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Upper Colorado River Float Trip

Embark on an unforgettable adventure along the Upper Colorado River, where each twist and turn unveils a captivating panorama of natural splendor and excitement.

Departing from our Kremmling Outpost, our experienced guides will equip you with premium gear and a warm welcome, setting the stage for an exhilarating journey ahead. The Upper Colorado River Float Trip offers an enticing mix of tranquil stretches and invigorating Class I, II, and III rapids (class III only on full-day option), catering to both novice rafters and families. Throughout the excursion, be captivated by the majestic cliffs, verdant forests, and rugged peaks that unfold around every bend, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your adventure. Keep your camera handy to capture sightings of majestic bald eagles soaring overhead or deer quenching their thirst along the riverbanks.

Filled with cherished memories and a renewed appreciation for the untamed beauty of the Upper Colorado River, bid farewell to this wilderness paradise as you disembark, carrying with you the indelible spirit of adventure and a longing to return to its unspoiled allure time and again.


  • PRICE: $85 per person. Pricing varies depending on time and day
  • DIFFICULTY: Beginner (class II/III rapids)
  • DEPARTURE TIMES: Every day at 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Half- Day: Every day at 8:30 AM and 12:30 P
Full-Day: Every Day at 8:30 AM

    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
  • DURATION: 4 hours total (usually between 1.5 and 2 hours on the water)

Half-Day: 4 hours total (usually between 1.5 and 2 hours on the water)
Full-Day: 6.5 hour total (usually 4-4.5 hours on the water)

  • REQUIREMENTS: Participants must be at least 3 years old and weigh at least 35 lbs.


  • Family-friendly float trip along a wild and scenic river
  • Experience fun and splashy Class II rapids, with an added thrill of one Class III
  • Enjoy incredible vistas and opportunities for wildlife sightings
  • Discover dinosaur tracks along the riverbanks for an unforgettable adventure for all ages
  • Cliff jumps and hotsprings add an extra level of excitement and relaxation to the adventure


Family-friendly Float Trip


Embark on an unforgettable adventure with an Upper Colorado River rafting trip! This scenic journey offers a perfect blend of fun and relaxation as you navigate Class I and II rapids amidst breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery.

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Riverside Lunch Included


This rafting adventure contains 12 miles of splashy Class II/III rapids, amazing canyon scenery, and tons of fun for everyone! Throw in a gourmet, riverside lunch and call it a day!

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19+ Years of Happy Customers

What's Included


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

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 are typically overkill, but we to have them available on site. We also provide splash jackets that can help keep you comfortable on the water

At a normal water level, the Upper Colorado River is suitable for kids as young as 3 years old and weigh at least 35 lbs

Our rafts on the Upper Colorado River typically fit up to 9 paddlers plus a guide. If you have small children, it is possible to fit up to 10 rafters.

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 layer 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.

Indulge in a delicious gourmet deli spread served right on the river bank, ensuring a satisfying and memorable dining experience amidst nature’s beauty.

Yes! Please give us a heads up when you make reservations about any dietary restrictions in your group.