Getting to Wyoming

Not all our trips start in the same place. Where your trip begins, will dictate where you travel to in Wyoming.

 Below are some of the most common places our trips begin and end, recommendations on airports, rental cars, hotels and campgrounds. 


Flights and Transportation

If you are meeting us in Lander or Pinedale WY check flights into the following airports. All times are for a drive to Lander and time to Pinedale will differ. These airports also offer rental cars:


Riverton (RIW) – 1/2 hr. drive

Rock Springs (RKS) – 2.5 hour drive

Casper (CPR) – 3 hour drive 

Jackson Hole (JAC) – 3 hours drive

Salt Lake City (SLC) – 4 hours drive

Wind River Shuttle in Lander may be willing to provide airport shuttle. 307-438-9740

WRTA (Wind River Transportation Authority) may provide shuttle. 307-856-7118


If you are meeting us in Cody WY check flights into:


Cody Regional – 15 minute drive

Billings MT – 2.5 hour drive

Casper – 3 hours drive

Jackson Hole – 4 hours if Yellowstone gates are open, 6 hours if not. 

Cody Shuttle may provide shuttle. 307-527-6789

Cody Cab may provide shuttle. 307-527-6789


Some Wyoming towns have Uber/Lyft, others do not. Rental cars and RV’s may be available in: 

Rock Springs, 



Jackson Hole




Camping and Hotels

If you are Camping/Staying in Lander: 

Lander City Park allows free camping for up to 3 days. 

Sinks Canyon State Park has several campgrounds and yurts that require reservations. 

Sinks Canyon Dispersed USFS campground (Hugh Ott)

BLM camping – various locations around town, we recommend On X for locating private and public lands. Please be mindful of Reservation lands, these are NOT Public Land. Always practice LNT. 

There are numerous wonderful Air BnB’s in Lander as well as a boutique hotel, the Mill House located next to our favorite Bistro, Mulino.



If you are Camping/Staying in Pinedale: 

Again we recommend On X for locating BLM in or close to town. Be respectful of private property you may drive near or through to reach camp spots. Be respectful of other guests and locals. Always practice LNT. 

Rivera Bed and Breakfast on Pine Creek

Gannett Peak Lodge downtown motel.

The Log Cabin Motel downtown motel.

Jackson Ave Tent Campsite, downtown. $10/night no reservation



If you are Camping/Staying in Cody:

Again we recommend On X for locating BLM in or close to town. Be respectful of private property you may drive near or through to reach camp spots. Be respectful of other guests and locals. Obey signage where camping is “NOT Allowed” and always practice LNT.

Shoshone National Forest on the North Fork of the Shoshone has numerous campgrounds. Most require reservations. 

Other Forest Service Campgrounds

the Scout Inn, downtown, is our recommendation for a downtown stay.

There are numerous guest lodges on the North Fork of the Shoshone that allow single and two night stays. Elephant Head, Bill Cody Ranch and Absaroka Guest Ranch

 There are also a number of full service guest ranches worth looking at. Several recommendations are: Rimrock, Crossed Sabres, Shoshone Lodge.


Health & Safety

We continue to monitor the Corona Virus Pandemic  and make updates to our protocol and practical procedures. 

Original Response

Updated Response

Your health and safety is a priority on all trips. Each participant will be required to read and sign our participation packet and waivers before joining. The packet currently includes: 


Health disclosure

Allergy disclosure

Covid disclosure

Participation Agreement


Trips cancelled within 2 weeks of the trip start date will not be refunded. Trips cancelling 1 month (4 weeks) out may not receive a full refund. WRC may retain up to 50% to cover our non-refundable costs —permits, shuttle reservations, food purchases. We recommend all participants purchase trip insurance.

Our current recommended provider is  Faye  Travel Insurance.

In addition, your participation fees do not include coverage for any personal emergency expenditures that may be incurred during the trip such as doctor visits or emergency helicopter evacuation. We do carry general liability insurance and business insurance. However, participants are recommended to carry emergency coverage for the time of their trip, especially intermediate and advanced packraft trips. We recommend looking at policies from: 

Global Rescue

Masa Global


All participants are responsible for having their own health insurance. 

Temperature and Weather

Wyoming is part High Desert, part Rocky Mountains. We have temperature and weather in various parts of the state, mountains and river valleys ranging from wet and freezing to very hot and very dry year round. It is not uncommon to need warm layers in Summer the same day you needed to dress to accommodate heat. Each trip participant will receive a packing list. 

Example packing list 

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom Raft trips range from 1/2 day trips to 3 days, 2 nights. 

