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most popular Colorado rafting trips

Popular Breckenridge Raft Trips

The Blue River raft trip is the closest whitewater rafting to Breckenridge, Frisco, Keystone, and Copper Mountain! This is the perfect moderate level whitewater adventure in the Summit County area.

half day rafting in browns canyonBrowns Canyon is Colorado’s most popular moderate raft trip, AND it goes through a National Monument. A beautiful 1 hr. drive from Breckenridge. Browns Canyon offers breathtaking mountain & canyon scenery on the Arkansas River, and more river time than the Blue River trip.

Squaw Creek is a moderate level raft trip on the Arkansas River, between Buena Vista and Salida, CO. This is the perfect trip for families with young children and guests who want to experience wonderful scenery and the excitement of small-scale, moderate rapids.

The Numbers is pure Arkansas River adrenaline! Get ready to dig in those paddles as your expert raft guide navigates you through continuous, technical class 4+ rapids along the beautiful Arkansas River. This is a great adrenaline pumping river trip for anyone in good physical condition looking for an exciting, scenic and challenging whitewater adventure!

Popular Colorado Springs Raft Trips

Full day royal gorge raft trip

The Royal Gorge offers a world class whitewater adventure through an 1100’ deep gorge. One of the best class 4-5 raft trips anywhere in the world!

Bighorn Sheep Canyon, a.k.a. Parkdale,  is the most popular moderate level trip in the area offering incredible scenery, exciting whitewater and the occasional Bighorn Sheep sighting.

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Browns Canyon is a little longer drive from Colorado Springs. It remains a popular moderate level option since it goes through Browns Canyon National Monument. If you’re making the drive from Colorado Springs, we recommend reserving the full day adventure!


Popular Denver Raft Trips

Clear Creek offers exciting whitewater close to Denver. The river runs right next to Interstate 70, but what the trip lacks in scenic views, it makes up for in convenience! Clear Creek offers beginner and intermediate raft trips.



The Blue River offers real Colorado rafting, and is conveniently in Summit County. It is well worth the 1 hour drive from Denver to experience the gorgeous high alpine scenery.

Browns Canyon is such a wonderful trip that it makes every list! It is well worth the drive from Denver to Buena Vista to experience whitewater rafting in a national monument. This moderate level whitewater trip is great for all ages and abilities.

The Royal Gorge is a bucket list whitewater rafting adventure. Paddle through legendary rapids beneath the country’s highest suspension bridge. It’s an experience you’ll never forget!


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