Colorado River Rafting

White water rafting through the 90 miles of Class II-V+ on the Colorado River offers calm family rafting to adrenaline pumping white water. The headwaters to the Colorado River lie deep within the heart of Rocky Mountain National Park near Longs Peak and Estes Park, Colorado and start in the fast paced river rapids in Gore Canyon. Dvorak Expedition rafting options continue down through the calmer Class II & III options for those that prefer mellow outings.

The Colorado River exemplifies the rich history that lies in the Rocky Mountains and our rafting trips offer the best views on the Colorado River. Choose from many locations that offer excellent Colorado River rafting and you won’t be disappointed with your decision. Colorado River rafting is a thrilling experience that will provide an unexpected twist to any camping trip out in beautiful Colorado.

For an added experience, look for the options to Stand Up Paddle safely on some of our trip options in the calm waters!

COLORADO RIVER: Gore Canyon Full Day Rafting Tour
6 miles | Class IV-V+ | 1 day

This is the cutting edge of “big water” which is still runnable (Class V+). Some portages are necessary and there is frequent scouting of these high adrenaline rapids. The Gore Canyon rafting trip is available by special arrangement only. Paddle crews must be advanced/experts; minimum age of 18 years.

From $175 per person | Activity level: EXPERT

grey boat in Gorge Canyon
COLORADO RIVER: Little Gore Canyon Full Day Rafting Tour
23-65 miles | Class II/ III | 1 day

Little Gore Canyon 23-65 miles | Class II ( III during high water) The legendary Colorado River, over 1400 miles long, starts just above Little Gore Canyon. This is one of the first boatable sections of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy drive from Denver.

Duration: 9 hours

From $100 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

Droping in Gore Canyon
COLORADO RIVER: Little Gore Canyon 2 Days Rafting Tour
Little Gore Canyon 23-65 miles | Class II ( III during high water) | 2 days

The legendary Colorado River, over 1400 miles long, starts just above Little Gore Canyon. This is one of the first boatable sections of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy drive from Denver.

From $348 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

top section Gorge Canyon
COLORADO RIVER: Little Gore Canyon 3 Days Rafting Tour
Little Gore Canyon 23-65 miles | Class II ( III during high water) | 3 days

The legendary Colorado River, over 1400 miles long, starts just above Little Gore Canyon. This is one of the first boatable sections of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy drive from Denver.

From $533 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

white water Gorge Canyon
COLORADO RIVER: Little Gore Canyon 4 Days Rafting Trip
Little Gore Canyon 23-65 miles | Class II ( III during high water) | 4 days

The legendary Colorado River, over 1400 miles long, starts just above Little Gore Canyon. This is one of the first boatable sections of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy drive from Denver.

From $682 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

Rapids Gorge Canyon
COLORADO RIVER, CO COLORADO RIVER: Little Gore Canyon Half Day Group Rafting Trip
Little Gore Canyon 23-65 miles | Class II ( III during high water)

This trip is a half day trip either a.m. 8:30am 10:00 am or 1:30 pm and arranged for 12 or more only. Group discounts will apply. Upper Colorado on Little Gore Canyon. Class II to III.

Whitewater rafting for groups of 12 or more. Levels of II to III for beginner – intermediate. Paddle rafts or oared rafts. Meeting time is adjustable to group requirements. Lunch is available as an additional cost.

Ages 5 up.

From $0 per person | Activity level: EASY

around a rock Gorge Canyon