Whitewater Rafting in Colorado

Arkansas River rafters

There are numerous whitewater rafting companies scattered around Colorado. Most of them seem to focus on the Arkansas, Dolores, Gunnison, Colorado, San Juan, or Animas Rivers (of course, these are the best rivers in Colorado for whitewater rafting). Presented here is a short list of whitewater rafting companies in Colorado with a bit of data about each.

American Adventure Expeditions
228 North F Street, Salida
Whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, fly fishing, mountain biking, backpacking. 4 locations: Breckenridge, Vail, Buena Vista, Canon City. Primarily Arkansas River and Arkansas River Valley.
Arkansas River Tours
PO Box 337, Cotopaxi
Whitewater rafting, fishing and instructional programs: guide training, river rescue, teen whitewater camps, and corporate team building programs. Arkansas, Dolores, Rio Grande, and Gunnison Rivers.
Arkansas Valley Adventure
Whitewater rafting, fly fishing, climbing, cabins and camping. We specialize in 1/2 day, 1 day and multi-day adventures. Upper Arkansas River Valley.
Buffalo Joe's Whitewater Rafting
45044 Highway 50 West, Canon City
Whitewater rafting: Arkansas River. Brown's Canyon, Bighorn Sheep Canyon, Royal Gorge.
Canyon River Equipment Outfitters
PO Box 2168, Pagosa Springs
Whitewater rafting, mountain biking. San Juan River, San Juan Mountains.
Clear Creek Rafting
350 Whitewater Road, Idaho Springs
Whitewater rafting. Clear Creek and Arkansas River. 30 minutes from Denver, Free wetsuit use.
Echo Canyon River Expeditions
45000 US Highway 50 West, Canon City
Whitewater rafting, kayaking and fishing. Arkansas River.
Good Times Rafting Tours
1308 County Road 129, Glenwood Springs
Whitewater rafting and float trips. Arkansas, Blue and Colorado Rivers. Frisco, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Glenwood Springs.
Outlaw Tours
690 Main Street, Durango
Rafting, jeeping, kayaking, biking, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides. Animas River and San Juan Mountains.
Raft Masters
2315 E. Main Street, Canon City
Whitewater rafting and float trips. Free use of wet suit and riverboots. Arkansas River.
River Runners Ltd.
Royal Gorge, Buena Vista
Whitewater rafting and float fishing. Arkansas River.
Royal Gorge Rafting
45045 Highway 50 W, Canon City
Whitewater rafting. Arkansas River: Brown's Canyon, Royal Gorge
Whitewater Adventure Outfitters
50905 Hwy 50 West, Canon City
Whitewater rafting. Arkansas River: Bighorn Sheep Canyon, Royal Gorge, Brown's Canyon. Half-day, full day, 2 days and more available. Daily specials, family friendly, group discounts.
Wilderness Aware Rafting
PO Box 1550, Buena Vista
Whitewater rafting, float trips and fishing. Gunnison, Arkansas, Dolores, North Platte, and Upper Colorado Rivers.
Arkansas River Rafters
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