Colorado Raft Guide

Expert raft guides not only know every rapid, hole and hot spring on the waterways, their stories make excellent entertainment for visitors rafting. Glenwood Springs’ commercial rafting outfitters have decades of experience delivering whitewater excitement to people of all ages and abilities.

Many guests try Colorado rafting for the first time in Glenwood Springs and come back year after year for more whitewater action. Companies offer a variety of excursions typically half-day or full-day trips but look for other options that include doing certain thrilling rapids multiple times, rafting in combination with other Glenwood Springs attractions like Glenwood Hot Springs and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park or rafting with activities like horseback riding or cycling.

Mild to wild, a rafting trip in Glenwood Springs will no doubt be a memorable one. Trip highlights often include navigating rapids with names like Upper Superstition and Tombstone. Further downriver, when water levels permit, guides like to stop at hot springs that bubble up at various points along the Colorado River. There are also plenty of places to dive in, swim or get in a splash clash with other rafters.

Reservations for rafting are highly recommended.

Rafting & Kayaking Outfitters

Alpine Quest Sports

Alpine Quest Sports
100 Midland Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-928-9949

Blue Sky Adventures

Blue Sky Adventures
319 6th Street (in the Hotel Colorado)
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-945-6605

Defiance Rafting

Defiance Rafting
1308 County Road 129 at No Name exit 119
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-404-3022

Glenwood Adventure Company / Lakota Guides

Glenwood Adventure Company / Lakota Guides
723 Cooper Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-945-7529

Glenwood Canyon Rafting

Glenwood Canyon Rafting
2610 Gilstrap Court
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-384-0445

Up the Creek Rafting

Up the Creek Rafting
309 9th Street (Inside Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop)
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970-947-0030

Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater Rafting
2000 Devereux Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 800-993-7238 or 970-945-847

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