While it’s not impossible to set off on your own and still have a great experience in Truckee and the rest of North Lake Tahoe, there are certain tours and tour providers in the area that will help you and your guests get the most out of your time in Truckee by showing you the best sights or having you partake in a unique activity. Read on below to learn more about the greatest Truckee tours around!

Experience Truckee from a New Perspective

Whether you enjoy thrill-seeking tours or easy and informative historic walking tour, Truckee has a wide variety of tours to suit all tastes.

Tributary Whitewater Tours provides whitewater rafting trips in Truckee from May through September for beginning and intermediate whitewater rafters, making the company an ideal choice for learning how to raft while you explore the area. Traverse the Truckee River on one of two half-day rafting tours: the Verdi Run and the Boca Run.

The Verdi Run is for beginners and covers Class II rapids and higher over the course of eight miles, at costs starting at $69.00 per adult, with discounts available for children, seniors, groups, and youth groups. The Boca Run, meanwhile, is a seven-mile run for beginning to intermediate rafters, with rapids of Class II, III, and above. Similar to the Verdi Run, prices start at $69.00 per adult and discounts are available.

Mountain Town Walking Tours provides engaging walking tours of Truckee’s historic downtown. Steeped in history, you’ll learn about movie stars, railroad barons, ice harvesting, lumber mills, and other elements of Truckee’s storied past as you pass charming storefronts and restaurants. Take in the architecture, historical facts, and legends of Truckee as you explore its quaint downtown area. The tour departs from the California Welcome Center at the Train Station. Admission is free, though tips are accepted. The Truckee Historic Walking Tour lasts for an hour and a half and covers less than a mile, with no elevation gain.

If you visit Truckee during the winter season, you’ll find that Coldstream Adventures’ snowmobile tours in Truckee allow you and your guests to experience Truckee’s winter wonderland in an incredibly immersive way. Choose from group, private, corporate, and kid-friendly adventures and explore the snowy mountainsides of Truckee. Tours range from two to four hours in length. Snowmobile tours in Truckee, CA are very popular!