Colorado Rafting Class V

Colorado Rafting Class V


Class V Advanced+ Rafting & Advanced Whitewater Raft Trips in Colorado

class v rafting coloradoThese Colorado rafting trips are for the adrenaline junkie who wants to really experience a challenge and is an excellent swimmer. Participants must be at least 15 years of age, in extremely good physical condition, be adventurous and have had previous rafting experience. The various trips are extremely difficult with long continuous rapids, often following each other almost without interruption. Class V rafting trips are offered on the Arkansas River, Clear Creek, and the Eagle River.

The duration of a trip is dependent on water levels and is only an estimate.

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ARKANSAS RIVER RAFTING TRIPS

Trip Option 1 | Pine Creek Whitewater Rafting Trip


blue river raft tripsThe most advanced section on the Arkansas River begins in the little mountain town of Granite, which quickly fades away as you enter the exciting Granite Gorge. These Class III rapids are merely a warm-up for what comes next. Get ready to paddle hard as you journey through the Rite of Passage, the gates of Pine Creek rafting, where the river narrows by half. Here you will encounter the most continuous rapids in Colorado, where Pine Creek rafting trips truly become an adventure – the river becomes a creek and its gradient drops an astounding 200 feet with a must-make crux move.

Cost: $92
Minimum: 15+
Tour Time: 7:45 AM
Duration: 3 hours

Add a Rappel to your raft trip
Add a Zip Line Adventure to your raft trip
Add a Rappel and Zip Line Adventure to your raft trip

Included: Lunch, wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, paddles and life-jackets.
Recommended to bring: Please review our Rafting Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive at scheduled time, Directions to Granite Outpost, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are for the raft trip and do not include taxes and applicable river fees. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing.

 

Trip Option 2 | The Gauntlet Raft Trip on the Arkansas River


class IV rafting coloradoThis rafting trip combines Pine Creek with the Numbers. The most advanced section on the Arkansas River begins in the little mountain town of Granite, which quickly fades away as you enter the exciting Granite Gorge. These Class III rapids are merely a warm-up for what comes next. Get ready to paddle hard as you journey through the Rite of Passage, the gates of Pine Creek, where the river narrows by half. Here you will encounter the most continuous rapids in Colorado. This is where the river becomes a creek and its gradient drops an astounding 200 feet with a must-make crux move. You barely have time to catch your breath before starting on The Numbers. Each Class III-IV rapid is punctuated by continuous whitewater in between, including a steep ledge drop into No. 5 rapid.

Cost: $139
Minimum: 15+
Tour Time: 8:30 AM
Duration: 6 hours

Add a Rappel to your raft trip
Add a Zip Line Adventure to your raft trip
Add a Rappel and Zip Line Adventure to your raft trip

Included: Lunch, wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, paddles and life-jackets.
Recommended to bring: Please review our Rafting Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive at scheduled time, Directions to Granite Outpost, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are for the raft trip and do not include taxes and applicable river fees. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing.

Trip Option 3 | 3 Day ‘Mild to Wild’ Colorado Raft Trip


overnight raft trips coloradoThis trip is the ultimate overnight experience in Colorado packed with all kinds of adventures. Your first two days are full of Class III whitewater fun. The first night your camp site is in the majestic and remote Brown’s Canyon where your guides will prepare a gourmet dinner for you. Hiking and fishing options abound at camp, or just relax under the stars. Wake to a delicious breakfast and raft the rest of the canyon through rapids like Zoom Flume, the Seven Stairs and Seidel’s Suckhole. After your riverside lunch, you will jump into Inflatable Kayaks (“duckies”) and paddle them to the take out. At the end of your second day on the river, you will be picked up and driven upstream to your next riverside camp. The fun is not over for the day. Spend the remainder of the afternoon rock climbing and rappelling riverside in Granite Gorge. No experience is necessary; you will be taught all you need to know. On the third morning, after a hearty breakfast, you will rappel from your camp into Granite Gorge, where your rafts will be waiting for you at the river for this incredible day. Prepare to run the most exhilarating whitewater on the Arkansas, the Class IV & V Pine Creek and the Numbers—also known as The Gauntlet. This trip provides the perfect progression from intermediate to the most advanced whitewater. The raft company takes care of all the details; all you need to bring is your sleeping bag, and if you do not have a sleeping bag they are available for rent.

