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In this compelling image, a proficient guide expertly directs a fully occupied boat from the rear as participants paddle through the whitewater together. Cloaked in life jackets and helmets, the group showcases seamless teamwork, with water splashing around them, capturing the dynamic and exhilarating essence of their adventure.

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PRICE: You’ll never forget the thrill of the “famous” Shoshone Rapids or the breathtaking views of the majestic walls of the Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River. Or during high water, experience the whitewater adventure beginning at Grizzly Creek on the Colorado River or the Roaring Fork River. Both trips are excellent for all experience levels. With this adventure you have the opportunity to experience our most popular trip within the comfort of your own group. Avoid the crowd and enjoy a more intimate experience with one of our senior guides. You’ll never forget the thrill of the “famous” Shoshone Rapids or the breathtaking views of the majestic walls of the Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River. or $599 PRIVATE BOAT (8 PERSON MAX.) Private Half Day Rafting Trip BLUE SKY RAFTING & GLENWOOD CANYON RAFTING $794 / BOAT PRICE: 3.5 - 4 HOURS Perfect for individuals not wanting the challenge or splash of the rapids. You join the rafts just below the Shoshone Rapids and enjoy the scenery of the Glenwood Canyon. This is a great option for families: The adventure seekers can run the rapids and then meet up with the rest of the group for the float to the take-out. During high water, this scenic rafting trip will either be on Colorado River or the Roaring Fork River. Both trips are excellent for all experience levels. Mild & Scenic Half Day Rafting Trip Half Day Rafting Adventure $73.99 / ADULT & $67.99 / YOUTH EASIER - MODERATE (Class II -III) 4 YEARS (Increases during high water) or $599 Private Boat (8 Person Max.) $73.99 / ADULT & $67.99 / YOUTH LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW BLUE SKY RAFTING & GLENWOOD CANYON RAFTING ADVENTURE TIME: 3.5 - 4 HOURS ADVENTURE LEVEL: BLUE SKY RAFTING & GLENWOOD CANYON RAFTING PRICE: (Class I - II) ADVENTURE TIME: 3 YEARS ADVENTURE LEVEL: MINIMUM AGE: (Increases during high water) MINIMUM AGE: EASIER LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW ADVENTURE TIME: 3.5 - 4 HOURS ADVENTURE LEVEL: (4 person max. / boat) (Private transportation, photographer & guide) (8 person max. / boat) (Class II -III) Mini-Max Raft Trip 4 YEARS MINIMUM AGE: BLUE SKY RAFTING (Increases during high water) EASIER - MODERATE $99.99 / PERSON 3.5 - 4 HOURS CHALLENGING (Class II -III) 8 YEARS (Increases during high water) PRICE: ADVENTURE TIME: ADVENTURE LEVEL: MINIMUM AGE: LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW PRICE: Includes Shoshone Rapids in a raft with one of our guides. Jump into an inflatable kayak at Grizzly Creek and tag along through Glenwood Canyon for the rest of the trip. Must be 15 years or older, or be accompanied by an adult, for the kayaking portion. Raft & Kayak Adventure $93.99 / ADULT & $87.99 / YOUTH LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW BLUE SKY RAFTING & GLENWOOD CANYON RAFTING ADVENTURE TIME: 3.5 - 4 HOURS ADVENTURE LEVEL: (Class I - II) 8 YEARS MINIMUM AGE: (Increases during high water) CHALLENGING A family affair. For those who want the “double” excitement of running the Shoshone rapids twice. Baptism, Tuttle’s Tumble, The Wall, Tombstone and Man-Eater are waiting for you. Just when you thought you could relax we go back and do it again. Double Shoshone Rafting Adventure BLUE SKY RAFTING $99.99 / PERSON 2 - 2.5 HOURS CHALLENGING (Class III) 8 YEARS (Increases during high water) PRICE: ADVENTURE TIME: ADVENTURE LEVEL: MINIMUM AGE: LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW PRICE: Experience the thrill of the Shoshone Rapids, the scenic beauty of the Glenwood Canyon and the rapids of South Canyon. Stop and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch at our private park before continuing down the Colorado River, either enjoying the sun from the raft or paddling along in one of our inflatable kayaks. Full Day Adventure $129.99 / PERSON LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW GLENWOOD CANYON RAFTING ADVENTURE TIME: 5 - 6 HOURS ADVENTURE LEVEL: (Class I - II) 4 YEARS MINIMUM AGE: (Increases during high water) EASIER - MODERATE Get closer to the river, and MAXimize your adventure. Experience the excitement of paddling down the Colorado River in a 10.5′ Mini-Max raft. Enjoy the excitement of the Shoshone Rapids and the spectacular beauty of the Glenwood Canyon while getting a thrilling raft experience that is sure to be a highlight of your summer! An image capturing the adventure of a Blue Sky-branded raft navigating the Shoshone Rapids on the Colorado River. This serene photo captures a boat gracefully floating on the calm Class II waters of the river. In this lively photo, a boat of rafters and their guide navigate the thrilling Shoshone Rapids on the Colorado River. Splashes of water surround them as they paddle, wearing bright smiles that reflect the sheer enjoyment of the moment. In this image, three individuals, accompanied by their guide, skillfully navigate a Mini Max through Class III waters on the Colorado River. In this delightful scene, a couple enjoys kayaking in a double Duckie, paddling through gentle Class II waters with smiles on their faces. This image features a family joyfully navigating the Shoshone Rapids with their raft guide. In this captivating image, a guide expertly navigates a full boat of guests through the exhilarating Shoshone Rapids. Adorned in essential safety gear, including life jackets and helmets, the group paddles together, showcasing teamwork and skill as they conquer the rapids.

