Raft Trips

Select your trip below. If you don’t know where to start, generally a float trip or class III adventure series trips are great for first time rafters. For high adrenaline seekers with swimming ability, or groups with previous experience, an adrenaline series trip may suit you.

All participants will be required to sign a Release Waiver prior to the trip. The release can be found on the footer of this website also.

*Sage Outdoor Adventures operate under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Sage is an equal opportunity provider.

TXUpper Colorado // class II // Colorado River

SEASON: May – September

A popular trip for explorers of all ages. Discover Colorado’s beauty as you float through scenic canyons, play in swimming holes, and splash through waves.  Drive to Sage’s Colorado River Outpost in Dotsero, and embark on river trip from there. You will check in, get some gear, and jump in a shuttle that takes you 6 miles up the river. You will then float back down to the outpost in Dotsero.

MEETING TIMES

9:30 AM, 1:00PM, 4:30pm

DURATION: 2 hours

MINIMUM AGE:  3 Years Old

**EARLY SEASON HIGH WATER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE MINIMUM AGE – PLEASE CALL OR CHAT US FOR CURRENT MINIMUM**

CLASS I-II – A family friendly experience with small rapids, a few splashes and lots of opportunities to play in the River!

Upper Colorado (class II)

Pick Up Time: SELF DRIVE MEET AT COLORADO RIVER OUTPOST 9:30AM, 1:00PM, 4:30PM

$89 Adult

$69 Child 2-12

TXUpper Colorado LUNCH and HOTEL PICKUP // class II // Colorado River

SEASON: May – September

The ideal trip for explorers of all ages. Discover Colorado’s beauty as you float through scenic canyons, play in swimming holes, and splash through waves.

Popular trip for families with young kids.

This trip includes complimentary transportation from your hotel in the Vail or Beaver Creek area, and lunch at our riverside restaurant.

Door to Door trip time is 9:00 Am to about 2:00 PM

9:00 AM hotel pickup

DURATION: 5 hours

MINIMUM AGE:  3 Years Old

**EARLY SEASON HIGH WATER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE MINIMUM AGE – PLEASE CALL OR CHAT US FOR CURRENT MINIMUM**

CLASS I-II – A family friendly experience with small rapids, a few splashes and lots of opportunities to play in the River!

Upper Colorado LUNCH and HOTEL PICKUP (class II)

Pick Up Time: 9 AM

ADULT $109

CHILD 7-12 $99

YOUTH 2-6 $99

TXGore Creek – VAIL VILLAGE WHITEWATER // class III // Gore Creek

 

 

Season:  May – July 

Vail’s true local stretch of water. Raft through the heart of Vail Village! Surf waves and play holes are interspersed with fun rapids. Breathtaking scenery of the Gore Range, waterfalls cascading off enormous granite cliffs, surrounded by some of Colorado’s most spectacular Aspen tree groves. Enjoy Vail from a whole new perspective! 6 miles on the water.

All guests must meet at one of the following locations is Vail for this trip:

The Lionshead Welcome Center, at the bottom of the West stairs of the Lionshead parking structure, OR the Welcome Center on top of the Vail Village parking structure.

DURATION // 3 Hours
MINIMUM AGE // 14 Years Old  (depending on water flows)

**EARLY SEASON HIGH WATER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE MINIMUM AGE – PLEASE CALL OR CHAT US FOR CURRENT MINIMUM**

Gore Creek – VAIL VILLAGE WHITEWATER (class III)

Pick Up Time: 8:45 AM, 11:45 PM, 2:45 PM - Meet at Lionshead Welcome Center or Vail Transportation Center

$99 (ages 14 & up)

TXLower Eagle // class III // Eagle River

 

Season: May –  July 

Our favorite rafting trip in the state while this section is flowing!! One of the few un-dammed rivers still left in the west. Fed purely on snowmelt from the rugged Gore mountain range, the Lower Eagle River flows through a 2000 foot tall canyon, has towering cottonwood trees that reach all the way over the river and touch at the tops, features big fun class III rapids throughout, and its only minutes from Vail and Beaver Creek. The sweet aroma of choke cherry bushes mixed with the pungent pine and willows are a special treat that ices the cake. This is the quintessential Colorado rafting trip.

We pick you up in Vail or Beaver Creek, take you rafting, and return you to town on this trip. We will be going straight to the river, where there are restrooms, but no changing rooms, so wear your swimsuit under your clothing.

DURATION // 4 hours (+/- depending on water flow)
MINIMUM AGE // 8 Years Old & 50 lbs (depending on water flows)

**EARLY SEASON HIGH WATER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE MINIMUM AGE – PLEASE CALL OR CHAT US FOR CURRENT MINIMUM**

Lower Eagle (class III)

Pick Up Time: 9:00AM, 2:00PM

$109 Adult (13 years and up)

$99 Kids (8-12)

TXDowd Chute, Upper Eagle, and Middle Eagle // class IV // Eagle River

 

Season: May –  July

Bigtime action on our local alpine river! You will be running Dowd Chute, the Upper Eagle section and the Middle Eagle Section on this trip, putting in at Minturn, taking out at Edwards. Paddle thundering rapids like Minturn S Turns, The Chute, River Run Rapid, Shop and Hop drop, Joe Dirt Drop, Owl Rapid, The Edwards Mile, and many more. The continuous nature of this class IV whitewater has your attention the whole time. Arguably some of the best whitewater in the state while in season. 13 miles on the water.

Ability to swim, and fitness required.

