Enjoy all the exciting Shoshone Rapids and everything the Half Day offers, but so much more as we cover twice as many miles on the river!!! After the major rapids, there is plenty of time to bask in the sun, jump in for a swim, and check out our tag-a-long kayaks. This trip also includes a wonderful hot picnic lunch!
The 6 hour Full Day Trip starts out by heading up river about 9 miles to the Shoshone Rapids in Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River. We get off to an exciting start as we navigate the class III-IV rapids including The Wall, Tombstone, Man Eater, Superstition, and many more. The river gradually begins to mellow out and your guide will educate you on the incredible history of Glenwood Canyon and the Colorado River. At lower flows natural hot springs flow right into the river and we can stop and soak. It's a great start to your day.
About half way through our trip we stop at our private riverside picnic area for a hot catered lunch. In the afternoon we encourage you to check out the included inflatable kayaks. We have one and two-person kayaks, perfect for the kids or couples. Many rafters think the kayaks are even more fun than the bigger rapids upstream! If you would rather have a "lazy river" experience, stick with the raft and enjoy beautiful scenery on this more mellow second river section through the remainder of the canyon and get a last splash at the South Canyon rapids. A short shuttle ride returns you to our facility for a warm shower and to take a look at photos from your trip.
Times & Departures: All trip meet 45 minutes prior to departure.
Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day: 9am only
Early/Late Season: 10am only
Trip Length: 6-7 hours, 14-25 river miles depending on conditions. Spring trips may include time on the Roaring Fork as well, always on the Colorado River.
Class Rating: Class III during mid summer and fall, class IV in spring.
Age/Weight: Minimum age 5, no minimum weight, max weight 375lbs.
Meeting place: All trips meet at our location in Glenwood Springs, CO, which is about 2.75 hours from DIA, 1 hour from Vail and 1.25 hours from Aspen.
Guides, life jackets, and shuttles to and from our facility are included. See below for a list of what to bring.
GROUP DISCOUNTS: Groups of 8 or more can receive 10% off this trip and groups of 15 or more can receive 20% off! So call up a few friends and then call (970) 945-8477 to reserve at these prices.
What to wear/bring
We provide all safety equipment and necessary gear including life jackets/PFDs and helmets. We recommend guests bring the following items to maximize their fun:
- Shorts or Swimsuits (Light nylon clothing is best as everything gets wet!)
- Old Tennis Shoes, sandals, or water shoes (Flip Flops not recommended as they float away!)
- Windbreaker or Fleece (if cool)
- Sunscreen/Lip balm
- Water Bottle
- Change of clothes (for after your trip)
- Towel (to take a warm shower at our riverside facility after your trip before hopping back in the car)
Full wetsuits, booties, splash jackets, and all other supplies are available in our gift shop for rent or purchase at very reasonable prices. DO NOT BRING any electronics such as smart phones, digital cameras, car keys or anything you would not want to get wet. These items have a tendency to be taken into the depths of the mighty Colorado! Please leave these items in your car and we will be happy to hold your car keys while you enjoy your trip!
Trip Restrictions/Policies, & Waivers
Advance Reservations are recommended and require a credit card to hold. Online reservations are taken up to 24 hours in advance of your trip. For same day reservations please call our reservations line at 800-993-RAFT(7238) and we will get you on a raft trip as soon as possible!
Whitewater Rafting, LLC has been dedicated to providing for your safety and enjoyment since 1974 but cannot assume responsibility for personal injury or property loss or damage. We have an impeccable safety record as each of our guides are fully certified by State and US Forest Service regulations including CPR, first aid, and extensive on river training maneuvers.
Licensed by the State of Colorado and permitted by US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management.
Cancellations made 24 hours or more prior to trip departure receive full refunds with no penalties; just email or call us and we will be happy to make any necessary changes. Cancellations made within 24 hours of departure time are subject to a $10 per person cancellation fee.
Trip times are the shuttle departure time. Please arrive 45 minutes before scheduled departure time for check-in, life jacket fitting, and safety orientation. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed a spot on the raft and may be subject to the late cancellation charge.