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American River Tours & Whitewater Adventures
Rated #1 Whitewater Rafting Trip in California by Trip Advisor!

April, 2019

Our 2019 season starts later this month, start planning your river adventure TODAY! 


Beyond Limits Adventures is the number one whitewater 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 rafting 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! 

 Beyond Limits Adventures provides GoPro cameras on all of our rafts!  

We are rated as the #1 rafting company on the American River... here's why!

  • We keep our trips smaller and more personable than other outfits do. Groups of 6 or more per raft is a perfect size for our trips!
  • Our river guides enjoy our working environment and have the personality and skills to make your trip truly special.
  • Our spacious private riverfront resort is never crowded which makes our overnight trips truly memorable and enjoyable.
  • We're old school... we believe that a day on the river should be relaxing and fun. Our trips are designed 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 4 Whitewater Rafting Trips for Spring 2019!

  1. South Fork American - 2 Day Trip
  2. South Fork of the American - Afternoon Half Day trip
  3. Stanislaus River - Half Day trip
  4. South Fork of the American - 1 Day Gorge 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!


2019 Water Update

Due to massive amounts of snow in the high Sierra, The South Fork American River will have high water during spring snow melt in the months of April, May and June.
From July through September we will have guaranteed normal water flows and fun rapids 7 days per week!

South Fork American - Class 3 (no experience required). recommended for ages 10 and above in Springtime and 7 and above during the summer.

Please check our calendar for rafting days and pricing

New for 2019! - Guided Family trips on the class 2+ Stanislaus River

California will have exceptionally high flows from now through mid July 2019. The Stanislaus is a great choice for:

  • Fun and easy Class 2 rapids which are suitable for children as young as 5 years of age
  • Beautiful Sierra foothil scenery only 1 hour from the entrance to Yosemite National Park
  • Skilled and friendly Beyond Limits guides who will entertain you throughout your trip
  • A 2 to 3 hour trip filled with interesting Gold Rush history and a unique volcanic canyon.

The best time to raft the Stanislaus River is April, May and June... book your trip today!


DSC_57502019 Rafting Deals
Check out our last minute discounts for the best rates on the South Fork of the American River. 

 



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