ABOUT BLUE SKY RAFTING
FAMILY OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1975
Welcome to Blue Sky Rafting – the premier rafting company nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Established in 1975 by the visionary couple Gary and Pat Hansen, our company has been a pioneer in delivering unparalleled whitewater rafting experiences. In 2007, the legacy was entrusted to the capable hands of lifetime local Patrick Drake and longtime guide Geoffrey Olson, who, to this day, continue to uphold the values of family, adventure, and creating everlasting memories.
With almost five decades of river mastery, Blue Sky Rafting remains a family-owned and operated business, dedicated to providing outdoor enthusiasts with thrilling adventures and scenic floats. Our mission goes beyond navigating the thrilling rapids; it's about creating smiles and fostering lifelong memories that extend beyond the riverbanks.
At Blue Sky Rafting, we take immense pride in our expertise in organizing whitewater rafting trips and serene floats on the majestic Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers. Our team is composed of passionate and experienced guides who share a love for the outdoors and a commitment to safety, ensuring that every adventure is not only exhilarating but also secure.
As we approach our 50th year of operation, we invite you to join us on the rivers that have been the backdrop to countless stories of laughter, camaraderie, and the pure joy of nature. Whether you're a seasoned rafter or a first-time adventurer, Blue Sky Rafting promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of Colorado's stunning wilderness.
Come, be a part of our legacy, and let Blue Sky Rafting be the canvas for your next chapter of thrilling escapades and cherished moments. Your adventure begins here!
WE OFFER THE MOST CONVENIENT PARKING & LOCATION AVAILABLE !
At Blue Sky Rafting, we recognize the significance of parking and location in the vacation planning process. Fortunately, we’ve mastered both aspects. As the sole adventure company situated in DOWNTOWN GLENWOOD SPRINGS, we take pride in providing you with an additional incentive to choose us for your shopping or adventure needs.
Boasting more than 60 PARKING SPACES, we guarantee the availability of a spot just a few steps from our front door, ready and waiting for your arrival. Whether you’re driving a LARGE VEHICLE, CAMPER, RV, or towing a TRAILER, rest assured that we have multiple on-site parking spaces designed to accommodate vehicles of any size.
Located just 1 block from both I-70 and HWY 82, our base location is incredibly easy to drive to from any direction. No company is located more conveniently.
- From ASPEN / SNOWMASS, travel northwest on HWY 82. Enter the main Glenwood Springs / Grand Ave. roundabout and travel 1 block west on W 6th Street.
- From DENVER or east of Glenwood Springs, travel west on I-70 and take Exit 116. Enter the main Glenwood Springs / Grand Ave. roundabout and travel 1 block west on W 6th Street.
- From GRAND JUNCTION or west of Glenwood Springs, travel east on I-70 and take Exit 116. Enter the main Glenwood Springs / Grand Ave. roundabout and travel 1 block west on W 6th Street.
While we offer ample parking and a conveniently accessible base location, don't overlook the simplicity of strolling just a block or two from your nearby hotel. Our base is positioned within 2 blocks of 10 of Glenwood Springs' key accommodations and within WALKING DISTANCE of a total of 13 establishments. These properties include:
- GLENWOOD HOT SPRINGS LODGE & POOL
- HOTEL COLORADO
- THE HOTEL GLENWOOD SPRINGS
- THE HOTEL DENVER
- HAMPTON INN GLENWOOD SPRINGS
- HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS GLENWOOD SPRINGS
- BEST WESTERN ANTLERS
- GLENWOOD SPRINGS INN
- SILVER SPRUCE INN
- PLAZA INN GLENWOOD SPRINGS
- LA QUINTA INN & SUITES BY WYNDHAM GLENWOOD SPRINGS
- STARLIGHT LODGE
- GLENWOOD SPRINGS HOSTEL
Another fantastic perk is our close proximity to three of Glenwood Springs' major attractions, with the GLENWOOD CAVERNS ADVENTURE PARK just 3 blocks away, the GLENWOOD HOT SPRINGS POOL also within a 3-block distance, and IRON MOUNTAIN HOT SPRINGS a mere 5 blocks away. Whether it's before or after your adventure with us, feel free to maximize the convenience of our parking and our strategic location, allowing you to fully enjoy everything Glenwood Springs has to offer.
Please call 970-945-6605 if we can help further and we look forward to seeing you soon. Let us help make your vacation STRESS FREE & READY FOR FUN!
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