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Top 4 Reasons to Join Our Pigeon River Rafting Trips This Fall

September 15, 2023

While fall in the Smoky Mountains welcomes cooler weather and beautiful foliage colors, it also signifies the “final call” for our rafting trips this season. If you’re lucky enough to visit the Smokies this autumn, our Pigeon River rafting trips are still available for booking until mid-October! Don’t miss this chance to join our professional guides as they lead you down the Pigeon River for an unforgettable adventure! Here are the top 4 reasons to join our Pigeon River rafting trips this fall:

1. Last Chance of the Season for River Rafting

If you have your heart on rafting this season, don’t let the days slip by without booking your rafting trip! Be sure to make your reservations for rafting on the Pigeon River before spots fill up! Our fall trips are unique in that they are entirely dependent upon natural conditions, so they are variable and unpredictable. This means that you may experience anything from a leisurely float trip to an action-packed journey with some of the largest rapids of the season!

2. Gorgeous Smoky Mountain Scenery

Vibrant fall leaves next to a stream in the Smoky Mountains.Another one of the top reasons to join our Pigeon River rafting trips this fall is to enjoy the gorgeous Smoky Mountain scenery! While the Smokies are a beautiful destination at any time of year, there is nothing quite like the sight of the fall foliage! While the peak dates of fall foliage season are difficult to predict, you’ll generally start to see the colors develop at the top of the mountains from early to mid-October. This means that you may get to experience the magic of the fall colors AND rafting, all on the same trip!

3. Perfect Weather for the Great Outdoors

As the summer starts to fade away, so does the heat and humidity that is common during the summer months! The fall offers some of the best weather of the year for outdoor activities in the Smokies, including our Pigeon River rafting trips! If you do happen to experience some unusually cool weather during the day of your rafting excursion, we recommend wearing synthetic, quick-drying layers for optimum comfort. You’ll want to avoid cotton material as it holds water and wicks away body heat. As far as keeping your feet warm, we suggest wearing wool or fleece socks!

4. Fun for Everyone in the Family

family and guide rafting through lower whitewaterWhen it comes to family fun in the Smokies this fall, there is no better option than our Pigeon River rafting trips! The Pigeon River is for both experienced and inexperienced paddlers, and you can rest assured that you’re in good hands with our professional guides. The minimum age/weight requirement for our Pigeon River trip is just 8 years old or 70 pounds, so bring the kids along to create some amazing family memories to last a lifetime!

Check out all of the information about our Pigeon River rafting trips today and join us this fall for our final whitewater rafting adventures of the season! We look forward to seeing you soon!