Roaring Fork Half Day Escape the crowds and enjoy a beautiful, pristine stretch of water that has unbelievable Rocky Mountain scenery. A perfect mix of calm water and whitewater. The float offers incredible views of 13,000 ft. Mount Sopris, interesting geology, possible sightings of bald eagles and other wildlife, and fun class II/III whitewater. This Class II-III paddle provides a thrill or two—like the infamous cemetery rapid—but there’s little chance of bouncing out of your raft. (And if you do, it’s usually nothing more than a refreshing dunk and no-big-deal hoist back into the raft.) Meander through gentle Class II … continued
Browns Canyon Full Day The most popular trip on the Arkansas River, Brown’s Canyon is considered by many to be one of the best sections of whitewater in the world! A pool drop river famous for its exciting rapids and calm stretches, it is breathtaking Colorado scenery among classic Colorado whitewater. Our awesome guides will take you through the famous Brown’s Canyon rapids, such as Zoom Flume, Big Drop, and the Toilet Bowl! This beautiful, remote canyon offers calm waters great for families, groups, first- timers, and even experienced whitewater rafting enthusiasts. A gourmet riverside lunch is served as you … continued
Guided Inflatable Kayak Adventure The Guided Inflatable Kayak River Adventures or Duckie, is an exciting way of going down the river! Safe, suitable for anyone in search of adventure. This is an opportunity to have more challenge and freedom than that of a traditional raft trip. With absolutely no previous river experience necessary. Under the guidance of one of our kayak guides, these steady opened kayaks maneuver with ease, and make even the smallest wave seem much bigger and more exciting. Enjoy a mix of relaxing calm water, exciting whitewater rapids and beautiful scenery. All necessary gear is provided. The … continued
Sporting Clays Ready … aim … fire! Sporting Clays are a challenging, fun and competitive clay target game. Come enjoy shooting shotguns at our spectacular location in Glenwood Canyon at Bair Ranch. From novice to the most experienced, each class is tailored to the individual guest. Start by shooting 1 clay pigeon at a time, and work your way up to shooting multiple clays from all different directions. Each group experience can be customized from relaxed fun to competitive. Ammunition, clays, ear and eye protection are included. Never held a gun? Not a problem, one of our experienced range masters … continued
Evening Horseback Ride in Glenwood Canyon Enjoy two hours in the saddle during the best time of the day! Riding in the cooler evening temperatures is the ideal way to enjoy the majestic Western Colorado Rocky Mountains! From the stables, you will climb in elevation and cross a natural mesa meadow which provides opportunities to overlook the Colorado River winding lazily through Glenwood Canyon. As you leave the meadow and continue to ascend, look for wildlife and take in amazing panoramas of aspen groves, cedar forests, and the surrounding mountains and canyons. Views of the valleys and walls of spectacular … continued
ATV Evening Adventure Enjoy breathtaking views of valleys and snow-capped peaks during the best time of the day! This trip will allow you to enjoy the cooler temperatures and a higher chance of spotting wildlife while you explore a network of wide mountain trails within Glenwood Canyon on our private authentic Colorado working ranch. A great mix of exploring, sightseeing, and adventure; don’t forget your camera! See the wildflowers in gorgeous mountain meadows and the local wildlife in the mountains! Experienced guides lead the way making frequent stops and setting a pace conducive to all riders. This tour has the … continued
Advanced Oar Training Prerequisites: Previous Class III experience. This course can take 2 tracks. Track 1: Follows more technical skills navigating steep narrow sections requiring “must make” maneuvers. Quick reactions to the unexpected is the name of the game. Topics include single oar navigation, micro eddy catching, advance scouting strategies, boat and swimmer recovery including flip drills. Track 2: Follows more “Big Water” or Canyon style navigating. This track is more suited for the person looking to explore more Multi-day excursions. Topics include advanced rigging and planning concepts for extended travel, advance scouting strategies, boat and swimmer recovery including flip … continued
Essentials to Rowing Prerequisites: None This course begins with the basics of rigging techniques and general equipment review. Basic stroke work on Flatwater to learn the skill necessary before moving on to Class II sections. In the afternoon moving water refining on skills learned. Guest to guide ratio never more than 3:1 River Navigation Prerequisites: Essentials or previous Class II experience. This course is a follow up to Essentials Course or someone who has experience rowing Class II. After a brief evaluation of your current rigging and boatman skills, we set out to work on Eddy catching/peel outs (icl. midstream), … continued
ATV Mountain Explorer Get ready for a taste of the best of Glenwood Canyons backcountry on this guided ATV tour. Explore mid-range mountain trails with a variety of wide-open roads and singletrack trails to scenic lookouts and experience what it’s like to journey high above spectacular Glenwood canyon. On this tour, aimed at guests with some experience, you can progress to explore more technical terrain. A more challenging ATV ride through the rugged terrain with pristine wilderness along forested trails. This tour is designed for single riders only. What to Know Safety Info: Basic safety equipment such as D.O.T. approved helmets … continued
Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers 16 NATURAL mineral hot springs soaking pools and a freshwater family pool with jetted spa. All surrounded by mountain views along the Colorado River. Buy your tickets now to get a 10% discount. Use code V-LAKOTAVV for your online purchase.
