MINI-MAX RAFTING
ADVENTURE
Official Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op Partner
In this exhilarating image, three individuals, accompanied by their guide, expertly navigate a Mini Max through Class III waters. Adorned in vibrant safety gear, they joyously experience the thrill of the rapids, their smiles radiating the sheer excitement of the adventure.

Mini-Max Rafting Adventure

MOST THRILLING RIVER TRIP

PER PERSON PRICE

$99.99 / PERSON

TOTAL ADVENTURE TIME

3.5 - 4 HOURS

(Average total trip time)

ADVENTURE LEVEL

CHALLENGING

(Class II-III)

MINIMUM AGE

13 YEARS

(Increases during high water)

PEAK SEASON MEETING TIMES

3:15 PM

(1:00 PM – Non-peak season)

LOCATION / RIVER

GLENWOOD CANYON / COLORADO RIVER

(Roaring Fork River when mother nature dictates)

MINI-MAX RAFTING ADVENTURE IS AN UPGRADE TO OUR MOST POPULAR RAFTING ADVENTURE

Immerse yourself in the river and amplify your adventure to the MAX! Revel in the thrill of navigating the Colorado River in a 10.5′ Mini-Max raft. Experience the adrenaline rush of conquering the Shoshone Rapids and soak in the breathtaking beauty of Glenwood Canyon, ensuring an exhilarating rafting experience that will undoubtedly be a highlight of your summer!

Operated in conjunction with our popular Half Day Rafting Adventure, the Mini-Max Rafting Adventure kicks off with an exhilarating 1.5-mile descent through the dynamic Class III Shoshone Rapids. As the journey progresses progresses past Grizzly Creek, it smoothly transitions into a more leisurely and scenic stretch of the river. This part of the adventure offers a delightful float with intermittent splashes and occasional Class II-III waves, guiding adventurers through the towering 1500' walls of Glenwood Canyon, ultimately concluding in Glenwood Springs. For added excitement, participants can opt to swim alongside the raft during various sections of the trip, particularly on those blissfully warm summer days. Spanning over 12 miles of river, the Mini-Max Rafting Adventure guarantees a perfect mix of whitewater thrills, awe-inspiring scenery, and moments of relaxation—a truly inclusive experience for everyone.

Please Note: Groups must have a minimum of 3 people to book online. If you have less than 3 people in your group please call to reserve.

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UPGRADES

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GUARANTEE

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SAVINGS

Competitive pricing & HLA Co-op Savings Guarantee

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A photo of a raft going through rapids on a Half Day Rafting Adventure. The boat is full of people and they all look excited. 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. This serene photo captures a boat gracefully floating on the calm Class II waters of the river. 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. 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. This image features a family joyfully navigating the Shoshone Rapids with their raft guide.

GEARED UP FOR RAFTING

Available in store for rent or purchase

NRS RAFTING SHIRT FOR GLENWOOD SPRINGS RAFTING

NRS RIVER SHIRTS
Available for purchase

WETSUIT FOR GLENWOOD SPRINGS RAFTING

NRS WETSUITS
Available for rent

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

NRS RIVER SHOES
Available for purchase or rent

Waterproof phone case for Glenwood Springs rafting

WATERPROOF CASES
Available for purchase

This trip is an absolute blast!  It mirrors the Half Day Adventure in that it puts on at the Shoshone Boat Ramp and floats a total of 12 miles through the Glenwood Canyon.  It is very different in the fact that you do this float with a maximum of 4 others (plus a guide) in a Mini-Max raft, a more playful and active 10.5′ paddle raft.  Blue Sky Rafting is the only company that runs this trip, so if adventure is what you are after, this is the trip for you. Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op recommends that you have prior Class III+ rafting experience before you jump into this lively boat.

This trip begins at the Shoshone Rapids (an app. 2 mile Class III to III+ section on the Colorado River) then continues downriver for approximately 12 miles (average flows), ending at the Blue Sky Rafting private boat ramp in West Glenwood Springs.

13 years old and accompanied by a parent if under 18 years old.

3.5-4 hours in total

Blue Sky Rafting

Blue Sky Rafting is located at the HLA Co-op Basecamp at 152 W. 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

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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”

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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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