Estes Park Rafting

Things to Do in Estes Park, CO

Enjoy the Thrill of Colorado Whitewater Rafting!

From canyon to alpine river, Colorado offers unforgettable rafting trips throughout the state

Just a short 75-minute drive (many departing from Estes Park) will allow you access to one of the most memorable activities in the area, river rafting! The Colorado and Poudre rivers have rafting terrain suitable for all ages and abilities. There are several Estes Park rafting companies; a few major examples are highlighted below.

Rapid Transit Rafting departs directly from Estes Park and offers raft trips on both the Cache la Poudre and the Colorado rivers. The Colorado River is slightly farther away than the Poudre, but you can make up for the driving time with a full day’s worth of rafting. The 12-mile stretch of river is perfect for relaxing and floating most of the time, with a few small rapids thrown in. The trip passes by natural hot springs and miner cabins over 100 years old on the way. A picnic lunch and transportation is included. Contact Rapid Transit Rafting below for more details.

Rocky Mountain Adventures also departs directly from Estes Park. With rafting opportunities at most major rivers throughout Colorado, Rocky Mountain Adventures can accommodate rafters of all skill levels from first-timers to experienced experts.

A1 Wildwater Rafting, in Ft. Collins, has been guiding trips on the Poudre River for 30 years. Their regular Wildwater Trip covers some exciting rapids without becoming too overwhelming while their Wild & Scenic trip is more challenging but has especially beautiful views as well. A full-day, 22-mile excursion with a deli-style lunch is also offered.

An action-packed time can be had on Mountain Whitewater Descents’ half-day Plunge trip, featuring five rapids. Full-day and two-day trips are also available. Each is accommodated by a safety kayak or cataraft. Each boat has extra handles to keep you safe and free fleeces to keep you warm.

Rapid Transit Rafting

161 Virginia Drive
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 577-7238 | (800) 367-8523

Rocky Mountain Adventures

358 E. Elkhorn Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-6191 | (800) 858-6808

A1 Wildwater Rafting

2801 N. Shields Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 224-3379 | (800) 369-4165

Mountain Whitewater Descents

2050 Big Thompson Avenue
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-6548 | (888) 855-8874

A Wanderlust Adventure

4120 W. County Road 54G
Laporte, CO 80535
(970)-482-1995 | (800)745-7238

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