Glenwood Canyon, Colorado River Class II-III
The 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 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. These Colorado River rafting trips are perfect for families, first-timers and children.
If you’re a whitewater rafting thrill-seeker looking for a more challenging white water rafting trip, consider rafting on these trips that flow through spectacular Glenwood Canyon. It is one of Colorado’s deepest and most beautiful canyons, offering an intermediate section known as the “Shoshone Rapids.”
Exciting whitewater, deep canyons, and world famous hot springs make the Shoshone section of 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 “raft” and experience the Colorado River whitewater rafting firsthand.
Contact us to set up this amazing day on one of the most classic rivers in the world. These Colorado River trips are within easy driving distance of Denver, Vail, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Summit County and Winter Park.
4 Trips to choose from!
Our MOST popular trip! 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.
Half-Day trips depart at: 9:00A.M - 12:00 P.M - 1:00 P.M - 4:00 P.M
Minimum weight is 50 lbs. Youth pricing is for 12 and under.
The ultimate river adventure! An exciting combination of whitewater fun and spectacular scenery. Begin your day in the challenging Shoshone whitewater on the Colorado River, then sit back and relax, enjoy the views and prepare for more fun. We bring along sit-on-top kayaks so you enjoy being the master of your own vessel, enjoy the wave trains or sit back and float at your own pace. Great for those who want a little more excitement. A delicious riverside BBQ lunch is also provided.
Full-Day trips depart daily at: 9:00 A.M
Minimum weight is 50 lbs.
Double Shoshoni Half Day
When once isn’t enough! This heart stopping trip runs through the Shoshone rapids twice then continues through the spectacular Glenwood Canyon. This is as good as it gets!
Double trips depart at: 4:00 P.M.
Minimum weight is 50 lbs
Wet & Wild
Double your pleasure, double your fun! This trip runs through the whitewater rapids TWICE in a small 12 foot boat and continues down Glenwood Canyon to our private river takeout. This is perfect for those that need that adrenaline kick!
Wet & Wild trips depart at: 4:00 P.M
Minimum age is 14 years old
|Choose your trip!
||Youths (12 and under)
|Shoshoni Half Day
|Shoshoni Full Day
|Double Shoshoni Half Day
||No youth price
|Wet & Wild Rafting Adv.
||No youth price
* See each trip description for minimum ages, minimum weights and launch times.
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Meeting Place & Time
Checkin time is 45 minutes before the trip time. So a 9am trip will have a checkin time of 8:15am.
In the upper right hand corner of this page, you can enter your location or a point that you know of and hit enter and google maps will open and show you a map to the meeting location and driving time.
Interstate 70, Exit #119 - just East of Glenwood, head South of I-70 and you will see the entrance. The address is 1308 County Road 129, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
What should I wear and bring?
A swimsuit or lightweight shorts and t-shirt work best. Avoid heavy cotton! For your safety, bare feet and flip flops are not allowed. Footwear must tie or strap securely on your feet. We have wetsuits and booties available for rent. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses with a cord, sunscreen and water. Please leave your towels and change of clothes in your car for after the trip.
Who can go on a raft trip?
We have a trip suitable for all ability levels. Our whitewater raft guides will provide a safety speech and self rescue demonstration prior to each trip. Participants must be able to understand and follow instructions given by guides. Participants must be able to fit into our life jackets and be in good health. If you are pregnant, have a history of heart trouble or other medical concerns please consult your doctor before participating. As with any outdoor adventure experience some inherent risk is involved. You will need to sign an Assumption of Risk Waiver prior to your trip. We will not allow persons impaired by alcohol or drugs to participate in any of our trips. No refund will be made.
Is transportation provided?
Yes, complimentary transportation is provided to and from the raft launch and pick-up sites.
What is Glenwood Springs' weather like?
Glenwood Springs is at 5730 ft. elevation, and summer weather is usually
very moderate. Highs are generally in the mid-80’s and night time
lows in the 50’s.
What if it rains?
A little rain won’t stop the fun! Besides you’re going to get wet anyway!
Can I bring my camera?
Since we can’t retrieve cameras dropped in the river, we have hired professional photographers to record your memories. They will capture the expression on your kid’s face as they are drenched with water! Be sure to stop by the front desk to review your photo CD available for purchase.
Full payment is required to guarantee the reservation. Reservations are subject to a 48 hour cancellation period. Cancellations outside of 48 hours of the scheduled trip time are subject to a $10 per person processing fee. Cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled trip time are non-refundable. No shows are non-refundable.