Whitewater Rafting, LLC is officially closed for the 2020 season due to the Grizzly Creek Fire. On August 10th at 1:30 pm the fire ignited brush alongside Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. Our 12 o’clock trip saw the blaze in its early stages. A guide promptly reported the fire to emergency services in Glenwood Springs and the trip continued without incident. Our 1 o’clock trip launched from the boat ramp several minutes before the blaze started. Halfway through the Shoshone section of rapids our guides noticed a large cloud of smoke which,

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As the owner of a rafting company in Colorado I have access to quite a few different rafts. My company owns about 60 rafts and has access to every major brand. Getting to try out lots of brands and sizes is a big perk of being in he industry. And I boat a lot. I get at least 100 days per year, none of those guiding. So the question I want to answer is: which raft do I take out personally?

Answer:The Rocky Mountain Rafts Phat Cat

Let’s get into why and where this craft excels and what it does

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Dear Friends,

Whether you are a past, present, or future guest of a Whitewater Rafting llc we wanted to take this time to say we appreciate you and to communicate our perspective on COVID-19 and our related policies. Firstly, we wanted to say a huge thank you to our Whitewater Family of staff and guests for keeping your communities safe and being patient as we all navigate the new normal.

Changes in Operations and Sanitation Practices

While information and protocols are changing rapidly, Whitewater R

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Want to go whitewater rafting with little kids? Any sane person’s natural, knee-jerk response would be “NO!”. And of course it would be, it’s hard enough getting them to eat, sleep, go to the bathroom, or even brush their teeth . . . so why on earth would you want to take them down the river in a boat full of people that is purposely seeking out the waviest route possible? We are here to let you know that not only will it be safe and engaging for your little ones, it’ll be fun and relaxing for you too! Here are five tips for whitewater rafti

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Sitting in bumper-to-bumper Denver traffic on your way home from work, you are captivated by those big, huge, beautiful mountains off in the distance. While they make the perfect backdrop for your day-to-day life, how often are you able to make the time to go play in them? It can be daunting to try and plan a getaway. Money, time, and outdoor experience can make those adventurous instagram posts seem out of reach for ordinary people, but we are here to let you know—they’re not! Living in Colorado is like sitting on a goldmine, and if you are

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Some of the best summer days start something like this: Driving through the Glenwood Canyon, flipping through stations of static, laughing with your friends or family, an open blue sky above you. The day is wide open and the river is rushing beside you—why not get on it? While it’s fun to have your own gear and expertise, everyone has to start somewhere, and oftentimes that means pulling into a rafting parking lot with a couple old faded life jackets in the back seat and no idea what a T-grip is. That’s ok! That’s what we’re here for. Not on

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While there may be many options for you to choose from for your whitewater rafting vacation, you’d be remiss not to book a trip with Colorado Whitewater Rafting given its standing as the best-reviewed company on the river.

With the distinction of being named “Local’s Choice” by the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Colorado Whitewater Rafting has more than 30 certified instructors with decades of combined experience. The tour company has the largest capacity of any operator on the popular Shoshone rapids and has an impeccable safety

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The thrill of rafting down the Colorado River is an experience that cannot be described, only lived. Whether you are new to rafting or already know your way around the sport, The Colorado River features a variety of rapids that are suitable for every level of experience.

Because rafting is a group sport that requires cooperation and coordination, it’s a great activity for those who are looking for a fun team building exercise, or simply want to bond with a group!

Luckily, Colorado Whitewater Rafting has plenty of options to a

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As summer quickly approaches and the temperatures escalate, taking a leap into cool, fresh water seems more and more like a great idea. For those who think sitting poolside sounds a bit too boring, whitewater rafting is likely to offer the rush of adrenaline you’re looking for.

If you’ve never been before it’s easy to be intimidated, but luckily there are rafting experiences for all ages and levels of experience, making it a great choice for a family vacation activity.

