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Rafting Near Steamboat, Breckenridge and Winter Park on the Upper Colorado River

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Scenic Float Trip

Upper Colorado River

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 rapids amidst breathtaking Rocky Mountain scenery. Led by expert guides, this trip is ideal for families and beginners looking to experience the thrill of rafting while enjoying the beauty of Colorado's wilderness.


Adrenaline Ride!

Gore Canyon Trip

Gore Canyon Rafting trip is an adrenaline-fueled adventure through the heart of one of Colorado's most legendary whitewater rafting destinations. Nestled within steep granite walls, this thrilling journey promises class IV to V rapids that will test even the most seasoned adventurers. Prepare for an unforgettable experience as immersing yourself in the rugged beauty of this iconic Colorado wilderness.

A Unique River Adventure

Inflatable Kayak Trip

Join us for an exhilarating adventure as you paddle your inflatable kayak (known as a "duckie") alongside our rafts through 5.5 miles of thrilling Class II/III rapids. Experience the excitement of splashy rapids, soak in the breathtaking scenery, and enjoy tons of fun for everyone!


An Upper Colorado River whitewater rafting trip can be an unforgettable adventure that combines excitement, natural beauty, and the thrill of exploring one of America’s most iconic rivers.


Considered one of the best beginner-friendly rafting trips, this is a great river trip option for the entire family. On an Upper Colorado River Rafting trip, you will float through stunning canyons full of flora, fauna, wildlife, and even dinosaur tracks.


For the most adventurous rafters, check out Colorado’s premier Class V rafting trip, Gore Canyon. Downstream Adventures’ Kremmling white water rafting outpost provides the best rafting near Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Rocky Mountain National Park Colorado. Colorado’s Steepest rafting runs with more Rapids per mile.


  • Wild and Scenic Protected River
  • Great for families with small kids
  • River gear included
  • Located Near Steamboat Springs, Winterpark, Breckenridge, and Vail
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Colorado River Rafting Trips meet us at:

200 W Park Ave, Kremmling CO 80459


An epic ride through the legendary waters of the Colorado River.

The Upper Colorado River is a free flowing river fed by snowmelt. The water levels are continuously change providing a range of experiences. Generally, the higher the water level, the more challenging the trip. Our high water season, Mid-Late June is the most exciting time to go rafting. Our more moderate flows come late-May through early-June and in July. Our typical low-water season is mid-May and August.

Wetsuits are typically overkill, but we do have a limited selection available on site. Splash jackets are provided but not always 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 of 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 they 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.

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.

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Downstream Adventures grew out of the deep passion of two brothers, Ryan and Jonathan. Their lifetime of experience on whitewater rivers around the globe led to their desire to share those experiences with people from all walks of life. It is our mission to provide safe and thrilling opportunities for our guests to fall in love with adventure.


At Downstream Adventures, we stand out from the rest with our winning formula for an unforgettable rafting experience. We are a passionate, family-owned and operated business relying on decades of river experience. Here’s what sets us apart:

Commitment to Safety

Your safety is our top priority. We adhere to strict safety standards, so you can focus on the thrill of the rapids with confidence.

Expert Guides

Our seasoned guides aren’t just knowledgeable about the rivers; they’re passionate about creating an exhilarating yet safe adventure for you.

Top-Notch Equipment

We believe in using the best gear for the best experience. Our top-of-the-line equipment ensures both safety and excitement on the water.

All Skill Levels Welcome

Whether you’re a novice or a rafting veteran, we cater to all experience levels. Our trips are designed to accommodate everyone, ensuring a fantastic ride for all.

Convenient Accessibility

Located just a short drive from Denver and Colorado Springs, getting to your adventure has never been easier.

Passion for Adventure

Join Downstream Adventures for a thrilling, safe rafting journey fueled by our deep passion for adventure and commitment to sharing it.

Choose Downstream Adventures for the ultimate white water rafting experience in Colorado. We’re not just a rafting outfitter; we’re your partners in creating memories that last a lifetime.