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Colorado Whitewater Rafting Adventures

Glenwood Springs River Rafting

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Take your family vacation to the next level with an exhilarating Glenwood Springs, CO Whitewater Rafting Trip! From beginner to expert, we offer Colorado whitewater raft trips for all skill and thrill levels! Kick back and enjoy a scenic float on the Colorado or Roaring Fork Rivers. Looking for an adrenaline rush? Get ready to paddle as your crew takes on the Shoshone Rapids through Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River!

Colorado Adventure Center’s base camp, is on the banks Colorado River in scenic Glenwood Canyon. Conveniently located between Aspen and Vail in the historic town of Glenwood Springs,CO. Leave the Denver and Grand Junction heat behind – this scenic stretch of highway through Glenwood Canyon gets you here and rafting on the cool waters of the Colorado River in no time! The experienced and enthusiastic staff at the Colorado Adventure Center are here to ensure your visit is the highlight of your Colorado adventure. We offer full-day, half-day, and custom Colorado whitewater rafting trips – just for you.

At the end of your Colorado River Adventure through Glenwood Canyon, kick back at the No Name Bar & Grill for refreshments and amazing views! Top of your day with a soak in the world famous Glenwood Hot Springs! A truly one of a kind Colorado Whitewater Rafting experience.

Local Adventure Trips

No Name Special Raft & Zip

No Name Special Raft & Zip
SAVE $15!  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 and thrilling ziplines across the scenic canyon high above the Colorado River. Includes a delicious Fresh 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: $85 per person
  • Trip Times: 9AM & 10:30AM
  • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
  • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs
Book Your Trip This trip requires special booking attention, please call us at: 1.800.970.6737 to book your adventure!

Shoshone Full Day Raft

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 delicious 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
Book Your Trip Online 9 AM

Wet & Wild Rafting Adventure

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
Call 800-970-6737 to find out about our
"Double" and "Triple" Wet & Wild Adventures! 
Book Your Trip Online 9 AM 1 PM

Double Shoshone Half Day Raft

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: $47 (12 and under)
  • Trip Time: 1PM, 4PM
  • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
  • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs
Book Your Trip Online 1 PM

Shoshone Half Day Raft

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, 12PM, 1PM, 4PM
  • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
  • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs
Book Your Trip Online 9 AM 1 PM

High Adventure Zip

High Adventure Zip
High Ropes Challenge Course, Climbing Wall and Zipline Start your adventure ascending our 40' Climbing Wall (attempt it a few times if you dare!). Then you're on to your next set of challenges on our High Adventure Ropes Course! Our guides will secure you with a belay line as you cross from tower to tower on our Raider Bridge, gain confidence as you reach for the Multi-Vine Ropes and test your balance while crossing the Swinging Steps Bridge. A thrilling zip across the Colorado River (where you'll encounter yet another "Indiana Jones" type adventure bridge to cross) and a final zip back completes this perfect adventure! Our rock climbing walls offer the ideal challenge for all ability levels. Kids of all ages (48" tall & 65 to 280 lbs) will enjoy the wide variety of fun features on our Adventure Course. A true family fun activity! Reservations are strongly recommended, as spaces are limited.
  • Minimum Requirements: 48" tall & 65 to 280 lbs
  • Cost: $55 per person
  • Trip Times: 9:30AM 11:30AM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM
  • Meeting Time: 30 minutes prior to trip time
  • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs
Book Your Trip Online 11:30 AM  3:30 PM  

Zip & Leap Trip

Zip & Leap Trip
Zipline/Leap of Faith Combine a screaming zipline ride with our nerve testing Leap of Faith challenge jump! You’ll zip across the canyon, climb the 35 foot tower and leap off, reaching for the trapeze bar suspended in space. What a rush! Conclude your experience with an exciting return zip back across the rushing waters of the Colorado River.  Reservations required.
  • Minimum Requirements: 48" tall & 65 to 280 lbs
  • Cost: $59 per person
  • Trip Times: AM and PM trips available - Call to confirm
  • Meeting Time: 30 minutes prior to trip time
  • Meeting Location:  Glenwood Springs
Book Your Trip This trip requires special booking attention, please call us at: 1.877.947.7238 to book your adventure!

Express Zip Trip

Express Zip Trip
Our professional Zipline staff will greet you and provide a safety briefing and demonstration. Once you’re fitted in your safety harness, gloves and helmet, it’s up the 40" launch tower for a truly unique and thrilling experience. Clip in, step off, and feel the adrenaline rush as you accelerate out over the Colorado River and soar across the river on one of our three zipline cables. Traverse the suspended bridge to the return tower, and soar back across the river for a fun, easy, and exciting zip with a birds-eye view of the spectacular Glenwood Canyon. Reservations recommended.
  • Minimum Requirements: 48" tall & 65 to 280 lbs.
  • Cost: $35 per person
  • Trip Times: AM and PM trips available - Call 888-494-7386 to Reserve
  • Meeting Time: 30 minutes prior to trip time
  • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs
Book Your Trip Online 9 AM 11:30 AM  1:30 PM 3:30 PM  

Glenwood Canyon Downhill Bike Ride

Glenwood Canyon Downhill Bike Ride
Ride 16 miles mostly downhill along the Colorado River in one of the deepest and most beautiful canyons in the state. Hike the famous Hanging Lake Trail or Grizzly Creek, and stop for lunch or dinner at the No Name Bar & Grill located at the Glenwood Canyon Resort, conveniently located right on the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail (No Name Exit 119). Price includes daily bike rental and free shuttle service.
  • Cost: $35 adult / $25 youth (12 & under)
Book Your Trip This trip requires special booking attention, please call us at: 1.800.970.6737 to book your adventure!

Double Zip

Double Zip
A double blast! Twice the fun of our Express Zip. You’re all geared up and your confidence is soaring high so why not do it again?  Just an extra ten bucks! Cost: $45 Book Your Trip This trip requires special booking attention, please call us at: 1.800.970.6737 to book your adventure!

Team Bonding

Team Bonding
We offer personalized team bonding activities for a variety of groups. Whether it’s your family reunion, wedding, club outing, or company retreat, we can design a team adventure for you! Challenging whitewater rafting, thrilling Ziplining and an exciting High Ropes Course are a few of the activities available. Our base camp, located at Glenwood Canyon Resort, offers a variety of lodging options for your stay. Let us bring your group together! Please speak with our Group Specialist about designing an event specifically for you. Book Your Trip This trip requires special booking attention, please call us at: 1.800.970.6737 to book your adventure!

No Name Challenge

No Name Challenge
$25 Off Rafting! This trip has it all! Package combines the popular Shoshone half day raft trip on the Colorado River with a half day of thrills on our High Ropes adventure course including challenging elements, climbing wall and ziplines! Lunch is served at the No Name Bar & Grill overlooking the river and majestic Glenwood Canyon. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Class: 2/3
  • Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate
  • Minimum Requirements: 48″ tall and 65 to 280 lbs.
  • Cost: $95 per person
  • Trip Times:  9AM & 9:30AM
  • Meeting Time: 45 minutes prior to trip time
  • Meeting Location: Glenwood Springs
Book Your Trip This trip requires special booking attention, please call us at: 1.800.970.6737 to book your adventure!

Glenwood Springs Basecamp


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Glenwood Springs Basecamp

1308 CR 129
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

800.808.0357