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Glenwood Springs Half-Day Rafting Trip
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Glenwood Springs Half-Day Rafting Trip

By Whitewater Rafting, LLC
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Ages 5-90, max of 180 per group
Duration:3h
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Ticket type:Mobile


  • National Park fees
  • Local taxes
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 2000 Devereux Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11915P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 180 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 11915P1

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Elk246
Elk246
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Awesome experience! ❤️ Giggles!!!
Great guide. Great trip. Beautiful everything. Thx so much. Richard & Christin. Loved the experience & Guidd Giggle
Haley S
Haley S
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Worth every cent!
We had such a blast on our rafting trip! Our guide Giggles was great! There were fun rapids and we stopped at some
MelTravels2022
MelTravels2022
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Friendly and wonderful
We had a wonderful trip rafting with our guide. It was rainy and cold, but they were so upbeat and knowledgeable th
COtravelinggirl
COtravelinggirl
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Great rafting trip!
Our guide was awesome and experienced. The rapids and the river were amazing and we all had the best time! Highly r
Fester1236257
Fester1236257
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Canyonlands Island in the Sky
We enjoyed an excellent 1/2 day tour of the Island in the Sky. Ric our guide was very friendly and engaging. He was
ChrisSal401
ChrisSal401
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Once in a lifetime experience
Originally came out to do the river float, but the staff let us know they had a few extra spots available on the mo
AmandaScottsdale
AmandaScottsdale
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Awesome experience!
Five star experience!!! Our family of 6 had the best experience with this company. Attention to all details, fun, f
EARLELKINS
EARLELKINS
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Excellant
Entire trip was awesome Glenwood canyon in AM and Duckies in PM. great water and great guide, good lunch at Whitewa
captnansea
captnansea
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Made the trip
Ed was the best, he was very engaging, shared geographical facts, and was calm and funny. - My sister the professio
karlie102
karlie102
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So much fun!
Nick was our tour guide and did an excellent job explaining every part of the trip. You could really tell he loves
Rssturbo
Rssturbo
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Fun boat captain and crew
Class three rapids in the beginning of the trip were epic to navigate. This is a good time of the season to go wher
pookeasstin
pookeasstin
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Great guide and great views!
Although we went later in the season, it was still a great ride and our guide told us so much about area. Definitel
Galarza21
Galarza21
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Best Experience Ever!
We had Sasha as our guide & couldn’t have asked for anything better! The experience was great overall , especially
WX0CAS
WX0CAS
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Great Tour
Awesome tour, I have been on 6 whitewater trips now (all over) and this was a great one. Even with the lower water
BenLipper
BenLipper
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Great river rafting trip!
Fantastic guided tour down the Colorado River. Guides were very knowledgeable and nice, the river was cool in the
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M Y
San Mateo, CA5 contributions
Sep 2022
My family of 6 (all adults) had a great 1/2 day trip. I chose Whitewater Rafting LLC because they had some of the best reviews and were easy to contact via text with good response turn around time answering my questions. We drove 45 minutes from Vail. The crew at the check in desk was very professional and we had no problems. They rent or have items to purchase for any gear you may need for the trip. Prior to departing they give some good instruction.

This was our first time on Class III rapids and although we were a little nervous at the beginning we could tell that our guide Nate was very experienced. He was an excellent guide giving us easy instructions and made us feel comfortable and safe.

The Class III rapids were within the first 30 minutes of our 2.5 hr trip and were really fun. The next 2 hours were nice, but there wasn't much "rapid" excitement. We weren't interested in swimming in the river, but we did stop at some hot springs along the river which was unique. Nate engaged all of us with his comic stories as well as provided a great history overview of the Glenwood Canyon and Colorado River formation. I"d highly recommend Nate to be your guide.

We'd come back to do the Class III rapids again if we could do that section of the river twice or three times and skip the Class II /I section of the river. We enjoyed this experience which has us excited to try Class IV rapids in a next adventure.
Written September 19, 2022
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Jamesfisher63
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
If you’re thinking of rafting the Colorado, choose this company; they are extremely well organized, and have great equipment, not to mention great value for money. Their expert river guides are very knowledgeable and make your trip a fun, memorable experience.
Don’t forget to check out the photos they take of your group going through the rapids, they really make for a great memory to take with you and share with your friends.
Written July 7, 2022
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Thomas C
We're glad you had such a wonderful time rafting with us! We enjoyed getting to take you down the river! We hope you'll want to come back and visit us on your next vacation!
Written July 11, 2022
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Jared1254
Seymour, IN1 contribution
We DEFINITELY recommend Whitewater Rafting, LLC as an excursion to include on your trip. RJ was an awesome and patient guide for our family of 3 who've never been whitewater rafting before. He was very knowledgeable of the area and able to tell us some interesting facts, I was able to get some amazing pictures, and my 15 year old got to swim in the Colorado. I'm fact, he said whitewater rafting was his favorite part of our trip out west- even more than horseback riding or driving Trail Ridge Road in the Rockies. He was very bummed when the 3 hrs was over because he wanted to keep going. Thanks for helping make our vacation so memorable and fun!
Written June 25, 2022
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Thomas C
Thank you for your review!! We love RJ, he definitely does a great job out there. Safety is our #1 priority, followed closely by fun! Glad to hear that you all loved your time! We'll see you back soon, we hope!
Written June 27, 2022
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Micah H
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • Family
We had such an incredible day! This was the first rafting experience for our young children and the staff made them feel excited and safe from start to finish. Our guide Sasha was particularly wonderful with not only her rafting expertise but her hilarious jokes and stories. Thank you!
Written July 25, 2022
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Thomas C
Sasha does a great job out on the river, especially with kids and first timers. Glad to hear that you had a safe and enjoyable time out on the river! Wendy-Anne
Written July 28, 2022
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MonkeyMama74
Foster City, CA30 contributions
Jul 2020
Pros: Easy to book and very responsive to questions.
The river is really pretty. They take safety seriously on land (masks on at all times, etc.)

