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Colorado Whitewater Rafting Adventures
  • No Name Special Raft & Zip

    This trip combines exciting whitewater with soaring zipline fun! Join us for a half-day rafting trip on the Colorado River through the Shoshone Rapids and breathtaking beauty of the Glenwood Canyon. We will shuttle you back to our base camp at Glenwood Canyon Resort where you will gear up for a thrilling flight across the scenic canyon, traverse the suspended bridge, and glide back across the Colorado River. Includes a FREE Freshly Grilled Lunch at the No Name Bar & Grill overlooking the river and canyon. An excellent choice for a day full of fun and adventure! Trips leave daily.

    • Class: 2/3
    • Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate
    • Minimum Requirements: 48″ tall & 65 to 280 lbs.
    • Cost: $81 per person includes FREE Freshly Grilled Lunch
    • Trip Times: 9AM, 1PM (raft trip times)
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs

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    Rafting Shoshone Rapids, Glenwood Canyon

  • Shoshone Half Day Raft

    Our MOST popular Colorado River trip in Glenwood Springs! This trip offers an exciting day of whitewater thrills through the Shoshone rapids and breathtaking beauty beneath the majestic walls of Glenwood Canyon. Experience the best of the mighty Colorado River! An excellent choice for all experience levels. Perfect for families.

    • Class: 2/3
    • Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate
    • Minimum: 50 lbs.
    • Adult: $52
    • Youth: $42 (12 and under)
    • Trip Times: 9AM, 1PM, 4PM
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs

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  • Shoshone Full Day Raft

    The ultimate river adventure! An exciting combination of whitewater fun and spectacular canyon scenery. Your day includes the challenging Shoshone whitewater rapids on the Colorado River, magnificent views of Glenwood Canyon and surrounding mountains, float and relaxation time, plus more! We also bring along river toys (inflatable kayaks) so you can enjoy being the master of your own vessel – play in the wave trains or sit back and float at your own pace.  A freshly grilled lunch is provided at the No Name Bar & Grill overlooking the river and canyon walls at our Glenwood Springs Basecamp.

    • Class: 2/3
    • Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate
    • Minimum: 50 lbs.
    • Adult: $88
    • Youth: $68 (12 and under)
    • Trip Time: 9AM
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs

    shoshone raft trip on the colorado river

  • Double Shoshone Half Day Raft

    When one time through these fabulous rapids is just not enough! This heart-stopping trip runs through the Shoshone rapids on the Colorado River TWICE then continues through the spectacular Glenwood Canyon to our private take out in No Name. Make sure you stop by the No Name Bar & Grill for our special happy hour. This is as good as it gets!

    • Class: 3
    • Difficulty: Intermediate
    • Minimum: 50 lbs.
    • Adult: $57
    •  Youth: $52
    • Trip Time: 1PM, 4PM
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs

    Double Shoshone Raft Trip

  • Wet & Wild Rafting Adventure

    For the thrill seeker! Up the intensity and excitement when you decrease the size of the boats. This half-day trip runs through the Shoshone whitewater rapids in 12-foot paddle boats and continues through the stunning Glenwood Canyon. Be prepared for action and some major paddling! Must be in good physical condition. Reservations required.

    • Class: 3/4 Rapids
    • Difficulty: Intermediate / Advanced
    • Minimum: 14 yrs.
    • Cost: $62 per person
    • Trip Times: 9AM, 1PM, 4PM
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs
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    “Double” and “Triple” Wet & Wild Adventures! 

    Colorado River Rafting

  • Upper Colorado 3/4 Day Float Trip

    Take time for a leisurely float along the Upper Colorado River. The mighty Colorado is a relaxing float trip with spectacular views and wonderful history. With natural hot springs, countless swimming holes, prehistoric dinosaur tracks, and a boxed lunch included, it’s a great way to spend a relaxing day in the Colorado sunshine.

    • Class: 2
    • Difficulty: Beginner
    • Minimum Age: 4 yrs. or 40 lbs.
    • Cost: $78 per person
    • Trip Time: 11AM
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Breckenridge

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    Colorado River Raft Trip

  • Upper Colorado Duckie 3/4 Day

    Take charge of your Colorado River adventure and be the captain of your own inflatable kayak. The mighty Colorado offers a few Class II rapids as well as spectacular views and wonderful history. With natural hot springs, countless swimming holes, prehistoric dinosaur tracks, and a boxed lunch included, it’s a great way to spend a day in the Colorado sunshine.

    • Class: 2
    • Difficulty: Beginner
    • Minimum Age: 14 yrs.
    • Cost: $78 per person
    • Trip Time: 11AM
    • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
    • Meeting Location: Breckenridge

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Colorado River Rafting

Call us today for help setting up your special day for rafting on the Colorado River!

Colorado Rafting Trip ImageThe Colorado River is one of the classic rivers in the United States. Starting high in the Colorado Rockies, and eventually flowing through the Grand Canyon, the Colorado River is the setting for some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

A Colorado River rafting trip is the most wonderful way to explore this mighty river. Colorado Adventure Center offers Colorado River rafting trips that are perfect for families, first-timers, and children.

For the most part, the upper portion of the Colorado River is calm and gently flows between the walls of Little Gore Canyon and Red Rocks Canyon. Along this stretch are spectacular views and rich history. Seek out natural hot springs, great swimming holes and old pioneer cabins. Plenty of time for relaxing – and a boxed lunch – makes this a fun family trip and a great way to spend a perfect day river rafting in Colorado.

This tour offers a few Class II rapids to add a little excitement to your day rafting and relaxing on the Colorado River. But if you’re a whitewater rafting thrill-seeker looking for a more challenging white water rafting trip, consider rafting on the Lower Colorado River that flows through spectacular Glenwood Canyon. It is one of Colorado’s deepest and most beautiful canyons, offering an intermediate section that is know as the Shoshone Rapids.

Exciting whitewater, deep canyons, and world famous hot springs make the Shoshone section of the Colorado River a must-see when in Colorado. Float past the Glenwood Canyon Resort and under Glenwood Canyon Zip Line while traveling through the Glenwood Canyon. Perfect for the whole family, the Shoshone Rapids are some of the best rafting in Colorado.

For the adventurous: Inflatable Kayak Trips! Our inflatable kayaks (nicknamed “duckies”) allow you to be the captain of your own one-man vessel, experiencing the Colorado River’s whitewater rafting firsthand.

Contact us to set up an amazing day on one of the most classic rivers in the world. All of our Colorado River trips are within easy driving distance of Denver, Vail, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Summit County and Winter Park.

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Colorado River Rafting Locations


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Our Colorado River rafting trips are based out of our Breckenridge basecamp for the Upper Colorado Trips and our Glenwood Springs basecamp for Lower Colorado Trips.

All upper Colorado River trips meet at our Breckenridge Basecamp. All lower Colorado River trips meet at our Glenwood Canyon Resort base camp.