A Day On The River

For most visitors to the Rocky Mountains, a whitewater rafting adventure is high up on their ‘must do’ list; and Winter Park doesn’t disappoint.

Perfectly located between two of Colorado’s top rated rivers: the Colorado River & Clear Creek, guests of Winter Park Lodging Company will be spoiled for choice and enjoy deep discounts with our partner companies, MAD Adventures & Stand Up Paddle Colorado.

Mad Adventures On The Upper Colorado

Which River Is Right For You?

Upper Colorado River

For a picturesque, family friendly day on the river, we’d recommend the gentler waters of the famous Colorado River, near Kremmling (about 1 hour’s drive from Winter Park).

Referred to by the locals as ‘The Upper C’, this stretch of river serves up beautiful canyons, a mix of flat water and short & fun rapids (class II – III), riverside hot springs and various levels of jumping rocks, making for a full and fun trip for all ages. Suitable for all levels of experience, aged 4 years & up.

colorado river trip

Clear Creek

Located on the East side of Berthoud Pass (about 45 minutes from Winter Park), Clear Creek offers an action packed fun fest of whitewater (class III-IV) through the old mining town of Idaho Springs, with plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of wildlife such as Big Horn Sheep and river otter along the way. If you’re more into the heart pumping, thrills & spills kind of ride, Clear Creek is the spot for you.

Clear creek raft trips are suitable for older children & adults.

Whitewater rapids near Winter Park

Save With Winter Park Lodging Company

We’ve teamed up with two top notch raft companies in Winter Park to provide you with exceptional service and a nice big discount on your chosen rafting expedition.


Mad Adventures

From family friendly float trips, to wet ‘n’ wild whitewater descents, the team at MAD Adventures offers different levels of madness for every type of river explorer.  Winter Park Lodging Company guests are privy to a 10% discount on all of MAD Adventures’ rafting trips, so make sure you let them know you’re staying with us.

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Stand Up Paddle Colorado

Paddle boarding is the fasted growing sport in the World, and the team at Stand Up Paddle Colorado are a huge part of the movement in the USA.  Spend a day cruising the Upper Colorado River on your own paddle board, multi-person SUPsquatch board or guided raft and save 10% as a Winter Park Lodging Company guest.

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