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Colorado River Rafting

Here are some of the best whitewater rafting outfitters in Colorado. Don’t come to Colorado in the summer without hitting one of its premier rivers.

Blazing Adventures in Aspen

For raging white water adventures and relaxing activity lasting from half a day to overnight trips, be sure to schedule some time to face the rapids of the Arkansas, Roaring Fork, Colorado and Gunnison rivers. At Blazing Adventures you can go tubing, whitewater rafting or enjoy land activities like hiking and biking.

Colorado River Runs in Avon

The guides here will be glad to set you up with a whitewater trip you won’t forget. They offer 2 ½ -3 hour trips down the Colorado River that range from leisurely paced backwaters to racing rapids. As you make your way down river, you will see magnificent sights like the narrow gorges which reveal geologic history and other phenomenal natural wonders.

Buena Vista

The Arkansas River Tours outfitters has everything you’re looking for in whitewater adventure. Whether it is a family friendly float through Cottonwood Rapid or the adrenaline pumping rapids through Royal Gorge Canyon, this is a great way to spend the day—or several days. No matter your skill level, Arkansas River Tours has something for everyone.

For kayaking and fishing, talk to the pros at Bill Dvorak’s Kayak and Rafting Expeditions. Here you can choose from half day to 12 day excursions. At Bill Dvorak’s they have trips on the Arkansas, Colorado, Dolores, Green, and several other majestic Colorado Rivers. Also in Buena Vista is the Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting Company and the Trail Venture which has equipment rentals, supplies, maps and routes.


Visit Arkansas Headquarters State Recreation Area with its 5,000 acre and home to an impressive waterway that winds through jagged canyons for 148 miles. It is renowned for its kayaking and whitewater adventures, as well as fishing, boating, hiking, bridle trails, and other great outdoor fun.