Private Half Day Rafting Trip

MOST CUSTOMIZABLE RIVER TRIP

PRIVATE BOAT PRICE

$444 / BOAT

(8 person max. / boat)

(Mixed Group Transportation / Private Guide)

FULLY PRIVATE TRIP PRICE

$794 / BOAT

(8 person max. / boat)

(Private Transportation, Photographer & Guide)

ADVENTURE LEVEL

EASIER - MODERATE

(Class II-III)

MINIMUM AGE

4 YEARS

(Increases during high water)

PEAK SEASON MEETING TIMES

8:15 AM | 9:30 AM | 11:30 AM | 1:30 PM | 3:15 PM

(11:00 AM or 9:00 AM & 1:00 PM – Non-peak season)

TOTAL ADVENTURE TIME

3.5 - 4 HOURS

(Average total trip time)

LOCATION / RIVER

GLENWOOD CANYON / COLORADO RIVER

(Roaring Fork River when mother nature dictates)

PRIVATE HALF DAY RAFTING TRIP IS AN UPGRADE TO OUR MOST POPULAR TRIP

Embark on an exclusive adventure where you can enjoy our most popular trip surrounded by your own group. Say goodbye to the typical "mixed group" rafting experience and embrace a more personalized journey guided by one of our seasoned experts. Elevate your adventure with the "Fully Private Trip" option, offering a completely private experience with exclusive transportation and a personal photographer.

Operating alongside the very popular Half Day Rafting Adventure, the Private Half Day Rafting Trip kicks off with an exciting 1.5-mile descent through the action-packed Class III Shoshone Rapids, requiring participates to actively paddle and assist your experienced guide as you encounter rapids like Entrance Exam, the Wall, and Maneater. As you reach Grizzly Creek, the expedition seamlessly transitions to a more relaxed and scenic float for the remaining 10 miles. Floating this section of the Colorado River provides intermittent splashes and occasional Class II-III waves, surrounded by the towering 1500' walls of Glenwood Canyon before concluding in Glenwood Springs. For those seeking an extra thrill, there are opportunities to swim alongside the raft during select sections of the journey, an ideal addition to a warm summer day. Covering over 12 miles of river, the Private Half Day Rafting Trip offers an ideal mix of whitewater excitement, breathtaking scenery, and moments of serene relaxation—truly catering to every adventurer. 

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Much like the Half Day Adventure, this trip provides the perfect balance between enjoyable Class III rapids and scenic float in the heart of the Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River with the added benefit of personalizing to best meet your desires.  Operated separately, the “FULLY PRIVATE TRIP” option ensures that your group will receive an personal pre-trip orientation, as well as a personal driver, guide, and photographer.  Your professional and experienced guide will make the trip fun, informative, and safe. Some limitations do exist due to USFS, BLM and CPW regulations, but Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op and Blue Sky Rafting will do everything possible to make this a personalized bucket list experience.

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.

Price is per boat with a maximum of 8 people per boat.

4 years old & at least 33lbs  (water level dependent)

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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