Middle Roaring Fork

Mild Rafting Trips


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.

Roaring Fork River Class II/III (8 miles)
Beginner ½ day – 9:00 am | 1:30 pm
Runs May to September
Minimum age 6
Includes Snack
$88.00 Adult / $78.00 Child


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