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Whitewater Rafting Around Vail

April 19, 2021
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This year's ski season has come to an end. The weather is warming up, and the snow is starting to melt. Spring has sprung! Now is the perfect time to plan a trip to Vail so you can experience all of the fun and beauty of a Rocky Mountain spring. 

If you're a fan of the adrenaline boost that comes with a ski trip, then you'll be thrilled to hear that you can still experience a rush in the spring. Whitewater rafting is an exhilarating warm-weather activity that Vail visitors are sure to enjoy! 


Due to snowmelt, the best time to whitewater raft is late spring/early summer. Colorado's snowmelt makes it one of the best places in the world to experience whitewater rafting. The rush of water that hits the river system every year makes it truly memorable. 


Vail is the perfect base for your next whitewater rafting trip. Right in the center of the village is a Whitewater Park, and there are Class I to Class V river trips on the Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas rivers. The class of the rapids is important to watch while you're booking your rafting trip. Class I is family-friendly and gentle. Class II is great for first-timers and groups looking for a more authentic rafting trip. Class III is more exciting, and is good for rafters with some experience. Class IV is advanced, and Class V is for experts only. 


There are a large number of companies in and around Vail that offer whitewater rafting. Below is a list of Vail's rafting companies. 


AVA's Colorado Rafting
40671 Hwy 24 N.
Buena Vista, CO 81211  
Phone: (800) 370-0581
Colorado River Runs, Inc. 
43 Grand, 111
Radium, CO 80423  
Phone: (970) 653-4292
Lakota Guides 
162 Airpark Drive
Gypsum, CO 81637  
Phone: (970) 845-7238
Nova Guides 
7088 Hwy. 24
Camp Hale, CO 81649  
Phone: (719) 486-2656
Sage Outdoor Adventures 
41466 Hwy 6 + 24
Vail, CO 81658  
Phone: (970) 476-3700
Timberline Tours, Inc. 
1432 Chambers Avenue 
Eagle, CO 81631
Phone: (970) 476-1414


Tell us about your favorite place to raft in the comments! 

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