Neutral: The rapids were a little disappointing. Our family has rafted before, so we probably should have opted for a full-day trip. The water was a bit low this time of year and it felt like we did more floating than whitewater, but for a family with younger children or new rafters, this would be a perfect trip.

Cons: I was assured by management that they were running their trips with only 6 and not the usual 8 people on a raft. This was NOT the case and did not permit any social distancing from strangers. Our raft and almost every raft went out completely full. Our guide, while personable and informative about the area, chewed tobacco and spit into the water, and even blew his nose into the water! Gross! Some may say I am just being petty, but in COVID- times, this behavior is unhygienic and potentially dangerous.

I would go again on a longer trip with them, but not during a pandemic.
Written August 3, 2020
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Tammy M
3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
This was a fantastic experience for us! The entire operation was organized, efficient, and fun. The guides all seemed to enjoy their job, which translates to a better experience for us guests. Our guide, Webbs, was fantastic. He interacted with all of us in a natural way and gave the perfect amount of information on the areas we were passing. He was funny and engaging. Also, there were two small boys on our raft, and he was fantastic about being patient and non-condescending with them. He seemed to enjoy them, and as a parent myself, that means a lot. My fave part was the swimming hole where the guides took turns jumping off the boat. We also spun in circles while guests had the opp to try to stand on the bow. It was a fun break.
Written July 12, 2022
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Thomas C
Hey there! It is so awesome to hear that your trip went amazing! Webbs is such a great raft guide and we're glad to hear you think the same! Looking forward to having you and your family again! Make sure to request Webbs!
Written July 19, 2022
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tricia m
Poughkeepsie, NY3 contributions
Jul 2021
It's the middle of the tourist season. You wouldn't know it by the fun easy going atmosphere. But always safe and timely. We booked for 9 people in a discombobulated manner by text at 10 PM. Text response was a real and responsive person. Front desk was patient with our group of 'stray cats'. And our guide Nate was full of happy energy. The trip was perfect for us with the 1/2 day and we had wonderful swim time under the hot sun of July. I will go with them again and would highly recommend this company.
Written July 19, 2021
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Laura
Belfast, UK7 contributions
May 2022
If you are thinking of going white water rafting - this is the place to do it. From the minute we arrived everyone was really nice and chatty and nothing was too much trouble. The staff explained everything and were happy to answer any questions. Our guide was called Rabbit and he was brilliant - made the trip fun, explained the landscapes and answered the hundreds of questions we asked.
Written May 23, 2022
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Thomas C
Hey, thank you for the kind words! We are very happy to have Rabbit as part of our team and we hope to have you come back rafting with us in the future.
Written May 29, 2022
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keith b
Minneapolis, MN4 contributions
Aug 2022
This was our 4th half-day rafting trip with Glenwood Springs Whitewater Rafting LLC, this time with our 6 year old (whose 20-something older siblings loved GSWR when they were his age) and it was again outstanding. Nate was our fantastic raft captain and kept our son squealing with excitement throughout the trip. Can't wait to do it again! The entire Whitewater Rafting staff is incredible from the moment you arrive until you leave.
Written September 4, 2022
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Hammondcita
3 contributions
Jul 2021
What a great trip! Our Raft guide Tim, was very competent and full of fun facts on the water! We have been on several rafting trips and this was the best in that the staff was very organized, the equipment in tip top shape and they did not over pack the boats allowing for a personalized yet safe experience. Signing up for the trip was straight forward and the vibe when you arrived to the property started and ended with a genuine exuberance for the the great out doors that Colorado and the unique beauty of Glenwood Canyon.

I would ask for Tim Hammond if you want a safe, competent and passionate guide to make your trip that much more unique! I was born in Colorado, have seen a lot here in my 55 years, and really enjoyed this trip and our guide!
Written July 6, 2021
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