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Colorado River Rafting Trips in Glenwood Spring

The Central Section of the Colorado River offers an abundance of history, wildlife and whitewater. Here the Colorado River helps produce power to Denver and other nearby towns by pumping some of its water through the Shoshone Power Plant turning turbines that produce electricity. The town of Glenwood Springs was one of the first towns in the country to be powered by water. As you traverse the whitewater of the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon you will see remnants of the old mining villages and learn of the history of the area. Once out of the Canyon you will experience one of the great phenomenons of the area - Glenwood Springs is known for its geothermal activity and its natural hot springs. Right here on the banks of the Colorado you will find ‘hot pots’ that you can stop at along your trip and enjoy!

Colorado River rafting trips are perfect for families & beginners as well as experienced rafting adventurers. The Colorado River flows through the spectacular Glenwood Canyon, one of Colorado's deepest and most beautiful canyons. The "Shoshone Rapids" section offers beginner and intermediate whitewater rafting experiences as you float through the deep canyon walls. The Colorado River is runnable from March through October making it Colorado's longest rafting season. Perfect for the whole family, the Shoshone Rapids are some of the most popular in Colorado.

Glenwood Canyon, is located between three of Colorado's most popular mountain towns. Aspen, Vail and the historic town of Glenwood Springs are all within an hour's drive. These famous mountain destinations offer many activities besides whitewater rafting such as zip lines, kayaking, SUP (stand up paddle boarding) hot springs, Colorado breweries, biking, the Colorado Adventure Park,and much more.

Trip Ratings Length Price More Info
Colorado River - Shoshone 1/2 Day Class I & II & III1/2 Day $52.00
Colorado River - Raft & Zip - No Name Special Class I & II & IIIFull Day $81.00
Colorado River - Shoshone Full Day Raft Trip Class I & II & IIIFull Day $88.00