Planning Your Family Whitewater Rafting Trip in Glenwood Springs

Vacation is fun. Organizing the details and planning for your adventure can be a drag though. Most families want to have the highest quality experience for the best price so they can stretch their holiday dollars further.

You’ll get just that when whitewater rafting with Glenwood Adventure Company. We work with Lakota Guides, who have been in the whitewater guide business for more than 30 years. Our guides receive top-notch training and seek to provide the absolute safest whitewater rafting experience for our visiting families.

Even though safety is our number one priority, awesomeness is a very close second.

family whitewater rafting in glenwood springsWe want everyone from Grandma to the little tykes giggling with glee when they come off their Colorado River rafting trip. We start on the class III Shoshone Rapids in the¬†indescribably¬†beautiful Glenwood Canyon just east of Glenwood Springs. There, paddlers will dig in and navigate some of the most family-friendly whitewater in the country. We like to say that it’s just enough whitewater to get you wet – but not enough to scare anyone.

Then relax a bit while you float through western Colorado’s majestic scenery – mountains soaring up above you on each side of the river, green trees sprawling out every which way, wildflowers spotting the grassing shores and maybe even spot a bald eagle or deer. Our guides will let you in on all of the history of the valley and tickle your funny bone (or not) with their corny jokes. More adventurous family members can even try out a duckie, a sit-on-top kayak meant for single or double riders.

Even though you’ll have been on the water for several hours, we find most families don’t want the fun to end when they get to the end of their course. But it’s good to dry off and catch a bit of respite from the shining sun – and maybe have a little ice cream treat for your hard work in those rapids. You might not have noticed, but Glenwood Adventure has cyclists that follow your family along the river on a bike trail and have captured these glorious moments through the rapids on camera. For once, someone else was clicking and shooting and you can have some vacation photos with the whole family.

If this sounds like your ideal day on the river, then you’ve come to the right place. Give us a call or visit our store and any of us would be happy to craft the perfect whitewater trip for you. We even offer discounts for groups, so maybe team up with your neighbors or best friends and their kids to save some cash.

Additionally, if you’re looking to do more than just whitewater rafting in Glenwood Springs, then you’ve come to the right place. Here at Glenwood Adventure Company we combine all the best outdoor activities in Glenwood Springs and offer them to visitors coming with all types of budget. Our activities are a la carte, but we can easily package them up for the family that wants it all. See our pages on bike rentals, horseback riding, ATV tours, hayrides and cookouts and Hummer tours to learn more.