Little Gore Canyon | Kayak or Raft Instructional Course | 3 Days | Colorado River, CO

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KAYAK or RAFT INSTRUCTIONAL COURSE ON THE COLORADO RIVER

3 Day 2 Night instructional course, raft supported

The legendary Colorado River, over 1400 miles long, starts just above Little Gore Canyon. This is one of the first boat-able 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. This is an ideal river experience for beginner to intermediate instructional courses. Children 5 and up will enjoy this classic river expedition. Please specify in notes either kayak or raft or inflatable kayak instructional.Please specify in notes either kayak/SUP/raft/inflatable kayak. Colorado River (Multi-day) Instructor will pick the appropriate sections or training for beginners: Guide/Instructor April through September.

3 Day |  40 Miles | Class II-III Rapids

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
PRICING: $679 Per Person

TRIP PREPARATION
When you get to the river we will fit you out with your personal flotation device (PFD) and gather everyone to the circle for introductions and a river safety talk.

GRATUITIES
Gratuities are not included in your trip cost. While tipping is done at your discretion, tipping is one of the gauges we use in terms of customer satisfaction. If you are ever not satisfied, please let us know so that we can adjust our expeditions in the future.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

  • $45 per-day Drysuits (gasket damage additional)
  • $75 One-day Inflatable Kayak ‘Duckie’ 1 or 2 man w/ paddle, pfd, helmet ($50 boat only)
  • $85 One-day Hard-shell Kayak: Floatation, paddle, pfd, helmet, spray skirt (Boat only $50)
  • $6 ea. One-day for any accessory item: PFD, Helmet, Spray Jacket, Paddle

BY PLANE
Major airports are Denver International or Colorado Springs; rent a car or van from there to the Arkansas Valley. Car rentals are available in Denver or Colorado Springs.

Salida and Buena Vista, Colorado have small aircraft facilities and charter flights only are available with adequate numbers for charter.

BY CAR
You can choose to meet us at our Nathrop base or at the state park where we launch.

To reach our Browns Canyon/Nathrop Base, you will need to follow Hwy 285 out of Denver all the way to the Base located at l7921 US Hwy 285. It is approximately 160 miles from Denver International Airport to the Nathrop Base (3 hours). The mountain road driving is through one of the most beautiful parts of the Rocky Mountains and you should allow extra driving time to sight-see.

To reach our meeting location for the Bighorn Sheep Canyon and Royal Gorge, take Hwy 50 west through Canon City. Your guides will meet you at the State Recreation Site “Parkdale.” A $6 parking fee will apply to your vehicle. Pay on arrival and place the sticker in your vehicle. The Dvorak Van and guides will meet you in the parking area. Arrive by 8:30 a.m. for morning trips and 12:30 for afternoon trips.

DVORAK BASE

STATE PARK

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raft Overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 1 reviews
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Great day on the river tagging along w/ Will and his raft group. Water was a whitewater challenge....got me once. Thanks again for the shuttle and the wild afternoon on the Arkansas.

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