Spend your days winding through roughly 50 miles of the river. You’ll paddle through exciting class II-IV rapids every day of your trip. Enjoy uninterrupted sunlight as you pass beneath vibrant sandstone cliffs. Your guide will fill you in on the history of this pristine stretch of water that takes you from the San Juan Mountains to the Colorado River.
White water rafting is so much more than rapids. This stunning river is the perfect place to “unplug.” When you take a break from rafting the Dolores river, you’ll go on hikes to explore dinosaur print fossils and Anasazi rock art. Lunch will be served on the river bank as birds soar above you. You’ll spend each night under a sea of stars unspoiled by light pollution. Best of all, we are here to plan everything so you can save your energy for paddling down the river!
As you float underneath 1,200 foot canyon walls, you’ll see a variety of vibrant oranges and reds. The colors and shapes of these beautiful rocks change as you float down the river. We’ll run into very few other people – you will truly be surrounded by awe-inspiring nature your whole trip.
We offer 3-day, 5-day, and 6-day rafting trips. If you’re able to escape for a full week, treat yourself and your friends and family to a trip you’ll remember forever. Even if you start out as a rafting novice, by the end of your 6-day white water rafting trip you will be ready to tackle some more intense rapids…just in time for summer!
All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
For a day full of fun for the whole family, combine a river rafting trip with a Royal Gorge train ride. After your morning white water adventure, we’ll shuttle you back to Echo Canyon and the 8 Mile Bar & Grill, where you can relax and energize with some world-class food as you prepare for an afternoon Royal Gorge Train ride.