Colorado River rafting on our famous whitewater is one of the most exciting and breathtaking ways to experience the beauty of our natural surroundings in summer. Scenic float trips and thrilling whitewater river rafting tours are available on the nearby Colorado River in Grand County, or the Clear Creek River in Clear Creek County.  There are also trips to the Arkansas for those interested in a longer road trip with great scenery. StayWinterPark has provided the listings and information below for whitewater rafting trips:


Locally based in Winter Park, Mad Adventures has raft trips for all ages – half day or full day trips on the upper Colorado River or for more excitement, the class III and IV rapids of Clear Creek. Additional options are 2 or 3-day adventures on the Colorado River and a kayaking camp. For more information call Mad Adventures at 1-800-451-4844.


Wide Open Adventures a Denver based company focusing on bringing adventures with professional guides and practices incorporating sustainable practices and education in a number of great outdoor activities. Raft trips are available on the Colorado River, Clear Creek and the Arkansas. Wide Open Adventures also offers a variety of other summer activities including fly fishing, zip line, mountain biking and horseback rides. For more information call Wide Open Adventures at 1-877-766-9962, or go to their website www.wideopenadventure.com to view all their outdoor activities!


Adventures in White Water and has highly skilled professionals with great knowledge of the river and surroundings. They offer whitewater rafting trips on both the upper Colorado River and Clear Creek near Idaho Springs. Aside from rafting trips, you can also rent inflatable kayaks, combine your rafting trip with horseback riding or rent a mountain bike. For more information call Adventures in White Water at 1-800-321-7238.