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Upper Colorado River Kayaking Trip

Elevate your Upper Colorado River adventure with an inflatable kayaking trip! Experience the thrill of paddling down the headwaters of the Colorado River near Rocky Mountain National Park, a thrilling way to explore this whitewater gem. Whether solo or tandem, participants will navigate the river under the guidance of a certified raft guide, ensuring a safe and exhilarating journey and some of the best kayaking near Denver, Colorado. Inflatable kayaks will accompany our rafting trips, allowing part of your group to opt for the traditional rafting experience while others paddle along in I.K.s. Previous paddling experience is recommended for this unforgettable adventure.


  • PRICE: Solo kayak – $93 | Tandem kayak – $ 186
  • DIFFICULTY: Beginner level – Class II(III) rapid
    *water level can impact level of difficulty
    Half-day: Every day at 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM
    Downstream Adventures – Upper Colorado River Outpost (Formerly Adventures in Whitewater)
    200 W. Park Ave
    Kremmling, CO 80459
    Put in at Pumphouse Recreation Site, Kremmling, CO
    Take out at Radium Recreation Site, Bond, CO
  • AVAILABILITY: Late May until mid-September
    Half-day: 4 hours total (usually between 1.5 and 2 hours on the water)
  • REQUIREMENTS: Participants must be at least 13 years old to paddle solo, or at least 8 years old to paddle in a tandem


  • Enjoy top-of-the-line equipment, including a wetsuit and splash jacket — all included in the tour price
  • Exciting adventure on beginner-friendly rapids
  • Paddle your own vessel with the guidance of our certified and experienced rafting guides
  • Experienced raft guides accompany the journey, providing safety and guidance while sharing knowledge about the area’s rich history and diverse wildlife.



19+ Years of Happy Customers

What's Included


  • Transportation from our outpost to the river and back
  • Excellent white water crafts and safety equipment
  • Wetsuit and splash jacket if necessary
  • Custom-fit PFD (personal flotation device or life jacket)
  • Helmet if necessary
  • Dry bag for necessary items like medication

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)
  • Sunscreen
  • 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.

Additional Information


Wetsuits and splash jackets are provided but typically not necessary on the Upper Colorado. You will want to wear clothes and footwear you are comfortable getting wet in. Swimsuit, athletic shorts, leggings, sun-hoody, rash guard, and fleece top are all suitable layers to wear. Avoid wearing any cotton. You will need shoes that stay on your feet, so no flip-flops or crocs. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are recommended.

Our trips go out rain or shine. It is extremely rare for us to cancel trips base on weather. Although, we do reserve the right to cancel or alter trips if we deem conditions to be unsafe.

Colorado high country often calls for rain in the forecast, but the forecast can be deceiving. Rain and thunderstorms are typically scattered and very short lived. As the saying goes, “If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, wait 15 minutes.”

To access the wide open beauty of the Upper Colorado River, you will need to travel a little farther off the beaten path. Our Kremmling outpost is centrally located 1 hour from Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Breckenridge, Vail and we are just under 2 hours west of Denver.