When Is the Best Time to Go White Water Rafting in Colorado?

The best time of year to go white water rafting in Colorado is generally May through August.

The Colorado Adventure Center offers some of the best whitewater rafting for extreme outdoor enthusiasts and timid first-timers alike all summer long! The summer months in Colorado is when the runoff from the snowpack melting brings water levels up and warm weather settles in. No matter what time of summer you choose to go rafting in Colorado, there are a variety of difficulty levels to meet your adventure needs. Water levels in Colorado’s rivers will vary depending on the amount of snowfall from the previous winter and weather systems in the Summer.

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Deciding the best time to go rafting in Colorado depends on your party’s white water rafting experience and the level of adrenaline you are looking for. The Colorado Adventure Center offers Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced whitewater rafting trips on Clear Creek May through August. If you are experienced paddlers and looking for bigger rapids, plan a trip around mid-June when the water is generally peaking. This time of year is when the water levels will be at their highest. Are you new to whitewater rafting or have young children in your party? No worries! The beginner section of Clear Creek runs throughout the summer months.

Visiting Colorado outside of whitewater rafting season? No problem! The Colorado Adventure Center offers the Clear Creek High Tower Zip Line and Colorado Sky Trek March through November.

Need more information to help plan your whitewater rafting adventure? Call 877-ZIP-RAFT today to speak with one of our knowledgeable and friendly Adventure Specialists.