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Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting

Experience a rafting with a full or half day trip on Colorado's best rivers. Rafting trips available for any ability level.


AVA's Colorado Rafting

About

Don't miss this summer activity in the Colorado mountains! Select from either rafting or kayaking Half Day trips on the Upper Colorado River, floating through magnificient canyons and ranchland. A 13% River Use Fee will be added to all trips.

The Gore Canyon trip is a high adventure trip with advanced whitewater excursions for serious paddlers. Offered Friday through Monday 8/3 - 9/3/12. Float on the Colorado river through a couple miles of stunning mountain scenery to get to the remote canyon in the Gore Range with class V rapids, waterfall and a late gourmet lunch to finish up the amazing day. Minimum age is 15 yrs old. Must be in very good physical condition. Swim test is required the morning of the trip.

Location

Upper Colorado float trips meet at AVA's Kremmling Outpost.

Hours

Upper Colorado River times:
Full Day - 8:00am Half Day - 9:00am, 1:00pm

River Age Rate*
Upper Colorado River Float (Raft)
Full Day
Adult (13 and up)
Child (5-12)
Preschool (2-4)
$59
$54
$49
Upper Colorado River Float (Inflatable Kayak)
Full Day
Each (10 and up) $69
Upper Colorado River Float (Raft)
Half Day
Adult (13 and up)
Child (5-12)
Preschool (2-4)
$59
$54
$49
Upper Colorado River Float (Inflatable Kayak)
Half Day
Each (10 and up) $69
The Gore Canyon trip Each (15 and up) $169

* These are 2012 Summer rates.

Mad Adventures/Rocky Mountain Adventures

About

Mad Adventure Raft trips feature beautiful scenery, mild whitewater, historic cabins, a jumping rock, natural hot springs and more. Perfect for families. (Children must be at least 4yrs / 40lbs.) An easy, 1 hour 15 minute drive from Steamboat. Bring quick-drying clothes (t-shirt, shorts, bathing suit), sunscreen, sunglasses with strap, change of clothing, tennis shoes, water socks or river sandals, hat, cash for souvenirs and snacks. Tips are appreciated for superior service.

Location

From Steamboat Springs, take Highway 40 east to Kremmling. Look for the Mad Adventures office on the right at the far end of town, just before the Kremmling Airport. Approximate driving time is 1 hour 15 minutes.

Hours

Colorado River times:
Full Day - 8:30am
Half Day - 8:30am, 1:30pm

River Age Rate*
Colorado River Half Day Adult (13 and up)
Child (4-12)
$49
$41
Colorado River Full Day Adult (13 and up)
Child (4-12)
$69
$59

* These are 2012 summer rates.

Colorado River Runs

About

Since 1973, Colorado River Runs has provided guided raft trips on Colorado's best rivers. Our trips are fun, safe and exciting. We emphasize quality and professional performance in every aspect of our excursions. Our guides are skilled professionals, our rafts are top of the line, and our rivers offer the right combination of scenery, safety, and excitement. Colorado River Runs is licensed by the state of Colorado and operates under special use permits issued by the Bureau of Land Management.

Hours

Half Day trips start at 9:00am, 1:00pm, and 4:00pm. Plan to arrive at the meeting site 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Please call 24 hours prior to trip for confirmation and details.

Trip Options

Colorado River - Fun, family friendly rafting on the Colorado River. Two hour trips with light rapids depart at 9:00am, 1:00pm, and 4:00pm. The season runs (approximately) May 1 - Sept. 30. Recommended for beginners and families.

Location

Follow Highway 40 east to Kremmling. Turn right on Highway 9 for 2 miles to the Trough Road (Colorado Headwaters Scenic Byway). Turn right for 14 miles to the Radium Road. Turn right and it's 2.5 miles to our headquarters in Radium.

Trip Age Rate*
Colorado River Full Day (9am) 14 and up
2-13
$80
$70
Colorado River Half Day (9am and 4pm) 14 and up
2-13
$40
$30
Colorado River Half Day (1pm) 14 and up
2-13
$44
$34

* These are 2012 summer rates.

Adventure Bound River Expeditions

About

Adventure Bound has offered professionally-guided whitewater rafting trips since 1963. Our skilled and experienced guides are competent in the specialized skills of river running, knowledgeable in the interpretive aspects of the Colorado Plateau, and are licensed and first-aid certified. Trips begin and end in Steamboat Springs and include van transportation to and from the river, rafts and equipment, inflatable kayaks, delicious meals, beverages, ice and coolers, life vests, and dry bags for personal gear. Group rates available for 10 or more people.

Location

Van transportation to and from the river is provided from Steamboat Springs. Look for your Adventure Bound driver guides wearing blue Adventure Bound polo shirts. We'll load up and head for the launch point, about a 2-1/2 to 3-hour drive. We'll make one stop along the way in Craig, Colorado, where you can buy beverages and snacks for your trip. If needed, we can make a beverage stop before leaving Craig. Trips return to Steamboat by approximately 7:30pm.

Dates

Yampa & Green River Trip Dinosaur Nat'l Monument 4 Day Trip: May 17-21, June 2-6, June 7-11, June 14-18, June 23-27

Yampa & Green River Trip Dinosaur Nat'l Monument 5 Day Trip: July 5-10, July 7-13

Lodore Canyon Green River Trip Dinosaur Nat'l Monument 3 Day Trip: May 26-29, June 8-11, June 14-17, June 22-25, July 14-17

Lodore Canyon Green River Trip Dinosaur Nat'l Monument 4 Day: June 25-29, June 30-July 3, July 2-6, July 10-14, July 21-25, July 28-31, Aug 4-8, Aug 7-11, Aug 11-15, Aug 18-22, Aug 25-29, Sep 2-6, Sep 10-14

River Age Rate Per Person*
Yampa River 4 Day Trip Adult (17+ yrs)
Youth (8-16 yrs)
Group (10+)
$807
$742
$717
Yampa River 5 Day Trip Adult (17+ yrs)
Youth (8-16 yrs)
Group (10+)
$892
$817
$797
Lodore Canyon 3 Day Trip Adult (17+ yrs)
Youth (8-16 yrs)
Group (10+)
$657
$607
$587
Lodore Canyon 4 Day Trip Adult (17+ yrs)
Youth (8-16 yrs)
Group (10+)
$807
$742
$717
Sleeping Bag Purchase All ages $45
Sleep Pad Rental All ages $10
Tent Rental All ages $40

* These are 2012 summer rates.

Please call our reservations department at 888-686-8075 for additional details, rates, and to make reservations.

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