Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
Roses are red, violets are blue, I had fun rafting with you.
I love WA and will tell everyone I know you are the best river outfit around.
I loved my experience here and will definitely be back with more people.
This is the fourth summer to raft with Wilderness Aware, and yet again, continue to be impressed with the client services, safety and the overall trips.
All of our guides worked really well with our Scouts working on whitewater merit badge.
Jackie was awesome; the best river guide we have ever had, after 10+ years of summer rafting. You, by far, have the best lunch on the river! Keep it up!!
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had rafting with your company. Everyone was very professional and kind.
The closest I can come to describing our rafting experience is splendiferous. I have wanted to whitewater raft since I was ten years old. I am 58 and this trip exceeded my expectations on the first day!
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to AZ.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison River Rafting
Gunnison River white water rafting trips – one of the most beautiful rivers in the world
Exciting whitewater, stunning scenery, great fishing, and amazing side canyon hiking and swimming on the Gunnison Gorge.
The Gunnison Gorge in western Colorado is a National Conservation Area and is adjacent to the newly created Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This 14-mile stretch of gold medal trout water has been nominated for “Wild and Scenic River” designation. Here below the many dams of the national park, the clear green water slips between spectacular towering black granite cliffs, dropping first into glassy pools and then plunging into foaming rapids. The scenery and geology of the Gunnison Gorge is reminiscent of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado.
The Gunnison River starts west of Grand Junction near the Continental Divide above Crested Butte Ski Area and flows through the town of Gunnison and on through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. We launch our trips in the Gunnison Gorge at the end of the Chukar Trail west of Delta, Colorado. The whitewater rafting section of the Gunnison River finishes up near Hotchkiss, Colorado.
Getting to the river requires an easy mile-long hike down a narrow trail; the boats and group gear are brought into the canyon on horseback the day before the trip. You will need to carry your own personal gear down the trail to the “put-in”. The hike is rewarded with dramatic canyon scenery, picturesque views and remarkable solitude.
Only two groups of twelve people per day are permitted to raft the Gunnison Gorge, assuring you a quality wilderness experience.
Gunnison River Trips:
|Gunnison Gorge 2 Day Rafting||III-IV||14 mi.||May; July-Aug||10|
|Gunnison Gorge Full Day||III-IV||14 mi.||May; July-Aug||10|
Check out these trip requirements and call us at 1-800- 462-7238 to book a white water rafting trip on the Gunnison River.
Gunnison River Resources:
Directions to Gunnison River Meeting Point: Gunnison River trips meet and depart from the Gunnison River Pleasure park just east of Delta, CO.
Packing List and Pre-Trip Information: Complete lists of what to bring, what we provide, where to meet, policies, rental costs and other info.
Gallery Photos: Photos of the Gunnison River as well as the other river we raft, area wildlife, our staff and many, many more.
Gunnison River Map: Overview Map of the Gunnison River showing section names, rapids and other interesting features.