Intro to packrafting trips currently come in two offerings. A two day clinic on two separate rivers in the Cody area provides an opportunity for participants to get a hang of the boat and basic paddle skills on a wider, more forgiving river on day one. And experience a more remote river with larger rapids and obstacles on day two. During the clinic, participants will camp, book a hotel or vacation rental in town and be on their own for the evening. 

When our permits allow, we run a 3 day 2 night option as well. This trip includes the same progression on a single river where participants backcountry camp with guides along the bank of a waterway. Evenings are spent on a mix of leisure activities, discussion about trip prep and planning and honing skills like backcountry cooking. 


Intermediate packrafting trips are 3 to 4 days 2 to 3 nights and involve a healthy mix of river travel, hiking and portaging. 


Advanced packrafting trips are 5-8 days depending on the location of travel and the assessed fitness of the group. 

At this time we can offer trips during the season our permits allow and as water levels on that particular waterway accommodate raft or packraft travel. Many of the rivers we float will be natural flow rivers or, if dam controlled, have a season that is ideal for floating. 

You can see our up to date availability for a given trip by clicking the more information button below that particular trip. 

The main season we operate in will be late April – October. Late April into late May is usually when Spring runoff begins and water levels may vary from quite low and cold to quite high, fast and cold. At times we may opt not to float because of Spring runoff. Temperatures will range from very hot to very cold and even snowing in some locations throughout the season. 

Some of our trips will have a per booking minimum—usually 2. We like to run packrafting clinics with at least 2 individuals. Overnight packrafting trips need at least 4 participants. However, they do not all need to come from your group. Our trips are open enrollment unless you arrange for a private group with us. 

If you are looking at a packrafting or rafting trip date and do NOT want others joining, contact us prior to booking to make that arrangement. 

Rafting with a guide and the 2 day packrafting clinic are appropriate for those with no previous water experience. Please be advised that if you choose packrafting, you will be responsible for navigating your own boat, and self-rescuing should you fall out of your boat. Self rescue means: keeping your wits about you, orienting yourself in the water, locating your boat, getting to it and working hard to either get back in, or get to a spot in the river where it is easier to get back in. You will need to be able to look for your guide and take instruction while potentially immersed in a cold-water environment.

Those with no camping experience are not excluded from Intro to Packrafting overnight trips. However we ask that you disclose this in your paperwork and answer all follow up questions honestly. You may be asked to watch or read additional pre-trip materials. 

The best trips for those with no camping experience are:


Intro to packrafting – 2 day clinic

Intro to packrafting – 3 day, 2 night

Yes! In fact it is encouraged. Especially if you have never really used your packraft or packrafting equipment on an expedition. Using your own equipment helps you familiarize yourself with what you actually have and how you most like to use it. A lot of times participants using their own gear begin to hone their personal systems on our trips.  I.e. how your stove and cookware system all pack together, where to best fit kitchen items in your boat, whether or not your sleep systems is too bulky for your packraft, how many clothes you need and which bags you like to pack them in, what to do with your tent/if you prefer a tent that is a different size and shape. 

You are more than welcome to use rental equipment or borrow a boat and pack. However, know that we have what we have and the best way to use our equipment, might not be what you are used to. If experimenting with a new system is what you are most exited about, feel free to use our equipment. 

We provide a “starting at” cost for all custom raft and packraft trips. Costs will directly relate to what we are providing —lunch, shuttles etc. 

All bookable trips on our calendar have a set price associated with them.

If you are interested in Packrafting – give us a call and we can put together a one day clinic for you. 

If you are not looking for one on one instruction but still want to be in your own craft, you can book an inflatable kayak with our sister company, Wyoming River Trips.

If you just want to be on the water and meet new folks, but don’t care if you are the one navigating that craft or not, we also recommend Wyoming River Trips in Cody WY for a 1/2 day or Full Day rafting trip. You can peruse the options here.

We offer discounts for Group Rafting Trips that pay in full at the time of the reservation, on one credit card. 

10-18 individuals – 5%

19-30 individuals – 10%

31 + individuals – 15%

Gratuity is not included on these trips unless you request it be added. We suggest a gratuity of $7-10 per person in a raft for the guide managing that raft. Or, 10-20% of the trip total divided up evenly among all the guides. 

A Cooperative is defined as “an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise” 

While we are not a true Co-op yet (owned by members), but this is the how we are running our business and choose to describe it. Wyoming does not have a true B- corp designation and this is our way of being a mission oriented for-profit. Currently our Cooperative is a network of like-minded individuals, businesses, communities, who work together to facilitate trips and programs that connect us humans back to our more than human world. Sometimes we run our trips directly, other times we may work with or involve an organization or educational partner to help clients meet their goals. 

