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.

TXUpper Colorado 1/2 Day // 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

9:45 AM and  2PM

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!

ADVENTURE MINIMUMS

Due to logistics and other factors, all tours require a minimum number of participants to operate. Although you are able to book the tour online, you may be the only person signed up for the tour. Rarely does this happen, but if your trip doesn’t meet the minimum we will contact you as soon as possible, to reschedule or offer a full refund.

BOOK ONLINE AND RECEIVE 10% OFF! 

Or, feel free to call to book your reservation – 970-476-3700

Upper Colorado 1/2 Day (class II)

Pick Up Time: SELF DRIVE MEET AT COLORADO RIVER OUTPOST 9:45 Am OR 2:00 Pm

$89 Adult

$69 Child 2-12

TXUpper Colorado 3/4 Day with Lunch // 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.

The 3/4 Day trip includes complimentary transportation from your hotel in the Vail or Beaver Creek area, and lunch at our riverside restaurant. Trip time is door to door time.

3/4 Day Trip Time

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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!

ADVENTURE MINIMUMS

Due to logistics and other factors, all tours require a minimum number of participants to operate. Although you are able to book the tour online, you may be the only person signed up for the tour. Rarely does this happen, but if your trip doesn’t meet the minimum we will contact you as soon as possible, to reschedule or offer a full refund.

Upper Colorado 3/4 Day with Lunch (class II)

Pick Up Time: 9 AM

ADULT $109

CHILD 7-12 $89

YOUTH 2-6 $89

TXUpper Colorado Pumphouse Section // class III // Colorado River

Season: May – September

Put in at Pumphouse access, then float through 2 jaw dropping remote canyons, with a couple class 3 rapids, including Eye of the Needle and Yarmony rapids. Lunch is served mid way through the adventure riverside. The wilderness feel and views on this stretch are the highlights. Everyone paddles while the guide calls commands from the back of the boat. This is the perfect family stretch of the remote Colorado River!

Your tour starts when we pick you up in the Vail or Beaver Creek area. Your guides in the vehicle with you will give you a fact and fun filled 1 hour drive to Pumphouse, where you will get into river gear, and get on the water!

Season: August – October

DURATION // 6.5 Hours
MINIMUM AGE Raft // 6 Years Old

 

 

ADVENTURE MINIMUMS

Due to logistics and other factors, all tours require a minimum number of participants to operate. Although you are able to book the tour online, you may be the only person signed up for the tour. Rarely does this happen, but if your trip doesn’t meet the minimum we will contact you as soon as possible, to reschedule or offer a full refund.

 

Upper Colorado Pumphouse Section (class III)

Pick Up Time: 9:00AM

$134 Adult (13 years and up)

$124 Kids (6-12)

TXLower Eagle 1/2 Day // class III // Eagle River

Rear view wave crush

Season: May –  July 15

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 1/2 Day (class III)

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

$104 Adult (13 years and up)

$94 Kids (8-12)

Lower Eagle 1/2 Day (class III)

Pick Up Time: [Private Trip] 9:00AM, 2:00PM

$104 Adult (13 years and up)

$94 Kids (8-12)

TXDowd Chute/Upper and Middle Eagle 1/2 Day // class IV // Eagle River

 

Summer Activities

Season: May –  Mid 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 and Middle Eagle 1/2 Day (class IV)

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

$119 Adult (16 years and up)

TXShoshone 3/4 Day With Lunch FALL SPECIAL PRICING // class III // Colorado River

Two Boats

SEASON: July 25 –  September

FALL SPECIAL AVAILABLE NOW!! $119 PER PERSON! 

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.

3/4 Day with Lunch AM Trip

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.

 

3/4 DAY DURATION // 6.5 Hours, Riverside Lunch 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**

ADVENTURE MINIMUMS

Due to logistics and other factors, all tours require a minimum number of participants to operate. Although you are able to book the tour online, you may be the only person signed up for the tour. Rarely does this happen, but if your trip doesn’t meet the minimum we will contact you as soon as possible, to reschedule or offer a full refund.

BOOK ONLINE AND RECEIVE 10% OFF! 

Or, feel free to call to book your reservation – 970-476-3700

Shoshone 3/4 Day With Lunch FALL SPECIAL PRICING (class III)

Pick Up Time: 9 AM (3/4 Day with Lunch)

$119 Adult (13 years and up) FALL SPECIAL

$119 Kids (7-12) FALL SPECIAL

Shoshone 3/4 Day With Lunch FALL SPECIAL PRICING (class III)

Pick Up Time: [Private Trip] 9 AM (3/4 Day with Lunch)

$134 Adult (13 years and up)

$124 Kids (7-12)

TXShoshone 1/2 Day // class III // Colorado River

SEASON: July 25 – 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

On half day trips all guests meet at the Colorado River Outpost in Dotsero.

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**

ADVENTURE MINIMUMS

Due to logistics and other factors, all tours require a minimum number of participants to operate. Although you are able to book the tour online, you may be the only person signed up for the tour. Rarely does this happen, but if your trip doesn’t meet the minimum we will contact you as soon as possible, to reschedule or offer a full refund.

BOOK ONLINE AND RECEIVE 10% OFF! 

