The Estes Park area offers an amazing assortment of opportunities to get outside and enjoy our beautiful natural scenery, including whitewater rafting.
Head to the Poudre or Colorado Rivers for a thrilling day of drops, bumps, splashes and fun. Several whitewater rafting companies operate in Estes Park (although river access is a short drive away.)
The companies will outfit you with all the gear and safety equipment you need to hit the water. Knowledgeable, friendly guides will lead you through adrenaline-pumping rapids with names that don’t lie—Pinball, Roller Coaster, Maw of Death and Pine View Falls, to name a few.
First timer, or traveling with kids? Don’t worry, there are plenty of beginner-friendly routes. As a bonus, you might spy wildlife including eagles, bighorn sheep and deer.
Here are two of our top picks for whitewater rafting in Estes Park:
- Rapid Transit Rafting stands out by offering transportation from Estes Park to the river, included in the price of your rafting excursion. They offer full-day and half-day whitewater rafting experiences on the beautiful Upper Colorado River that include a scenic drive through Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as half-day trips on the Poudre River in the summer.
- A Wanderlust Adventure offers rafting trips for everyone from families with kids to adventurous thrill-seekers. You’ll need to drive 90 minutes from Estes Park, but the drive through Big Thompson Canyon is almost as much fun as the rafting itself.Bottom of Form