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Beginner Trips

Beginner Whitewater Rafting Trips

Are you thinking about rafting for the first time?  Do you have children and want to make sure that they can join you on a trip?  Not to worry!  Colorado whitewater rafting is available for all ages and ability levels.  Our beginner trips range from float trips with a few small ripples to introductory whitewater trips with a few easier rapids. 

The perfect option for families, these trips are a great way for everyone to become comfortable with rafting and let the kids experience the fun of the river before graduating to more advanced sections.  Trip lengths can range from 1/3 day to full day or even multiple days, and beginner sections can be found at locations throughout the state of Colorado.

Beginner Rafting Trip Details

Mellow float trips

  • Some small “starter” rapids and ripples
  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Minimum weight 30 lbs.
  • Minimal paddling
  • Great for those with physical limitations
  • Most relaxing option

Introductory whitewater trips

  • Some rapids and obstacles
  • Appropriate for ages 6+
  • Some paddling with breaks
  • Some excitement

Beginner Colorado rafting trips are not just for the little ones. Anyone can enjoy a mellow day on the river. Most of our beginner trips include amazing scenery and often have fun side excursions. There’s no better way to relax and enjoy the gorgeous vistas than to kick back and soak in the sun as the river gently carries you downstream.

Now that you’ve experienced our beginner rafting, are you hoping for a little more action? Do you have older children asking for more rapids? Considering trying one of our family/ intermediate trips where you’ll experience more excitement, more whitewater, and everyone will get a whole lot wetter! These trips generally have a minimum age of 6-7 years and minimum weight of 50 lbs. 

Looking for way more? Check out our Advanced Trips or Advanced+ Trips both with minimum age of 15.