Rafting Glenwood Canyon’s Shoshone Rapids

Who’s ready for some of the best whitewater rapids in Colorado? Every year, we look forward to rafting the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon. Known as the Shoshone Rapids or simply Shoshone, this stretch of river provides a double punch with outstanding whitewater and a jaw-dropping setting. Many looking for Colorado whitewater rafting trips seek out this section of the river specifically.

Where is Glenwood Canyon located?

Shoshone is an easy, 45-minute drive from the Vail and Beaver Creek area. And it’s right next door to our Colorado River Outpost at Dotsero. Colorao river rafting just got easier!

The Shoshone stretch of the Colorado River flows through Glenwood Canyon. The towering red rock cliffs are studded with pine trees, soaring up to 2,000 vertical feet above the river. What’s better with rafting trips in Colorado like this one, the rapids or the scenery? We’ll leave that up to you.

What Shoshone rafting trips are offered?

We offer both a morning and an afternoon option and this is a great trip for families. The minimum age for this Colorado whitewater rafting trip is 7 years old, depending on the water levels. However, we can easily accommodate families with kids under 7. We will provide a shuttle for those kids ages 5 and 6 around the first set of rapids. From there, they can join the group for the rest of the adventure.

Rafting here begins as early as May, but most of our Colorado rafting adventures down the Shoshone Rapids take place from July all the way through September. If you have questions about specifics or our upcoming availability, please feel free to contact us. You can also visit our rafting page to learn more.

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Colorado whitewater rapids don’t get much better than with the Shoshone rapids. Come experience the best Colorado river raft trips with Sage!