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 (Exteme) 1 Day Rafting Tour
6 miles | Class IV-V+ | 1 day

This part of the Colorado River is the cutting edge of “BIG WATER” which is still run-able commercially @ (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. Call for more details and availability as the season is usually late summer (August & September).

From $175 per person | Activity level: EXPERT

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

The Colorado River’s “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 boat-able sections of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great FAMILY trip and all within an easy 3 hour drive from Denver. Call our specialists and talk about large groups, school trips, reunions for more savings and customized trip arrangements. 800 824-3795

BE SURE TO ASK ABOUT OUR FAMILY PACKAGES AND SAVE ON CERTAIN DATES.

Duration: 9 hours

From $100 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

Droping in Gore Canyon
COLORADO RIVER: Little Gore Canyon 2 Day (Beginners) Rafting Tour
Colorado River’s famous “Little Gore” Canyon 23-65 miles | Class II ( III during high water)| 2 days

This legendary trip on the world renown Colorado River, which is over 1400 miles long, begins in the headwaters of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Downstream of the ragging “Gore Canyon” the river quiets to a family whitewater trip of class II to III rapids “Little Gore” Canyon. This is the second boat-able section of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy 3 hour drive from Denver. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy drive from Denver. Great FAMILY rafting trip. Call for our special rates on groups, family reunions and corporate incentive trips.

With its head waters just a few miles upstream among the peaks in the Rocky Mountain National Park, this is one of the first boat able sections of the river. Little Gore Canyon features clear water and mild yet exciting whitewater that can be enjoyed in rafts, kayaks, SUP’s and inflatable kayaks. This is an excellent trip for the entire family. The put in point is an easy three hour drive west of Denver 12 miles west of Kremmling, Colorado. This easy access for traveling families and friends, is a close proximity to Denver and DIA airport makes this trip one of the top choices for beginners and old hands alike looking for a ride on the upper sections of the mighty Colorado River. This is one of the west’s major rivers providing the drainage system for 1/2 of the continental United States over its 1,400 mile length. These upper sections also offer decent trout fishing for those that would like to bring a pole along.

General Itinerary for multi-day Expedition

AND SO IT BEGINS RIVER MAGIC DVORAK STYLE! When you reserve your adventure with Dvorak Rafting & Kayak Expeditions, you will be taken care of from the time you meet us until we send you on your way at the end. We will schedule pre trip meetings to check our lists and finalize last minute details before you fly, shuttle or walk to the river launch sites. We will fit you out with your personal flotation device (PFD), issue your waterproof bag for personal gear to transfer your river gear into, confirm your camping equipment is there (tents/sleeping bags/pads/rain gear/wetsuit/boots etc.) and gather everyone to the circle for introductions and a river safety talk. Once we are a river family, we will designate the rafters and kayakers to their crafts and we will be on our way. “We are now officially on “River Time”

DIVERSITY! A week, two days, three days, or more, Dvorak Rafting & Kayak Expeditions cater to all tastes. Right from the start, our staff does the tough stuff – the glory of adventure, without the worry! Based on your input, our consultants will help you choose a personally – suited expedition, a getaway, vacation, challenge or another river feather in your hat! From this point, we will take over and do all the planning, make the lists and check them twice, the cooking, and the loading and detailing. Kick back and soak it all in. However, if you desire to recall the rugged, rough and tumble routes of “roughing it”, we can go there, too.

TENTS OR CASTLES? Some like it wet and wild. Others like it quaint and calm. Just like our selection of nine rivers in the southwest Dvoraks offer you choices; sleep under the stars in your skivvies, tent on a sandy riverbank, cozy up in a bed & breakfast or luxury base camp with us on the Arkansas River Center in walled tents with the hot showers right next door! Great granite fireplace and pavilion for families, corporate groups and afternoon Bar B.Q. after a day of rafting.

