The Rocky Mountains are one of the premier places to find both relaxing river floats and high adrenaline raft trips. Here in Winter Park we have 3 great local raft guide companies. All of which offer trips on either the Colorado or Clear Creek rivers, or both. One even offers overnight trips for the more adventurous outdoorsy types. All of these companies are based in Winter Park where WPLBO can provide you with outstanding accomodations to return to after your long day on the river. Be sure to speak with a guide before you go to find out exactly what you need to bring, and what equipment you can rent from them.
Adventures in Whitewater
The owners of Adventures in Whitewater, Travis and Helena Powell, are long time Winter Park residents and life-long rafters. They provide everything you could possibly need for your trip on the river, all you have to do is show up with a need for excitement. A average full day is $58/pp and a 1/2 day is $48/pp. They also offer Duckie trips, individual inflatable kayaks. They are lots of fun in the rapids.
Check them out at http://adventuresinwhitewater.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx. You can book online or give them a call at 1-877-321-RAFT.
Red Tail Rafting
When you book a trip with Red Tail Rafting, you will ride the whitewater of the legendary Upper Colrado River through Class II and III rapids. You might talk your guide into stopping at the relaxing natural hot spring, or for the more daring jumping off the the appropriately named “Jump Rock”. A full day is $65/pp and a 1/2 day is $50/pp. Snacks and transportation are provided.
To book, give them a call at 888-8-GO-RAFT or check out their website for more info, http://redtailrafting.com/index_files/Page375.htm.
Mad adventures rafting trips are for all ages, from 4-104. OK, maybe not quite all ages, but everyone is guaranteed to have a fantastic time. They offer trips on both class III and IV rated Clear Creek for , and on the more family friendly class II and III Upper Colorado. They even offer overnight trips custom fit to your needs. Their prices range from $39/pp for a 1/2 day to $299/pp for the 3 day overnight trip. Check out their web site at http://www.madadventures.com/index.phpm or give them a call at 800-451-4844.
Amy April 9th, 2009