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Short & Mild Rafting Trip

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Adult Ages 13+
Child Ages 12 and under

Beginner Rafting for Young Families on the Colorado River!

Looking for a trip but have kids under age 5? Our Short & Mild Rafting Trip is great for anyone seeking a milder experience or trying rafting for the first time. This fun, scenic float with our experienced guides will keep everyone happy and safe. Easy class II rapids are a great introduction for young children or those who just want to enjoy the scenic beauty of the river without getting soaked! This trip is open to families with children as young as 2 years old. For families with children age 5 and older we recommend the Half Day Rafting Trip.

We meet at our riverside facility 45 minutes in advance and then depart directly from our facility down the Colorado River. Our experienced guides pilot 16’ rafts capable of carrying 8 guests through roughly 7 miles of beautiful scenery. The most exciting rapid, South Canyon, can be up to class III during June runoff. After about 1.5hrs of float time, it’s just a 12 minute shuttle ride back home, making this the perfect primer to river experiences. Launch site and take out are subject to change due to water conditions but will always contain scenic views and a beautiful Class II float.

More Info

  • Times & Departures: All trips meet 45 minutes prior to departure.
  • Memorial Day Weekend to August 20th: 9am and 1pm daily
  • Early/Late Season: 1:30pm only
  • Trip Length: 2 hours
  • Class Rating: Class II, on the Colorado River, 6+ river miles, departs from our riverfront facility.
  • Age/Weight: Minimum age 2, 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 Aspen.
  • Guides, life jackets, and shuttles to and from our facility are included. See below for a list of what to bring.