Rafting Near Denver

White Water Rafting Near Denver

Denver is the perfect place for a vacation, with a lively city atmosphere close to the Rocky Mountains. You can enjoy the perks of city life, with over 60 craft breweries and countless trendy food halls. Then jump in your car, drive 30 minutes west, and enjoy a wilderness adventure.

If you’re looking for white water rafting near Denver, you’ll find no shortage of options. Are you a thrill seeker and trying to pack in as much as you can in short weekend getaway? Upper Clear Creek has the perfect rapids for you and is just 30 minutes away. Or are you looking for a truly world-class raft trip through the depths of a 1,000 foot gorge? Make the drive to the Royal Gorge where you’ll float a pristine river and enjoy majestic scenery in every direction. You may even get lucky and spot a Bighorn Sheep!

What Makes Denver White Water Rafting Special?

Whether you’re a first timer or an adventurous soul hooked on the rush of the river, we’ll help you find the perfect Denver white water rafting trip for you. Are you looking for peaceful bonding time with your family? A trip that you and your friends will never forget? A challenge that will get you closer to expert status? Just a short drive from downtown, you can find the Denver rafting trip of your dreams.

After your Denver white water rafting trip, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the city. Denver has delicious food, world class microbreweries, and amazing spas. What more could you ask for?

Denver White Water Rafting Trips

Clear Creek Beginner 1/3 Day Raft Trip

Clear Creek’s Gold Rush section is a beginner raft trip  located not far from Denver. Available as a one third day trip. Clicking ‘BOOK NOW’ will direct you to Arkansas Valley Adventure’s booking site.
Trip Price: $64 – $79 per adult  |  $59 – $74 per child

Royal Gorge Rafting Trip

Experience thrilling class III to V rapids deep in the heart of the Royal Gorge. Located a couple hours from Denver, this trip is available as a half-day or full-day raft trip.
Half-Day Trip Price: $129 per person

Browns Canyon Rafting Trip

Experience classic Colorado scenery and invigorating rapids in Browns Canyon. Located near Buena Vista, a couple hours from Denver, the trip is available as a half-day or full-day trip.
Half-Day Trip Price: $94

Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Trip

Blend miles of scenic beauty with class II to IV rapids. Located about two hours from Denver, this trip is offered as a half-day or full-day trip.
Half-Day Trip Price: $119 per person

Must Do’s in Denver

After the rapids have taken you for a spin, it’s time to head back to the city. You may find exploring Denver almost as exciting as rafting down the river! Don’t miss out on these Denver attractions:

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Whether you are looking to rough it or to relax in the lap of luxury, Denver has you covered. You can connect with nature and camp in the mountains near Idaho Springs, or stay in the heart of the city at the historic Brown Palace Hotel. You can find countless options on Airbnb as well, where you can live like a true local.

If you choose to explore the Royal Gorge, spoil yourself and stay in one of our luxury cabins. Here you will enjoy the benefits of a resort alongside the captivating beauty of nature. Our cabins all include the following:

  • Indoor and outdoor fireplace
  • Plush king bed
  • In-cabin kitchen
  • Spa-style bathroom
  • Speedy WiFi
  • Cable and flat screen TVs
  • Private Patio
  • BBQ Grills

Looking for something a bit simpler but still luxurious? We offer glamping tents for two, perfect for a romantic getaway.

If you need help finding the best place to stay in Denver, we can offer you additional hotel recommendations.

After an exciting day of rafting near Denver, you’ll want to relax with a nice meal and maybe a tall cold one.

Here are some of the most unique and talked-about eateries around the city:

  • Sushi Den
  • Snooze (perfect for breakfast)
  • Root Down
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy
  • Ocean Prime
  • Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
  • Marco’s Coal Fired Pizzeria
  • Denver Biscuit Company
  • Union Station Market
  • The Source in RiNo

Craft Your Perfect Denver White Water Rafting Adventure

Are you ready to pack your bags and head to Denver? We’re here to help put together your dream Denver rafting vacation. With single and multi-day trips available, white water rafting near Denver has never been easier. We will help you and your family create memories that will last a lifetime.