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Family River Rafting Trips in Colorado

Book for Reunions | Special Occasions

Happy child covered in mud, smiling next to a kayak

Choose from 6 Rivers and 18 Canyons | 1 to 8 Days Escape from City Lights


Since 1979, Dvorak Expeditions has been offering family-friendly whitewater rafting deals. Bill and Jaci raised their own family on these rivers, and know how much time and planning it takes for a fun family vacation with kids. Your kids (and your inner child) will have the time of your lives.

We take care of the details! On our family adventures, you will discover the easy-going parent inside of you—as we take the controls and organize, set up, and manage each detail so you can have fun. Enjoy custom-tailored activities for all ages – like fishing, stand up paddling, kayaking, and more. Together, you will experience a delightful and unforgettable trip. That’s River Magic!

Small party BIG fun! Your family’s river journey comes with excellent chefs to make tasty snacks and meals, entertaining staff – who break out in song and dance at the most unique moments – will incite enthusiasm from your whole bunch. Most importantly, these seasoned guides also qualify for the outstanding safety standards that bring us high ratings on Trip Advisor and Yelp, as well as many referrals and return guests.

Meet travelers from all over the world and share common interests in nature, wilderness, conservation. River Magic will follow you home with joyful memories and bring you back again with your children and your children’s children in tow.

DVK’s Family Expeditions Offer You:

  • Family package discount rates for 3-6 persons on 2, 3 & 4-day trips. Arkansas, Colorado, Dolores, San Miguel, North Platte Rivers.
  • Kids Friendly* trips on the Dolores and the Rio Grande rivers from 3, 5, 6 & 8-day trips.
  • Family Reunions are a specialty on our Arkansas River Valley Combinations. See the Multi-Sport packages page to add more adventure choices for your group.

About Our Guides

Each a Chef! Our professional, experienced guides have amazing talents that include preparing delicious healthy meals by ‘Dutch Oven Baking’ methods. We use fresh meats, vegetables, and bread. We can accommodate special dietary needs and requests, as well.

They know the needs of children and parents in the wilderness. Dvorak’s runs on 8 different rivers in five states with trips suitable for kids as young as 4 years (45 pounds weight limit). Dvorak guides enjoy their leadership role as camp ‘Play, Laugh & Learn Director’, organizing games, side canyon hikes, and entertainment for all ages.

Safety Experts! Our guides go through rigorous training in whitewater safety, first aid, and lifesaving skills. Each is a certified professional, and hand chosen as the best from our own classes.

Want to become a river guide? We’ve got the course recognized worldwide as one the best in the industry! Look into training for a life of outdoor fun and leadership.

*KIDS Friendly DATES

  • Special selected dates apply
  • Youth fares for 5-12 years old
  • MINIMUM of 45 Pounds
  • Additional costs not included: Private vehicle shuttle or DVK transport to the river launch site and sales tax, government use fee (4%), and pilot fee per person.