Welcome to EarthTrek Expeditionson the American River in Coloma, California. This is where gold was discovered in 1848 that started the California Gold Rush and fortune seekers came to this spot from all over the world. People still come to this historical location for fun and adventure; whitewater rafting on the American River. EarthTrek has been offering superb California rafting adventures since 1977, so we know how to do it right.
We know you have a choice among many outfitters on the American River and we encourage you to carefully check us out and compare our services and facility with other rafting companies. We are confident that you will appreciate the commitment and attention we put into making a rafting trip on the American River with EarthTrek Expeditions the very best.
A Word About Water Flows in 2014 Excellent rafting available in 2014
As everyone knows California is unfortunately dealing with possible drought conditions in 2014. This could all improve with a change in the weather patterns in February and March but most likely the entire state will still have water concerns. One would think that with minimal snow melt this Spring there would not be sufficient water for whitewater rafting. While this is true for many of the rivers in California fortunately there are some exceptions. The South Fork and Middle Fork of the American River both have numerous upstream mountain reservoirs that have sufficient water (75-100% of normal capacity) to release flows, on a predetermined schedule, for excellent whitewater rafting all Summer.
C'mon up and visit us this Summer and experience the best rafting in California.
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I want to personally invite you on a whitewater rafting trip with EarthTrek Expeditions. When I started EarthTrek in 1977 my goal was to provide the highest quality adventures possible. I took my first rafting trip 44 years ago when I ran an outdoor adventure recreation club for employees at a well known theme park in Orange County.After numerous trips down the canyon rivers of Arizona, Utah and Colorado, I gained valuable knowledge how to operate a quality river trip. I learned that top-notch raft equipment, great food and experienced fun-loving guides are all the ingredients to a memorable rafting trip but I felt that wasn't enough. 'Roughing it' while camping is great fun but I wanted to offer a higher level of camping comfort for our guests. After 30 plus years of evolving, our privately owned campground on the South Fork American is a one-of-a-kind facility. With our deluxe cabin tents and unique river front tents on decks at the rivers edge we provide you a level of river camping comfort that cannot be found anywhere else on the American River or perhaps in all of the West. I hope you will come visit us and experience a rafting trip with EarthTrek Expeditions. I am confident it will be an experience you will always treasure. Jerry Ashburn founder, EarthTrek Expeditions