The western part of Colorado does not offer the same quality rafting found in the central part of the state. The high mountains, snow melt runoff extending into late summer, and steep gradient of rivers offers phenomenal whitewater rafting. We focus on offering the best rafting and therefore recommend the following trips.
This stretch of the Arkansas River makes for a great introduction to river rafting. You can expect impressive Rocky Mountain views, some easy splashes and a lot of soul-soothing current. Don’t bother hiring a babysitter for this gentle float, as this trip is appropriate for children as young as two years old.
Browns Canyon National Monument on the Arkansas River is our most popular trip! The unique combination of lots of exciting whitewater, spectacular canyon scenery, great mountain views of some of Colorado’s highest mountains and opportunities to spot wildlife make this the ideal raft trip. Exciting enough for seasoned paddlers, but not too scary for first-timers. You will want to bring your friends and family for epic rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Big Drop!
This stretch of river contains some of Colorado’s most exciting whitewater rafting! With some soaking splashes, a few medium-sized drops and nearly non-stop action, you will want to be in good physical condition and be a good swimmer. Enjoy amazing rocky mountain views of the impressive, snow-capped Collegiate Peaks while resting between long exciting rapids. Perfect for the whitewater veterans and adrenaline-seeking first timers.
This spectacular section of river combines great advanced whitewater rafting and fantastic scenery. If you are not already out of breath from the Class IV action, looking up at the narrow and steep rock walls of this impressive canyon will surely take your breath away!
This expert rafting trip contains the most challenging whitewater on the Arkansas River. Narrow, fast, and technical, the whitewater river drops nearly 200 feet over its steepest mile! Previous rafting experience is highly recommended and good physical condition is required.