As the seasons change this spring and the winter snow melt begins to fill the rivers and streams of the American west, whitewater rafting enthusiasts have another exciting season on their hands. Anytime from spring until Labor Day is a great time to get wet and wild, though flows and therefore rapid levels usually pick up as the summer progresses. Whether it’s with the family or a group of extremists looking for heart stopping action, here are five great options for whitewater rafting in the west.