Upper Colorado River

Whitewater Classic

  • Length: 29 miles
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Difficulty: Class II - III
  • Best Rapid: Eye of the Needle
  • Rec. Level: 700+ cfs
  • Put-in: Pump House
  • Take-out: Catamount
  • Season: June - August

Upper Colorado with Echo CanyonThe Colorado River in the Gore Range of north central Colorado has a reputation for being the premier western whitewater experience for families. With its humble beginning high in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, we offer you three spectacular days of rafting on the upper stretches of this classic Colorado river. Fun and exciting class II and III whitewater rapids are sprinkled throughout this 44-mile section, perfect for families and younger children.

We will float through picturesque valleys, rustic ranch lands, and numerous stretches of public land allowing us to stretch our legs and explore the many sights along the way. You might see Eagles nesting in the Cottonwoods or River Otters swimming beside the raft in this canyon teaming with wildlife. Feel free to bring along your fishing license and equipment for camp. You will have plenty of time to take a swim in the river or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the sound of the rippling waters. The pleasantly cool evenings will find you enjoying hearty meals prepared by your guides and roasting s’mores over the camp fire.

We begin whitewater rafting the upper Colorado in June and the season extends into August.

To book your trip on the Upper Colorado River call Echo Canyon River Expeditions at 800.755.3246!