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The Eagle River, just minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek, is the home of Dowd Chute, which offers some of the most thrilling and intense rafting in Colorado. The quarter-mile stretch of river located in Dowd Junction is the most aggressive part of the river as the banks of the Eagle River constrict, forming a narrow chute that you will blast through culminating in Dowd Chute Rapid, the largest drop on the entire Eagle River. You’ll have little time to celebrate after conquering this legendary rapid – a string of thrilling Class III rapids follows quickly behind providing a non-stop rollercoaster ride. Because the Eagle River is not dam-controlled, water levels fluctuate with the weather, which means each time you run this trip, you will have a different experience.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Continuous, action-packed advanced whitewater
  • Approximately 2 hours on the water
  • Good physical condition required
  • Season runs May-June and is dependent on water levels
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Location: Vail, CO VIEW MAPVIEW MAP

Activities: Rafting

Duration: 1/2 Day

Difficulty: Level 6

River Rating: Class IV

Minimum Age: 16 years old

Price:
from $99 for ages 16+

Visitors Rated 5.0 / 5.0 based on 60 ratings for Eagle River Rafting Tour.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

EQUIPMENT

  • Wetsuits
  • Splash jackets
  • PFDs
  • Booties
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ITINERARY

DAY 1

  • Meet at the Lakota Office in Avon
  • Hit the rapids!
  • Shuttle back to the Outpost
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DEPARTURE DATES & TIMES

9:00AM & 1:00PM Daily, May – July

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