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Our guide was four star. I was so pleased. I’m a teacher of young surgeons and I grade tough.
Will always use your company. Tour guides are awesome. I always have a great time.
I have rafted with other companies before but I found your company and Mike our guide to be outstanding! I will be back!
It was the funnest experience of my life.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
People were kind, helpful, and smiled!!
Good job, as usual. Out 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
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!!
Very professional yet very informal approach, not an easy combination to sustain. Nice team… office included.
It was a fantastic experience and we didn’t want it to end. We can’t wait for next year to go on a multi-day trip.
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.
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 2-Day & 3-Day Fishing||III-IV||14 mi.||May; July-Aug||10|
|Gunnison Gorge Full Day||III-IV||14 mi.||May; July-Aug||10|
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.
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.