Starting in Rocky Mountain National Park and traveling 1,450 miles into the southwest, ultimately ending in Mexico, is the mighty Colorado River! Offering unparalleled mountain scenery and chances to view wildlife, the Colorado River is a great place to spend some time on the river! While many are attracted to the Colorado for it’s fishing opportunities, it is also home to some great whitewater rafting!

Colorado River

The Colorado River is a pretty unique river, as it is home to some of the most mellow whitewater and some of the most advanced in the country! The infamous Gore Canyon is one of the ultimate challenges for whitewater adrenaline junkies. Dropping an astonishing 120 feet a mile, this is no section for the faint of heart. If looking for an exhilarating adventure of a lifetime and to be part of an elite few who “run Gore,” than this is the trip for you.

While the Colorado River offers one of the most advanced whitewater sections for extreme adrenaline junkies, it is also home to some awesome whitewater for families! Just past the Gore Canyon starts the Upper Colorado. The Upper Colorado winds through pristine mountain scenery providing unparalleled views of the gorgeous canyon walls. The Upper C is a great place for families looking to spend some floaty fun on the river for either a half day, full day, and even an overnight! With cliff jumping and hot springs right on the riverside, there is more than enough excitement on the Upper Colorado!

Whether you are a die hard adrenaline junkie, or a looking for some fun in the sun on the river, the Colorado has it all. From exhilarating class V rapids to splashy entertainment the Colorado River is has the perfect whitewater adventure for all, so head on up to the AVA office in Kremmling and see the state named river in all its glory!