About Adventure Gateway

Adventure Gateway Outfitters Group Excursion, 2008Adventure Gateway is an exclusive collection of America’s top river outfitters. Each member has an exceptional, long-standing reputation for offering high quality river experiences on the legendary rafting and canoeing rivers of North America. Our river trips appeal to a wide range of adventure interests, including whitewater rafting vacations, kayak schools, family rafting trips, and scenic canoeing. You’ll also discover a variety of other unique outdoor activities through Adventure Gateway’s outfitters, from moose watching in Maine and dog sledding in Minnesota to mountain bike trips in Utah, desert ATV tours in Big Bend, and scenic train rides in Colorado.  

Pioneers of River Outfitting

Several of our members founded their companies when river outfitting as an industry was virtually nonexistent. These outdoor entrepreneurs helped pioneer the commercial running of great American rivers like the Chattooga, the Colorado of the Grand Canyon, the Gauley, and the Middle Fork of the Salmon, just to name a few.

A Shared Passion for Rivers and Excellence

Rafting on the Tuolumne RiverEach Adventure Gateway company is an independent, family-owned and operated business. Our founding members met while serving in leadership roles within a national outfitter trade organization. This led to an appreciation for one another’s operations and the discovery that our companies shared the same passionate vision: to help people discover the joys of river running while providing the best outfitting services in our specific areas of operation.  

Inspired by this shared corporate vision, as well as the desire to learn from one another, we formally organized the Adventure Gateway peer group, complete with governing by-laws and an executive leadership team. Membership standards are high and inclusion in the group is by invitation only. Members must have qualities such as: exemplary safety records and guidelines, sound business practices and ethics, superior hiring standards and staff training programs, and a proactive involvement in care of the resource. We meet twice annually to share ideas and learn from one another’s successes and challenges, knowing that our customers, employees, businesses, and rivers will greatly benefit from the exchange. 

Outfitters You Can Trust

Choosing a river trip with an Adventure Gateway outfitter means your vacation will be hallmarked by high standards of guest safety and service and, of course, great fun. It would be our pleasure to help make your rafting or canoeing adventure an exceptional one. To learn more about our companies and the rivers we run, simply click on any outfitter’s name located on the right.