We pick you up in Vail or Beaver Creek, take you rafting, and return you to town on this trip. We will be going straight to the river where there are no restrooms or changing rooms. Wear your bathing suit under your regular clothing so you can change easily into wetsuits at the rivers edge.

DURATION // 4 Hours (+/- depending on water flow)
STANDARD MINIMUM AGE // 16 Years Old

**EARLY SEASON HIGH WATER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE MINIMUM AGE – PLEASE CALL OR CHAT US FOR CURRENT MINIMUM**

Dowd Chute, Upper Eagle, and Middle Eagle (class IV)

Pick Up Time: 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM

$119 Adult (16 years and up)

TXShoshone HOTEL PICKUP and LUNCH // class III // Colorado River

 

SEASON: May – September

Smash through class III rapids deep in the crevice of world renowned Glenwood Canyon for the first section, and then float through a jaw dropping class II section into the heart of historic Glenwood Springs. This trip is ideal for families. If you have some youngsters below the age of 7, no problem! They can get shuttled around the first section of rapids and then join the trip at Grizzly Creek. Floating through this sacred canyon is not to be missed! Excitement, history, and geology around every bend.

On this trip we will pick you up in the Vail and Beaver Creek area, take you rafting, and return you back to town. Expect about a 40 minute drive to the outpost where you will gear up for the rafting. Once off the water, expect about an hour drive to return to Vail/Beaver Creek.

 

 DURATION // 6.5 Hours DOOR TO DOOR, Lunch Included, and Hotel pickup and drop off included.

STANDARD MINIMUM AGE // 7 Years Old & 50 lbs for rapids // 5 yrs old & 30lbs to join at Grizzly Creek (minimum ages dependent on water level and time of year)

**EARLY SEASON HIGH WATER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE MINIMUM AGE – PLEASE CALL OR CHAT US FOR CURRENT MINIMUM**

 

 

Shoshone HOTEL PICKUP and LUNCH (class III)

Pick Up Time: 9 AM, 1:30PM (hotel transportation and lunch included)

$129 Adult (13 years and up)

$119 Kids (7-12)

TXShoshone // class III // Colorado River

 

SEASON: May – September

Smash through class III rapids deep in the crevice of world renowned Glenwood Canyon for the first section, and then float through a jaw dropping class II section into the heart of historic Glenwood Springs. This trip is ideal for families. If you have some youngsters below the age of 7, no problem! They can get shuttled around the first section of rapids and then join the trip at Grizzly Creek. Floating through this sacred canyon is not to be missed! Excitement, history, and geology around every bend.

MEETING TIMES at Colorado River Rafting Headquarters

10:15 AM or 2:45 PM

STANDARD MINIMUM AGE // 7 Years Old & 50 lbs for rapids // 5 yrs old & 30lbs to join at Grizzly Creek (minimum ages depended on water levels and time of year)

**EARLY SEASON HIGH WATER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE MINIMUM AGE – PLEASE CALL OR CHAT US FOR CURRENT MINIMUM**

Shoshone (class III)

Pick Up Time: SELF DRIVE MEET AT COLORADO RIVER OUTPOST 10:15 AM or 2:45 PM

ADULT $109

CHILD 7-12 $99

TXBrown’s Canyon // class III // Arkansas River

 

Season:  July  –   August

The Most famous Class lll whitewater in the western U.S. Paddle rapids like Zoom Flume, Pinball, Widow Maker, Toilet Bowl, Meat Grinder, and Raft Ripper while drifting through the jaw dropping Brown’s Canyon National Monument. This semi arid wilderness desert canyon. It is unique in all the world, a guaranteed highlight! 10 miles on the water.

The Sage Arkansas River Outpost is about 1 hr 15 Min from the Vail area. All Browns Canyon trips require the guest to meet at the Outpost located in Granite, Colorado.

43169 US-24, Granite, CO 81228

Reservations Required

1/2 Day trips (about 2 hours on water, 3.5 hours total)
STANDARD MINIMUM AGE // 8 Years Old & 50 lbs***(depending on water flows)

**EARLY SEASON HIGH WATER IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE MINIMUM AGE – PLEASE CALL OR CHAT US FOR CURRENT MINIMUM**

Brown’s Canyon (class III)

Pick Up Time: 9:00 AM or 2:00PM Meet Granite Outpost

$99 Adult (13 years and up)

$89 Kids (8-12)

TXThe Numbers // class IV // Arkansas River

Addie smile back of wave

Season:  July  –   August

Experienced boaters’ favorite run! Famous Class lV rapids, very continuous whitewater with spectacular views of Colorados highest 14,000 ft. peaks, if you have time to look up! Crystal clear water with fast currents makes you feel as if you are flying over the river bottom. You want this trip to go on forever! 7 miles on the water.

Ability to swim, and physical fitness required.

The Sage Arkansas River Outpost is about 1 hr 15 Min from the Vail area. All Numbers trips require the guest to meet at the Outpost located in Granite, Colorado.

43169 US-24, Granite, CO 81228

Reservations Required

Season: Early July  –  Mid August
1/2 DAY DURATION // 1.5 hours on water, 3 hours total
STANDARD MINIMUM AGE // 15 Years Old (depending on water flows)

The Numbers (class IV)

Pick Up Time: 9:00 AM Meet Granite Outpost

$99 Adult (15 years and up)

The Numbers (class IV)

Pick Up Time: 12:30 PM Meet Granite Outpost

$99 Adult (15 years and up)