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Posts in Rafting and Watersports

  • Savor the sights, beat the heat, and add a splash of adventure on a rafting trip through Yosemite Mariposa County. Find flow while drifting quietly downriver past famous Yosemite landmarks on a scenic float trip. Or brace yourself for a thrilling ride through Class IV whitewater just outside Yosemite along Highway 140. Yosemite rafting is clearly the coolest game in town for summer fun.

  • Whether it’s rafting big water on the Merced River or climbing big walls like El Capitan, mountain biking down a gonzo fire road in the Sierra National Forest or skydiving from 14,000 feet as Half Dome stands guard in the distance, Yosemite Mariposa is a prime destination for all thrill levels and budgets.

  • Away from the Valley, the Merced River flows wild & free through a dramatic canyon revealing much to explore. Everything from rafting and hiking, to fishing and gold panning, all in a history-drenched setting of unmistakable beauty.

  • Most people don’t realize there’s world-class whitewater rafting right outside Yosemite’s back door. If you want to escape the crowds for a day or two or have extra time to spend in the area, consider adding a rafting trip on the Merced River to your Yosemite National Park vacation.

  • Zephyr started in 1973 with one raft, one truck, a 1957 Chevy school bus, and a love for introducing people to whitewater rivers. Back then, the commercial rafting industry was in its infancy and regulations were few. It was an exciting time…

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