Cost: $719
Minimum: 15+
Tour Time: 8 AM Tuesdays and Saturdays
Duration: 2 PM two days later

Included: All meals (7 total), wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, paddles and life-jackets, camping gear (apart from sleeping bag).
Recommended to bring: Please review our Rafting Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive at scheduled time, Directions to Granite Outpost, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are for the raft trip and do not include taxes and applicable river fees. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing.

CLEAR CREEK RIVER RAFTING TRIPS

Trip Option 1 | Half Day Advanced Lower Canyon Whitewater Raft Trip


clear creek rafting coloradoThis trip is for serious paddlers only. Blast down the Lower Canyon of Clear Creek and enjoy one of the most continuous sections of whitewater in Colorado, only 30 minutes from Denver. Rush through impressive scenery and an even more impressive gradient that drops 50 feet/mile through the canyon. The trip starts off with a bang with the infamous Beavers, two steep drops that are sure to get your attention. In the canyon, the excitement is non-stop through rapids like Guide Ejector, Hell’s Corner, and Corkscrew.

Cost: $79
Minimum: 15+
Tour Time: 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:00 PM
Duration: 4 hours

Add a Zip Line Adventure to your raft trip

Included: Lunch, wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, paddles and life-jackets.
Recommended to bring: Please review our Rafting Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive at scheduled time, Directions to Clear Creek office, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are for the raft trip and do not include taxes and applicable river fees. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing.

 

Trip Option 2 | Full Day Advanced Phoenix Whitewater Rafting Trip


whitewater rafting coloradoExperience the entirety of Clear Creek with non-stop action and exhilarating Class V rapids. The perfect trip for adrenaline seekers, the advanced, full-day trip offers nearly 20 miles of thrilling whitewater. Start out the morning with advanced a Class IV+ section not available on any of our other trips. Splash down through intermediate sections, past the town of Idaho Springs, where you will break for lunch before taking on the most challenging Class V stretch of the river.

Cost: $129 – $134
Minimum: 15+
Tour Time: 9:00AM
Duration: 6 hours

Included: Lunch, wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, paddles and life-jackets.
Recommended to bring: Please review our Rafting Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive at scheduled time, Directions to Clear Creek office, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are for the raft trip and do not include taxes and applicable river fees. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing.

COLORADO RIVER RAFTING TRIPS

Trip Option 1 | Gore Canyon Advanced+ Whitewater Raft Trip


raft colorado arkansas riverThis trip is Colorado’s ultimate challenge in commercial whitewater rafting and is only for serious paddlers. This remote wilderness canyon on the Colorado River serves up the steepest gradient drop per mile in Colorado. Gore Canyon has long been known as one of the most advanced whitewater excursions in the Country. Dropping an astounding 120 feet a mile with a vertical waterfall in the heart of the canyon, this trip is strictly for the adventurer. On this unique and remote trip, you will start at the confluence of the Blue and Colorado Rivers. Float through a couple of miles of stunning mountain scenery to get to this remote canyon that cuts sharply through the Gore Range. This allows for time for a thorough safety and paddle talk from your guides. At the mouth of the canyon, you have to do a swim practice through a Class III rapid, a flip drill, and work on getting back into the boat on your own.

Next we head into the canyon, navigating through Apple Sauce, Gore, Scissors, Ship Wreck, Pyrite, and several unnamed Class IV rapids until we reach the top of Tunnel Falls. Here you will scout the run and each boat will go one at a time with safety set below the falls. You will then finish up with one of the biggest rapids of the day: Kirshbaum. This is the longest and most technical rapid in Gore Canyon. After floating out of the canyon, a late gourmet lunch will be waiting and you will feast and relive the amazing day.

Excellent physical condition is required. At the very minimum you should be able to run a mile and swim 10 laps in a pool. This is a high-adventure trip and you should be up for being both mentally and physically challenged. Availability is limited, depending on water flows. The season generally runs July through September and depends mostly on dam releases. Do not miss the hardest whitewater you can run commercially in Colorado.

Cost: $179
Minimum: 15+
Tour Time: 8 AM
Duration: 8 hours

Included: Lunch, wetsuits, splash jackets, helmets, paddles and life-jackets.
Recommended to bring: Please review our Rafting Gear Guide for details.

Important Notes: Arrive at scheduled time, Directions to Kremmling Outpost, Cancellation Policy. All prices quoted are for the raft trip and do not include taxes and applicable river fees. E-mail confirmations will include the total pricing.

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