We had a WONDERFUL rafting trip with this company this week! My husband and I took our 3 girls ages 9, 8, and 5 and they all had a blast! The water is cold and the views are amazing! Our guide was funny and had lots of good info about the area and Colorado River. We were staying in Breckenridge and this was a quick drive for us and totally worth it. When we return to Colorado we will be booking through this company again for sure!
Gore Canyon Rafting Trip
Advanced/Expert level (class IV/-V rapids)
Gore Cayon is Colorado’s premier Class V rafting trip. Widely considered one of America’s top 3 high-adventure rafting trips, this adventure will take you through a remote and pristine canyon. As the Colorado River carvers deep into the Gore Range, it creates numbers of world-class, class IV and V rapids. This is not a trip for the average paddler, as it is very demanding and requires a high level of stamina and fitness.
Enjoy top-of-the-line equipment, including a wetsuit and splash jacket — all included in the tour price
High Adventure, Expert level Rafting
Leave those worries behind with our certified and experienced guides that will help keep you safe and having a fantastic time
$185 per person
Advanced/Expert (class IV/-V rapids)
Downstream Adventures – Upper Colorado River Outpost
200 W. Park Ave
Kremmling, CO 80459
Starting & ending points
Put in at Blue River and Colorado River Confluence, Kremmling, CO
Take out at Pumphouse Recreation Site, Kremmling, CO
August until mid-September
6.5 hours total
Participants must be 16 years or older.
- Transportation from our outpost to the river and back
- Excellent white water rafts and safety equipment
- Wetsuit and splash jacket if necessary
- Custom-fit PFD (personal flotation device or life jacket)
- Dry bag for necessary items like medication
- Food, snacks, and beverages
Note: Neoprene bootie rentals are available for $5 per person.
What to bring
- Swimsuit or non-cotton shorts
- Shoes that can get wet and stay on your feet (tennis shoes or sport sandals are great)
- Hat and Sunglasses are nice to have
- Dry change of clothes for after the trip
- Your excitement and enthusiasm!
For more information, check out our recommendations on rafting safety & basics.
About your guide
One of our certified and highly trained river guides will accompany you on your Upper Colorado River rafting tour. Read more about our guides!
DON’T FLOAT THE MAINSTREAM
Come join us for the wild ride through Gore Canyon. Likened to paddling through the gates of Mordor, this 10- mile run takes you through numerous class IV & V rapids. This deep canyon with sheer walls is one of the most unique stretches of river in Colorado and does not disappoint. This trip is not a trip for everyone and participants should have previous rafting experience with a high level of fitness.
Gore Canyon of the Colorado River
Gore Canyon is known for its challenging rapids and scenic beauty, making it a thrilling and exhilarating experience for rafting enthusiasts. Considered one of the most challenging commercial rafting trips in the country, it is important to assess your own rafting experience and physical fitness before embarking on this trip. All participants will perform a series of swim tests (including swimming through a class 3 rapid, then back to shore) before proceeding to the larger rapids.
Good to Know
Why Gore Canyon Rafting?
The Upper Colorado River is a wild and scenic river and breathtaking vistas are in abundance on this stretch of water. This is considered one of the most popular high-adventure rafting trips in America.
Downstream Adventures’ Kremmling Outpost is nestled in the heart of the Colorado Rockies less than an hour from Winter Park, Grandby, Estes Park, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Steamboat Springs. The views along the drive are nearly as stunning as what you will experience on the river!
What you’ll see
The Upper Colorado River is a place of stunning beauty. Rich with natural beauty and an abundance of wildlife, the Upper C is a nature lover’s paradise. Keep an eye peeled for deer, big-horn sheep, pronghorn, elk, moose, bear, otters, bald eagles, and many other migratory birds.
Qualifications of our guides
At Downstream Adventures, we guarantee that all of our guides are highly qualified and experienced. Each guide has been certified in CPR/first aid and trained in life-saving swiftwater rescue techniques, and that’s just our minimum requirement! All of our full-time guides have surpassed the highest level of guide qualification recognized by the state of Colorado (level 3).
Our guides are some of the most experienced in Colorado and are skilled in Swift-Water Rescue and precision boat control. Of course, you are entering a wild and natural environment and there are risks involved, but we at Downstream Adventures take great pride in making trip safety our top priority.
Check out what our guests are saying
Great staff, fun rafting experience, guides are super knowledgeable and make things fun while keeping everything safe. Lots of cool views as well as a fun visit to a hot spring and cliff jump into the Colorado river! Next time I’m in Colorado would definitely visit again.
Great outfitters for our river adventure during our family reunion in Granby. Friendly, helpful, great equipment, corny jokes, good instruction, and very responsive to our teens and tweens letting them lead and get a feel for dealing with whitewater. The littles were safe and the big kids had a great time. The cliff jumping was a highlight for those that jumped and the rest of us who watched.