What To Expect

For those who are venturing out o

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If you’re looking for a thrilling, adrenaline pumping, heart rate-increasing activity to enjoy this summer, whitewater rafting is probably just the thing you need.

While whitewater rafting is definitely a sport that can vary in intensity, there is no shortage of fast-paced rapids for those who want a more extreme experience.

To better know what classifies as “extreme,” rivers are categorized in intensity from class I to class VI – class being the least intense, and class VI being the most. This class system rates rivers on bo

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While many may think of whitewater rafting as an intense, fast-paced, or ‘expert only’ activity, there are many opportunities for both children and beginners to jump in a kayak and experience the thrill of rafting for the first time.

Rafting Basics

Whitewater rafts vary in size from the individual to models that can hold up to 12 people. However, the typical raft holds up to eight people, meaning whitewater rafting is definitely a sport that requires a team effort, cooperation, and trust.

However not to worry – when

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Are you and your family looking for a somewhat outside-the box vacation idea? Does sitting by the pool watching your kids splash around while you’re on babysitting duty sound a bit dull? If so, whitewater rafting may be the vacation activity you never knew you needed.

Whitewater rafting is excellent for families who want an action-packed, once-in-a-lifetime type of vacation, and as with all vacation ideas, it requires a bit of planning.

Because conditions for the sport are heavily dependent on the weather, it’s super importan

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A road trip is one of the best ways to break away from your day-to-day routine and see everything in a whole new light. So many adventures can be found on the road, and creating long-lasting memories is pretty much a guarantee no matter where you go or what you do.

Whitewater rafting is one of those spontaneous road trip activities that can give your vacation a much-needed boost of adrenaline, and If you’re out west and traveling through Colorado, a stop at Glenwood Springs is one of the best places to do it!

Located on I-70,

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Looking for a summer vacation that offers both an adrenaline pumping experience as well as some downtime to relax and recover? Combine whitewater rafting on the Colorado River and a trip to Glenwood Springs to uncover the best of both worlds!

Whether it’s your first time rafting or you know your way around the sport, there are plenty of trips available for all levels of experience. Colorado Whitewater Rafting, which has been voted the best rafting company on the Colorado River, offers a number of options including half-day trips and

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Whitewater Rafting, LLC has used rafting gear for sale in Glenwood Springs, CO. The following is for sale, local pickup only. Contact us through our contact form on our website or call 970.945.8477

UPDATED 8/29/18 (We cease operations on September 3rd, 2018. The boathouse is closed and unoccupied for the off season. We cannot complete any used gear sales until April 2019 after that date)

  1. Raft Paddles: Yellow blades and grip, blue shaft, Carlisle Outfitter paddles, 60" = MSRP $54.95, used price $25. No discou
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For those who are itching for a fun, action-packed summer vacation, a whitewater rafting trip on the Colorado River just up the road from Aspen may be just what’s on the docket. While this mountain town is perhaps best known for its incredible skiing, from the months of May to September its rivers are transformed into a rafter’s dream with class II - class V rapids that are suitable for families and all levels of experience.

While the rafting season technically stretches from May to September, the “high water” seas

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For thrill seekers who are looking for a chance to get wet this summer, Vail whitewater river rafting offers the chance to do just that. Whether you are with your family, on a solo trip, or arriving with a large group, there are plenty of ways for you to experience the thrill of the current on one of Colorado's many beautiful sections of river.

Why Vail?

Located at the base of Vail Mountain, this charming alpine village is mostly known for its world class skiing. However, as the summer mon

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The whitewater rafting season for 2018 is ON! Early season operations are in full swing, and guests have been enjoying the river conditions. The weather during the month of May in the beautiful Rocky Mountains is variable; You can expect to get a little wet every day on the river rain or shine! This is a great time of year to experience some of our Class III - IV Rapids as the water volume is higher in the early season.

Trips depart at 10am and 1:30pm up until Memorial Day when we expand our hours to a full schedule with the first

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