Winter Park rafting on the whitewaters in the Rocky Mountains offers exciting rides on rushing rapids, through canyons, along forested banks, with some of the best scenery in the US.
- Enjoy spectacular scenery when you do whitewater rafting around Winter Park
- Take a rafting trip on the Fraser River and test your intermediate skills
- The whole family will enjoy a Class I float on the Colorado River
- Outfitters can make your journey safe and trouble-free
Rivers in the Winter Park, Colorado area make for incredible whitewater playgrounds. The whole family can enjoy a whitewater rafting trip through spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery, towering peaks all around.
When you have kids and are using an outfitter for your rafting trip, make sure you ask about age requirements. Everyone doesn’t have to know how to swim, however, because each passenger is fitted with a lifejacket.
Where to go Whitewater Rafting
- Fraser River
You can access the Fraser River off of US Highway 40 at Winter Park or go north on Highway 40 to the confluence of the Fraser and Colorado Rivers. For plenty of high country adventure, you’ll find this river fits the bill. There are 24 miles of excitement on Class III to IV rapids. You should have at least intermediate whitewater skills to brave the Fraser.
- Colorado River
For a wide variety of whitewater and some pleasant floats, the Colorado River should be your choice. Class I to III rapids offer something for everyone. Enjoy colorful canyons and forested banks as you move through some of the most stunning scenery in the state. Stop at some of the natural hot springs along the way. View the Rocky Mountain wildlife. It’s a perfect adventure for a perfect vacation in the Rockies.
Guided Tours & Rentals
Browse the outfitters in the listings on this page to find an experienced and professional guide who will take you on a half-day or full-day trip down some of the most beautiful rivers in the country.
and Travel Updates
- American Whitewater
American Whitewater encourages rafters and kayakers to help protect the rivers they float.
- Colorado River Outfitters Association
The Colorado River Outfitters Association is a group of river running outfitters which has created a standard of service for guides, reviews of rivers, and location information