lunch

This trip is perfect for first timers and experienced rafters alike!
Meets at Chili Bar Put-in at 10:00AM,
Class 3 trip- intermediate level - no experience required
Lunch served at River Park Resort
Bus Shuttle back to your car

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!
After you purchase your vouchers go to
to select your date, enter your voucher numbers and book your trip!

* Price does not include $8 per person river use fee




Last Minute Discounts - Check back soon!

Date          River trip               Price         Notes                                       



* Prices do not include river use fees and cannot be used with any other discounts. Some trips require a minimum number of participants to reserve.

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Family Discounts - 2018

Family 2 Day trip Special!

American River Tours & Adventures
Rated #1 Rafting Outfitter on Trip Advisor for the South Fork American River!

Update: May 1, 2018

Our 2018 season has started!  If you are looking for an exciting trip with higher spring flows go rafting now through early June.
After mid June, flows will be back to normal and fun for every age group!

Beyond Limits Adventures is the number one rafting outfitter on the American River. We've been rafting the 3 forks of the American River for more than 38 years. Our trips are fun for everyone... first timers and veteran rafters alike will have the time of their lives on the American River! We are the perfect outdoor activity for families, company outings and special events of all types!

What sets us apart from other rafting companies is our talented staff. Our skilled river guides each average more than 12 years of professional rafting on the American River and other rivers throughout the world. We raft with safety as our number one objective and we also let you experience fun, unique and interesting stuff on every trip:

  • Discover fun things to do like "surfing" and "riding the bull"!
  • Learn about the interesting river history of the Coloma area and California's Gold Rush.
  • Go Pro video cameras are on board our rafts and you can view the spectacular footage after your trip! 

We are not the largest rafting company on the American River... just the best!

  • We keep our trips smaller and more personable than other outfits do. Groups of 6 or more is a perfect size for our trips!
  • Our river guides have the personality and skills to make your trip truly special.
  • Our spacious private riverfront resort was designed especially for your memorable and enjoyable overnight rafting trip.
  • We're old school... we believe that a day on the river should be relaxing and fun. Our trips are scheduled to keep you away from the crowds. 

Reservations are required but last minute bookings are also possible. Start planning your Beyond Limits rafting adventure here!                             

Our Top Five Rafting Trips for 2018!

  1. South Fork American - 2 Day Trip
  2. South Fork of the American - Afternoon Half Day trip
  3. South Fork of the American - Chili Bar Express
  4. North Fork of the American - Class 4 Express
  5. North Fork of the Yuba - 1 Day Trip

River front camping

River Park Resort, our 9 acre rafting facility is located on the South Fork American River in a quiet corner of the Coloma/ Lotus Valley. It features almost a quarter mile of pristine river frontage:

  • Private areas for swimming and sunbathing.
  • 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. 
  • Bring your own camping equipment or rent a cabin tent or yurt from us during your stay!
  • Camping and meals are included our 1 day overnighter and 2 day South Fork American rafting trips!

2018 Water Update

The South Fork American River will be flowing strong now through September 2018.

South Fork American - Class 3 (no experience required).

The North Fork Yuba River and North Fork American River will be running from now through early June 2018.
These are a great choice for groups looking for a more adventurous rafting trip.

North Fork Yuba River - Class 4 and 5, (strong swimming skills required)

Please check our calendar for rafting days and pricing

DSC_57502018 Rafting Deals
Check out our last minute discounts for the best rates on the South Fork of the American River. 


Featured Trip

Half Day Trip - Morning

Season - May through September 
Meeting Time - 10:00AM at Chili Bar Put-in
Rapids - Class 3 : featuring MeatGrinder & TroubleMaker
Trip Length - 3 hours, 8 miles
Meals -Lunch Provided  Camping - available
Requirements - no experience required, minimum age - 7

Who said there was no water this year going down the Sierra? We had a blast on the South
Fork of the American River with Beyond Limits Adventures. We asked for a 'really wet' trip,
and were already surfing a rapid 2 minutes later! The guide was amazing, allowing us to do 'bull riding' at the front of the raft, and sometimes to swim the rapids. My 12-year-old daughter loved
it. After the rafting, we stayed for the night at the Beyond Limits campground, by the river. Very relaxing, with some gold panning and swimming. We highly recommend!

July 2014, South Fork American - 1 Day Trip