Or, feel free to call to book your reservation – 970-476-3700

Shoshone 1/2 Day (class III)

Pick Up Time: SELF DRIVE MEET AT COLORADO RIVER OUTPOST 10:15 AM

ADULT $114

CHILD 7-12 $104

Shoshone 1/2 Day (class III)

Pick Up Time: SELF DRIVE MEET AT COLORADO RIVER OUTPOST 2:45

$114

$104

TXShoshone Double Thriller FALL SPECIAL 3 LAPS IN RAPIDS for $99 // class III // Colorado River

SEASON: JULY 25 – SEPTEMBER

FALL SPECIAL – 3 LAPS IN RAPIDS FOR ONLY $99/Person!

Smash through epic class III rapids deep in the crevice of world renowned Glenwood Canyon. Then get out, shuttle back up, and DO THE RAPIDS AGAIN!…..and AGAIN!

Colorado Rafting trip

You will be meeting at Sage’s Colorado River Outpost at the mouth of Glenwood Canyon. The river put in is only 12 minutes away! You will leave all your valuables and dry clothing in your car. We will depart to the river and return from the river in river gear. Usually people prefer to wear a swimsuit or athletic clothing that is fine getting wet. Wetsuits and booties are available at no cost if preferred.

All Participants must meet at the Colorado River Outpost for this adventure. No transportation from your accommodation provided.

Minimum age 7 (water flow dependent, may be higher age at higher water)

Shoshone Double Thriller FALL SPECIAL 3 LAPS IN RAPIDS for $99 (class III)

Pick Up Time: Self Drive - Meet at Dotsero Outpost 2:15 PM

$99 Adult FALL SPECIAL

$99 Kids 7-12 FALL SPECIAL

TXBrown’s Canyon Full Day // 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! Lunch is served on the riverbank mid float. 10 miles on the water.

This is a full day activity, about 8 hours door to door. We pick you up in Vail or Beaver Creek on this trip. Transfer time to the Arkansas River Outpost is just over an hour, on a gorgeous route that takes you over the Continental Divide. At the outpost, you will get geared up for the river. After the river portion of the adventure, expect about a 2 hour drive back to the Vail and Beaver Creek area.

FULL DAY DURATION // 8 Hours, Riverside Lunch Included
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 Full Day (class III)

Pick Up Time: 8:30 AM (Full Day)

$134 Adult (13 years and up)

$124 Kids (8-12)

Brown’s Canyon Full Day (class III)

Pick Up Time: [Private Trip] 8:30 AM (Full Day)

$134 Adult (13 years and up)

$124 Kids (8-12)

TXThe Numbers 3/4 Day // 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.

This is a 3/4 day activity, about 6 hours door to door. We pick you up in Vail or Beaver Creek on this trip. Transfer time to the Arkansas River Outpost is just over an hour, on a gorgeous route that takes you over the Continental Divide. At the outpost, you will get geared up for the river. After the river portion of the adventure, We will cook you a gourmet lunch at our riverside restaurant. After lunch we will drive you back to town.

Season: Early July  –  Mid August
3/4 DAY DURATION // 6 Hours, Gourmet Lunch at Sage Cafe included.
STANDARD MINIMUM AGE // 15 Years Old (depending on water flows)

The Numbers 3/4 Day (class IV)

Pick Up Time: 8:30 AM (3/4 Day)

$134 Adult (15 years and up)

The Numbers 3/4 Day (class IV)

Pick Up Time: [Private Trip] 8:30 AM (3/4 Day)

$134 Adult (15 years and up)

TXPine Creek / Numbers Full Day // class IV-V // Arkansas River

Season: July –  Mid August

Rip through the Granite Gorge ( class III/IV), Pine Creek (Class V), and finish the day off with the Numbers section (class IV). This is the ultimate in extreme whitewater. Pine Creek has some of the steepest commercially rafted waters in the U.S. Big and technical. Guides will determine whether each group is capable of running Pine Creek Rapid itself, after a mandatory group “scouting” session from shore. Upon gear up you get a pre paddling snack, made fresh each day from our restaurant on site, and then after working up a large appetite throughout the 3 hours on the water, we’ll cook you a gourmet lunch from our riverside restaurant. 12 miles on the water.

This is a 3/4 day activity, about 7 hours door to door. We pick you up in Vail or Beaver Creek on this trip. Transfer time to the Arkansas River Outpost is just over an hour, on a gorgeous route that takes you over the Continental Divide. At the outpost, you will get geared up for the river.  After “rivering” and eating lunch we will drive you back to town.

DURATION FULL DAY // 7 Hours, Gourmet Lunch at Sage Cafe included.

MINIMUM AGE // 16 Years Old

Pine Creek / Numbers Full Day (class IV-V)

Pick Up Time: 8:30 AM (Full Day)

$159 Adult (16 years and up)

Pine Creek / Numbers Full Day (class IV-V)

Pick Up Time: [Private Trip] 8:30 AM (Full Day)

$159 Adult (16 years and up)

TXGore Creek // class III // Gore Creek

 

Season:  May – July 7th

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 Colorados 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 (https://goo.gl/maps/4tr9scHDswZwH54m8) OR the Welcome Center on top of the Vail Village parking structure (https://goo.gl/maps/VyAvXLtJk4FnTDfz5).

DURATION // 3 Hours
MINIMUM AGE // 12 Years Old  (depending on water flows)

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

ADVENTURE MINIMUMS

Due to logistics and other factors, all tours require a minimum number of participants to operate. Although you are able to book the tour online, you may be the only person signed up for the tour. Rarely does this happen, but if your trip doesn’t meet the minimum we will contact you as soon as possible, to reschedule or offer a full refund.

Gore Creek (class III)

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

$94 (ages 12 & up)

Gore Creek (class III)

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

$94 (ages 12 & up)