Colorado River Morning Half-Day Rafting Tour
Experience a true Colorado adventure as your guide negotiates your raft down an unspoiled stretch of an iconic river. Make memories that last a lifetime on the Mighty Colorado in the morning.
What You Will Do
- Paddle away with a personable and knowledgeable guide, who immerses you in local history and the waters of this beautiful river in the morning
- Experience several class II and III rapids while travelling through the majestic lower Gore canyon
- Stop at various points of interest, including historic pioneer cabins, the Radium hot springs, even taking a leap from the world famous 'jump rock'
- Take a swim in the brisk waters of the Colorado or challenge another boat to an epic water fight
- Half-day morning rafting tour
- Custom fit PFD
- Bottled water
Wear comfortable clothing that can get wet but dry quickly (non-cotton, bathing suits, etc). If you choose, bring a light jacket, small snacks or necessary medications and your guide will store them. Sturdy shoes or sandals are recommended, flip-flops tend to fall off, footwear is required. Sunglasses with a keeper strap will keep the river from taking them. A hat is great for keeping the sun off your face, the bigger the better. Bring Sunscreen. Phones and Cameras that are waterproof. Although we are a family friendly tour operator for ages 4 thru 104, paddle sports are not without risks. You will be required to read and sign a liability waiver prior to boarding. Our guides have experience and training with customers with special needs but we will never ask you to do something that you are uncomfortable with doing. Alcohol is permissible but ask first. We operate on federal lands so all federal laws of conduct apply.
We operate our tours rain or shine. A notice of cancellation 24 hours prior to the start of your trip will receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee. All sales within 24 hours are final.
- 53 Ratings
The whole experience was good. Friendly guides and good equipment. This is a float trip though as there are NO rapids whatsoever. I wanted to have some adventure and was told it was class II rapids constant with some class III. Not the case. Flat river most of the trip.
When I talked to April on the phone to question if my 5 year old was big enough to go, I got a wonderful feeling about this company. I was able to talk to a real person who was so friendly! I called other companies but this one I kept coming back to and I am so glad I did! It was the best rafting trip I could have imagined! We were greeted by Bill and he introduced us to his new driver Kirsten. She was wonderful! She answered our questions on the way to Pumphouse and joked around with the kids. Scott and Micah were amazing guides. They kept the kids attention and had fun with them, even answered the bagillion questions they had. I loved the fact that we were able to stop and see sites along the way and other companies with rafts plum full passed right by! WE loved learning the history from both guides and loved getting to sit in the hot springs and jump from Jump Rock. Eddie the river dog was an extra plus on the ride as my boys (age 10 and 5) loved petting him and watching him raft the rapids. We loved the surprise water guns to attack the other boats with. The whole trip was full of laughs and smiles (especially after the boys made the imfamous 30 ft jump off jump rock. They both wanted to go rafting everyday. We will for sure be booking another trip with Paddle Colorado the next time we come to Colorado! The entire experience was awesome!