Colorado River Rafting

Colorado River Rafting


Colorado River Rafting & Raft Trips near Frisco, Dillon & Silverthorne

rafting-breckenridge-coThe Upper and Lower Colorado River sections in Colorado offer everything from one of the top five sections of Class V whitewater in the United States in Gore Canyon, to a peaceful Class II float trip perfect for families with young children, and the Class III whitewater trips of the stunning Glenwood Canyon. The raft company outpost for the Upper Colorado is located in Kremmling about an hour from Summit County and offers a relaxing scenic float trip for two to three and up as well as the adrenalin descent of Gore Canyon for only extremely experienced rafters 15 and above. The outpost for Glenwood Canyon is only minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek in Eagle County. With the water levels in this section of the Colorado River controlled by the Shoshone hydroelectric plant, you are able to experience the latest Class III rapids of the season.

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

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Trip Option 1 | Half Day Scenic Float Trip


float trips colorado blue riverThis section of the Colorado is a gently flowing river that is inviting to all ages. You will encounter a few small rapids as the river winds through the Gore Range and mountain ranchland. If you want to get your heart racing, leap from Jump Rock or Little Jump Rock, perfect for all levels of bravery. There may even be time for a stop at some historical cabins or hot springs along the river.

Cost: $64 adult, $32 child 2-12
Minimum: 30 lbs (approx age 2-3)
Tour Time: 9 AM, 1 PM
Duration: 4 hours

Included: Wetsuits, splash jackets, 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.

 

Trip Option 2 | Full Day Scenic Float Trip


float trips colorado riverThe full day trip uses the same section of river on the Upper Colorado as the half day trip but it also includes a gourmet deli box lunch on the river. This is a relaxing adventure with time to sunbathe, swim or just enjoy the day.

Cost: $99 adult, $49.50 child 2-12
Minimum: 30 lbs (approx age 2-3)
Tour Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 8 hours

Included: Wetsuits, splash jackets, 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.

 

Trip Option 3 | Half Day Inflatable Kayak & Stand Up Paddleboard


kayaking coloradoIf you want a little extra excitement or independence on the Colorado River scenic float and you are aged 10 and over, then try an inflatable kayak or a stand up paddleboard. You can explore the beauty of the Upper Colorado River while splashing through the rapids in your own stable, rubber kayak or learning to keep your balance on a paddleboard. A guide will accompany your group but you will paddle your own boat or paddleboard. No experience necessary.
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Cost Kayak: $74
Cost Paddleboard: $84
Minimum: 10+
Tour Time Kayak: 9 AM, 1 PM
Tour Time Paddleboard: 9 AM, 1 PM
Duration: 4 hours

Included: 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 confirmationswill include the total pricing.

 

Trip Option 4 | Full Day Inflatable Kayak Trip


colorado river float tripsThe inflatable kayak is also available on the full day Upper Colorado trip that includes a gourmet deli box lunch on the river. A guide will be with you, but you will paddle independently on the river or travel down the river with your family or friends who are on a raft.

Cost: $109
Minimum: 10+
Tour Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 8 hours

Included: 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.

Trip Option 1 | AM Shoshone Rapids Colorado Whitewater Trip


clear creek rafting coloradoThis is the most popular section for whitewater rafting the Colorado River during the later part of the summer. It is a rafting trip that is fun for the entire family. The Shoshone section of the Colorado flows through the narrow Glenwood Canyon, Colorado. The continuous Class III rapids ease after a few miles followed by interspersed Class II whitewater. 1,500 ft canyon walls tower above the river. After a delicious taco bar lunch served on the side of the river, swimming opportunities are available downstream as the warm Colorado air makes the cool Colorado River very inviting.

Cost: $114 adult, $99 child 5-12
Minimum: 7+
Tour Time: 10 AM (8:55 AM Vail Pick-Up)
Duration: 4 hours (2:30 PM return to Vail)

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

Important Notes: Arrive 10 minutes before pick-up time, Directions to Vail Pick-Up, 24 hour cancellation policy with 25% deposit at time of booking. 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 | PM Shoshone Rapids Colorado Whitewater Trip


blue river raft tripsCertainly the West’s most famous river is the Colorado. The Colorado springs alive high up on the Continental Divide and begins a 1,440 mile journey through 3 states before ending at the Gulf of California. The Shoshone Rapids are fun Class ll-lll rapids through the spectacular towering walls of Glenwood Canyon. The Shoshone Rapids are one of the most popular Colorado River raft trips and is a whitewater trip in Colorado that the whole family can enjoy.

Cost: $99 adult, $89 child 7-12
Minimum: 7+
Tour Time: 2:45 PM (1:40 PM Vail Pick-Up)
Duration: 3.5 hours (6:45 PM return to Vail)

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

Important Notes: Arrive 10 minutes before pick-up time, Directions to Vail Pick-Up, 24 hour cancellation policy with 25% deposit at time of booking. 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 1 | Gore Canyon Advanced+ Whitewater Trip


whitewater rafting coloradoThis 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: 8:00 AM Fridays through Mondays, starting in early August
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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