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About Whitewater Rafting in Colorado

Colorado Whitewater Rafting Trips & Vacations

Colorado offers some of the best whitewater rafting trips in the world. With a wide range of trip options in almost every part of the state, it's easy to find a trip that fits your needs. Adventure level, budget, age, fitness level and your location are just a few factors to consider when choosing a rafting trip. 

Looking for a Colorado whitewater river rafting vacation? Colorado Rafting with AVA offers whitewater rafting options for rafters of all abilities! We are a regional company offering Colorado rafting trips on several rivers in the Rocky Mountains. We have multiple outposts and pick-up locations throughout Central Colorado for your convenience. This means we can find the right trip for YOU instead of fitting you into the mold of just a couple trips. That's why AVA is Your Colorado Guide!

We believe whitewater rafting vacations offer a unique and immersive experience in Colorado’s wilderness that guarantee memories you’ll have forever and stories you’ll share with all your friends.  Colorado’s rivers offer some of the best whitewater in the world and with so much diversity of terrain in the state, we’re sure to have the perfect river trip for any rafters or vacationers.

Family Vacations

AVA provides Colorado river vacations for families with children as young as 3 years old on our Upper Colorado Scenic Float trip. Or step that up a notch and experience some beginner and intermediate rapids on one of our family whitewater river rafting trips. Most of these river trips are intermediate whitewater trips appropriate for beginning rafters ages 7 and up. We offer family trips through Brown’s Canyon on the Arkansas River or on the Clear Creek Gold Rush white water section. These adventures are tremendous fun for all ages and lifestyles.

From Mild To Wild - Colorado Whitewater Rafting Trips

If you’re traveling to Colorado with a family a bit more adventurous (rowdy teenagers onboard?) or are a thrill-seeking group looking for something special to do in Colorado that’s a bit more challenging, we have whitewater rafting trips designed just for you! AVA’s Intermediate-Advanced Colorado whitewater river rafting vacations traverse multiple rivers across the state offering everything from canyon terrain to dramatic elevation drops creating some of the most intense whitewater in the country. No matter where in Colorado you’ll be staying, we can get you on one of Colorado’s best rivers for an adventure you won’t soon forget.

Perhaps you’re travelling to Denver for a business or a corporate event and want to experience some of the majesty our state’s known for.  We’ve got you covered since Clear Creek is easy to access from our Idaho Springs Outpost, ONLY thirty miles west of Denver.  Many people tell us it’s the perfect one day adventure in the Colorado wilderness!

Some of our Intermediate and Advanced white water vacations require a minimum age of 15 years old – for complete trip details, visit our river pages and look for trips appropriate for your group’s adventure level and age bracket or check out our Trip Finder app to find the perfect river trip!

  • Arkansas River: Central CO
  • Clear Creek: Denver Mtns
  • Colorado River: Northwest CO
  • Eagle River: Central CO
  • Blue River: Central CO
  • Dolores River: Southwest CO
  • Animas River: Southwest CO
  • Poudre River: Northern CO
  • Yampa River: Northern Colorado/Utah
  • Green River/Lodore Canyon: Colorado/Utah
  • Salt River: Arizona

Still want to know more about rafting in Colorado?

AVA Colorado Rafting & Zipline Tours will be delighted to send you a quote for any of our river rafting adventures and activities. We’ve carefully selected information that will be extremely useful in planning your Colorado whitewater river rafting vacation. You'll receive all of the ins and outs of a Colorado river trip including:

  • The equipment included with every whitewater rafting trip
  • Minimum requirements for every rafting trip
  • Maps to our Outposts
  • What to bring on your Colorado adventure

We can also offer you many other activities during your white water vacation. While you’re here, try a zipline tour, rock climbing, horseback riding or fly fishing! These activities all go hand in hand with rafting in Colorado.

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AVA strives to bring awareness and understanding of the surrounding wilderness to our guests. Our enjoyable Colorado river rafting vacations help instill appreciation for the natural environment.