The Winter Park/ Frasier/ Granby Area is a summertime playground and rafting should be #1 on your fun-things-to-do list. The family friendly Colorado River and the wet and wild Eagle River are both accessible to the Winter Park Resort Area. The drive follows the Colorado River Scenic Byway, with canyon overlooks and scenic vistas of the majestic Gore Range. Reservations are recommended for Winter Park rafting but we don’t normally need a lot of notice. We recommend wearing a swimsuit or shorts & a t-shirt. Appropriate footwear (sports sandals or water shoes) is required. You will get wet, so have dry clothing in the car for after the Winter Park whitewater rafting trip. Please plan to arrive at our locations at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.
The Colorado River is the closest raft trip to Winter Park, a scenic 90 minute drive along the Colorado River Scenic Byway. The Colorado is a fun family float with deep canyons, high mountain vistas and easy rapids. The whitewater is rated Class II and II+ and river conditions are great all summer. Even in lighter rapids, we play close attention to safety. Everyone wears a fitted life jacket and a safety briefing is given prior to each Winter Park rafting trip. Two person inflatable kayaks, known as “duckies”, are available to the more active and adventurous members of your party. Our trips meet at Radium, 20 miles south of Kremmling on the Colorado Headwaters Scenic Byway. Full day trips depart at 9:00AM and half day departures are at 900AM, 100PM, and 400PM. Please arrive at our headquarters in Radium 20 minutes before the departure. Radium is a historic 1800’s ranching town in the Colorado River valley. Many of the original buildings are still here, including the one room schoolhouse. The 100 year old barn is home to our donkey preserve. Come early and visit with our donkeys. For directions and specific information on our Colorado River trips, click Colorado River on the navigation bar to the left. Or call 800-826-1081
THE EAGLE RIVER
Get ready to get wet! The Eagle River at Wolcott is a free flowing river with some of the best moderate to advanced rapids in Colorado. Rafting on the Eagle is available in late May, June and early July. The drive from Winter Park is about 2 hours. Our Winter Park whitewater rafting trips meet at the Wolcott Yacht Club, just off I-70 at Wolcott. Full day departures are at 9:00AM and half day departures are at 900AM and 100PM. Please arrive in Wolcott 20 minutes before the departure. As always, safety is primary. All participants wear a wetsuit and a fitted Coast Guard approved life jacket. A thorough briefing on whitewater safety procedures is given before the rafts go on the river. For most of the season, the rapids are Class III and III+, but at high water in early June ratings can reach Class IV. Half days are on the river for two hours. Wetsuits and splash jackets are provided. Under the wetsuit, we recommend that you wear a swimsuit. Have a warm, dry set of clothes in your car for after the trip. For directions to Wolcott and specific information and prices, click Eagle River on the navigation bar to the left or call 800-826-1081.