Colorado River Guides

Whitewater Rafting Steamboat Springs & Vail


Rafting Trips on The Colorado and Eagle River


"Let our Family Take your Family Rafting!"

Family Owned & Operated For Over 35 Years
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About Us


Colorado River Guides is Steamboat Springs' foremost whitewater rafting outfitter. We are a small family owned and operated rafting company with over 35 years of experience rafting rivers throughout Steamboat Springs and Vail. We take great pride in your safety and enjoyment of our rafting trips. We specialize in families, groups, teams, and other customized rafting trips from Steamboat Springs, Vail, and surrounding areas. Our company values are just two of the reasons guests return and refer us to their friends and family.

Over the past 35 years Colorado River Guides has had the honor of rafting visitors and locals alike through some of the best waterways in Northwestern Colorado. Our rafting trips, enjoyed best in our large rafts and inflatable kayaks, take you through some of America's most beautiful country - towering canyon walls, exotic red rock territory, sandy beaches and lush riverside vegetation.

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Whitewater Rafting Trips From Steamboat Springs & Vail


Rafting Trips depart daily. Halfday trips typically run from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 12:45 PM - 3:00/3:30 PM | Full day trips run 9:00 AM - 3:00/3:30 PM at this time we are asking guests bring their own lunches, we will provide a cooler and light beverages. Reservations are required.

Colorado River

Splash into the Colorado River in a raft or inflatable kayak! The Colorado River offers something for everyone, as a fun, splashy, and beautiful beginner whitewater rafting experience close to both Steamboat Springs and Vail. The Colorado river is perfect for the whole family. Come experience a scenic tour through the headwaters of the Colorado River today! We offer half day and full day depatures daily. Class I-III


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Eagle River

The Eagle River is one of Colorado's last truly untamed & undammed rivers in the state. The Eagle River's snow-melt rapids make for an exciting once in a lifetime experience. Continuous whitewater & adrenaline pumping rapids makes the Eagle River an adventure you shouldn't miss. Half day and full day departures daily dependent on flows (May-June/July). Class I-IV


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Saddles & Paddles

Pack your boots & bathing suit and saddle up for an unforgettable day of incredible mountain vistas on horseback, and an afternoon of splashy fun rafting down the Colorado River. We have exclusively partnered with a local Rocky Mountain Ranch to provide an unparalleled Western experience. Please give us a call for more details.


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From Our Family to Yours

Our family at Colorado River Guides takes pride in preserving the river’s natural ecology, as well as ensuring our guest’s safety on all trips. We are happy to help plan and reserve custom group trips for you family and friends. We are a small company, so advanced reservations are encouraged. Call us today and let our family take your family on an unforgettable rafting experience!

Rafting Rates


Colorado River

Beginner Class I-III April-September

Adult

Child 12 & Under

Halfday AM & PM departures $70 $50
Fullday $110 $90
Saddles & Paddles Call for Details
1/2 Day Private Trips *Subject to Availability $100 $100



Eagle River

Intermediate Class II-IV May-June *Flow Dependant

Adult

Halfday AM & PM departures $90
Fullday $125

Testimonials


Fun Trip With Raft & Ducky!

"The Colorado River Guides team is the best. They accommodated our small family group and gave us a great guide. We had a wonderful time on the river, with part of the group in the raft with (the guide) and my dad and I piloting a ducky with my 6 and 9 year old kids rotating in and out of the ducky during the trip. Lots of fun with a great guide in a nice easy section of the Colorado perfect for a family with young kids. We're definitely coming back and will plan on the more challenging white water trips when the kids get older. Thanks!"
-Jared M.

Great Rafting Trip with our Kids

"We were staying in Steamboat and wanted to avoid going back via Kremmling. Looked up rafting companies in the area and phoned a few. Brenda returned my call and was happy to have Paul take us on a trip the next morning. Driving down hwy 131 was scenic! It was a beautiful Colorado day on the beautiful Colorado River. Our wildlife sightings: 3 different bald Eagles, a muskrat, and a mink near the water. It was a safe trip to take our 2 Kids(both 7). Our kids really enjoyed having Lucy (Paul & Brenda's dog) along for the ride and enjoyed playing fetch with her. Thank you for a wonderful trip!"
-Liz, Ian, John and Sophia

Super Family Trip

"This is our second year to raft with Colorado River Guides, and just as much fun as the first. As a family of four, we chose to take two ducky boats (inflatable two person kayaks) with an adult and kid (9 and 12 year old boys) in each one. We loved being close to the water, getting wet on the rapids, but still having the guides right there to make sure we were taking the best path through the water. Great guides, emailed directions made it easy to get there, a nd the super mascot, Xena the amazing Golden Retriever! We would strongly recommend them for a family raft!"
-Shannon B.

Absolutely Awesome Day!

"I've white water rafted several rivers and had actually done the Eagle a few years ago. But the water today was Absolutely Awesome! Our guide was Paul. He is one of the best guides I've ever been with. He made all of us feel comfortable! I didn't think I would ever be able to make another white water trip but Paul made my dreams come true today. We took our 14 year old grandson on his first adventure and he loved it. Paul put my husband, grandson, and myself right at ease. He taught us the history, and geology, of the river all along the way. The rapids are perfect right now. Plenty of excitement for young or old. Thanks Paul for making my dream come true. Would recommend this for anyone wanting to try whitewater rafting."
-Beverly T.

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Reservations Required
Contact us for Eagle River Map
We meet you on the river 1 hour South of Steamboat Springs & 45 minutes Northwest of Vail


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