Deerfield River Rafting – Monroe Bridge Section
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Commonly Asked Questions
SPRING because of higher water, bigger rapids and LOWER PRICES. Spring also brings a beautiful array of color and blooms.
SUMMER because water levels are guaranteed on our DAM CONTROLLED RIVERS and the water warms to 70 degrees and higher.
FALL because the water is still comfortable, the crowds are gone and the foliage is spectacular!
In other words, there is no "best" time to raft. All three seasons offer special features.
Please do! Our guides look forward to taking their favorite crews down the river again and again. But please remember that your favorite Crab Apple guide may already be requested or have other commitments preventing us from making any guarantees
Raft trips will not be cancelled due to weather unless Crab Apple deems that travel to the river from base camps or safety on the river will be compromised. Cancellations would be decided the morning of a trip at Crab Apple and full refunds issued.
Big White Water Excitement in the Berkshires
The Monroe Bridge trip is full of big waves and fast whitewater action! The fun starts right below the Monroe Bridge dam with Class II warm-up rapids and then leads to a stretch of bigger, Class III drops such as "Devil's Odds" and "Landslide". Along the way our expert guides take time to play and work the river in a surfing hole or two. Each rapid gets more exciting as the trip builds toward the final and most difficult rapids of the day, "Dragons Tooth" ad "The Terminator". These rapids require precise maneuvering by your guide and strong paddling by each rafter. Good runs through these Class IV rapids climax an awesome day of whitewater action in the Berkshires.
We rafted down the Deerfield River at the Monroe Bridge...
“last Saturday. The five of us had a great time, the trip was more exciting than we expected, and we loved every minute of it. RJ was a great guide, pushing us to the limit. We will ask for him for our next trip. The cookout after the trip was delicious and the entire day was run very professionally. What a great time!!!”
I must commend you on the professionalism with which your establishment is run.
“Your honesty and willingness to please are remarkable! You used foresight, discretion and respect in providing us with a female guide to add to our novice, all women raft. And, what a guide! Ingrid proved to be competent, experienced and sweet. Her outgoing personality is enhanced by her exuberance for life and her respect and caring for others. We all feel as is we made a new friend.”
Our son, Ryan, finally turned 15 so we could take him on this great trip ...
“Hard to believe we were less than two hours from home. We felt like we were on the Colorado riding huge waves and surfing some deep holes. It was awesome. Thanks again - our tenth trip with Crab Apple!”
Bill and Teresa - Marlboro, Mass.