This is a two hour guided tour on North Star Nature Preserve, a gorgeous meandering river that is only 1.5 miles east of Aspen. The preserve is a great section to experiment with paddle boarding for the first time, because the water is slow-moving and flat, allowing plenty of time to soak in the beautiful […]
Aspen Whitewater Rafting offers guided family-friendly rafting trips on mild stretches of water, making them ideal for families with children or for anyone looking for a laidback river experience. Mild rafting trips include an 8 mile trip on the Middle Roaring Fork River (Class II/III) as well as our Rafting and Ranching trip on the Roaring Fork River with a visit to Rock Bottom Ranch. Rock Bottom Ranch’s 113-acre wildlife preserve and educational Ranch sits between the Roaring Fork River and the Crown of Mount Sopris and is conveniently located midway between Basalt and Carbondale on the Rio Grande Trail. Its acreage includes wetlands, spring-fed ponds, a braid of the Roaring Fork River, cottonwood bottomlands, a view of piñon-juniper woodlands on adjacent BLM land, teaching farmyards, pasturelands, and gardens.
Both of our mild, family-friendly rafting tours are available May through September and are Beginner 1/2 day excursions suitable for children 6 and over.