Rocky Mountain White Water Rafting, Whitewater Trips

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Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting is a summer activity that everyone should try at least once in the Rockies. Rafting companies offer trips on the Colorado and Poudre Rivers, two incredibly scenic and thrilling rivers that will leave you chomping at the bit for another ride. Read More

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Rapid Transit Rafting

Family whitewater raft trips WITH TRANSPORTATION FROM ESTES PARK TO THE RIVER. Over 30 years right in Estes Park. Never been rafting? You're our specialty. Book it now!

Rocky Mountain National Park spans 415 square miles and boasts 300-plus miles of hiking trails. It’s no wonder that RMNP stands as one of the most visited National Parks in the United States.

This unique area is also home to world-class Whitewater Rafting. From the headwaters of the mighty Colorado River to the pristine and protected Cache La Poudre River – Colorado’s only wild and scenic river. There’s nothing quite like a rafting adventure, it’s an exhilarating, Colorado front range bucket-list-experience that you won’t want to miss!

Enjoy rafting through the Colorado wilderness in the capable hands of the many reputable outfitters in the area. Discover rugged landscapes for an unforgettable adventure. Enjoy water activities near Rocky Mountain National Park, just a short scenic drive to the city of Fort Collins.

Originally the Colorado River was named Rio Colorado (Red River) by the Spanish. It may not be immediately obvious how the river was named in such a way, especially because its color today is closer to blue-green. However, in the past the river did have a reddish-brown hue before the Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1963. Silt and sediments gave the river its red color - now they are trapped behind the dam in the bottom of Lake Powell.

Whitewater rafting on the Colorado River courses through the Grand Canyon, and offers an amazing view of one of the world's favorite spots for recreation. See the Colorado River up close by taking a whitewater rafting trip you will always remember with fondness. Rafting through America's most popular national park, Rocky Mountain National Park, is an experience not be missed.

Whitewater rafting trips (with experienced guides) are easy to book, and will allow you to take in the Colorado River in a safe and enjoyable way.

   - some content provided courtesy of Rocky Mountain Adventures