Colorado River is the principal river of the Southwest U.S. It originates from high in the central Rocky Mountains and travels southwest until it empties in the Gulf of California.
There are several popular sections of the river to raft. One of the popular river trips around cuts through the Grand Canyon.
Colorado River near Glenwood Springs
Enjoy views of Glenwood Canyon while you raft exciting Class III-IV whitewater, or just relax on a scenic float tour.
Upper Colorado River and Gore Canyon
This is the most epic commercial whitewater in Colorado. The Gore Canyon section of the Upper Colorado River has some of the fiercest Class V rapids in the country and the steepest gradient drop per mile in Colorado. This trip is for advanced paddlers only. It’s near Kremmling.
There is also a section called Little Gore Canyon, which features Class I-II, suitable for families, children and those looking for a lazy float.
Season: Lower Colorado: mid-April-September
Season: Upper Colorado River: May-September
Season: Gore Canyon: August-September