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The Colorado River is a part of our beautiful state that we believe everybody should experience. This is why we can’t think of a better place to bring your rafting group, or plan a church group outing or arrange a scouting retreat for scouts of any age or type who wants a unique take on what makes Colorado so great! It’s even a terrific place to bring a bachelor or bachelorette party. With some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, you may even be tempted to make a last minute plan to hold your wedding or honeymoon here!

Join us in the town of Kremmling, CO for a trip down the Colorado River. The mellow waters of the Colorado River in this area make it the perfect destination for river adventure, including rafting, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.

 

 

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Fast Facts about the Colorado River

  • Location: Kremmling, Colorado and Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • Drive time from Denver: ~2 hours and ~2 1/2 hours
  • Best time to raft: May – October
  • Ages: 2 years old and up
  • Duration: 1/2 day, full day, multiday
  • Other Activities: inflatable kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, fly fishing, off-road rentals, gear rentals, horseback riding
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Our Colorado River Rafting Trips

  • Half Day Rafting

  • Age Minimum: 2 years old
    Rapids: Class II
    Best Time to Go: May-October
    Location: Kremmling, CO
    Price: Starts at $34/person

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  • Full Day Rafting

  • Age Minimum: 2 years old
    Rapids: Class II
    Best Time to Go: May-October
    Location: Kremmling, CO
    Price: Starts at $52/person

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  • Overnight Rafting

  • Age Minimum: 5 years old
    Rapids: Class II
    Best Time to Go: May-October
    Location: Kremmling, CO
    Price: Starts at $279/person

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Rafting on the Colorado River

FUN FOR ALL AGES

Rafting on the Colorado River can accommodate kids as young as 2 years old and is great for all of your special events. Just because the youngens can join this trip doesn't mean the excitement isn't there! Whether you are a seasoned rafter or first-timer, you will enjoy a trip down the Colorado River.

OVERNIGHT RAFTING TRIPS

Make the most of your Colorado River rafting trip and spend an evening under the stars with an overnight rafting trip. Spend 24 hours or 3 days with us on the Colorado River. Our overnights include all your meals and necessary gear for the trip. Colorado River overnight rafting trips are great for all ages promise incredible views from start to finish.

MULTI-ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Heading to the Kremmling area? The fun doesn't stop at rafting! Our Kremmling Outpost is an Orvis Certified Dealer & Trip Operator, so you can join us for world-class fly fishing on the Colorado River as well. While you're here, stick around for a horseback riding trip or cattle drive, or head out on a RZR Off-Road tour to explore the Rockies.

GETTING HERE

Our Colorado River Outpost is located in the town of Kremmling, just 37 miles north of Silverthorne and 53 miles south of Steamboat Springs. Our Colorado River trips are just about an hour away from Breckenridge and Summit County, 2 hours from Denver and 1 hour from Rocky Mountain National Park.

WHAT TO WEAR

For your Colorado River rafting trip, you should wear quick-drying clothes, a swimsuit and shoes that are secure to your feet. You may have the opportunity to jump in and swim, so you'll want to be wearing something that will dry quickly. Avoid wearing cotton material as they are slow to dry. Also, be sure to wear shoes that are secure to your feet. Flip flops or crocs will not be permitted.

WHAT TO BRING

You may spend some time swimming in the Colorado River, as the calmer waters make for a great swimming waters. We suggest bringing an extra pair of clothes to change into after your trip. You should also bring waterproof sunscreen, sunglasses and croakies.

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More Adventures on the Colorado River

There are a number of other activities you can do while you’re in Kremmling near the Colorado River. Combine your rafting trip with horseback riding for our Saddle + Paddle Trip for the authentic Colorado experience. Spend some time with us casting lines with our Colorado River fly fishing trips. Explore the mountains surrounding the town of Kremmling with our off-road UTV rentals. If you’d like to skip out on the guided trip and go your own way, you can rent gear from us to create your very own experience.

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Frequent Questions about the Colorado River

  • When can I raft on the Colorado River?

    AVA Rafting operates guided trips on the Colorado River from May through October or early November, weather dependent. However, you can rent gear from us outside of that time frame and raft the Colorado River and have a self-guided adventure.

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MORE INFORMATION

ABOUT THE COLORADO RIVER

The Colorado River spans 1,450 miles through the southwest United States and into Mexico. Eleven U.S. National Parks and 5 U.S. states can claim some portion of the Colorado River, and it serves as a vital water source for around 40 million people. Only 4 rivers in the United States are longer than the Colorado River, and is in the top 50 longest rivers in the world.

The Colorado River is a popular destination for every water sport on the spectrum. You can wind through the Grand Canyon on 21-day rafting trips,  SUP at the base of the Gore Range, fly fish in Moab and more.

Whatever time of season you decide to go whitewater rafting, the Colorado River offers mountain scenery beyond compare combined with river rafting fun of of all sorts. From fun float trips appropriate for any age to challenging, pulse-pounding waterways, the Colorado River has river trips for everyone.

ABOUT OUR COLORADO RIVER TRIPS

Our Upper Colorado Scenic Float Trip (May thru September) offers mellow terrain for all ages. Float in between the walls of “Little Gore Canyon” where wildlife and scenery abound.
We also offer Inflatable Kayak Trips that let you command your own inflatable kayak. And don’t worry; no experience is necessary. With a bit of guidance, it’s easy to learn to paddle these stable vessels through several riffles, wave trains, and small rapids that’ll certainly keep you busy! Join us on the Upper Colorado River for a half day, full day or overnight rafting trip.

The lower Colorado River near Glenwood Springs offers a Shoshone Rapids whitewater rafting trip packed with Class III excitement through the towering red rock walls of Glenwood Canyon. This is a great family trip for those staying near Glenwood, Eagle or Vail or passing through the state on I-70. Shoshone trips meet just west of Glenwood Springs and are a great activity capturing the heart of the Colorado terrain.

With over 14 years of rafting Colorado River experience, AVA offers some of the most memorable whitewater rafting adventures available. Come experience all the natural beauty the Colorado wilderness has to offer in a trip you’ll never forget. Trust our experience to show you the excitement and beauty of the state’s namesake river.

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