Lower New River On-day - The Grand Canyon of the East - River - Whitewater Raft Trips

  Class VI River Runners, Inc.

Available:  April - October


Lower New River On-day - The Grand Canyon of the East

New River

   Trip Description

Whitewater rafting at it's best. With a guide in every raft on the Lower New River, instructions are provided to help ready you for what's to come on this section of class I through V white water (on a scale of I to VI). As you continue downstream the character of the New River Gorge changes: the river narrows, house-size boulders are strewn in and along the river, and the canyon walls squeeze in on you just a little bit. While enjoying a deli-style, riverside lunch you have the chance to mingle with other folks or simply marvel at the beauty around you. Towards the end of the trip, you round another bend and gaze at the spectacular New River Gorge Bridge spanning high overhead and the refurbished Fayette Station Bridge spanning the river. On this section of river the preferred river craft is our fleet of self-bailing rafts. The trip can be taken as the Classic Adventure (14' raft, up to 7 paddlers plus a guide) or the more economical Professional Class trip (16' raft, up to 9 paddlers plus a guide). Either choice provides a great trip filled with stories of how towns and rapids got their names and legendary tales of the coal era.

  • Trip Duration: 1.00 days
  • Destination: United States
  • Region: West Virginia
  • Price Range:  $51 - $250 per person
  • Experience:  Families, Friends, First-Timers, Independent, Veterans
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  • Minimum Age: 12
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Special Features:
History, scenery, and lots and lots of rapids are what a Lower New whitewater trip is all about when you go rafting with Class VI. A trip down the Lower New is a great way to spend a vacation in a day, and we'll prove it. For 30 years, Class VI has been "In Quest Of Too Much Fun". It's an experience we want to share with you on our home river, the Lower New. In the morning, you'll meet at Class VI Base and get introduced to everything you'll need for your trip, from check-in to helmets to guides and everything in between. Once at the river, each guide will help show you how to get the most from your river trip, emphasizing teamwork and fun. Once the rapids begin, you'll be ready. Passing old mining towns, ferry sites, and coal camps as you wind your way down the river, the feeling of history in the gorge is hard to escape. When the rapids start to come, you won't be thinking about history as much as your immediate future as you paddle your raft through the waves and over the ledges that make up the world class whitewater of the New. There's plenty of floating and swimming to do in between the rapids, along with stops at Jump Rock and a huge gourmet deli-style riverside lunch. In the afternoon, head back to Class VI to watch the video of your trip on the big screen in Chetty's Pub. The Lower New is an amazing river experience, a trip that makes lifetime memories, and we want you to come see it with us!

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