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Rafting and Kayaking

Beginning in late April, local outfitters run the Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas rivers, offering thrill seekers a chance to splash through the rippling rivers and big rapids.

Wet and Wonderful

Whether you're plunging down the rapids of Gore Canyon or enjoying a quiet float through serene waterways, river rafting is the perfect family recreation accommodating ages 2 to 102.  Trips include transportation, equipment, and an experienced guide. Half day or full day trips with lunch are available.

AVA's Colorado Rafting

With trips on 8 Rivers from multiple CO locations...
We're sure to have a trip that's perfect for you. Whether you're meek of heart, looking for a family adventure, or seeking out the best Class V in the West, we'll help you create the adventure of a lifetime.

DISCOUNTS available every day of the year on our website. Click the red "Trip Discounts" button on our home page.

Guides, gear, guest service, rivers, and outposts. We strive to set the bar in our industry!

Rafting is a fantastic activity for groups looking for team building, challenge and just an all-around great time! Ask about our group discounts and special custom group trips.


Breckenridge Whitewater Rafting

See our website for deals offered daily! Call us 7 days a week or use promo code when booking online. Check out our website for more info. Click on the green TRIP DISCOUNTS button. Gift certificates available too.

We run the Arkansas River, Colorado River, Eagle River, Blue River and Clear Creek. Five rivers within an hour of Vail! We have just the right trip for you. Also offering rock climbing, fly fishing, horseback riding, cabins and camping.

Fun for Groups
We offer excellent group rates and can handle groups of almost any size. This is a specialty for us--call or email us today to get a quote. We can add all kinds of extra to your group trip too--and we can create a custom group trip just for you.


Colorado River Guides

Stunning Water, Great equipment, Personal Service
Colorado River Guides is proud of our exceptional fleet of inflatable kayaks (lovingly referred to as duckies). These stable, easily-maneuvered boats are a blast! Float along with our raft for a hands-on whitewater experience of your own. CRG will cater to any group?s special needs or interests, and will plan custom trips.

Two Great Rivers
The Colorado River May - October: Our Colorado River trip offers gorgeous and somewhat isolated views of Colorado. You can visit dinosaur tracks, see old stagecoach trails, marvel at the unique geological sights along the river and imagine the west as it once was.

The Eagle River: May - July. This challenging whitewater trip is a favorite of our guides. Raft one of the only undammed rivers in Colorado. Launch yourself into the untamed whitewater of the Eagle River. The rushing rapids, fed by the melting snow, make for a short but intense season.

Families Love Us
Families love our low-key and professional operation. Depending on the time of year and your group, you can choose one of two great river trips.

Our Colorado River trip is an unforgettable ride into the old west, on one of America's most important rivers.

Our Eagle River trip is great fun... everyone is sure to get wet!

(800) 938-7238

Colorado River Runs

Get ready to get wet! Since 1973, Colortado River Runs has outfitted quality guided raft trips on Colorado's best rivers. We are the only locally owned river company on the upper Colorado River. Our trips are fun, safe and exciting. Our rivers offer just the right combination of scenery, safety and thrills.
Colorado River Runs is licensed by the state of Colorado and operates under permission of the United States Bureau of Land Management.

Colorado River
Great for families and beginners, the Colorado River has deep canyons, spectacular vistas and easy rapids. More than a float, but without heavy whitewater, the Colorado offers the right balance of atmosphere and fun in an isolated setting. Inflatible kayaks are available for the more adventurous. As always, we pay close attention to safety on the river.
Our trips meet at our lodge in Radium, an antique mountain ranching town about 45 minutes from Avon/Beaver Creek. See our website for directions and details.

Eagle River
Let's get ready to rumble! Fed by the snowmelt and tumbling down the Vail Valley, the Eagle River has some of the best rapids in Colorado. Great rapids and great scenery make the Eagle a great whitewater adverture. Our trips meet in Wolcott, 20 miles west of Vail on I-70.
We pay close attention to safety. Everyone wears a life jacket and wetsuit and a thorough whitewater safety briefing is given before we hit the river. Under the wetsuit, wear a swimsuit. Remember to have warm clothes in the car for after the trip. You will get wet!

(800) 826-1081

Timberline Tours

Your Colorado River Experts!
We love rivers. All kinds of rivers. And each section of river we run has its own personality, its own rhythm, and its own set of rewards.

With 39 Years of experience under our belts, Timberline has the guides to ensure you not only have a fun trip but a safe one too.

Family Friendly to Wild!
Family Friendly Trips

* Upper Colorado
* Lower Eagle
* Shoshone Rapids
* Browns Canyon

* Dowd Chute
* The Numbers
* Clear Creek

* Pine Creek & The Numbers
* Gore Canyon IV-V

Sit back and relax or drive and save its up to you!
The price of our tours includes door to door transportation from most hotels/lodgings in the Vail Valley. Sit back relax and let someone else do the driving.

Or take advantage of our special DRIVE & SAVE discounts!!

Drive yourself to one of our two full facility boathouses and SAVE on your trip. Go to our website at and click on the blue button for details.


Vail's Rock Gardens Rafting Adventures

Colorado River Glenwood Canyon Whitewater Rafting, since 1974!
From Mild to Wild, we offer inspiring river adventures in spectacular Glenwood Canyon for over 30 years. Experience the mighty Colorado river through the Shoshone rapids beneath 1000 ft canyon walls. Trips depart throughout the day at 9am,11:30am,1pm,and 4pm. Full day, Half day and Short trips available for all ages and abilities. Drive yourself to our location and save $$$. Reservations recommended, last minute bookings available.

Who can go Rafting !

  • We welcome everyone!
  • Family Float trips (Minimum weight of 30lbs)
  • Wet and wild trips
  • Private trips
  • Group trips
  • Multi-activity adventures

Group Services
No matter the group, from scouts to corporate, or, from 8 people to over 200, Rock Gardens Rafting is here to help ensure the planning and the trip going smoothly. Our excellent customer service and attention to detail is what Rock Gardens customers have come to expect from us.



We are committed to your safety first: skill, experience, on-going training, and top quality equipment reflect this concern in a tangible manner. We train our staff far above the state requirements in all aspects of river running. All are certified in 1st Aid and CPR, some are EMT's, and all are trained in Swiftwater Rescue. You are in good hands.

Several local companies offer door-to-door service to Beaver Creek guests.
For more information and a free lodging quote,