The Taylor River out near Gunnison features a number of exciting trips. Plan a half day or multi day whitewater rafting trip. Most commercial guides offer morning and afternoon floats.
There are three main sections, from mild ripples to intense whitewater: Upper Taylor, Middle Taylor and Lower Taylor. All of them are below the dam of the Taylor Park Reservoir. Most of it passes through the Gunnison National Forest. The East and Taylor River form the headwaters to the Gunnison River in Almont.
- Upper Taylor – Most rafted section with plenty of class III rapids.
- Lower Taylor – Mild float with mostly class II waters.
- Lake Fork – Early trip that runs ’til June, Blue Mesa Reservoir south to Lake City.