Rancho Del Rio on the Colorado River


GUIDED RAFTING AND KAYAKING TRIPS

To Book a Guided Trip (or for inquiries) Contact The Colorado River Center
View the map of the 
Upper Colorado River including river distances and classifications
For answers to general questions about white-water rafting, see FAQs

 

Rancho Del Rio can set you up with the following guided rafting and kayaking trips.  From the easiest family outing to an ultimate whitewater adventure in Gore Canyon, each trip is led by highly experienced and skillful guides who know the river very well.  For your safety, you will  also be provided with state of the art safety gear and technical equipment.

Family Friendly

Ultimate Whitewater

  Upper Colorado River
  Half Day Trip
  Full Day Trip
  Overnight & Multi-Day

 10% Off any Friendly Friendly Raft Trip with an Overnight Cabin Rental


FAMILY FRIENDLY


The following trips are especially suited for families with children or for those preferring a milder river experience. While being less demanding physically, these trips will allow you to enjoy some of the most beautiful stretches of the Colorado River.  A perfect opportunity for those who want to enjoy the scenery while spending time with friends and family.

Trip

Details


Upper Colorado River

Rafting at Rancho del Rio
The Upper Colorado River, between Rancho Del Rio and State Bridge, is the best option for families with young children and anyone who wants fun, easy rapids, plus beautiful scenery.  Enjoy frequent wildlife sightings and listen to guides tell of the infamous "Three Fingered Willie", a miner whose cabin can be toured during the trip.   In the spring, when sunny weather tends to melt the incredible snowfall that the Vail Valley receives each winter, this is a great introduction to whitewater rafting.
  • Trip Length: 2 hours on the river
  • Rating: Class II (Beginner)
  • Season: May to October
  • Put In: Rancho Del Rio
  • Take Out: State Bridge
  • Time: Morning and Afternoon Trips Available
  • Lunch: Available on Morning Trip ONLY
  • Equipment: Inflatable Kayaks are Available as well as Wet Suits, Booties, and Rain Gear

  For More Information visit:
coloradorivercenter.com

or email
info@coloradorivercenter.com

Half Day Trip

  • Trip Length: 2 hours on the river
  • Rating: Class II and Class III (Intermediate)
  • Season: May to October
  • Put In: Radium
  • Take Out: Rancho Del Rio
  • Time: Morning and Afternoon Trips Available
  • Lunch: Available on Morning Trip ONLY
  • Equipment: Inflatable Kayaks are Available as well as Wet Suits, Booties, and Rain Gear

  For More Information visit:
coloradorivercenter.com

or email
info@coloradorivercenter.com

Full Day Trip

  • Trip Length: 5 hours on the river
  • Rating: Class II and Class III (Intermediate)
  • Season: May to October
  • Put In: Pumphouse
  • Take Out: Rancho Del Rio
  • Lunch: Includes Gourmet Lunches
  • Equipment: Inflatable Kayaks are Available as well as Wet Suits, Booties, and Rain Gear

 For More Information visit:
coloradorivercenter.com

or email
info@coloradorivercenter.com

Overnight &
Multi-Day

  • Trip Length: Overnight or Multi-Day
  • Rating: Class II and Class III (Intermediate)
  • Season: May to October
  • Number of Persons: 4 Person Minimum
  • Meals: Choice of 3 Menu Plans

 For More Information visit:
coloradorivercenter.com

or email
info@coloradorivercenter.com

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ULTIMATE WHITEWATER


The following trips are for those who love the technical challenges of paddle rafting steep mountain gorges, and seek the rewards that follow the successful descent of difficult whitewater.  These trips are for experienced paddlers or physically fit swimmers only.

Trip

Details


Gore Canyon IV
Colorado River

Gore Canyon is the Ultimate Class IV section and the most difficult commercial Class IV in the state of Colorado.  The Class IV stretch has two mandatory portages at Gore Rapid and Tunnel Falls ( two class V drops).  You put back on the river right below these waterfalls that then lead into many more thrilling drops. Extensive paddling skills and river safety will be taught throughout the day.  All Gore Canyon customers need to be physically fit and active, with no medical conditions which may inhibit or be affected by participation in this activity.

All Gore Canyon trips are guided by Timberline Tours, the Vail Valley's oldest and most experienced outfitter.

  • Trip Length: Full-day 9 hours
    (4.5 - 5 hours on the river)
  • Rating: Class IV ( Expert )
  • Season: Mid-July through mid-September
  • Put In: Kremmling, CO
  • Take Out: Pumphous
  • Lunch: Served riverside at the take-out

  For More Information visit:
timberlinetours.com

or email
info@timberlinetours.com


Gore Canyon V
Colorado River


Gore Canyon is the Ultimate Class V section and the most difficult commercial Class V in the state of Colorado.  Once entering the canyon, there are five miles of intense rapids including three waterfalls.  This section of river is renowned for it's challenging white water and it's infamous 12 foot drops such as Tunnel Falls and Fisherman's Nightmare.  Extensive paddling skills and river safety will be taught.  Each participant will have to competently swim through a Class II rapid, learn to catch and accurately throw a throw-bag (device used to rescue a swimmer) and competently demonstrate other self rescue techniques.  Gore Canyon Customers need to be physically fit and active, with no medical conditions which may inhibit or be affected by participation in this activity.

All Gore Canyon trips are guided by Timberline Tours, the Vail Valley's oldest and most experienced outfitter.

  • Trip Length: Full-day 9 hours
    (4.5 - 5 hours on the river)
  • Rating: Class V ( Expert )
  • Season: Mid-July through mid-September
  • Put In: Kremmling, CO
  • Take Out: Pumphouse
  • Lunch: Served riverside at the take-out

 For More Information visit:
timberlinetours.com

or email
info@timberlinetours.com

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Rancho Del Rio
4199 Trough Road
Bond, CO  80423
ph: 970-653-4431
fax: 970-653-4355
website: www.ranchodelrio.com
email: rancho@vail.net