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Eagle River

Eagle River Rafting Trips in Colorado

Located near Vail, Colorado, the Eagle River whitewater rafting experience offers a variety of paddling for all levels of boating.  Because the Eagle is undammed, water levels fluctuate daily making each trip down the river a unique experience.

The upper sections, Dowd Chutes, are technical with more continuous whitewater while downstream the rapids on the Lower Eagle spread out and become more forgiving.  These half-day trips run in the spring as the snow melts and swells the rivers. 

Eagle River White Water Rafting Details

• Convenient to Vail and Beaver Creek
• Morning and afternoon half day trips
• Season typically runs May to early July
• Wetsuit, splash jacket, and booties provided

Looking for beginner whitewater?  On the Lower Eagle, the small holes and splashy wave trains provide plenty of rapids and opportunity to get wet!  This is a great whitewater trip for the whole family.  Minimum age 6, minimum weight 50 lbs.

Looking for a high-adrenaline challenge?  Dowd Chute won’t disappoint.  You’ll experience some of the most aggressive and thrilling early-season whitewater in the state.  Minimum age 16.  Good physical fitness required.

After a few hours on the river, you’ll still have plenty of time and energy, so check out some of the other great activities in the area.  Vail and Beaver Creek are outdoor adventure destinations with a range of activities.  Choose from guided activities like horseback riding and fly fishing.  If you would prefer something less structured, consider one of the many hiking trails, mountain bike trails or paved recreation paths.  Those interested in group activities have options like golf and tennis.

Need a break after an action-packed day?  Consider a relaxing spa treatment at one of the many world-class, local spas.  Spend a few hours window shopping the various boutiques and art galleries or refuel at one of the many fantastic restaurants.