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Dvorak Expeditions

Colorado’s 1st Licensed Whitewater Rafting Outfitter Est. 1969

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Explore our wide range of adventure sports in Colorado.

Create Lasting Memories with a River Sport Adventure!

A Dvorak experience means meeting your expectations and creating a lifetime memory you will want to repeat with friends and family.  Dvorak’s is family-owned & operated since 1979. Dvorak Expeditions offers a wide range of Colorado whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas, Colorado, Dolores, Gunnison, North Platte, Rio Grande, and San Miguel rivers ranging from half-day to multi-day excursions.

Dvorak’s river guests return ratio is 65%+ every season. Our adventure specialists are here for you from planning to celebrating your trip after you return home. Our guides do make the difference and will make the best, safe, fun, and professional experience for you and your group. We try to keep our guest to guide ratio (1×4) for most trips.  One-day whitewater trips will fill the paddle boats with a maximum of 6 guests to a guide. Custom fishing trips have 1-2 anglers per raft.

Whether you are looking for a family rafting vacation, a leisurely float trip, or an adrenaline-rush Class V adventure, Dvorak Expeditions adventures will create lasting memories for years to come. Plan early and save big for your Colorado whitewater rafting adventure today! We will put ‘River Magic’ into your summer!

Most Popular Trips

  • Most Popular
From $100

Paddle through the pink Granite walls of Browns Canyon National Monument and enjoy whitewater thrills on the Arkansas River. Put in near Buena Vista, Colorado, and travel 12 miles through remote wilderness where wildlife still resides in natural beauty under the big Colorado sky.

  • Most Popular
From $100

Paddle through the pink Granite walls of Browns Canyon National Monument and enjoy whitewater thrills on the Arkansas River. Put in near Buena Vista, Colorado, and travel 12 miles through remote wilderness where wildlife still resides in natural beauty under the big Colorado sky.

From $550

The Arkansas River drops over 5,000 feet over the first 125 miles from the headwaters in Leadville, through Browns Canyon National Monument, into the 1,000-foot shadows of the famous Royal Gorge Class IV-V section.

From $990

The legendary Colorado River, over 1400 miles long, starts just above Little Gore Canyon. This is one of the first boatable sections of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy drive from Denver.

From $735

This course integrates the most current technology and research on rope rescue from throughout the world and utilizes “discovery learning” to teach skills necessary to safely effect technical rope rescues in environments ranging from simple over-the-bank situations to vertical cliff and structure rescues.

From $445

An Internationally recognized water rescue certification that is written for Professional BOATERS, by Professional BOATERS. It is a fast-paced, scenario-based course designed to develop the ability to choose good actions when a river rescue is necessary.

From $445

This Rescue 3 International Course is approximately 24-30 hours total with 8-10 hours of classroom and approximately 16-20 hours in the field. It is suggested that the class be held over 3 days, but it can be adjusted to fit shifts and other schedules.

From $100

Here the canyon walls open to beautiful views of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Mountains, rising to over 14,000 feet. A gentle start moving into more challenging whitewater for the more experienced paddlers. 23 Miles!

What our Adventurers say about us

10/10

We used Dvorak to shuttle our vehicle for a personal rafting trip. It made the trip much easier and probably saved us over an hour of driving. They even put the sun visor up in my windshield when parking the vehicle, which was very considerate! Would absolutely use this service again. Thanks for helping us have a fantastic day on the Ark!

– Sara G. - Tripadvisor
Fun times on the water!

We had a great day with Antonio. He was fun to chat with and handled the raft with ease. It was our first time rafting and browns canyon is I believe a class 3 or 4 so there were some gnarly sections but that made it so much more enjoyable. I’m glad they talked us into this trip instead of the easier one we originally booked. They also accommodated us being the only two booked for the 1 time slot which we really appreciated as we drove from Denver for the day. We will be back!!!

– Ashley S. - Tripadvisor
Fantastic Overnight Trip

We did the overnight Arkansas River Trip. Andres and Gracie our guides were awesome. They cooked great meals, set up our campsite and gave interesting facts about the surroundings during our trip. They took care of us 100% and did their absolute best to make sure we had a great trip. We also booked horseback riding and a zipline tour with Dvorak. Dvorak also booked our sleeping arrangements. Every aspect of Dvorak was awesome. I can't think of 1 negative thing to say. We are going to do the exact same trip again.

– Dru F. - Tripadvisor
Dvorak Expeditions is the Best

Dvorak Expeditions is the first licensed outfitter in the State of Colorado and it shows in the quality of its operations. it you don't want to be one of a hundred other participants with some of the larger whitewater rafting companies, I highly recommend the personal attention that Dvorak Expeditions offers. The Dvorak guides are very experienced and highly trained. You will not find a better rafting company than Dvorak Expeditions.

– Jim P. - Tripadvisor
Guides Make The Difference

When it comes to a whitewater river trip, the guides are the difference. Dvorak Expeditions has some of the best! We rafted The Numbers section one day and two days later the Browns Canyon section and were super impressed with the continuous and interesting rapids along with spectacular Colorado canyon scenery, especially in Browns Canyon National Monument. Thank you Bill Dvorak for your tireless work to get Browns Canyon its National Monument status. Great legacy!

– John C. - Tripadvisor

Stories From the Water

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Because fishing during the winter is usually considered more difficult, many refrain from fishing during the season. Well, many are unaware that the same factor can be used to your advantage! Of course, there will be fewer people out there fly fishing during the winter, but that is not the only advantage we are referring…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing in Winter

Because fishing during the winter is usually considered more difficult, many refrain from fishing during the season. Well, many are unaware that the same factor can be used to your advantage! Of course, there will be fewer people out there fly fishing during the winter, but that is not the only advantage we are referring…

Read More »

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Don’t Miss Out on the Excursion of a Lifetime – A Colorado Rafting Trip This fall

With summer in the rear-view mirror, many are contemplating their plans for fall and winter. Most will involve the indoors, but don’t give up on the opportunity of a lifetime—to kayak or raft in Colorado this fall. We know that fall in Colorado can cool down quickly, so it’s a good idea to wear a…

Read More »

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Finding the Perfect Water Sport Rental Boats in Colorado

Are you looking for vacation ideas this summer? Whether a plan with your friends or something you want to do with your family, watersport boat rentals will be a perfect option. It is one of the activities that both children and adults enjoy. If you are new to boat rentals, there are a few things…

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Dvorak Kayak & Rafting Expeditions, Inc. dba (DVK) is proud to be an authorized concessionaire in Big Bend National Park, Browns Canyon National Monument, recreation partners with; Pike San Isabel and Routt, Medicine Bow, and White River National Forests, the Bureau of Land Management-BLM and Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Colorado River Outfitters License #001 ◆ Department of Regulatory Agency DORA Colo. Fishing Outfitter License #3234 & 796 ◆ DVK is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Dvorak Kayak & Rafting Expeditions, Inc. dba (DVK) is proud to be an authorized concessionaire in Big Bend National Park, Browns Canyon National Monument, recreation partners with; Pike San Isabel and Routt, Medicine Bow, and White River National Forests, the Bureau of Land Management-BLM and Colorado Parks & Wildlife.

Colorado River Outfitters License #001 ◆ Department of Regulatory Agency DORA Colo. Fishing Outfitter License #3234 & 796 ◆ DVK is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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