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 from Carbondale to Glenwood Springs 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 and low Class III rapids, and calm, relaxing pools. Lounge on the boats or swim in peaceful areas as you wind through the Roaring fork Valley in Colorado’s high country. A world renowned Gold Medal fishing area and local favorite.
The perfect adventure for families, beginner rafters, or anyone interested in the natural history of the valley!
This trip departs from our boathouse in Glenwood Springs, CO, about an hour drive from the Vail Area. Once you arrive at the boathouse, it is a quick shuttle to and from the river. Although it is a bit longer drive, this section of river is well worth it.