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Welcome to Downstream Adventures, your trusted whitewater rafting and fishing outfitter on Clear Creek, the Colorado River, and the Arkansas River.


Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time adventurer, we offer trips tailored to all skill levels, ensuring a thrilling experience for the whole family. With a strong focus on safety, our highly trained guides prioritize your well-being throughout every journey. Choose from our half-day, full-day, or overnight trip options, all designed to provide unforgettable adventures on some of Colorado’s most scenic rivers.


At Downstream Adventures, we’re dedicated to upholding our reputation as one of the highest-quality outfitters in Colorado.


In the wild heart of nature, where rivers roar and mountains stand tall, the journey of Downstream Adventures began in 2015.


Founded by brothers Jonathan and Ryan, who grew up navigating the rapids of the southern Appalachians, their passion for whitewater ran deep. Settling in Colorado, they gathered a team of skilled guides united by a love for the outdoors, with safety as their top priority and a passion for adventure driving them.


Join us on a journey where experience meets exhilaration, and every ripple holds the promise of an unforgettable thrill.

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Ryan Snodgrass

Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Downstream Adventures

A real nature warrior at heart, Ryan is an enthusiast of pretty much everything outdoors, from white water boating and snowmobiling to fishing and hunting. If it’s outdoors, count him in! With more than 20 years of experience in white water, he has found riding rapids to be meditative as it forces you to find peace in a moment immersed in chaos.


He has competed in the Green River Narrows Race, Homestake Race, Gore Canyon Race, Upper Yough Race, and North Alabama Whitewater Festival. Ryan’s passion is offering all guests the best white water experience, and he won’t rest until he has built the strongest and best trained team of professional guides in the industry.

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Jonathan Snodgrass

Co-Founder & Co-Owner of Downstream Adventures

Jonathan grew up in northeast Alabama, but Colorado has been his home for the past 8 years. A real white water veteran, Jonathan started white water kayaking with his dad and brother at a young age on rivers throughout the southeast. What started as a fun summer job guiding rafts on the Ocoee River soon turned into a lifestyle choice that he still follows to this day.


In his spare time, he takes advantage of all the other outdoor recreation opportunities the great state of Colorado has to offer, such as skiing, mountain biking, and fishing. His passion is forever the water, and Jonathan’s ambition is to chase other great white water across the U.S. and abroad.


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Address: 409 E Park Avenue,
Empire, Colorado 80438


Address: 200 W Park Ave.
Kremmling, CO 80459


Address: Buena Vista,
Colorado 81211