Interested in being a partner or working with us? Send us an email and let us know. 

0. WRC highly recommends that anyone booking with us, also books travel insurance. We recommend Faye or Generali travel insurance. In the event you are unable to join us for the start or a portion of your reservation. This is the best way to make sure your trip is refundable. 

1.  Please understand that our trip dates and capacities are limited. When we accept your reservation, we may be turning others away from booking that trip. If you find it necessary to cancel your trip, please notify us as soon as possible. With more than 2 weeks notice, a full refund is possible but not guaranteed. WRC may retain a portion of the funds received to cover expenses incurred that are non-refundable (i.e. food, special permits, non-refundable processing fees, shuttle fees).

2.  WRC reserves the right to keep up to 100% of the total trip cost if cancellation occurs less than 2 weeks before your trip start date.

3. If any participant falsely represents their physical or mental health or the health of minors in their care generally or with regard to their exposure to the novel coronavirus/es or their ability to act as a legal guardian for themselves or others in their party they will be removed from the trip and will not receive a refund.

4. If any guide or participant shows flu-like symptoms less than 14 days prior to the scheduled rafting or packrafting or custom trip start date, they will not be allowed to participate in their scheduled trip. WRC will try to find another guide to take their place. If another guide is not available to facilitate the trip, it will be canceled and the participants issued a full refund, less the processing fees taken by our service providers. And any non-refundable costs (i.e. food, non-refundable shuttles, etc)

5. If you book a trip, WRC reserves the right to cancel the trip if local, state or federal guidelines prohibit our business activity due to the novel coronavirus or other circumstances out of our control that may prohibit our operation on the dates of the trip or if we feel it is unsafe to facilitate the trip. All trips canceled for these reason will be given a full refund excluding processing fees taken by our service providers. 

6. WRC has a zero-tolerance harassment policy. If a participant is harassing a guide or other participants, WRC has the right to remove them from the trip. There will be no refund and the participant being removed is responsible for any additional costs incurred (i.e. travel, food, hotel stays etc.)

7. WRC will notify all participants of plans to cancel a trip and discuss participant options for rescheduling as early as possible if WRC is the party responsible for initiating the cancelation.

Cancellation because of party size

1.    Wyoming Rivers Cooperative reserves the right to cancel your trip when minimum participation numbers have not been met by your private party. WRC will consult with the participants as soon as possible before canceling or rescheduling for this reason.

Cancellation due to health concerns or ability to participate fully 

Please make sure you meet our eligibility criteria. Weight and age restrictions may apply, particularly during periods of high water when the probabilities of non-voluntary swims are increased. More strenuous trips require higher levels of physical fitness. People who are obese, pregnant, have heart trouble or other medical conditions should have their physician’s approval before joining us on the river. People of different fitness levels and abilities are welcome, pending an advance discussion of all anticipated needs or special requirements and WRC’s sole determination they and their guides have the ability to meet those needs at the time of the desired trip and provide adequate equipment and the same level of risk mitigation available to our other clients.

1. The trip leader has the right to disqualify a guest at any time during the trip, or at the pre-trip meeting, if she or he feels the guest is physically or mentally unable to perform the required functions of a trip adequately or if the guest continuing on the trip would increase the risk of injury or illness to the individual or the group. Refunds are not available under such circumstances.

2. Payment of your deposit represents your acceptance of the following conditions:

Wyoming Rivers Co-op (WRC) its subsidiaries, parent and/or cooperating agencies act only in the capacity of liasons for the participants in all matters relating to transportation and/or all other related travel services, and assume no responsibility for injury, loss or damage to person or property, however caused, in connection with any such service, including, but not limited to that resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays and expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, theft, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit over which we have no control. Reasonable changes in itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the participants, including cancellation due to water fluctuation, insufficient booking size, illness, pre-existing conditions that limit the ability to participate and other factors. Prices and available dates are subject to change.

Wyoming Rivers Cooperative (wyorivers, wyoming rivers co-op, WRC) trips occur in areas where unpredictable environmental conditions are to be expected. To avoid dangerous situations for our guests and guides, it is important that all travelers obey the rules and regulations as determined by the managing agencies and the Trip Leader and demonstrate reasonable consideration for other guests and Wyoming Rivers Coop employees. You agree that WRC has the right to remove any guest, including you, from a trip if, in the company or guides providing service to the trip find that guest’s actions or behaviors pose a threat to the safety of herself/himself or others, or if those actions or behaviors constitute harassment or compromise the enjoyment of the trip for others. Should a guest be asked to leave a trip, there will be no refund, nor will WRC be responsible for additional expenses incurred by the guest for accommodations, return transport, change fees, etc.