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“What a ride!”

Bear Valley Rafting
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Banks
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Gilbert, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
518 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“What a ride!”
Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

This was my first time white water rafting and what a great trip. Our guide Galen was knowledgeable and very friendly and concerned for everyone's safety but also made sure we enjoyed ourselves. Would definitely book another trip with Bear Valley again.

Visited August 2013
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Garden City, Idaho
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“Calm enough for families exciting enough for teens”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We took the day long family trip on the north branch of the Payette river. Our guide, Trevor, was excellent and experienced and gave us information and knew how to get the most excitement out of the Class II & III rapids. The included lunch consisted of chicken pesto wraps, fruit, chips, salsa, and cookies which was a delightful surprise. An attraction well worth repeating. The eight year old stated can we go back down the most exciting rapids before we were completely out of it.

Visited July 2013
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Boise, Idaho
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“Great River, Greate Rapids, Great Guides”
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Took a bunch of my high school buddies (class of '89) onto the S. Fork. We were not disappointed, this stretch of river provides awesome action packed Class III/IV

The gear/staff/guides really focus on us, the customer, while also ensuring safety. I actually got tossed out at the staircase rapid and they immediately had a safety kayak right on me.

I have been with other guides in this area and they just don't make it as enjoyable as these guys. Top off food at their diner (reccommend the ribs) and you have yourself a great day outdoors.

Visited August 2012
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