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 // class II // Colorado River

The ideal trip for explorers of all ages. Discover Colorado’s beauty as you travel through scenic canyons, play in swimming holes, and splash through waves. This is a quintessential Colorado high desert environment. Colorful cliffs surrounded by slopes dotted with Sage, Pinion, Juniper, and Ponderosa Pine. The river warms up mid summer and swimming is the best part of this stretch!

You 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 40 minute ride to our Dotsero outpost, where you will get you river gear and embark on the river portion of the adventure!

Season: May – October

DURATION // 4.5 Hours
MINIMUM AGE Raft // 2 Years Old

 

Upper Colorado (class II)

Pick Up Time: 9:30AM, 2:30PM

$99 Adult (13 years and up)

$89 Kids (7-12)

$49 Youth (6 years and under)

Upper Colorado (class II)

Pick Up Time: [Private Trip] 9:30AM, 2:30PM

$99 Adult (13 years and up)

$89 Kids (7-12)

$49 Youth (6 years and under)

TXDrive & Save Upper Colorado 2 hour // class II // Colorado River

The ideal trip for explorers of all ages. Discover Colorado’s beauty as you travel 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.

Season: May – October

Duration: 2 hours

BOOK ONLINE AND RECEIVE 10% OFF! 

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

Drive & Save Upper Colorado 2 hour (class II)

Pick Up Time: 9:00AM, 12:00PM, 3:00PM

$59 Adult

$49 Child 7-12

$39 Youth Under 7

Drive & Save Upper Colorado 2 hour (class II)

Pick Up Time: [Private Trip] 9:00AM, 12:00PM, 3:00PM

$59 Adult

$49 Child 7-12

$39 Youth under 7

TXShoshone // class III // Colorado River

Two Boats

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 yougsters 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.

Season: July –  Mid October

3/4 DAY DURATION // 6.5 Hours, Riverside Lunch Included
1/2 DAY PM DURATION // 5.5 Hours, snack & refreshments included
1/2 DAY PM TRIPLE THRILLER // 5 Hours, 3 laps through RAPIDS ONLY

STANDARD MINIMUM AGE // 7 Years Old & 50 lbs for rapids // 5 yrs old & 30lbs to join at Grizzly Creek

BOOK ONLINE AND RECEIVE 10% OFF! 

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

Shoshone (class III)

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

$129 Adult (13 years and up)

$119 Kids (7-12)

Shoshone (class III)

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

$129 Adult (13 years and up)

$119 Kids (7-12)

Shoshone (class III)

Pick Up Time: 1:30 PM (Half Day)

$119 Adult (13 years and up)

$109 Kids (7-12)

Shoshone (class III)

Pick Up Time: [Private Trip] 1:30 PM (Half Day)

$119 Adult (13 years and up)

$109 Kids (7-12)

Shoshone (class III)

Pick Up Time: 1:30 PM (Half Day TRIPLE THRILLER / 3 laps through RAPIDS ONLY)

$129 Adult (13 years and up)

$119 Kids (7-12)

Shoshone (class III)

Pick Up Time: [Private Trip] 1:30 PM (Half Day TRIPLE THRILLER / 3 laps through RAPIDS ONLY)

$129 Adult (13 years and up)

$119 Kids (7-12)

TXMiddle Eagle // class III // Eagle River

The Middle Eagle is one of the most continuous class III+ runs we’ve ever boated. The term “pool drop” rapids where you have a rapid then a big calm pool does not apply here. The riverbed just slopes down throughout the whole run, creating almost one long 10 mile rapid! The put in is also as convenient as it gets in the Vail and Beaver Creek area, as its smack in between the two resorts.

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, so wear your swimsuit under your clothing.

Season: May –  Early July

DURATION // 4 hours (+/- depending on water flow)
MINIMUM AGE // 13 Years Old & 50 lbs (depending on water flows)

Middle Eagle (class III)

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

$109 (13 and Older)

Middle Eagle (class III)

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

$109 (13 and Older)

TXGore Creek // class III // Gore Creek

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.

Season:  May – June

All guests must meet at Sage’s Lionshead shop at the West end of the pedestrian mall in Lionshead Village in the Montaneros Hotel Building. – 641 W. Lionshead Circle.

DURATION // 3 Hours
MINIMUM AGE // 9 Years Old  (depending on water flows)

Gore Creek (class III)

Pick Up Time: 8:45 AM, 11:45 PM, 2:45 PM - Meet at Lionshead Shop

$99 Adult (13 years and up)

$89 Kids (10-12)

Gore Creek (class III)

Pick Up Time: [Private Trip] 8:45 AM, 11:45 PM, 2:45 PM - Meet at Lionshead Shop

$99 Adult (13 years and up)

$89 Kids (10-12)

TXLower Eagle // class III // Eagle River

Rear view wave crush

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 straigh to the river, where there are restrooms, but no changing rooms, so wear your swimsuit under your clothing.

Season: May –  Early July

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

Lower Eagle (class III)

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

$104 Adult (13 years and up)

$94 Kids (8-12)

Lower Eagle (class III)

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

$104 Adult (13 years and up)

$94 Kids (8-12)

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

 

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.

Season: June – Mid August
FULL DAY DURATION // 8 Hours, Riverside Lunch Included
STANDARD MINIMUM AGE // 8 Years Old & 50 lbs***

Brown’s Canyon (class III)

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

$129 Adult (13 years and up)

$119 Kids (8-12)

Brown’s Canyon (class III)

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

$129 Adult (13 years and up)

$119 Kids (8-12)

TXThe Numbers // class IV // Arkansas River

Addie smile back of wave

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

The Numbers (class IV)

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

$129 Adult (16 years and up)

The Numbers (class IV)

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

$129 Adult (16 years and up)

TXDowd Chute // class IV // Eagle River

 

Summer Activities

Bigtime action on our local alpine river! You will be running 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 straigh 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.

Season: May –  Early July

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

Dowd Chute (class IV)

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

$119 Adult (16 years and up)

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

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.

Season: July –  Mid August

DURATION FULL DAY // 7 Hours, Gourmet Lunch at Sage Cafe included.
DURATION HALF DAY // 4 Hours
MINIMUM AGE // 16 Years Old

Pine Creek / Numbers (class IV-V)

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

$159 Adult (16 years and up)

Pine Creek / Numbers (class IV-V)

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

$159 Adult (16 years and up)