Middle Roaring Fork

Mild Rafting Trips

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River

Roaring Fork River Class II/III (8 miles)

Difficulty

Beginner ½ day

Availability

Runs May to September

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River

Roaring Fork River Class II/III (8 miles)

Availability

Runs May to September

Minimum Age

6

Adult Price

$90

Child Price

$80

Difficulty

Beginner ½ day

Meeting Location

Aspen Office

Pickup available in Aspen/Snowmass.

Meeting Time

9:00 am | 1:30 pm

Includes

Snack

Minimum Age

6

Adult Price

$90

Child Price

$80

Meeting Location

Aspen Office

Meeting Time

9:00 am | 1:30 pm

Includes

Snack

If you are looking to book within forty-eight hours of your trip time, please call our shop. We would be happy to book for you.

This class II-III section is ideal for families with younger children looking for Aspen summer activities, or for those who are just not sure about diving into serious whitewater rafting.

There are just enough rapids to give people a taste of easy whitewater rafting, while offering ample time to relax and take in the towering red rock cliffs above. The trip begins in the stunning Snowmass Canyon just upstream of the quaint town of Basalt.

You will navigate Class II wave trains and a few Class II+ rapids on your way through Snowmass Canyon and on past Basalt. Then, just above the take out you will raft through a fun Class III drop called The Spillway–but don’t worry, you’ll be ready for it by then! This trip is suitable for anyone over the age of 6.


  • What’s Included

    The raft trip, shuttle, splash gear, wetsuit, snacks and lunch (when specified). Photos are not included but can be purchased online immediately after the trip!

    What to Wear Rafting

    We suggest wearing quick-drying clothing such as non-cotton shorts and t-shirt and/or a bathing suit. Also important are sunscreen (you will be rafting at nearly 9,000 feet where the sun is intense!), sunglasses with retaining device, waterproof camera, and old sneakers or sandals with a heal strap. Bring a towel to dry off with and a change of clothes for your ride home.

    We provide splash gear on all of our trips, and wetsuit, helmet, and wetsuit booties when appropriate.

    Whitewater River Scale

    CLASS I:
    Your bath tub.

    CLASS II:
    Mild. Predictable, smaller rapids. Great for younger families.

    CLASS III:
    Moderate. Larger, more irregular rapids. Wet passengers and energetic paddling to be expected. Most clients will take a Class III trip.

    CLASS IV:
    Wild. Long and unpredictable rapids, following in immediate succession.

    CLASS V:
    Extreme. This is the edge. Only experienced paddlers.