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

Update: Summer 2018

Summer 2018 is here! We are running guided whitewater rafting trips daily from now through late September.
Our trips are fun and exciting for every age group!


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 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 4 Whitewater 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. 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!


2018 Water Update

The South Fork American River will have guaranteed water flows and fun rapids from now through September 2018.

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

The Middle Fork American River will have water throughout the summer. Weekdays are the best time to raft in 2018.

Middle Fork American - Class 4 (swimming ability 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. 

 



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