Deciding the best time to go rafting is a choice that’s easy to make in Colorado thanks to our great rafting season that runs from April through October – so the real question to ask is when will YOU be in Colorado? We have whitewater rafting trips in various locations across the state.
If you’re planning a vacation to Colorado you likely have a limited window from which to choose – and that’s just fine. Depending on what type of challenge, the length of time you want to be on the river, and the location of the state you’ll be visiting, we have multiple options for beginner to advanced paddlers. Use our Trip Finder and select the month you’ll be in Colorado to find the best trip.
The best time to enjoy river trips at AVA:
Arkansas River – May through September • central CO
Clear Creek – May through September • 30 minutes from Denver
Colorado River – May through September • central CO
Blue River – June • central CO
Dolores River – May through June • SW CO
Salt River – Late February through mid-May • Arizona
Or if you’re living in Colorado and want to plan the best time to go rafting – we have a few questions for you:
In Colorado, winter storms lead to spring runoff that leads to summer high water – and then there are late season river releases that make for some of the best adventure whitewater to be found all year! So figuring out the best rafting month of our whitewater season isn’t easy, but there are almost always options for great trips almost any time of the summer
Because AVA has whitewater rafting trips available on several rivers across the state of Colorado and has 16 seasons of experience exploring the Best Rafting in Colorado, it’s a pretty good bet we’ll find an adventure for you.
We have great whitewater rafting trips for you throughout the spring and summer, so let us help you find the perfect river trip for you and your group.
If you know what month you’ll be going whitewater rafting, our staff has compiled information and suggested river trips to help you know the best choices for the time you’ll be visiting. If you’re still in the process of choosing a time, don’t hesitate to email or call us – our staff is very knowledgeable about all the trips and the best times to go!
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