White water rafting in Colorado is always an unforgettable experience. We are still telling river stories after many years and thousands of river miles, and we want to be part of your river story. Our Colorado rafting trips are second-to-none, designed with your adventurous spirit in mind.
We offer many classes of difficulty within our Colorado rafting trips, from beginner all the way to expert. From paddling along with the guide to letting them do all the work, you get to custom-create your Colorado rafting trip. For detailed information on our river and rapids rating systems, click here. This will begin to help you pick the trip best suited to your group’s abilities. Then “Search For Your Adventure!” on this page to dial in your choices.
We offer Colorado rafting trips on a few different rivers. Clear Creek trips depart from Idaho Springs (just 35 minutes from Denver). Consider rafting and zip-lining in one day with us in Idaho Springs!
The Arkansas River offers levels from beginner through advanced with trips departing from Buena Vista, about 2 ½ hours from Denver.
The fabulous Colorado River offers intermediate-level rafting trips on a stretch of river known as Shoshone, near Glenwood Springs. This Class III whitewater section has plenty of water no matter the snowpack or water levels elsewhere. Try a smaller raft or even an inflatable kayak on this section!
Each river is served by a nearby basecamp, where we meet you and begin and end the day. Our friendly staff will hep you check in, “gear up” and meet your guide. Refer to the map on this page to see where you’ll find us.
Ready to go white water rafting in Colorado? For help choosing a trip or for any questions you might have, call 877-ZIP-RAFT and our friendly staff will be happy to help you put together a successful rafting experience. Or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Adventure Center, Inc. (DBA Rock Gardens Rafting, Highside Adventure Tours, Inc.) operates under special use permits with the White River National Forest, Colorado State Parks, Clear Creek County and is an equal opportunity service provider.
All Lower Colorado River (Shoshone Rapids) and Roaring Fork trips offered through Rafting Colorado, a fully licensed and permitted outfitter.