White Water Rafting Near Denver Colorado: The 5 Best Tours

Rafting Trip

(rafting season is roughly late April to early September)



There’s nothing like an adventure that allows you to bond with your family and friends.

White water rafting near Denver Colorado offers some of the best options available in the US. 


Colorado is known for its outdoor activities and locations, like the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Garden of the Gods, the Arkansas River and Browns Canyon.

(rafting season runs roughly from late April to early September)


These spots are well-known for their ideal white water conditions – let’s look at some tours you can enjoy with your family and friends.

Private White Water Rafting Near Denver Colorado

Aspire Tours Private Rafting


This unique Private White Water Rafting trip by Aspire Tours is a perfect opportunity to enjoy your day on the Arkansas River with beautiful views of the snow-capped Rockies.

Bring along your friends, family, or even co-workers for this one.

This trip is suitable for beginners or raft enthusiasts and has transportation from Denver. The transportation ensures you are picked up from Denver and returned at the end of the day.

What’s Included in your Private White Water Rafting Experience

  • Lunch (if anyone in the group has dietary restrictions, please indicate so when booking)
  • Drinking water (bottle not included)
  • Rafting/Splash gear
  • Passionate guides

Additional Information

  • A moderate fitness level is recommended for this activity
  • If possible, wear waterproof shoes for your own comfort
  • Dress according to the weather conditions
  • 72 hour cancellation policy
  • Great for all skill levels

Cost

  • Small group 1-6 people: $1,249
  • Medium group 7-9 people: $1,499
  • Large group 10-12 people: $1,799

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The Browns Canyon Classic Tour

Browns Canyon Classic Raft Tour


Browns Canyon is renowned as one of the best white water stretches in the world. It’s a great spot for family and friends to experience white water rafting.

On this Browns Canyon Classic Tour by American Adventure Expeditions, your guide will entertain you with the history of the gorgeous Colorado scenery and intriguing geology facts about the canyon.

This 3-hour tour holds a balance of fast pace rapids and calm stretches to catch your breath while observing the scenery.


What’s Included in the Browns Canyon Classic Tour

  • Free wetsuit package (wetsuit, splash jacket, and river shoes)

Additional Information

  • Full refund for any cancellations made more than 72 hours before the departure time
  • Wear a swimsuit, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Bring an extra set of dry clothes and a towel
  • Beginner to intermediate level rafting
  • Minimum age of 7 or older
  • Private guide for a more personal experience

Cost

  • Starting at $95 per person


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The Numbers Classic Tour

The Numbers Classic Rafting Tour


This advanced tour is 3-hours long, and is only available if you are over 15 years of age.

If you’re an advanced group of rafters looking for a challenge – this tour is the one for you! The Numbers is one of the most difficult sections of rafted river in the whole of Colorado, so it goes without saying that The Numbers Classic Tour by American Adventure Expeditions is not for beginners.

This tour winds through steep drops and rapid sections. You’ll be busy paddling for the entire 3-hours, navigating through narrow, rocky, and non-stop white water.


What’s Included in The Numbers Classic Tour

  • Free wetsuit package (wetsuit, splash jacket, and river shoes)

Additional Information

  • Full refund for any cancellations made more than 72 hours before the departure time
  • Wear a swimsuit, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Bring an extra set of dry clothes and a towel
  • Private guide for a more personal experience
  • Minimum age of 15 or older
  • Experienced level rafting

Cost

  • Starting at $110 per person

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The Numbers Deluxe Tour

Numbers Deluxe Rafting Trip


Experience the best of Browns Canyon & The Numbers on this American Adventure Expeditions exclusive adventure!

This 6-hour tour has everything you could ask for, an adventurous white water rafting experience and a riverside lunch to indulge in Coloradan cuisine.

The Numbers Deluxe Tour will start with a white rafting experience through Browns Canyon. This route boasts Class III rapids with calm stretches and breathtaking scenery.

After your adventure on the river, enjoy a riverside BBQ lunch, prepared by your private guides. The lunch includes burgers, fresh fruit, kettle chips, lemonade, and even fresh cookies! The guides also accommodate most dietary restrictions.

After lunch, it’s time for the white water roller coaster “The Numbers.” This offers a more intense Class IV rafting experience with steep drops and tight passages. This tour is not particularly beginner-friendly.

What’s Included in the Numbers Deluxe Tour

  • Free wetsuit package (wetsuit, splash jacket, and river shoes)
  • River-side BBQ lunch

Additional Information

  • Full refund for any cancellations made more than 72 hours before the departure time
  • Wear a swimsuit, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Bring an extra set of dry clothes and a towel
  • Experienced level rafting
  • Minimum age of 15 or older
  • Private guide for a more personal experience

Cost

  • Starting at $175 per person

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The Family Float Tour


This family-friendly rafting experience is only Class I & II white water. Perfect for a beginner or first-time rafters and groups with small children.

The Family Float Tour by American Adventure Expeditions is a gentle 2-hour ride that boasts breathtaking scenery and a unique view of the Arkansas River. 

What’s Included in the Family Float Tour

  • Free wetsuit package (wetsuit, splash jacket, and river shoes)

Additional Information

  • Full refund for any cancellations made more than 72 hours before the departure time
  • Wear a swimsuit, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Bring an extra set of dry clothes and a towel
  • Beginner-level rafting friendly
  • Minimum age of 5 or older
  • Private guide for a more personal experience

Cost

  • $55 per person


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Final Thoughts

Don’t let a lack of experience deter you from enjoying the outdoors. There are plenty of options for white water rafting near Denver Colorado, for first-timers and experienced rafters alike.

Have a look here for more rafting options and other adventures available in Denver.