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Steamboat Springs White Water Rafting & Other Activities




Steamboat Springs is a beautiful ranching community with the look and the feel of the old Wild West. Nestled at 7,000 feet elevation, it is surrounded by Mount Werner, Sunshine Peak, Storm Peak, Thunderhead Peak, Pioneer Ridge and Christie Peak.

Our Kremmling Outpost is just 1 hour from Steamboat along Hwy 40 and is right on the way to Steamboat from I-70 or Winter Park. A rafting trip on the famous Colorado River makes for a fantastic stop!

The Colorado River near Kremmling provides two rather different river trips. The Upper Colorado Scenic Float through Little Gore Canyon is a beginner rafting trip appropriate for kids ages 3+ and 30lbs or more. This trip allows you to relax, soak in your beautiful surroundings and connect with your family and friends.


Steamboat Springs Rafting & Other Activities


Many visitors come for Steamboat’s quaint feel, hot springs and outstanding mountain recreation. The locals are authentic, and ranching is still very much a way of life for many in Steamboat, and the town proudly maintains its history and heritage.

Kremmling, just 1 hour from Steamboat, offers activities for all ages such as a rafting trip on the famous Colorado River, which makes for a fantastic stop. Want a little more action on your trip? You can also paddle an Inflatable Kayak trip through this section, giving you more control and getting you closer to the small rapids and waves!


What is the closest rafting to Steamboat Springs?

There is great rafting on the Yampa River just outside of Steamboat Springs. Additionally, there is great family rafting on the Upper Colorado River just 50 minutes from Steamboat Springs near Kremmling, Colorado.

What is the best fly fishing near Steamboat Springs?

There is incredible fly fishing on the Colorado River just 50 minutes from Steamboat Springs. Whether you are an experienced angler or want to try it for the first time, there are great trips on the Upper Colorado.

When is the Steamboat Springs whitewater rafting season?

The Steamboat Springs rafting season typically starts in May and can go through October. The rafting season can vary from year to year based on snow melt.

What are the top adventure near Steamboat Springs?

Top adventures near Steamboat Springs are rafting, horseback riding, off-roading and fly fishing. Another amazing experience is enjoying a day at the hot springs near Steamboat Springs such as Strawberry Park.

Steamboat Springs Adventure Tips

Is there Family-Friendly rafting near Steamboat Springs?

The Upper Colorado is great for kids 2+ and perfect for a relaxing experience to take in the scenery and wildlife of Colorado. The Upper Colorado is a beautiful 50 minutes drive from Steamboat Springs.

Is it Safe to go Rafting Near Steamboat Springs?

Whitewater rafting is a true Colorado experience, and when you go on a guided trip you will be in great hands. Whitewater rafting guides go through a multitude of training to make sure you are safe and enjoy the experience.

How long is the average rafting trip near Steamboat Springs?

Rafting trips vary in length so you can find the perfect trip that fits your groups needs. Try a half day trip that takes a total of 3-4 hours, or a full day trip that takes 6-7 hours.

What should your wear for a rafting trip near Steamboat Springs?

Make sure to pack shoes that will stay secure to your feet and a pair of dry clothes. You will receive a wet suit and a a splash jacket, but what you wear under that will get wet. Pack those dry clothes to change into after your trip.

Top Outdoor Activities Near Steamboat Springs, Colorado?


    Kremmling has great rafting less than an hour south of Steamboat Springs for anyone ages 2+. Blue River provides great rafting 1 hour and 30 minutes south of Steamboat Springs. You must be 6 years of age or older to go rafting in Blue River.Learn more about rafting.

  • Fly Fishing Near Steamboat Springs

    There is great fly fishing on the Upper Colorado River just 50 minutes from Steamboat Springs. Choose from a 2 hour walk & wade trip or a four hour float trip. This is a great way to really disconnect from every day life and enjoy a relaxing day outside. Learn more about Fly Fishing.


Kremmling, Colorado is located 50 minutes south of Steamboat Springs


  1. Upper Colorado Rafting Trips
  2. Stand Up Paddle Boards
  3. Inflatable Kayaks
  4. Fly Fishing Trips
  5. River & Rafting Gear Rentals
  6. Off-Roading UTV Rentals
  7. Horseback riding
  8. Guided Hiking
  9. Overnight and Multi-day Adventures

Rocky Mountain National Park is located 1 hour and 45 minutes from Steamboat Springs

Breckenridge, Colorado is located 2 hours south of Steamboat Springs


  1. Blue River Rafting
  2. Hot Air balloons

Idaho Springs, Colorado is located 2 hours and 15 minutes southwest from Steamboat Springs


Georgetown, Colorado, is located 2 hours southeast of Steamboat Springs


Buena Vista, Colorado located 3 hours south of Steamboat Springs


  1. Arkansas River Rafting
  2. Mountain Top Ziplining
  3. Granite Via Ferrata
  4. Rock Climbing
  5. Overnight & Multi-day Adventures
  6. Horseback Riding
  7. Lodging: Cabins and Campsites

Trips available near Steamboat Springs White Water Rafting & Other Activities