Upper Roaring Fork

Adventurous Rafting Trips

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River

Roaring Fork River Class III (10 miles)

Difficulty

Intermediate ½ Day

Availability

Runs May to July

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River

Roaring Fork River Class III (10 miles)

Availability

Runs May to July

Minimum Age

8

Adult Price

$93

Child Price

$83

Difficulty

Intermediate ½ Day

Meeting Location

Aspen Office

Pickup available in Aspen/Snowmass.

Meeting Time

9:00 am | 1:30 pm

Includes

Snack

Minimum Age

8

Adult Price

$93

Child Price

$83

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.

The Upper Roaring Fork is a great half day rafting trip that is close to Aspen and is suitable for all abilities of rafters. Whether it’s your first experience on the river, or your twentieth, you’ll love the whitewater action on this stretch of river.

The first half of this Aspen Rafting trip takes you through the beautiful Woody Creek Canyon with a backdrop of looming red stone cliffs. The second half of the trip picks up through Snowmass Canyon and you will confront rapids such as Toothache, Pipeline, and Sledgehammer.

All participants will need to paddle in order to safely navigate the raft through the Class III rapids and fun boulder gardens on the river. The paddling will be of medium intensity, but you will get numerous breaks.


  • 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.