Rafting Near Vail

Vail White Water Rafting

Vail is world-famous for its slopes, attracting outdoor enthusiasts and celebrities with all it has to offer. When it comes to playing in the mountains and living a lavish lifestyle, Vail is second to none. 

Vail is home to countless fine dining restaurants, mom-and-pop boutiques, and luxury hotels and spas that satisfy every need.

This alpine village destination turns into a lush, green playground for the outdoorsman (and woman!) once summer hits. The sunny Colorado skies melt the snowy peaks, delivering tons of water into rivers stretching state-wide. Thanks to this rush of water, white water rafting near Vail is top notch.

If you’re looking for Vail rafting, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll help you craft a trip that you will reminisce about for years to come. 

What Makes White Water Rafting Near Vail Special?

Are you looking for an extreme trip to test your limits? Or are you dreaming of unwinding in pristine waters, where you get to bask in the sun and enjoy the wildlife that Colorado is famous for? White water rafting near Vail will satisfy either way. You’ll find both adventure and relaxation at Browns Canyon, where you may even be lucky enough to spot a Bighorn Sheep! Clear Creek is another rafting option with white water for the beginner or advanced paddler. Whatever you’re looking for, your perfect Vail rafting trip is waiting.

Vail White Water Rafting Trips

Clear Creek Intermediate 1/2 Day Raft Trip

Experience class III to IV rapids on Clear Creek, located just over one hour from Vail, CO.
Half-Day Trip Price: $69 – $89 per adult

Clear Creek Beginner 1/3 Day Raft Trip

Located just over an hour from Vail, CO, the Clear Creek Beginner 1/3 Day trip is an ideal introductory raft trip through class II and III white water.
Trip Price: $64 – $79 per adult  |  $59 – $74 per child

Browns Canyon Rafting Trip

Raft along Browns Canyon National Monument with invigorating rapids and mountain scenery, located 1.5 hours from Vail, CO. Choose a half-day or full-day raft trip.
Half Day Trip Price: $84 per person

Royal Gorge Rafting Trip

Thrilling white water and incredible views await adventurous paddlers in the class III to V rapids of the famous Royal Gorge. Located 2.5 hours from Vail, this trip is available as a half-day or full-day raft trip: $129 per person

Explore the Town

After you finish paddling down canyons, you can explore all that Vail has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an annual family vacation spot, Vail has what you need.

Here are a few of our favorite things to see and do:

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Everywhere you turn in Vail, you will find the streets lines with outstanding accommodations. From the 5-star Four Seasons Resort and Residences to the highly-rated Sonnenalp hotel, there is no shortage of luxury here.

But what if you’re looking for something a bit more quirky? Hipcamp is the Airbnb for campsites and cabins, and Vail has endless unique options to choose from.

If you decide to explore more rafting, the Royal Gorge offers some of the best rapids in Colorado. Here we offer luxury cabins and glamping tents so you can keep enjoying spectacular views and lush living arrangements.

Our luxury cabins offer:

  • Luxurious king beds
  • Indoor and outdoor fireplaces
  • Spa-style bathrooms
  • Private Patios
  • BBQ Grills
  • WiFi
  • Flat screen TVs

Our glamping tents offer:

  • Plush queen beds
  • Picnic table and fire ring
  • 6’ by 14’ private porch
  • Elegant french doors

More housing questions? Contact us and we will help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

White water rafting near Vail is sure to work up a voracious appetite. Luckily there is no shortage of dining options. Some of the most unique eateries and drinking establishments include:

  • Swiss Chalet (enjoy traditional Swiss fondue!)
  • Vail Brewing Company
  • Almresi (Austrian food)
  • Mountain Standard
  • Moe’s Original BBQ
  • Terra Bistro
  • Crespelle
  • Sundae (unforgettable sundaes)

Plan Your Vail White Water Rafting Adventure

Are you ready to visit one of the most famous mountain towns in the world? At Echo Canyon River Expeditions, we have the knowledge to help you craft your ultimate Vail white water rafting experience. From single and multi-day rafting trips to hotel and dining recommendations, we will help you create memories to last a lifetime.