MORNING SUNRISE! Dawn is accompanied by the sweet morning chorus of the river birds singing, rustling tents opening, and nature stretching its wings and the call of “Kawfeee” hot and rich to your senses. As you make your way to the kitchen, the smell of fresh bacon, pancakes and nibbles of fresh fruit and juices entice your appetite to begin the day. Your crew leisurely shuffles about, while breaking down camp and packing up the rafts in preparation for the days adventures ahead. By the time, the sun moves into camp over the canyon walls you will have packed your dry bag and will have taken the fleece off to ready for the days rapids and hikes to come.

AFTERNOON DELIGHT! Now that you’re wet and wild, you have explored a side canyon or perhaps walked back in time to the ancient one’s ruins or stopped for a snack on the water’s edge on a sunny beach – your tank of adrenaline has come and gone and guess what ? There is still half the day left. Your guides will set up a banquet of lunch delicacies for your delight and relax as you take in the grand view of this wilderness canyon as you sip a cool drink on the river’s edge. After lunch we’ll pack up for a afternoon run of whitewater and not so river wild water where you can swim or play till we reach our river camp this late afternoon.

THE RIVER DANCE BEGINS! First timers will rest assured that when we arrive to camp for the night your guides will set up camp and help you or show you how to set up tents. The camp shuffle-dance will begin as the dinner crew prepare the evening meal and sets out your appetizers and cold drinks and wine for after all that fresh air – “fuel for the fires of appetite” will have taken over. Dvoraks is famous for always making sure they are dinners are plentiful, delicious and to die for! Meanwhile the rest of the day is yours to relax, read, and play river games with the crew or visit with your family and new river friends. The setting will have by now doubled your distance from jobs, freeways, telephones and workday responsibility. You will have sharpened your senses to those around you and will inhabit the delights of this natural world around you. (Make sure we know when there’s a birthday or anniversary because there will be one in the works from the kitchen crew)

A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP! Sleeping well is an essential luxury of any vacation. Our guests bed down in roomy four season tents with floors, warm sleeping bags, atop self-inflating pads. Our bed & breakfast guests snooze like royalty in four-star comfortable choices; (Western, Tudor, Victorian, Eclectic, Country styles). You will find them just downright incredible. As you move away from the open fire after the recounting the day’s escapades and post dinner drinks, hot cocoa, tea or cool water you will never remember your head hitting your river pillow. Just before you close your eyes one last time – look up and see STARS like you have never seen before!

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE! You can count on each day of your trip having some new twists and turns and a wild ride or two along with some quiet gentle moments on the river. Water will be a big part of each day as the full days run is from about 9:00 a.m. through until 3-4:30 p.m. Some days have more hiking – others are more rafting. One thing for sure is your trip will be like no other and the friends, laughter and experiences will be a good time – every time! Please feel free to call our adventure consultants for more details and do look over the float notes for those special and unique qualities our rivers will offer you. Remember the memories never go away and it is up to all of us to protect these resources for our children and their children beyond our time. The whitewater thrills will fade but the tall tales just get taller every year! “River Magic” Dvorak style!

From $348 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

top section Gorge Canyon
COLORADO RIVER: Little Gore Canyon 3 Day Family Rafting Tour
Colorado River’s famous “Little Gore” Canyon 23-65 miles | Class II ( III during high water) | 3 days

This legendary trip on the world renown Colorado River, which is over 1400 miles long, begins in the headwaters of the Rocky Mountain National Park. Downstream of the ragging “Gore Canyon” the river quiets to a family whitewater trip of class II to III rapids “Little Gore” Canyon. This is the second boat-able section of the river. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy 3 hour drive from Denver. Alpine scenery, historic points, hot springs and milder whitewater make this a great family trip and all within an easy drive from Denver. Great FAMILY rafting trip. Call for our special rates on groups, family reunions and corporate incentive trips.

