Whitewater Rafting

From beginner to extreme, we offer all levels of whitewater rafting to suit your needs.

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Colorado rafting

Rocky Mountain Magic

Our whitewater rafting trips range from beginner trips suitable for families to wild and exciting class IV or V rapids. Clear Creek River is an easy one-hour drive from Boulder or Denver and the Upper Colorado Rivers is a couple of hours beyond that. To give you an idea of the adventures we offer, a brief description of our beginner and intermediate Clear Creek and Upper Colorado tours is below.  If you are an experienced whitewater rafter, we will be happy to discuss the more advanced custom trips. Join Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides for an exciting guided white water rafting trip!

We offer white water rafting Denver and white water rafting Boulder trips on the Clear Creek River that are great half-day options for individuals and groups looking for fun river rafting adventures near the metro area. Many of our guests combine half-day Colorado rafting trips on Clear Creek with an exciting zipline tour. Guests can also go rock climbing, Denver fly fishing, boulder mountain biking for other great half days trips making a full day of Denver adventures.

For those who want to spend a full day on the water, we recommend our full-day white water rafting trips on the Upper Colorado River. The Upper Colorado is designed for those that want the fun of some great rapids (The Eye of the Needle and Yarmony Falls) and an amazing complete outdoor experience where you can try fly fishing or jump off rocks. The Upper Colorado is ideal for family fun or larger groups. Many guests like to turn rafting on the Upper Colorado River into a multiday trip, either 2 days on the river, or with our multi-sport option (fly fishing, rock climbing, camping, mountain biking, hiking) while camping. As one of Rocky Mountain National Park's official concessionaires, our Rocky Mountain National Park camping and backpacking trips (around Estes Park and Grand Lake) usually will add a one or two-day rafting trip extension on the Upper Colorado River.

Come experience an intimate and unique whitewater rafting experience that is truly one of a kind!

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group of rafters waiting in their boat at the rocky waters edge
two rafters posing in their PFDs with paddles

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