Colorado River White Water Rafting
White water rafting through the 90 miles of Class II-V+ on the Colorado River offers calm family rafting to adrenaline pumping white water. The headwaters to the Colorado River lie deep within the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park near Longs Peak and Estes Park, Colorado and start in the fast paced river rapids in Gore Canyon. Dvorak Expedition rafting options continue down through the calmer Class II & III options for those that prefer mellow outings.
The Colorado River exemplifies the rich history that lies in the Rocky Mountains and our rafting trips offer the best views on the Colorado River. Choose from many locations that offer excellent Colorado River rafting and you won’t be disappointed with your decision. Colorado River rafting is a thrilling experience that will provide an unexpected twist to any camping trip out in beautiful Colorado.
For an added experience, look for the options to Stand Up Paddle safely on some of our trip options in the calm waters!
Gore Canyon BOOK FULL DAY
6 miles | Class IV-V+ | 1 day
This is the cutting edge of “big water” which is still runnable (Class V+). Some portages are necessary and there is frequent scouting of these high adrenaline rapids. The Gore Canyon rafting trip is available by special arrangement only. Paddle crews must be advanced/experts; minimum age of 18 years.
Little Gore Canyon BOOK FULL DAY | BOOK TWO DAY | BOOK 3 DAY | BOOK 4 DAY
23-65 miles | Class II/ III | 1-4 days
One of the first boatable sections of the river, Little Gore Canyon is filled with beautiful alpine scenery, history and natural hot springs. This milder stretch of Gore Canyon rafting makes a great family rafting trip and is reachable within an easy drive from Denver. There are also great sections to safely try Stand Up Paddle boarding on the flat waters, ask for details!
Little Gore Canyon Groups BOOK 1/2 DAY – GROUP TRIP
Glenwood Canyon BOOK FULL DAY | HALF DAY AM | HALF DAY PM
18 miles | Class II-III | 1 day
Rapids with names like Tombstone and Upper Superstition keep your pulse elevated and get you in the mood to relax after takeout in the world famous hot springs pools of Glenwood Springs, a trip to a vapor cave or a gondola cave ride. This enjoyable trip, available by special arrangement, is a memorable addition to any vacation. There are also great sections to safely try Stand Up Paddle boarding on the flat waters, ask for details!