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, with America’s only mountain-top theme park above Glenwood Springs, offers cave tours, thrill rides, dining, children’s activities, special events and more. This is a MUST-SEE! The new gondola (opening Mid-March, 2019), will enhance your adventure with a faster ride to and from the park and no stops! Buy tickets for your adventure now to get a 10% discount. Use code V-LAKOTAVV for your online purchase. Complete the online E-waiver to whiz through check in at the base of the gondola!
The wild and scenic Colorado River offers spectacular mountain scenery and a high likelihood of wildlife sightings. A favorite river run for locals and guides. Located within the spectacular Rocky Mountains, this river run flows through meadows, valleys, and canyons. A great introduction to whitewater rafting and a perfect get away from it all! During this river adventure you may check out some historical mining cabins, or enjoy a swim in some wonderful swimming holes. Simply relax and let us show you the best of Colorado’s wilderness! For that added excitement, reserve one of our inflatable duckies for your group. … continued
COMING SOON: Beginning May 2019, we will provide a shuttle with a full day bike rental, which also includes a reservation to hike Hanging Lake. The shuttle will drop off at a private location, just past Hanging Lake, so that you can enjoy this spectacular hike and have the rest of the day to ride back through beautiful Glenwood Canyon to downtown Glenwood. Reservations will be made available soon.
Anderson’s Fish Camp is guide owned and operated; something we are very proud of. We realized that a fly fishing trip was really an experience that we, as guides, curated through love ,passion, and dedication for what we do.After working hard for a major fly fishing shop for over a decade each; we decided to make our business “o-FISH-al” in 2019. We want a personal experience for each guest; from the initial booking to the end of the trip, and we hope to continue to impress you. We believe our strength comes with our experience and ability to share our craft, which keeps our guests feeling right at home … continued
If you have ever dreamed of flying, or gazed up at the birds soaring above, longing to join them, this is your chance to live that experience! Adventure Paragliding does not have any age restrictions. Our weight limit tops off at about 260 pounds; please call us if you have any questions about this. You will be with us for about an hour, with the flight itself lasting between 15-20 minutes. Please note, this activity departs from our Glenwood Springs Office, located about a 45 minute drive from The Vail Area.
Purchase a Gift Card to be used on any of our activities. During checkout you can add the recipient’s name, email, and a personal note. They will receive a certificate via email immediately. To print and give to them later, use your own email address instead, and you will receive the certificate.
Why bike uphill when you can take advantage of our Glenwood Canyon Shuttle? The shuttle is provided free of charge with a full day bike rental. Take as long as you need, up to a full day, to bike back to town along the Colorado River. Stop at several rest areas along the way to eat packed snacks, take photographs of the stunning canyon, and maybe even spot bighorn sheep. Includes: Helmet, Bike Lock, Handlebar Bag, and Map. **If you are looking to hike Hanging Lake, the gem of Glenwood Canyon, please visit our Hanging Lake Hike and Bike activity.
2 Hour Horseback Ride Two hours in the saddle is the ideal way to enjoy the majestic Western Colorado Rocky Mountains! From the stables, you will climb in elevation and cross a natural mesa meadow which provides opportunities to overlook the Colorado River winding lazily through Glenwood Canyon. As you leave the meadow and continue to ascend, look for wildlife and take in amazing panoramas of aspen groves, cedar forests, and the surrounding mountains and canyons. Within 20-minutes you’ll begin to see views of the valleys and walls of spectacular Glenwood Canyon. Hoof Notes Any riders under 18 must be … continued
1 Hour Horseback Ride Come join us for Horseback rides within spectacular Glenwood Canyon. The one hour ride meanders through ranch roads, single track trails, quiet wooded forests, and grassy fields. The hour-long rides show off the tranquility of Bair Ranch nestled within the walls of Glenwood Canyon. Riders of all levels will enjoy this ride. For anyone with no previous riding experience, we would recommend this ride. This ride has a nice, comfortable pace. This trip is only offered Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, for dates before or after that check out our 2 Hour Horseback Ride. Hoof … continued
ATV 2 Hour Adventure This tour is specifically designed for first-time riders and families. You’ll be introduced to the sport in a safe and exciting environment. Enjoy breathtaking views of valleys and snow-capped peaks while you explore a network of wide mountain trails within Glenwood Canyon on our private authentic Colorado working ranch. A great mix of exploring, sightseeing, and adventure; don’t forget your camera! See the wildflowers in gorgeous mountain meadows and the local wildlife in the mountains! Experienced guides lead the way making frequent stops and setting a pace conducive to all riders. This tour has the option … continued
We invite you to join us on our 5,500 acre, historic Bair Ranch. This beautiful retreat is a sixth-generation, private working homestead that climbs above spectacular Glenwood Canyon overlooking the Colorado River. Travel back in time as you explore this ranch. Enjoy majestic peaks, the Colorado River, and Glenwood Canyon. While you traverse the property, take in Colorado’s abundant wildflowers with views of Mount Sopris in the distance. Relax while our knowledgeable guides share the area’s history and geography with you. As you climb out of Glenwood Canyon, you may see some of Colorado’s famous wildlife, including elk, big horn … continued
