Rafting 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 operates under special use permits from the USDA Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. Sage is an equal opportunity provider.

TXGuided Inflatable Kayak “Duckie” Trip // class II // Colorado River

1/2 Day Upper Colorado (Class I-II) Ducky Trip | Colorado River

Perfect for anyone looking for a more hands on approach to the Colorado River! Challenge yourself to best the Class II rapids alongside your family, new friends, and guide!

Can you handle being the navigator of your very own Ducky along the Class II Colorado River?

Enjoy the sights of Colorado while paddling yourself and a friend down the Colorado river, guided by our exceptional staff. Comparable to a splashy class III, this adventure puts you right in the middle of the rapids!

Laugh with your buddy (or to yourself if going solo!) as you learn to lean into the splash and go with the flow (literally!).

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 up the river. You will then float back down to the outpost in Dotsero.

While certainly thrilling to be right on top of the action, we take children as young as 6 years old!

Season: May – September

Trips are offered daily at 2PM

Trips begin at our river outpost in Dotsero. The exact meet up location for your adventure and directions will be included in your confirmation email.

Guided Inflatable Kayak “Duckie” Trip (class II)

Pick Up Time: 2:00PM

$99 Single boat || $169 Double Boat

TXUpper Colorado // class II // Colorado River

2022 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:  2 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: MEET AT COLORADO RIVER OUTPOST 9:30AM, 1:00PM, 4:30PM

$99 (Adults 14+)

$59 (2-6 years)

$79 (7-13 years)

TXShoshone // class III // Colorado River

 

2022 SEASON: July – 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: MEET AT COLORADO RIVER OUTPOST 10:15 AM or 2:45 PM

$149 Per Person

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

 

 

2022 Season:  May – June

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 // 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**

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

$129 Per Person

TXLower Eagle // class III // Eagle River

 

2022 Season: May 28 –  June 

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 at the “Elk Lot” at the base of Beaver Creek in Avon. 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 total, 2 hours on water (+/- 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

$129 Per Person

TXShoshone Double Dip // class III // Colorado River

2021 SEASON: August 21 – September 26

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!

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 8

*If the Glenwood Canyon closes due to weather, and you are only able to do one run of the rapids, you will receive a 20% refund*

Shoshone Double Dip (class III)

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

$149

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

 

2022 Season:  July 1  –   August 15

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 20 Min from the Vail area. All Browns Canyon trips require the guest to meet at the Outpost located in Buena Vista, Colorado.

30230 Co Rd 383, Buena Vista Colorado, 81211.

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)

 

Brown’s Canyon (class III)

Pick Up Time: 9 AM Meet @ Buena Vista Outpost

$149 Adult

$149 Child

Brown’s Canyon (class III)

Pick Up Time: 2:00 PM Meet @ Buena Vista Outpost

$149 Adult

$149 Child

TXUpper Eagle // class IV // Eagle River

 

2022 Season: May –  June 

Bigtime action on our local alpine river!  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.

Ability to swim, and fitness required.

We pick you up in the “Elk Ski Parking Lot” at the base of Beaver Creek. 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 Total, 2 hours on water (+/- 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**

Upper Eagle (class IV)

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

$149 Per Person

TXThe Numbers // class IV // Arkansas River

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2022 Season:  July 1  –   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 20 Min from the Vail area. All Numbers trips require the guest to meet at the Outpost located in Buena Vista, Colorado.

30230 Co Rd 383, Buena Vista Colorado, 81211

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 AM Meet Granite Outpost

$149 Adult (15 years and up)

The Numbers (class IV)

Pick Up Time: 12:30 PM Meet Granite Outpost

$149 Adult (15 years and up)

TXPrivate Rafting Trips

All of the above trips are group activities. If you would like for your party to have its own guide, we can set that up.

Call us for pricing.
970.476.3700