Colorado Full Day Rafting Trips
If you’ve ever gone on a shorter whitewater rafting trip, you know how hard it is to leave the river at the end of the trip! Satisfy your craving for more with a full day of rafting at one of our many locations throughout the state. We’ll spend more time on the river, rafting more miles, and taking on more rapids so that you can get the ultimate experience.
Midday, we’ll stop for a delicious riverside lunch to refuel before taking on the second half of the trip. With full day options from mild float trips to intermediate family trips to advanced whitewater, we’re sure to have a full day trip for everyone in your group!
A full day trip doesn't have to just be on the river. For those seeking a little extra variety, we also offer full day packages that combine rafting with zip lining or rock climbing. Choose from nearly 20 different package options and from two convenient locations – our popular Granite and Idaho Springs Outposts.
AVA offers full day trips at five locations in Colorado, so it’s easy to find something convenient to you. Here are a few of the most popular options:
Arkansas River Rafting Trips – from family whitewater to advanced Class V. Our Granite Outpost is about 14 miles north of Buena Vista in central Colorado, about just over an hour drive from Breckenridge, Frisco, Vail or Aspen. These are our favorite full day Arkansas River rafting trips at this location:
- Browns Canyon Sizzler : family intermediate rafting, min age 7
- Numbers/ Narrows Full Day: advanced rafting, min age 15
- The Gauntlet (Pine Creek/ Numbers) : advanced+ rafting, min age 15
Package Trips – Our Granite Outpost also includes our Mountaintop Zipline Course, set on 44 acres overlooking the stuning Arkansas River and valley. Seven lines take you between cliffs and treetops, including a 900-foot line you won't believe! These packages include a hot chicken fajita lunch (or dinner, depending on the trip) right at our Outpost. Here are just a few of our favorite package offerings:
- Browns Canyon Sizzler + Dinner + Mountaintop Zip Line
- Browns Canyon Half Day + Mountaintop Zipline
- Numbers Half Day + Rock Climbing
- Pine Creek with Rappel + Mountaintop Zip Lining
Idaho Springs Outpost
Clear Creek Full Day Rafting Trips – great for older teens and adults. Our full day trips go through a variety of whitewater, but are slightly more advanced to advanced, depending on water levels. Minimum age on our Clear Creek full day rafting trips is 15. (Have younger kids? Do the Clear Creek Beginner or read about our other Colorado family rafting trips!) Just 30 minutes from Denver! Trips include lunch at our Idaho Springs Outpost on our deck set along Chicago Creek
- Clear Creek Phoenix Full Day : advanced+ rafting, min age 15
Package Trips –options for kids ages 10 and up and adults of all ability levels. Our Clear Creek raft + zip packages include a zipline tour at our Cliffside Zipline, set on 9 private mountainside acres with sweet scenery and even sweeter thrills. You have time in between your rafting and zipline tours to grab lunch in town or bring a picnic and enjoy our steamside deck.
- Clear Creek Gold Rush + Cliffside Zipline : family intermediate rafting + ziplining, min age 7
- Upper Clear Creek + Cliffside Zipline : advanced rafting + ziplining, min age 15
Colorado River Rafting Trips – Scenic and relaxed. For all ages and ability levels. Min age and weight 3 years & 30 lbs.
- Upper Colorado Full Day Float : meet at Kremmling Outpost.
Our full day trips are the perfect way to experience Colorado’s whitewater rafting and other thrilling activities.