Family Rafting Trips In Colorado
The Best Whitewater Rafting For Families
Family rafting trips are the perfect way to relax, unplug and reconnect. Spend time together in an activity everyone will love. Whitewater rafting offers fun for all ages and is the most popular summer activity in the Colorado mountains. AVA offers several Colorado rafting trips that are great for the whole family from beginner rafting to intermediate rafting – and for the adventurous families, we have advanced rafting trips. These white water rafting trips are the perfect combination of safety, fun and adventure that will make you the hero of your next family vacation or outing.
It was great. We were a little nervous at first. Mostly that one of us would have an “Out of Boat Experience”. We were actually the lead boat and the rescue boat for our trip. Erica, our guide, was oustanding. Taught us all the good tips, how to stay dry, and kept us entertained. Reservations and getting set up was a snap. We were even a little late. Called and told them on the way and they held the trip for us. Lunch was the best fajitas we had ever eaten. Even our 17 year old son got plenty to eat. We are planning on going again this summer. Same trip and hopefully the same guide. We are hoping to bring more friends and family. See you in June. Best 8 hours money can buy….— The Thompsons from Texas!, Alvarado, TX
The Upper Colorado River Float day trip is a relaxing day of rafting and swimming for all levels and abilities. With a minimum age of 3 years old*, any kid will have a great time floating down the Colorado River in a raft and stopping for fun swim time and the famous “Jump Rock.” Don’t forget the sunscreen! This trip is convenient to Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Winter Park and Denver.
The Clear Creek Beginner trip is for ages 6 and up* and offers more excitement with some gentle rapids and quicker water. Just 30 minutes from Denver, this is a favorite of Colorado locals. Considered just a 1/3-day trip, this is our shortest day trip and is a great introduction to family white water rafting.
Brown’s Canyon is the most popular spot in Colorado for rafting because of its beautiful scenery and it’s truly world-class family whitewater. AVA offers several rafting trips through the canyon for ages 7 and over*. The ¾-day Express, the full-day Sizzler with hot fajita lunch, and the Overnight trips are great adventures for the whole family and introduce you to some of the most wonderful scenery Colorado has to offer. These trips are also perfect for first-timers.
On AVA-run trips, all your river gear including wetsuits, splash jackets, paddles and helmets will be provided for free—we don’t think you comfort should come at a price. For the full day and overnight trips meals will be provided riverside. For all of our whitewater river trips, we provide you with a required and suggested gear list in your email confirmation when you book a trip with us.
Arkansas Valley Adventures strives to provide you the highest level of guest service on tours that promote the world’s natural resources. Our Arkansas River rafting and adventure vacations will help connect you with the natural environment while offering adventure experiences with a unique perspective. We want to share our passion with you. Let us help you create the memory of a lifetime with one of our whitewater or land-based adventures!
*AVA reserve the right to change minimum age or weight requirements based on numerous factors.