Colorado Adventure Center



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Rafting with Colorado Adventure Center in Glenwood Springs Colorado
An Unforgettable Vacation Experience -- Rafting on Colorado's Pristine Rivers -- A Colorado Family Adventure

Colorado Rafting | Zipline & Canopy Tours | Bike Tours & Rentals


40+ Years of Experience -- You Play -- We Work --

The Colorado Adventure Center is a FULL SERVICE ADVENTURE COMPANY with locations throughout Colorado and home to Rock Gardens Rafting, Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures, Highside Adventure Tours, Good Times Rafting and Colorado Canopy Adventure Tours. With 40 years of experience, we are the experts at providing thrilling outdoor adventures for all ages including Zip lines, Bike Tours & Rentals and Whitewater Rafting Trips.

Our convenient locations serve the areas of Glenwood Springs, Idaho Springs (Denver Mountain Area), Summit County, Colorado Springs, Vail, Aspen, Grand Junction and Denver.

COLORADO RAFTING -- We Have the Trip for You

The Colorado Adventure Center offers trips on the Colorado River, Lower Colorado River and Clear Creek. From beginner trips to advanced whitewater, we have an excursion for everyone. Our experienced guides will share their knowledge of the area and their love of the river with you and your family. You can choose from a third day, half day, full day and multi-activity excursions. Experience exciting whitewater rafting for all ages and experience levels.

Join Rock Gardens Rafting on the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs for an exciting trip through the Glenwood Canyon. Enjoy a family float on the milder waters of the Colorado River, or experience adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting through the Shoshone Rapids on the Lower Colorado River. Trips depart right from our base at the GLENWOOD CANYON RESORT where you can stay and play with us for a few days. Convenient from Glenwood Springs, Vail, Aspen and Grand Junction.

Closer to DENVER and SUMMIT COUNTY, we have more great river options with Highside Adventure Tours and Good Times Rafting. Clear Creek is 35 minutes from downtown Denver and offers thrills for beginners and experts alike with a huge variety of incredible whitewater.

If You Prefer to Stay on Dry Land . . .

We Will Satisfy Your Sense of Adventure


Ziplines are popular vacation activity and we have two different Zipline tours in two great locations! Both of our zipline courses are in the mountainous central part of the state, easily accessed by Interstate 70.

Our newest CANOPY ZIPLINE TOUR IN IDAHO SPRINGS (Denver Mountain Area) is the highest and longest high tower zipline tour in the state of Colorado. From a 65 foot sky high towers, you'll scream through the treetops high above the roaring rapids of Clear Creek on 5 separate ziplines for over 3,000 feet on this amazing course built on historic mining claims where gold was first discovered in Colorado.

Zipline over the Colorado River with GLENWOOD CANYON ZIPLINE ADVENTURES. Feel the exhilaration of soaring across the scenic Colorado River high above the whitewater rapids in the dramatic Glenwood Canyon! You'll climb the 40 foot tower and take the plunge to let the force of gravity pull you down the cable, high above the river to the landing platform on the other side. Cross our challenging "Indiana Jones" type adventure bridge to a third platform where you'll zip back across the river to complete your adventure.


For yet another day of adventure, try one of our half day bike tours or rent a bike and create your own adventure!

Our GLENWOOD CANYON BIKE TOUR is a great way to explore Glenwood Canyon. Ride 16 miles downhill along the Colorado River in one of the deepest and most beautiful canyons in the state. Stop along the way to hike the famous Hanging Lake Trail and of course, don't miss a stop at the No Name Bar & Grill for a bite to eat and drink!

Another great option while in the Glenwood Springs area is the Rio Grande Bike Trail. Cruise along the Roaring Fork River and enjoy views of the rolling ranch lands, Mt. Sopris and the local bald eagles soaring high above the valley.

Our VAIL PASS DOWNHILL BIKE TOUR is a relaxing ride with spectacular scenery! We shuttle you up to the top of Vail Pass at 10,666 feet then let you soar down the mountain on a smooth, paved bike path. This is a must do while in Vail or Summit County.

Directions and Contact Information for Colorado Adventure Center

Offices conveniently located throughout Colorado: Glenwood Springs, Idaho Springs, and Vail Colorado. When in Colorado's central mountains adventure is about every river bend and mountain pass!

Glenwood Springs Office

GLENWOOD SPRINGS OFFICE: Located on the Colorado River in beautiful Glenwood Canyon. 1-1/2 miles east of Glenwood Springs at the "No Name" exit 119 on I-70. 1308 County Road 129, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

For Current Rates and Availability; To Make Your Reservations: 800-958-6737

Denver Mountain Area Office

IDAHO SPRINGS OFFICE: Located on Clear Creek in the lower level of the Argo Mine Building. 35 minutes from Denver at the Idaho Springs exit 241A on I-70. 2350 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, CO 80450.

For Current Rates and Availability; To Make Your Reservations: 800-958-6737

Vail Office

VAIL OFFICE: Located inside the Double Diamond Ski Shop at Lionshead. 520 E. Lionshead Circle, Vail, CO 81657.

For Current Rates and Availability; To Make Your Reservations: 800-970-6737.


Glenwood Canyon Resort & Colorado Adventure Center Stay & Play with us! Cabins, full hookup RV sites and tent sites along the Colorado River. Our Canyon Club features No Name Bar & Grill with a menu filled with healthy and delicious choices.



  • Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Stay & Play Packages Groups.


Technology For Guests To Use In a Common Area

  • Phone: Public payphones.


  • Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
  • Group Meeting Area: Indoor room and outdoor area.
  • Central Area for OPEN Campfires: Yes. (If no local fire bans are active.)
  • Central Picnic Area with BBQ Grills: Yes
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Indoor Meeting Room: 100
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in COVERED Outdoor Picnic Area: 75
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 200
  • Your Host will Cater or Arrange Meals with Advance Arrangements: Yes
  • Your Host will Provide Wedding Planning Help: Yes


  • Open Dates For On-Site Activities: All Year

Primarily Summer Activities

  • Fishing in River, Stream or Creek: On site.
  • Fishing in Lake, Reservoir or Pond: On site.
  • Kayaking Rentals: On site.
  • Designated Whitewater Park (Kayak, Canoe): On site.
  • Bike Path: Path starts on site.
  • Bicycle Shop: On site.

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