With its headwater just a few miles upstream among the peaks in the Rocky Mountain National Park, this is one of the first boat able sections of the river. Little Gore Canyon features clear water and mild yet exciting whitewater that can be enjoyed in rafts, kayaks, SUP’s and inflatable kayaks. This is an excellent trip for the entire family. The put in point is an easy three hour drive west of Denver 12 miles west of Kremmling, Colorado. This easy access for traveling families and friends, is a close proximity to Denver and DIA airport makes this trip one of the top choices for beginners and old hands alike looking for a ride on the upper sections of the mighty Colorado River. This is one of the west’s major rivers providing the drainage system for 1/2 of the continental United States over its 1,400 mile length. These upper sections also offer decent trout fishing for those that would like to bring a pole along.

General Itinerary for multi-day Expedition

AND SO IT BEGINS RIVER MAGIC DVORAK STYLE! When you reserve your adventure with Dvorak Rafting & Kayak Expeditions, you will be taken care of from the time you meet us until we send you on your way at the end. We will schedule pre trip meetings to check our lists and finalize last minute details before you fly, shuttle or walk to the river launch sites. We will fit you out with your personal flotation device (PFD), issue your waterproof bag for personal gear to transfer your river gear into, confirm your camping equipment is there (tents/sleeping bags/pads/rain gear/wetsuit/boots etc.) and gather everyone to the circle for introductions and a river safety talk. Once we are a river family, we will designate the rafters and kayakers to their crafts and we will be on our way. “We are now officially on “River Time”

DIVERSITY! A week, two days, three days, or more, Dvorak Rafting & Kayak Expeditions cater to all tastes. Right from the start, our staff does the tough stuff – the glory of adventure, without the worry! Based on your input, our consultants will help you choose a personally – suited expedition, a getaway, vacation, challenge or another river feather in your hat! From this point, we will take over and do all the planning, make the lists and check them twice, the cooking, and the loading and detailing. Kick back and soak it all in. However, if you desire to recall the rugged, rough and tumble routes of “roughing it”, we can go there, too.

TENTS OR CASTLES? Some like it wet and wild. Others like it quaint and calm. Just like our selection of nine rivers in the southwest Dvoraks offer you choices; sleep under the stars in your skivvies, tent on a sandy riverbank, cozy up in a bed & breakfast or luxury base camp with us on the Arkansas River Center in walled tents with the hot showers right next door! Great granite fireplace and pavilion for families, corporate groups and afternoon Bar B.Q. after a day of rafting.

MORNING SUNRISE! Dawn is accompanied by the sweet morning chorus of the river birds singing, rustling tents opening, and nature stretching its wings and the call of “Kawfeee” hot and rich to your senses. As you make your way to the kitchen, the smell of fresh bacon, pancakes and nibbles of fresh fruit and juices entice your appetite to begin the day. Your crew leisurely shuffles about, while breaking down camp and packing up the rafts in preparation for the days adventures ahead. By the time, the sun moves into camp over the canyon walls you will have packed your dry bag and will have taken the fleece off to ready for the days rapids and hikes to come.

AFTERNOON DELIGHT! Now that you’re wet and wild, you have explored a side canyon or perhaps walked back in time to the ancient one’s ruins or stopped for a snack on the water’s edge on a sunny beach – your tank of adrenaline has come and gone and guess what ? There is still half the day left. Your guides will set up a banquet of lunch delicacies for your delight and relax as you take in the grand view of this wilderness canyon as you sip a cool drink on the river’s edge. After lunch we’ll pack up for a afternoon run of whitewater and not so river wild water where you can swim or play till we reach our river camp this late afternoon.

THE RIVER DANCE BEGINS! First timers will rest assured that when we arrive to camp for the night your guides will set up camp and help you or show you how to set up tents. The camp shuffle-dance will begin as the dinner crew prepare the evening meal and sets out your appetizers and cold drinks and wine for after all that fresh air – “fuel for the fires of appetite” will have taken over. Dvoraks is famous for always making sure they are dinners are plentiful, delicious and to die for! Meanwhile the rest of the day is yours to relax, read, and play river games with the crew or visit with your family and new river friends. The setting will have by now doubled your distance from jobs, freeways, telephones and workday responsibility. You will have sharpened your senses to those around you and will inhabit the delights of this natural world around you. (Make sure we know when there’s a birthday or anniversary because there will be one in the works from the kitchen crew)

