Shoshone

Adventurous Rafting Trips

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River

Colorado River Class III (12 miles)

Difficulty

Intermediate ½ day

Availability

August through September Before August please see our Fractions or Upper Roaring Fork Trips.

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River

Colorado River Class III (12 miles)

Availability

August through September Before August please see our Fractions or Upper Roaring Fork Trips.

Minimum Age

6

Adult Price

$110

Child Price

$100

Difficulty

Intermediate ½ day

Meeting Location

Aspen Office

Pickup available in Aspen/Snowmass.

Meeting Time

8:30 am

Includes

Lunch

Minimum Age

6

Adult Price

$110

Child Price

$100

Meeting Location

Aspen Office

Meeting Time

8:30 am

Includes

Lunch

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.

The Shoshone section of the iconic Colorado River is a great, late summer rafting option when many other rivers are too low to run.

The trip starts off with a bang and you will immediately find yourself in the middle of exciting Class III rapids.  Don’t worry, though, there will be plenty of time during the second half of the trip to enjoy the majestic Glenwood Canyon as you meander between the towering cliff walls.

For all you nature lovers, rafters often see marmots, deer and Big Horn Sheep on this trip, and a lucky few have even spotted black bears! Moderate paddling is required.


  • 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.