This trip includes two days of exciting Class III whitewater rafting, bridged by a comfortable overnight camping experience on the Arkansas River. While you relax around a riverside campfire, enjoy a glass of wine. Your guides will prepare a wonderful dinner that will satisfy even the hungriest of appetites. We offer a choice of fillet mignon, pineapple teriyaki chicken, salmon, baked potato, and a tossed salad. Also, be sure to save a little room for our very own pineapple upside-down cake. After your relaxing evening, enjoy a restful night’s sleep either in your tent and sleeping bag, or even just … continued
The best trip for those who love to camp in beautiful White River National Forest. Enjoy the Upper Colorado River over the course of two relaxing days, while building memories of a lifetime. Our guides will take you down the river following John Wesley Powell’s historic journey. This spectacular wilderness river trip offers a combination of Class II whitewater and crystal clear calm stretches. So you will enjoy wonderful swimming opportunities, picture taking, and relaxation as you drift lazily down this storied path. This spring-fed river flows from high alpine meadows, and is a perennial guide favorite to get away … continued
The Numbers Full Day adventure features a day of constant, challenging whitewater within Granite Gorge and the Numbers Sections (Class IV/V) of the Arkansas River. This trip offers continuous, action-filled rafting with pour-overs and steep drops, with notable rapids such as House Rock and Frog Rock. Just before reaching the take out, we will surf the play wave right in downtown Buena Vista. During the months of July and August, when the spring floods have subsided, we move back to the Granite Gorge Section. The Gorge offers similar rapids found in the Numbers such as Maytag and Triple Drop (aka … continued
Located on the beautiful Arkansas River, the Numbers (Class IV+) has steep, rocky, technical rapids for the adventure seeker. This section is filled with continuous rapids, requiring lots of paddling. Impressive views of the Collegiate Peaks towering over 14,000 feet above sea level will also catch your eye. In addition, you will find seven distinct rapids numbered 1-7. An incredible adventure for the whitewater enthusiast and for experienced rafters looking for a physical challenge!
This is it, a pure whitewater adventure in the heart of Vail Valley, and an early-season favorite of our guides! If you’re looking for whitewater because you crave a challenge, this is your trip. Dowd Chute, a Class IV+ (V) section of the Eagle River, features continuous rapids along this high-altitude, alpine river. The narrow Dowd Chute Rapid extends nearly a quarter of a mile and offers a thrilling elevation drop, so get ready to paddle. This is an action-packed adventure only ten minutes away from Vail and Beaver Creek. Because this is a physically challenging section, we recommend previous … continued
An amazing section of whitewater rafting for those who want a little more adventure! The middle section of the Eagle River features the most continuous whitewater of our Eagle trips, and some the best. The Eagle has a limited season (May – early July), but when it’s flowing, it’s a must do for locals and visitors alike. The longest rapid on the entire Eagle River is the Edwards Mile, and it’s non-stop action! The Middle Eagle Class IV is a great intermediate run, so is suitable for first timers looking for a very challenging, fun adventure with tons of paddling. … continued
A great introduction for first-time rafters with a sense of adventure! The Lower Eagle (Class II-III) offers ten miles of rafting fun. Lively rapids throughout this section keep the adventure exciting. This is a great family rafting trip; no previous experience required. Unlike its western counterparts, the Eagle River is not dam-controlled. Therefore, this river demonstrates the classic mood swings of a Colorado spring. So please call our office for information about age limitation if younger members of the family will be joining you, because minimum age varies with water levels. The Eagle River has a limited season (May, June, and … continued
Browns Canyon Half day Browns Canyon National Monument features memorable rapids, spectacular scenery, remote canyons, and the towering Collegiate Peaks. Browns is a pool-drop river famous for its exciting rapids, so it is perfect for adventurous rafters! Families, groups, first-timers, and even experienced whitewater rafting enthusiasts will revel in the challenge and the beauty. Our awesome guides will take you through the famous rapids such as Zoom Flume, Big Drop, and the Toilet Bowl. In a 10-mile journey, you will have the opportunity to see protected wildlife, enjoy picturesque canyon walls, and experience Colorado’s finest whitewater. Between the class III rapids, … continued
The Colorado River Shoshone rapids are our most popular river adventure! Shoshone features unique character and spirit, with enough variety to accommodate adventurers of all levels. Located in spectacular Glenwood Canyon, Shoshone offers the whitewater enthusiast a two-mile stretch of exciting, but not intimidating, rapids. This section is typically Class III during mid-summer and fall, and Class IV in the spring. When you set off down the river, much more than paddling awaits. You will have opportunities to relax, explore, and spend quality time with friends and family while surrounded by steep canyon walls gorgeous scenery. Depending on the time of year, … continued