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East Fork Carson River: Hangmans Run

Quick Details

Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 7-12

Conquer 21 Miles of Wild Water Rafting on the East Fork Carson in CA!

River: East Fork of The Carson River
Section: Hangmans Bridge
Duration: Full Day Experience( Roughly 4.5- 5 hours of river rafting)
Distance: 21 River Miles
Arrival Times: 9:30 Am
Minimum Age: 6 years old
Meals: On our Full-day River Rafting adventures, we offer a wonderful riverside lunch.
Price: Adults – $130.00 | Kids (6-12 yrs) – $120.00 (Includes transportation, gear, and guided trip; river use fees not included)
Whitewater Class: Class II (Beginner Whitewater)
Raft Sizes: 13’ and 14’ rafts are used. On the East Fork of the American River our rafts can take up to 6 guests + a guide.
Guided Tours: Professional river guide in each raft providing instructions throughout the journey


  • Unforgettable High Desert Wilderness Landscapes
  • Perfect Beginner and family adventure.
  • Natural Geothermal hot springs and riverside soaking tubs.
  • Riverside Lunch provided
  • Historical Wild West setting.
  • A true Wilderness Experience.
  • A naturally flowing spring melt river.

Where We Meet:

  • Woodfords, California: 101 Old Pony Express Way, Markleeville, CA 96120
  • Vehicles left at the meeting point for the day.

What To Expect:

After Making a Reservation:

  • Confirmation email with details and online waivers
  • “Trip Details PDF” with driving directions, packing list, and itinerary
Day of the Tour: Arriving at Meeting Location:
  • Meet at 101 Old Pony Express Rd, Woodfords, CA 96120
  • Vehicles left at a parking area for the day
  • Board the rafting bus for a short 15-minute drive to the river where we then gear up and receive instructions from guides.
  • Launch our rafts into the East Fork of the Carson River for a full day of rafting
What to Expect on the East Fork of the Carson River:
  • Beginner whitewater rafting is suitable for all ability levels
  • Mellow rapids and beautiful high desert scenery
  • Scenic float east from the Sierra crest towards the Nevada high desert
  • Class II whitewater greets you with swift currents around river bends
  • Historical sites along the river bank blend with natural surroundings
  • Lunch break near river-side hot springs with a buffet-style spread
  • Finish the trip just outside Gardnerville, Nevada
  • Collect gear, load it onto the rafting bus, and return to the meeting location
  • Farewells and gratitude from guides as you conclude your day
  • Runs every day, typically from late April to late May (dependent on snowpack and spring runoff)
  • The season extends in big winters until the end of June
  • All trips meet at 9:30 AM
  • Online booking is available; call for reservations

Why Choose Tahoe Whitewater Tours?

  • Experienced river guides prioritizing safety and guest service
  • Over 30 years of history on rivers, showcasing the beauty of the East Fork of the Carson River
  • Pioneers in providing a true wilderness experience on the East Fork of the Carson River

Rafting the East Fork of the Carson River Hangmans Run Full Day Adventure

Embark on a beginner-friendly whitewater rafting journey, perfect for all ability levels seeking a full day of river fun amidst stunning high desert scenery. This river boasting class II+ rapids provides an escape from the crowds and hustle of everyday life, immersing you in scenic, uninterrupted wilderness. And here’s the bonus – indulge in rejuvenating Hot Springs along the way!

Rafting the East Fork of the Carson River is a true treat. Picture scenic snow-capped peaks surrounding your boat as you float east from the Sierra crest toward the Nevada high desert. The adventure kicks off with swift Class II whitewater, creating an exhilarating dance as the current moves back and forth around the river bends.

Historical sites along the riverbank seamlessly blend into the natural setting, adding a touch of heritage to your journey. Approximately 9 miles downstream, reach a highlight of the adventure—riverside Hot Springs. Immerse yourself in geothermal wonders captured in riverside tubs, providing a perfect setting to warm up and relax while your guides set up a delicious buffet-style lunch. Fresh veggies, fruits, and satisfying ingredients await to satiate your well-deserved appetite.

As the journey progresses downstream, the river slows, unveiling a shift from mountainous scenery to the captivating high desert. With each bend, keep a lookout for wild mustang horses and geological rock structures. The East Fork of the Carson River trip concludes just outside Gardnerville, Nevada.

Finishing we collect our river rafting gear, load back onto our rafting bus, and relish the memories as we drive back to our meeting location in Woodfords to return you to your vehicles. Farewells and heartfelt thanks from our guides mark the end of a day filled with adventure and nature’s wonders.

Join us for the ultimate Carson River experience!