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Glenwood Springs Rafting Outpost

Located at the confluence of The Roaring Fork and The Colorado River, and surrounded by the most dramatic mountain and wilderness terrain in the state, Glenwood Springs is wonderful place for any Colorado adventure. Often considered the heart of Colorado Rockies, Glenwood Springs is strategically placed just 40 miles north of Aspen and 60 miles west of Vail.

AVA has created to perfect way to experience the beautiful red rock walls of this Colorado Canyon with whitewater rafting the Shoshone Rapids.  Glenwood Springs is the perfect place to experience all Colorado has to offer you. Glenwood Springs perfectly provides the ease of a small town with all the beauty of Colorado.

Top Glenwood Springs attractions:

  • Whitewater rafting the Shoshone Rapids
  • Vapor Caves at Yampah Spa
  • Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park
  • A variety of rides
  • Tours of the caverns
  • “Doc” Holliday’s Grave
  • Hikes to Hanging Lake and Grizzly Creek
  • Gold Medal Fly Fishing
  • Glenwood Hot Sulfur Springs-Largest in the World

Though historically know for the world’s largest medicinal hot sulfur springs, and gold medal fly-fishing, that isn’t all Glenwood Springs has to offer you! Explore scenic hikes like Hanging Lake and Grizzly Creek. Glenwood Springs also home to natural underground Vapor Caves at the Yampah Spa, historic Fairy Caves, and the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

Glenwood Springs’s colorful history has also been adorned with many famous faces including the “Unsinkable” Molly Brown, Presidents William Taft and Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt as well as nefarious characters like Al Capone.

Glenwood Springs is also the final resting place of Doc Holliday, the world famous Wild West legend from the O.K Corral gunfight. You can visit this famous burial site, in conjunction with a beautiful day hike through the Colorado wilderness. With so much rich history and exciting things to appreciate and explore Glenwood Springs will leave you wanting more!

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Glenwood Springs Outpost


1/2 day • Colorado River
near Vail & Aspen • min age 5
Family rafting Class III
Location: Glenwood Springs, CO


Trip Time: 4 hrs
Water Time: 2.5 hrs


Beginner Whitewater