ESSENTIAL GLENWOOD SPRINGS RAFTING GEAR

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NRS RAFTING SHIRT FOR GLENWOOD SPRINGS RAFTING

NRS RIVER SHIRTS
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WETSUIT FOR GLENWOOD SPRINGS RAFTING

NRS WETSUITS
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Black Northwest River Supplies (NRS) river shoes for Glenwood Springs rafting

NRS RIVER SHOES
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Waterproof phone case for Glenwood Springs rafting

WATERPROOF CASES
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or $599 / Private Boat Half Day Rafting Adventure $67.99 - $73.99 Hanging Lake Hiking Permits $10.00 - $12.00 Rad Mission E-Bike Rentals $19.99 HOUR | $59.99 DAY Colorado Overlander Rental & Packages $199 - $399 DAY Glenwood Hot Springs Pool $25.00 - $39.00 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park $50.00 - $65.00 Mild & Scenic Half Day Rafting Trip $60.99 - $70.99 E-Bike Rental & Shuttle $59.99 An image capturing the adventure of a Blue Sky-branded raft navigating the Shoshone Rapids on the Colorado River. In this image, a vibrant red Rad Mission E-bike from Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op and Glenwood Canyon Bikes. In this striking image, a Colorado Overlander truck is showcased atop a mountain with its rooftop tents open, providing a breathtaking vantage point overlooking a dramatic desert scene. This photo captures the serene charm of Glenwood Hot Springs pool as seen from the pedestrian bridge in Glenwood Springs during the evening. This photo captures the thrilling experience of a theme-park ride atop Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, perched on the mountain's edge, offering a view of the charming town of Glenwood Springs. This serene photo captures a boat gracefully floating on the calm Class II waters of the river. Captured in this image is Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon, where vibrant colors dominate the scene with brilliant shades of green. In this image, a girl flashes a bright smile as she zips along on a vibrant red Mission e-bike.

THE GLENWOOD CANYON RIVER RAFTING EXPERIENCE

GLENWOOD SPRINGS SCENIC RAFTING & WHITEWATER ADVENTURES

Glenwood Springs, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, is a haven for both families and adventure seekers. Among its many offerings, one activity stands out as a thrilling and unforgettable experience – rafting through Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River with Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op and their rafting partners, Blue Sky Rafting & Glenwood Canyon Rafting.

The adventure begins at Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op where eager rafters begin preparing for the river.  Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op,  conveniently located in downtown Glenwood Springs and just a few blocks from the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, also offers all of the river essentials for last minute preparation.  As you gear up and listen to the safety briefing from experienced guides, the anticipation builds for the journey ahead. Glenwood Canyon, with its towering cliffs and breathtaking scenery, provides the perfect backdrop for an exhilarating rafting expedition.

The Colorado River in this region offers a mix of gentle stretches and adrenaline-pumping rapids, making it suitable for both novice and seasoned rafters. Most Half Day Rafting Adventures begin at the Shoshone boat ramp where a constant and exciting section of rapids await. As your guide and crew navigate the Shoshone Rapids, the thrill of conquering rapids like Entrance Exam, the Wall and Tombstone awaits.

One of the highlights of this adventure is the proximity to the Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, a renowned bicycle trail that parallels the Colorado River and passes the Hanging Lake Trailhead. Rafters often catch glimpses of bikers along the trail, creating a unique connection between those on water and those on land.

The waters of the Colorado River provide a refreshing contrast to the rugged canyon walls. Rafters are treated to panoramic views of the canyon’s geological wonders, including towering cliffs, lush vegetation, and the occasional glimpse of bighorn sheep scaling the rocky terrain.

For those seeking a more relaxed experience the Mild & Scenic Half Rafting Trip is ideal, as the Grizzly Creek Put-in (located 1.5 miles downriver of Shoshone) offers opportunities to float gently along the river, soaking in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Along the way you will pass the famous hot springs that line the Colorado River banks and the adventure hub of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

As the rafting expedition concludes, participants are left with a sense of accomplishment and a trove of memories. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or someone looking to escape the ordinary, rafting through Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River with Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op promises to be an unforgettable experience in the heart of Colorado’s wilderness.

Robin – 5 Star Google Review

“We spent a lot of time deciding between rafting companies in Glenwood, and we’re so happy we ended up with Blue Sky. We’re rafting novices, and this was a great starter trip with some impressive rapids at the beginning followed by a leisurely float down the canyon…”

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Brian – 5 Star Google Review

“Rafting wasn’t even on our list of things to do, but we are so glad we saw Blue Sky Rafting reviews and decided to do it! Their staff are all so great and easy to work with and it’s very reasonably priced for such a cool and memorable experience.”

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Lisa – 5 Star Google Review

“My kids and I had an amazing experience with Blue Sky Rafting. We went white water rafting and Shelby was our guide and fellow adventurer. He was the best we could have gotten. He calmed my daughters fears with his really funny and hilarious jokes…. “scouts honor”! Hahaha”

Mild & Scenic Half Day Rafting Guest

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Kris – 5 Star Google Review

“What a great experience! The Shoshone rapids were perfect for my family. This time of the year the water level is perfect for little ones… Go earlier in the season for bigger rapids. CatJo did an amazing job guiding us safely down the river…”

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Molly – 5 Star Google Review

“We had the BEST time! Our guide Gabbie was so knowledgeable of the river, gave us interesting facts and fun ideas to do in town. I called ahead because I was worried about rain. They were so great and put us on an earlier trip. So accommodating! You will not be disappointed.”

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