Explore colorado's best rivers
Explore Colorado the way it was meant to be, on the river. Take in gorgeous mountain scenery and experience the thrill and excitement of Rocky Mountain whitewater. This is a great family activity, and one that will leave memories for years to come. rich-text
Colorado River Runs
Since 1973, Colorado River Runs has provided guided raft trips on the Colorado River. More than a float but without heavy whitewater, this trip has the right combination of atmosphere and fun in an isolated river setting.
Colorado River Runs guides are skilled professionals, the rafts are top of the line, and the river offers the right combination of scenery, safety and excitement. Colorado River Runs is licensed by the state of Colorado and operates under special use permits issued by the Bureau of Land Management.
The two man inflatable kayaks known as “duckies” are available on the Colorado River trips upon request.
Follow Highway 40 east to Kremmling. Turn right on Highway 9 for 2 miles to the Trough Road (Colorado Headwaters Scenic Byway). Turn right for 14 miles to the Radium Road. Turn right and it's 2.5 miles to our headquarters in Radium.
Colorado River Runs Tours & Pricing
Colorado River Runs offers half day trips for the 2019 summer season, June 1 - August 31. Tours start at 9:00am or 1:00pm and are 2.5 to 3 hours long. Plan to arrive at the meeting site 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Please call 24 hours prior to trip for confirmation and details.
|Age||Half Day* (9am)||Half Day* (1pm) |
|Adult (13 & Up)||$58||$58 |
|Child (2 - 12)||$44||$44 |
Mad Adventures offers raft trips on the Colorado River or Clear Creek. The Colorado River Trip is family and group-friendly. This trip is perfect if you are wanting to experience whitewater rafting for the first time with your children or just want to see beautiful scenery from the river.
Clear Creek has family friendly sections and more adventurous sections. Per mile, Clear Creek has more rapids than most rivers you might raft. This creates very exciting trips, even on the family-friendly sections. Bring quick-drying clothes (t-shirt, shorts, bathing suit), sunscreen, sunglasses with strap, change of clothing, tennis shoes, water socks or river sandals, hat and cash for souvenirs and snacks.
Driving Directions Colorado River Trips
From Steamboat Springs, take Highway 40 east to Kremmling. Look for the Mad Adventures office on the right at the far end of town, just before the Kremmling Airport. Approximate driving time is 1 hour 15 minutes.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS CLEAR CREEK TRIPS
From Steamboat Springs, travel US Hwy 40 east over Berthoud Pass. Hwy 40 ends at I-70. Take I-70 east toward Denver for 2 miles to Downieville/Dumont (Exit 234). As you exit at 234 turn left at the s top sign and travel under the highway. Turn right on Co Rd 308 and travel 0.7 miles. At the stop sign turn right onto Co Rd 312 and travel across the bridge over the highway. Turn right on Dumont Rd. Then make your first left up the driveway towards the brown building. Approximate drive time is 2 hours 15 minutes.
Mad Adventures Tours & Pricing
Upper Colorado River Full and Half Day Rafting trips are offered daily at 8:30am or 1:00pm, May 25 - September 8, 2019. The full day trip includes lunch.
|Age||Full Day* (8:30am)||Half Day (8:30am or 1pm)*|
|Adult (13 & up)||$95||$65|
|Child (4-12) ||$85||$55|
Tour Details Clear Creek
Clear Creek Rafting trips are offered daily May 25 - August 4, 2019.
|1/3 Day Beginner Trip||(7 & Up) ||$55|
|1/2 Day Intermediate||(13 & Up) || $65|
|1/2 Day Advanced||(15 & up) ||$75|
Arkansas Valley Adventures offers rafting, inflatable kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding on the upper Colorado River. Your laid back trip will include plenty of time to swim, sunbathe, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.
Visit historic mining cabins and get your heart racing with a leap from 'Jump Rock' into the river. You'll splash through a few moderate rapids as the river winds through the Gore Range and mountain ranchland. Perfect for families or anyone looking for a leisurely day on the river. Don't miss this summer activity in the Colorado Mountains.
Approximately 1 hour 15 minute drive from Steamboat. Follow US 40 East into Kremmling, Turn right onto 14th Street, Turn left onto Eagle Ave, AVA Outpost is on the left.
AVA Colorado Rafting Tours & Pricing
AVA Rafting offers full and half day trips daily for the 2019 summer season, May 17 - September 29, 2019. Tours start at 9:00am or 1:00pm. Plan to arrive at the meeting site 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time. Please call 24 hours prior to trip for confirmation and details.
|Age**||Full Day* (9am)||Half Day* (9am) ||Half Day* (1pm)|
|Adult (13 & Up)||$123||$82||$82|
|Child (2 - 12)||$63||$42||$42|
*2019 summer rates. Gratuity not included.
AVA Raft Rentals
Full Day Raft Rental - No guide - Raft will hold up to 7 people - Available through September 29, 2019.
|Age||Full Day Rental* (8am)|
|Adult (18 & Up)||$151|
Experience Utah rafting at its best on a one-day Green River rafting adventure through the Split Mountain Gorge. Visit the land of dinosaurs, wild geologic folding and colorful canyon history in Dinosaur National Monument. Challenge class III rapids like Moonshine, S.O.B., Schoolboy and Englesby – first encountered and named by the famous explorer John Wesley Powell.
Trips for the Green River are usually run in paddle rafts (everyone paddles), but oar boats (you do not have to paddle) can be requested. Both options hold five to eight people plus a guide. This is the best whitewater rafting near Steamboat Springs, Colorado which lies roughly 140 miles away. A doable day trip from Steamboat Springs, rafting a one-day adventure in Dinosaur National Monument is sure to be the highlight of your Colorado vacation.
All rafting guests receive a 5-day pass to Dinosaur National Monument and the nearby Dinosaur Quarry. Park fees will be waived if you already have an annual parks pass. Plan to visit the park after your rafting trip to take advantage of this special offer.
From Steamboat Springs, take US-40/ W Lincoln Ave west for 149 miles to Jensen, UT. Turn left onto S 9500 E, it will be on the right. Approximately 2 hours. Meeting time is 8:30am, launch is at 9:00am.
Adrift Adventures Tours & Pricing
|Adrift Adventures Rafting Tours||Rate*|
|Rafting Trip Adult (13 & Up)||$113|
|Rafting Trip Child (12 & Under)||$81|
*2018 summer rates. Gratuity not included.