No kayak experience necessary (minimum age 10 years old)
Available May through September
Want a little extra excitement or independence on the Upper Colorado trip? Try our inflatable kayaks! You can explore the beauty of the Upper Colorado while splashing through the rapids in your own stable, rubber kayak! A guide will accompany you but you'll paddle your own boat. This trip allows you to explore the beauty of the Upper Colorado River while splashing through the riffles at your pace. A guide will accompany your group but you’ll be paddling your own inflatable kayak, or “ducky”.
You will start your day at our Kremmling Outpost, where you’ll receive your gear and go through a thorough safety orientation. Then it’s time to head to the river! In this unique trip you will kayak a gently flowing section of the Colorado River that is inviting to all ages and ability levels. You will experience several small rapids as you wind through the Gore Range and mountain ranchland. You’ll have plenty of time for a swim and to observe the natural hot spring nestled along the river.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for historic cabins that dot the riverside, as well as the passenger trains that roll through the canyon. Your friendly guide will entertain you with fun facts and the history of the area as you float along. This is a perfect way to relax and enjoy the sunshine while testing your skills and enjoying the beauty of the Colorado River! Once done, we will shuttle you back to the outpost where you’ll still have plenty of time to go for quick hike, stop for lunch, or just enjoy the beautiful Colorado scenery on the drive home.
AVA is a Licensed River Outfitter - Issued by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.