A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP! Sleeping well is an essential luxury of any vacation. Our guests bed down in roomy four season tents with floors, warm sleeping bags, atop self-inflating pads. Our bed & breakfast guests snooze like royalty in four-star comfortable choices; (Western, Tudor, Victorian, Eclectic, Country styles). You will find them just downright incredible. As you move away from the open fire after the recounting the day’s escapades and post dinner drinks, hot cocoa, tea or cool water you will never remember your head hitting your river pillow. Just before you close your eyes one last time – look up and see STARS like you have never seen before!

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE! You can count on each day of your trip having some new twists and turns and a wild ride or two along with some quiet gentle moments on the river. Water will be a big part of each day as the full days run is from about 9:00 a.m. through until 3-4:30 p.m. Some days have more hiking – others are more rafting. One thing for sure is your trip will be like no other and the friends, laughter and experiences will be a good time – every time! Please feel free to call our adventure consultants for more details and do look over the float notes for those special and unique qualities our rivers will offer you. Remember the memories never go away and it is up to all of us to protect these resources for our children and their children beyond our time. The whitewater thrills will fade but the tall tales just get taller every year! “River Magic” Dvorak style!

From $533 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

white water Gorge Canyon
COLORADO RIVER: Little Gore Canyon 4 Day Rafting Tour
Colorado River – Little Gore Canyon
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 boat-able 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. Great FAMILY rafting trip. Call for our special rates on groups, family reunions and corporate incentive trips.
LITTLE GORE CANYON (1 – 4 days) 23 to 65 miles Class I to Class III Run the Colorado River near its source.

With its headwaters just a few miles upstream among the mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park, this is one of the first boat able sections of the river. Little Gore Canyon features clear water and mild yet exciting whitewater that can be enjoyed in rafts, kayaks, SUP’s and inflatable kayaks. This is an excellent trip for the entire family.

The put in point is an easy three hour drive west of Denver 12 miles west of Kremmling, Colorado. This easy access for traveling families and friends, is a close proximity to Denver and DIA airport makes this trip one of the top choices for beginners and old hands alike looking for a ride on the upper sections of the mighty Colorado River. This is one of the west’s major rivers providing the drainage system for 1/2 of the continental United States over its 1,400 mile length. These upper sections also offer decent trout fishing for those that would like to bring a pole along.

General Itinerary for multi-day Expeditions

AND SO IT BEGINS RIVER MAGIC DVORAK STYLE! When you reserve your adventure with Dvorak Rafting & Kayak Expeditions, you will be taken care of from the time you meet us until we send you on your way at the end. We will schedule pre trip meetings to check our lists and finalize last minute details before you fly, shuttle or walk to the river launch sites. We will fit you out with your personal flotation device (PFD), issue your waterproof bag for personal gear to transfer your river gear into, confirm your camping equipment is there (tents/sleeping bags/pads/rain gear/wetsuit/boots etc.) and gather everyone to the circle for introductions and a river safety talk. Once we are a river family, we will designate the rafters and kayakers to their crafts and we will be on our way. “We are now officially on “River Time”

DIVERSITY! A week, two days, three days, or more, Dvorak Rafting & Kayak Expeditions cater to all tastes. Right from the start, our staff does the tough stuff – the glory of adventure, without the worry! Based on your input, our consultants will help you choose a personally – suited expedition, a getaway, vacation, challenge or another river feather in your hat! From this point, we will take over and do all the planning, make the lists and check them twice, the cooking, and the loading and detailing. Kick back and soak it all in. However, if you desire to recall the rugged, rough and tumble routes of “roughing it”, we can go there, too.

