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Rafting the Upper Colorado River

The Upper Colorado River is ideal for those who want beautiful canyon scenery and non-intimidating whitewater. Red Eye, Screaming Left Turn, and other intermediate Class II and III rapids offer enjoyment for most all ages. These river rafting trips are great for first-time boaters and families with children. The beauty of this river canyon is due to the wildlife, wildflowers, the sheer granite canyon walls, and the blue spruce and Douglas fir trees. This stretch of river has been a favorite rafting location for decades.

Located northwest of Denver, the Upper Colorado is ideally situated within an hour's drive of major mountain resort destinations including Winter Park, Grand Lake, Steamboat Springs, Breckenridge, Frisco, and Vail. From the Denver Metro area, the river is an easy drive through the Rocky Mountains on I-70 and Hwy 40.

This Upper Colorado River's scenic mountain location provides whitewater rafters with numerous other scenic and outdoor recreational opportunities including hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, mountain lakes and hot springs.

Trip Ratings Length Price More Info
Upper Colorado - 1/2 Day Afternoon Class II & III1/2 Day $58.00
Upper Colorado - 1/2 Day Morning Class II & III1/2 Day $58.00
Colorado River - Upper Colorado 3/4 Day Class I & II & IIIFull Day $78.00
Upper Colorado - Full Day Adventure Class II & IIIFull Day $85.00
Upper Colorado - 2 Day Adventure Class II & IIIMulti-day $250.00
Upper Colorado - 3 Day Adventure Class II & IIIMulti-day $350.00