Whitewater rafting is the perfect activity to connect and strengthen trusting relationships. Take out the guesswork as we walk you through the process of planning your next getaway with your friends.
Fall for fall rafting in California! The summer crowds thin out after Labor Day, but great weather and excellent white water remain! See our recommendations for rafting in September and October.
Each year we welcome thousands of rafters at the All-Outdoors River Center, but not many of them know about its colorful history. Let us share with you some interesting facts…
There is much more adventure to be had along the American River than rafting. Whether you rafted the North Fork or Middle Fork of the American River, take a look at these awesome local hiking trails.
Don’t quite know what to expect on an overnight rafting trip? Come along as we follow a returning guest on a 2-Day Middle Fork adventure and see what the river, camp life, and remote canyon have to offer.
There is a lot more to a raft guide’s job than taking folks down the river every day. Come along as we follow seasoned raft guide Mathilda on a trip down the South Fork of the American River.
When it comes to whitewater rafting, one common question that arises often is whether swimming skills are a prerequisite. Let’s look into why and under what conditions even non-swimmers can participate in this exhilarating water sport.
Planning a family vacation can be stressful, but you’re off to a great start by booking a whitewater rafting trip with us. Let us help even more with these family friendly tips of what to do before or after the rapids.
One of the best wilderness rafting rivers in California, the Middle Fork of the American features world-famous Class 3 and 4 rapids inside a remote 2000-foot deep canyon. Come along, as we explore the top 5 rapids…
Combine your American River rafting trip with a visit to the nearby Apple Hill orchards and wineries sitting just above the river canyon. We’ll show you how.
The part of the rafting season that comes after Labor Day has some of the most peaceful days out on the river. After a long summer, our guides love the fall rafting season. Read on to learn what is so special about it and which rivers are available.
The rafting season in the Golden State stretches across seven months and includes four separate “seasons”: Early Spring, Spring, Summer, and Fall! Each of these seasons looks a bit different so let us fill you in on the best thing about each…
It has become the icon of California rafting, and the most popular whitewater destination west of the Mississippi River.
Take any guesswork out of packing for your overnight rafting trip with these expert tips. You will learn what to bring (and what to leave at home) and how to pack your dry bag efficiently.
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.
If you have your eyes set on rafting Goodwin Canyon, take notes as All-Outdoors owner Scott Armstrong gives tips on how to successfully run Goodwin’s two best and biggest rapids.
Fall weather in the Sierra foothills is mostly mild, making this season a good time to go rafting. AO guide Gator explains what to wear and how to gear up for a fall rafting trip…
Our guests often ask us the question, “Where did the name All-Outdoors come from?” It is a good question and one that deserves to be answered.
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.
All-Outdoors founder George Armstrong reflects on 59 years of lessons learned from California rivers.
When George, now 94 years old, stepped off shore and into his little raft on the Stanislaus River, he had no idea what he was getting into. George and his group spent more time in the river than in the […]