TENTS OR CASTLES? Some like it wet and wild. Others like it quaint and calm. Just like our selection of nine rivers in the southwest Dvoraks offer you choices; sleep under the stars in your skivvies, tent on a sandy riverbank, cozy up in a bed & breakfast or luxury base camp with us on the Arkansas River Center in walled tents with the hot showers right next door! Great granite fireplace and pavilion for families, corporate groups and afternoon Bar B.Q. after a day of rafting.

MORNING SUNRISE! Dawn is accompanied by the sweet morning chorus of the river birds singing, rustling tents opening, and nature stretching its wings and the call of “Kawfeee” hot and rich to your senses. As you make your way to the kitchen, the smell of fresh bacon, pancakes and nibbles of fresh fruit and juices entice your appetite to begin the day. Your crew leisurely shuffles about, while breaking down camp and packing up the rafts in preparation for the days adventures ahead. By the time, the sun moves into camp over the canyon walls you will have packed your dry bag and will have taken the fleece off to ready for the days rapids and hikes to come.

AFTERNOON DELIGHT! Now that you’re wet and wild, you have explored a side canyon or perhaps walked back in time to the ancient one’s ruins or stopped for a snack on the water’s edge on a sunny beach – your tank of adrenaline has come and gone and guess what ? There is still half the day left. Your guides will set up a banquet of lunch delicacies for your delight and relax as you take in the grand view of this wilderness canyon as you sip a cool drink on the river’s edge. After lunch we’ll pack up for a afternoon run of whitewater and not so river wild water where you can swim or play till we reach our river camp this late afternoon.

THE RIVER DANCE BEGINS! First timers will rest assured that when we arrive to camp for the night your guides will set up camp and help you or show you how to set up tents. The camp shuffle-dance will begin as the dinner crew prepare the evening meal and sets out your appetizers and cold drinks and wine for after all that fresh air – “fuel for the fires of appetite” will have taken over. Dvoraks is famous for always making sure they are dinners are plentiful, delicious and to die for! Meanwhile the rest of the day is yours to relax, read, and play river games with the crew or visit with your family and new river friends. The setting will have by now doubled your distance from jobs, freeways, telephones and workday responsibility. You will have sharpened your senses to those around you and will inhabit the delights of this natural world around you. (Make sure we know when there’s a birthday or anniversary because there will be one in the works from the kitchen crew)
A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP! Sleeping well is an essential luxury of any vacation. Our guests bed down in roomy four season tents with floors, warm sleeping bags, atop self-inflating pads. Our bed & breakfast guests snooze like royalty in four-star comfortable choices; (Western, Tudor, Victorian, Eclectic, Country styles). You will find them just downright incredible. As you move away from the open fire after the recounting the day’s escapades and post dinner drinks, hot cocoa, tea or cool water you will never remember your head hitting your river pillow. Just before you close your eyes one last time – look up and see STARS like you have never seen before!

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE! You can count on each day of your trip having some new twists and turns and a wild ride or two along with some quiet gentle moments on the river. Water will be a big part of each day as the full days run is from about 9:00 a.m. through until 3-4:30 p.m. Some days have more hiking – others are more rafting. One thing for sure is your trip will be like no other and the friends, laughter and experiences will be a good time – every time! Please feel free to call our adventure consultants for more details and do look over the float notes for those special and unique qualities our rivers will offer you. Remember the memories never go away and it is up to all of us to protect these resources for our children and their children beyond our time. The whitewater thrills will fade but the tall tales just get taller every year! “River Magic” Dvorak style!

From $682 per person | Activity level: MEDIUM

Rapids Gorge Canyon
COLORADO RIVER, CO COLORADO RIVER: Little Gore Canyon 1/2 Day (Groups) Rafting Trip
Little Gore Canyon 23-65 miles | Class II ( III during high water)

Colorado River in “Little Gore” Canyon. Class II to III. We can customize for your group, family & corporate trips. This trip is a half day trip either a.m. 8:30 am | 10:00 am |1:30 pm and arranged for 12 or more only. Group discounts will apply. 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 +. Call to set up special groups and reunion trips.

Ages 5 up.

From $0 per person | Activity level: EASY

around a rock Gorge Canyon