Press Release



Seattle Whitewater Trips happening now on the Skykomish and Wenatchee Rivers




Seattle, WA - Leavenworth, WA - Experience both sides of the Cascades with this two day adventure of whitewater rapids and thrills presented by Alpine Adventures. The Wenatchee River flows from the Glacier Peak area into Washington's sunny apple capital, Wenatchee. Spend some time in the Bavarian-style town of Leavenworth before hopping in your car to drive across beautiful Stevens Pass back into the big "Sky" country. The next morning we're off to run the Class IV-V rapids of Boulder Drop on the Main Skykomish River. Each day includes all the required gear, guides, and lunch.


The Skykomish River is the closest rafting trip to downtown Seattle. The rapids are going to be the best on the Class IV-V Skykomish River now through the beginning of June. Minimum age is 16 years old.  We launch our trips into the river just beneath the towering granite spires of Mt. Index, just below the Lake Serene trailhead.  Practice your paddling techniques in the emerald green pools above the first big rapids.  The whitewater rapids, Boulder Drop, Bonsai, Aquagasm, Lunch,Crunch and Munch are amazing.   Moss covered trees and giant ferns line the shore banks with mountain views all around make this a quintessential Pacific Northwest trip.  


Trips are available 7 days a week at 9am and 2pm.  Come out early and go hiking at one of 3 different trails all located within 10 minutes of our meeting location.  Self guided hikes to Wallace Falls, Lake Serene, or Heybrook Ridge take 2-3 hours and then come rafting in the afternoon.   Early risers stop by the Sultan bakery for breakfast and then go rafting on the morning trip and hiking around Stevens Pass in the afternoon.  
The Wenatchee River has class III rapids and is great for families with kids 10 and up.  Located in the Bavarian town of Leavenworth about 2.5 hours from Seattle. People looking for a weekend or extended trip can make a short loop around the Cascade mountains.  Leave Seattle and drive over Snoqualmie Pass I-90 to Leavenworth. Go rafting on the Wenatchee River and stay the night. Wake up the next day drive over Stevens Pass Hwy 2 and raft the Skykomish on the way back to Seattle.


Tour Dates: April 20th - June 30th, 2019
Tour Rate:  $84-$154
Rate includes: all the required gear, guides, and lunch.
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Media Contact: Dustin Basalla
Phone: 206-755-1318
Company: Alpine Adventures