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[VIDEO] Reversal: Experience the American River Through New Eyes

ARC is an organization that facilitates an annual multi-day rafting trip on the Middle Fork American for individuals recently released from incarceration. Seeing the river through their eyes is inspiring.

  Published August 12th, 2022

[VIDEO] Top 5 Rapids on the South Fork American River

The South Fork is easy to get to, has a long season, and a whole lot of fun whitewater which actually makes choosing the 5 best rapids difficult! Listen and watch the countdown of the top 5 drops on this iconic river.

  Published August 3rd, 2022

[VIDEO] California’s Top Two Wilderness Rafting Vacations

Leave your day to day world behind and venture into a scenic river canyon that is only a few hours away. Watch our video and read about what makes the Middle Fork of the American and the Tuolumne Rivers unique.

  Published July 6th, 2022

What to Wear for Summer Rafting in California

[VIDEO] What to Wear for Summer Rafting in California

Summer rafting in California is always awesome and usually warm and sunny. Listen to Trey, the grandson of founder George Armstrong, as he provides tips on what to wear and how to gear up for a summer rafting trip.

  Published July 5th, 2022

Tuolumne River - Gateway to Yosemite

Yosemite Getaway: Hiking & Tuolumne Rafting

With Tuolumne River’s close proximity to Yosemite National Park, it is a no-brainer to take advantage of these two natural wonders and combine rafting & hiking into one amazing Yosemite getaway. We’ll show you how.

  Published July 4th, 2022

The Reconnecting Power of Rafting and Rivers

[VIDEO] The Reconnecting Power of Rafting and Rivers

“As a mother and daughter activity…you have fun and excitement, and it’s healthy and good for your heart and soul…we plan to do it every year together!”

  Published June 17th, 2022

Rafting is good for the family

California Rafting Trips Are Good for the Family

Without life’s usual distractions, the river is the perfect place for people to reconnect with one another. This is especially true with families. California offers many rafting opportunities for adventurers of all levels and ages!

  Published June 17th, 2022

Tom Sawyer Float Trips on the South Fork American River

[VIDEO] Tom Sawyer Float: The Perfect River Trip for Younger Kids

The Easy Section of the South Fork of the American River is the ideal river trip for families with kids aged 5 to 7 years old. The gentle Class I-II rapids and the relaxing pools in between are fun for all.

  Published June 14th, 2022

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The 2022 California Whitewater Rafting Season Update [MAP]

Check our up-to-date river flow forecast and start planning your 2022 California rafting adventure! Updated July 12, 2022.

  Published April 9th, 2022

In The Press: How a 60-Year-Old Rafting Company Stays Afloat

In The Press: How a 60-Year-Old Rafting Company Stays Afloat

Steve Martarano of Comstock’s Magazine originally approached us about California rafting prospects during a drought. However, that changed once Steve started hearing the family stories.

  Published July 25th, 2021

California Multi-Day Rafting Trip

The Best California Multi-Day Rafting Trip

The West is home to some of the most renowned whitewater rafting experiences in North America, and California’s most notable member of this league of legends – the treasured Tuolumne River.

  Published July 7th, 2021

Rivers 101: The Wild Middle Fork American

The Wild Middle Fork American

Less than three hours from the busy Bay Area, we’re blessed with a heck of a hideaway in the canyon of the Middle Fork of the American River. Being as gorgeous as it is accessible, it’s easy to understand why the Middle Fork is California’s most popular wilderness rafting experience.

  Published June 22nd, 2021

Featured Videos

[VIDEO] Family Founded, Family Operated, Family Values

Listen to All-Outdoors owner Gregg Armstrong tell the story of how the family got hooked on whitewater rafting back in the 1960’s, how the family keeps growing the rafting business, and how the rafting business keeps growing the family.

  Published August 2nd, 2021

[VIDEO] Proven Wrong on Our First Cherry Creek Rafting Trip (1988)

Listen to the three Armstrong brothers – Gregg, Scott, and Randy – tell the story of All-Outdoors first exploratory run on Cherry Creek, the most difficult commercial rafting trip in the US.

  Published July 19th, 2021

Rafting 101: How to Paddle in a Raft

[VIDEO] How to Paddle in a Raft

Hear from All-Outdoors guide Garrett about the basics of paddling your way down the river.

  Published June 18th, 2021

Recent Blog Posts from All-Outdoors California Whitewater Rafting

[VIDEO] What California Rivers Taught Me in 59 Years

All-Outdoors founder George Armstrong reflects on 59 years of lessons learned from California rivers.

  Published June 2nd, 2021

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