White water rafting trips on one of the most beautiful rivers in the world
Exciting whitewater, stunning scenery, great fishing, and amazing side canyon hiking and swimming in the 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 is reminiscent of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado.
River Rafting Trips:
We are limited to five launches per summer, with a maximum of 10 guests per trip. We are given guaranteed launch dates each year, although it is possible we can make a trade for a different date for serious inquires only.
For questions about our 2016 launch dates or to make an inquiry about a reservation, please call us at 800.462.7238.
The 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 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 in the Gorge, assuring you a quality wilderness experience.
Check out these trip requirements and call us at 1-800- 462-7238 to book a white water rafting trip on.
Dreamed of Rafting
This map gives an overview of the Gunnison River. River rafting trips meet at the Pleasure Park, half way between Delta and Hotchkiss on Hwy 92. The Pleasure Park is also the take-out for all trips. Click on an outlined section to see details including rapid names. Printer friendly souvenir-quality low-resolution or high-resolution versions of this map are great to bring along when visiting us.
This map gives a detailed view of the Gunnison River Gorge. Access points, rapids, and tributaries are all shown in detail. Know for it’s ample supply of Rainbow and Brown Trout the Gunnison river boasts the title “Gold Medal Fishing River”. This fourteen mile stretch has also been nominated for “Wild and Scenic River” designation. Printer friendly souvenir-quality low-resolution or high-resolution versions of this map are great to bring along when visiting us.
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