Perfecting your river-rafting technique will not only boost your popularity by helping you win the county rowing contest, it's also a great way to polish your high-speed getaway from the resulting aqua-fans and paparazzi. Today's Groupon helps you hone that precious skill: for $19, you get a two-hour guided rafting or kayaking trip from High Country Adventure (a $39 value).
Meet in Provo in front of Vivian Park and take a two-hour rafting trip down the Provo River, where adventurers cruise over class-two whitewater rapids amid the breathtaking scenery of the Provo Canyon, bordered by the 12,000-foot Mount Timpanogos and Big Cascade Mountain. The guided rafting tour puts you in a state-of-the-art river raft with three to five other water seekers, and you're free to paddle along or sit back and enjoy the ride, observing the natural wildlife, historic locomotive bridges, and train-shaped wildlife. Or, opt for a personal paddle-powered adventure with High Country's kayaking trip, when, after a brief tutorial, you'll row your inflatable kayak up and down the mild whitewater rapids of the Provo River; no kayaking or splashing experience is required.
All of High Country Adventures' trips are led by friendly, knowledgeable guides who provide instruction and can perform first-aid techniques when needed. Adventurers should arrive appropriately attired in comfortable clothing layered over a swimsuit or quick-drying undergarment, with fastenable headwear and water-resistant footwear for water-repellant, fade-resistant memories to last a lifetime.
This Groupon is not valid on weekends of July 4 and July 24.
10Best ranks High Country Adventure the #2 Best Attraction/Activity in Provo:
- This adventure company features numerous high-energy excursions down the Provo River, ideal for all ages and experience levels. – 10Best
High Country Rafting
Though it began as a snowmobiling tour group in the early 1980s, the family owners of High Country Rafting quickly expanded their territory to the water, the trails, and the forest canopy. Conducting most of their trips on a 6-mile stretch of the lower Provo River and a 12-mile canyon-clad expanse of the Weber River, High Country's guides encourage locals and visitors alike to explore the area's rugged terrain and take in the natural treasures made possible by its ecosystem. The company frequently puts this love of the environment into practice, urging catch-and-release during fishing excursions and often lending their gear to others for trips down the river to collect drifting garbage.
The group's more than 20 guides lead rafting trips down the Provo River's class I and II rapids or the Weber River's class II and III rapids, pointing out local flora and fauna as well as unique rock formations along the way. Combination trips set out on a mountain train ride before rafting commences or add ziplining to a day of rafting, sending guests out of water and sweeping through overhead tree canopies over the Provo River. Prospective guides with High Country Rafting commit to internalizing the local rivers and terrain on their own before they're trusted with leading groups, ensuring each one knows how to handle excursion variables and what the river gods' favorite appeasing snack is on Tuesdays.
American Fork-Pleasant Grove
3702 E Provo Canyon Rd.
Provo, Utah 84604Get Directions