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North Platte River – Northgate Canyon Rafting Trip

Quick Details

Full Day - 8.5 Hours
Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 10-12
2 Days, 1 Night
Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 10-12
3 Days, 2 Nights
Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 10-12

A true mountain river!

Rapids: Class II-IV

Set in a narrow canyon at over 8,000 feet, the North Platte River runs crystal clear with the power of melting snow from Rocky Mountain National Park and other mountain ranges. One of the last true discoveries of river runners, the Northgate section offers a combination of intense whitewater rapids like Northgate Falls, Stovepipe, Windy Hole, and the Narrows.

The trout fishing is hard to beat due to some highly inaccessible sections we raft through. The surrounding area has a long history of Wild West stories of cattlemen who have made millions from the fertile land and still run some of the largest cattle operations in the country in these valleys. Because of its mountain setting, it offers clear water, pristine river corridors, and solitude combined with the excitement of some of the best whitewater in the West.

Included in your trip

  • All boating equipment/life jackets/drinking water.
  • All on-river meals (lunch day 1 through lunch last day).
  • By arrangement prior to the trip, rain jacket with pants.
  • Eating utensils, plates, and complimentary Dvorak souvenir cup.
  • Waterproof dry bags (3.3 cu. ft) for personal gear.
  • Rain tarps for shelter in the kitchen area.

Your responsibilities

  • Transportation to the arranged meeting point or put-in (see below)
  • Pre and post-meals and lodging near the agreed meeting point
  • Personal clothing and other sundry items (see list below and in confirmation email)
  • Possible shuttle of personal vehicle to take out locations. (Add during checkout and call afterward to confirm)