Colorado Raft Guide

Expert raft guides not only know every rapid, hole and hot spring on the waterways, their stories make for excellent entertainment on the river! 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
62 County Road 135
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-928-9949

Blue Sky Adventures - Bookable Online

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

Defiance Rafting - Bookable Online

Our mission is your experience! At Defiance Rafting Company we like to keep it easy peasy lemon squeezy and include all extra river gear into the price so you can enjoy a splashy thrill or relaxing cruise on the river.  Kiddos get the VIP treatment and our Happy Paddler program makes sure your little adventurer’s first time on the water is a positive, fun-filled experience and is complete with a snack and post-trip swag.

Defiance Rafting
1308 Co Rd 129
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-404-3022

Glenwood Adventure Company / Lakota Guides - Bookable Online

Glenwood Adventure Company and Lakota guides are your one-stop shop for rafting and adventure activities in the Roaring Fork and Vail Valleys. We offer half and full day trips across multiple sections of multiple rivers, with mild waves to wild whitewater for families and thrill-seekers alike! We can also add inflatable kayak “duckies” and stand-up paddle boards to select rafting trips for that extra level of adrenaline and excitement!

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

Glenwood Canyon Rafting - Bookable Online

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

Up the Creek Rafting - Bookable Online

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

Whitewater Rafting - Bookable Online

Whitewater Rafting
2000 Devereux Road
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
800-993-7238
970-945-8477

Summit Canyon Mountaineering Kayak and SUP Rental

Summit Canyon Mountaineering
205 6th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
970-945-6994

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