Eagle River offers exciting whitewater in Central Colorado, close to Vail. Most trips meet in Eagle, some 30 miles west of Vail. The river is a tributary of the Colorado River and is fueled by snow melt from the above Rockies. Most seasons run until about mid-July, when the whitewater and water levels go down.
It is said that the Ute named the river, Eagle, because it has as many tributaries as an eagle’s tail has feathers. Rapids include The Trestle, Dead Cow, Rodeo and Roller Dam.
- Colorado River Guides – meets in Eagle, AM/PM half day and full day trips.
Season: May-mid July
Class: II, III, IV