Rafting & Kayaking
Enjoy a quiet float through serene waterways or get wet and wild through the rapids. You can choose from the Colorado, Eagle and Arkansas Rivers with their class
II – IV and even class V whitewater. Trips are available on the Eagle and Colorado rivers and include transportation, equipment and an experienced guide. Half day or full day trips with lunch are available.
The Colorado River
Located west of Vail, Beaver
Upper Colorado: Class I-II (Beginner)
Great for young families and mixed groups.
Shoshone Rapids: Class II-III (Intermediate)
Fun rapids through spectacular Glenwood Canyon’s towering walls of red rimrock.
Gore Canyon: Class V (Expert)
Considered one of the TOP 3 MOST DIFFICULT commercial runs in the United States. This is the ultimate river trip available in the state. These rapids barrel through the
The Eagle River
Unlike its western
Dowd Chute: Class IV (Advanced)
Continuous rapids on a high altitude alpine river. Action-packed! Only 10 minutes away from Vail and Beaver Creek. Participants should be in excellent health, have prior whitewater experience and be strong swimmers.
Middle Eagle: Class III(+) (High Intermediate)
Great intermediate run for first timers wanting a fun family raft trip. Continuous rapids.
Lower Eagle: Class II-III (Intermediate)
Great intro for first timers with a sense of adventure. Lively rapids and mild to moderate whitewater. This trip is appropriate for people who may not have previous experience but are comfortable with water sports.
The Arkansas River
The Arkansas is considered the nation’s most popular whitewater
Brown’s Canyon: Class III (Intermediate)
Beautiful, rocky canyon with pool drop rapids. The beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountain range and the collegiate peaks provide a dramatic backdrop.
The Numbers: Class IV(+) (Advanced)
Steep, rocky, technical rapids. Views of Colorado’s highest peaks.
Granite/Pine Creek/Numbers: Class IV-V (Advanced – Expert)
The most challenging rafting on the Arkansas River! This section is continuous and is filled with steep drops. This stretch offers views of majestic 14,000 peaks as it runs through the heart of gold country.
Local operators include:
Lakota River Guides: (970) 845-RAFT (7238)
Nova Guides: (970) 827-4232 or (888) 949-NOVA (6682)
Timberline Tours: (970) 476-1414 or (800) 831-1414