Ride the Rapids in California's Gold Country with Beyond Limits Adventures!

2019 Chili Bar Rafting special:

Weekdays! $77 per person*(reg. $124 per person) 

Weekends! $99 per person* (reg.  $134 per person) 

3 easy ways to get this special rate:

  • BOOK NOW if you know the date of your trip and number of persons .


  • Call or text us at 800-234-7238  If you you have questions about dates and other trips that we offer.
    You'll get the same discounted rate.
    You can also check availability on our calendar!


  • Buy a voucher You can buy your voucher and redeem it here when you decide on a date to go rafting!
    You can also use our vouchers as gifts. They are good for the entire 2019 summer season.
    Great Gift Idea for Moms, Dads, Grads and birthdays!

The Chili Bar section of the South Fork American River is an excellent rafting run with many exciting class 3 rapids... a great choice for both beginner and experienced rafters. This 8 mile guided trip features wonderfully fun whitewater rapids. Its course will take you through beautiful Sierra foothill scenery, crystal clear pools and the small gold mining town of Coloma, CA. This is where James Marshall first discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848 and started the California Gold Rush! The excitement comes to a head towards the end of our Chili Bar run with a popular rapid known as "Troublemaker" where you can pose for the videographers!

At the end of your trip, a "chili dog" BBQ lunch will be served at the gorgeous River Park Resort in Lotus, CA. Enjoy a cold beverage and view your exciting Go Pro videos at our River Store. 

Trip Information:

  • 8 mile Upper "Chili Bar" Section - 4 hour tour
  • 9:00AM Check in located in Lotus, CA
  • Professionally guided whitewater rafting trip
  • Minimum age: 7 years old
  • Class 3 Medium level (No rafting experience required)
  • Chili dog lunch and bus shuttle is included

Cold beer and local wines available at lunch

Find out about other Rafting trips that we offer on the South Fork of the American River:



We also offer class 4 trips for more thrills!


2019 Water Flow Update:

Trips start in late May! We project excellent rafting flows in 2019 from June until late September.

Book your trip today!

*Government River use fee of $8 per person will be charged at time of reservation. No other discounts apply. Promotional value expires 9/30/2019


Chili Bar Rafting Trip

Join us for a 4 hour guided rafting trip on the most exciting section of the South Fork of the American River! This trip meets at 9:00AM and includes 8 miles of class 3 rapids, followed by a chili dog lunch.