North Platte River – Northgate Canyon  CO/WY
25-35 miles |
Class II-IV |
1-3 days

The North Platte River is a mountain river, clear and cold white water running over 618 miles from its headwaters in Colorado towards Bennett Peak and Treasure Island in Wyoming. White water rafting adventurers can enjoy the North Platte’s its descent through the 6 miles of narrow Northgate Canyon at over 8,000 feet in elevation dropping 470 feet over the next 18 miles. Paddling through intense Class III-IV rapids including Stovepipe, the Wall in the Narrows and Windy Hole, whitewater rafting Colorado visitors and residents can discover true river magic as you sail through the classic “Old West” scenery of snow-capped mountain ranges and western cattle ranches.

Trust that the North Platte River is the ideal location for rafting & fishing adventures. Because of the North Platte River’s “Designated Wilderness” classification, this river corridor offers great wildlife (cougars, bald and golden eagles, elk) and natural solitude while also providing great floating, play boating, and fishing opportunities for paddlers of all persuasions.

FISHING TRIPS see separate section; “Home of the Lunker Trout”, the fishing for browns and rainbows on the North Platte River is excellent with prime season being mid-June. A Wyoming fishing license is a necessity.

NORTH PLATTE RIVER: Northgate Canyon (CO/WY) (Group) 1 Day Rafting Tour

North Platte River – Northgate Canyon  CO/WY
6-12 miles |
1 day (Minimum trip size 6)

The North Platte is a mountain river running clear and cold, flowing north out of Colorado. Set in a narrow canyon at over 8,000 feet, the scenery is ringed by snow-capped mountain ranges. Northgate Canyon is the start of your trip thru intense Class III-IV rapids like Stovepipe, the Wall in the Narrows and Windy Hole. The trout fishing is excellent and a Wyoming fishing license is needed. Because of its remote “Designated Wilderness” setting, the river corridor offers whitewater, solitude, great floating, play boating, and fishing.

Youth minimum age 10 | (Groups of 6+ required)
Rafting trips only @ 1-Day | Duration: 8 hours
From $150 per person or $950 per boat (2-6 persons) | Activity level: MODERATE

North Platte River Rafting – CO/WY
NORTH PLATTE RIVER: Northgate Canyon (CO/WY) 2 Day Rafting Tour

North Platte River – Northgate Canyon  CO/WY
25-35 miles |
2-days (Minimum trip size 6)

The North Platte is a mountain river running clear and cold, flowing north out of Colorado. Set in a narrow canyon at over 8,000 feet, the scenery is ringed by snow-capped mountain ranges. Northgate Canyon is the start of your trip thru intense Class III-IV rapids like Stovepipe, the Wall in the Narrows and Windy Hole. The trout fishing is excellent and a Wyoming fishing license is needed. Because of its remote “Designated Wilderness” setting, the river corridor offers whitewater, solitude, great floating, play boating, and fishing.

Youth minimum age 10 | (Groups of 6+ required)
Rafting trips only @ 2-Day |
From $389 per person | Activity level: MODERATE

North Platte River Rafting – CO/WY
NORTH PLATTE RIVER: Northgate Canyon (CO/WY) 3 Day Rafting Tour

North Platte River – Northgate Canyon  CO/WY
35-45 miles |
3 day (Minimum trip size 6)

The North Platte is a mountain river running clear and cold, flowing north out of Colorado. Set in a narrow canyon at over 8,000 feet, the scenery is ringed by snow-capped mountain ranges. Northgate Canyon is the start of your trip thru intense Class III-IV rapids like Stovepipe, the Wall in the Narrows and Windy Hole. The trout fishing is excellent and a Wyoming fishing license is needed. Because of its remote “Designated Wilderness” setting, the river corridor offers whitewater, solitude, great floating, play boating, and fishing.

Youth minimum age 10 | (Groups of 6+ required)
Rafting trips only @ 3-Day 

From $575 per person | Activity level: MODERATE

North Platte River Rafting – CO/WY