Colorado Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking
Yampa River Rafting & Kayaking
Rafting in the Colorado Rockies is a breathtaking experience-literally. Each spring, massive volumes of snowmelt makes its way from the high country, squeezes through canyons and creates whitewater, the essence of rafting. Outfitters operate commercial raft trips on 13 river systems throughout Colorado. River guides are entertainers, historians, geologists, biologists and chefs. Along with the excitement and laughter, you'll also come away from a Colorado river trip with an education. The State of Colorado requires that commercial river outfitters be licensed. The majority of rafting trips take place from May through August. There are Minimum age requirements depending on the classification of whitewater.
The International Rapid Rating Scale:
- Class I: Easy. Fast moving water with riffles, small waves.
- Class II: Novice. Straightforward rapids, wide, clear channels.
- Class III: Intermediate. Rapids, moderate, irregular waves.
- Class IV: Advanced. Intense, powerful rapids, precise boat handling.
- Class V: Expert. Long, obstructed, violent rapids.
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
Our journeys set an easy pace: canyons hikes, beach camps. Colorado classic rafting trips on The Yampa River and Green River. O.A.R.S is an authorized concessionaire of Dinosaur National Monument.
Quality and Affordable in Steamboat Springs: friendly family motel, modern rooms, comfy beds. Rabbit Ears is a mountain experience in town. Dreams are sweeter by the Yampa River with a private balcony!
More Activities & Information
Steamboat Springs, Colorado includes: Clark, Columbine, Hahn's Peak, Hayden
Yampa, Colorado includes: Oak Creek, Phippsburg