Multi-Day Whitewater Rafting & Camping Vacations
Enjoy a multi-day White water rafting, camping, and outdoor adventure
We have specialized in running multi-day rafting adventure trips in Colorado since 1976. This experience gives us the competitive edge when it comes to organizing your river rafting adventure.
There is something special about spending more than one day, camping on a river rafting tour. There is time to unwind, forget about your schedule, and really sit back and remember why it is we work so hard… to savor life, adventure, friends, food and mother nature. Very few sports, other than perhaps sailing, allow you to cruise through the countryside effortlessly and without the aid of motors.
Pack your wallet away, because your guides have thought of everything, and you can be worry free with all expenses covered. Your biggest decisions will be where to sit on the raft, and whether to take a hike, go fishing or just hang out at camp.
When you raft with us, you will enjoy comforts that are not normally associated with backcountry camping. After a great day on the river, imagine yourself enjoying a cold drink by the campfire while your guides prepare a delicious multi-course meal. Guides will even deliver hot drinks to your tent in the morning! Backcountry camping in a remote setting can only be this comfortable on a Wilderness Aware trip!
Why our Multi-Day Camping Trips are Special:
- Every Wilderness Aware multi-day whitewater rafting trip is assigned a special gear boat to carry the group’s camping equipment down the river. This gives us the flexibility to stop at secluded campsites in the canyons, where we have stunning views of the river, mountains and canyon walls. Many companies in Colorado and especially on the Arkansas River don’t offer this wilderness-style white water rafting trip.
- Our first time guests are thrilled by the quantity and quality of the food served on our multi-day camping trips. Hearty meals from our extensive menu are prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients. A meal with us is an event to remember.
- Our top-of-the-line equipment allows unparalleled comfort in camp after a day of whitewater rafting. Equipment includes reliable self bailing rafts, comfortable and clean wetsuits and paddle jackets, heavy duty chairs with backs and arm rests, huge dining canopy for evening campfire in the event of rain, portable privacy enclosure shelters a clean and comfortable chemical toilet.
Why is each river different and how do I choose?
Arkansas River white water rafting trips are close to Denver and Colorado Springs in central Colorado. It is located at the crossroads of almost any trip to Colorado. Great alpine scenery, nearly continuous action, a long season, and a wide range of white water trip difficulties make this river our most popular destination. Larger groups often choose this river due to generous maximum group size limits allowed by the managing agency.
The Salt River located just east of Phoenix and north of Tucson, Arizona is one of the nation’s premier wilderness rafting trips. It is a unique experience to float past towering saguaro cactus with their arms reaching toward the sky. This is a perfect springtime trip beginning in March when Colorado is still locked in snow.
Gunnison River trips also have a long season, offer spectacular black granite gorge scenery, and are some of the most remote wilderness trips in Colorado. Small group size limits and limited launches keep the crowds away from this wilderness wonderland. Located adjacent to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
The Upper Colorado is a great family trip and offers gentle, but fast moving water suitable for very young children. This river is close the many Summit County and I-70 resort areas in Colorado.
The Dolores River near Cortez, Colorado and Mesa Verde National Park offers a brief chance in May and early June to experience springtime in Colorado’s canyon country.
The North Platte is Colorado’s hidden jewel in northern Colorado near Steamboat Springs. Exciting White water, a forested wilderness, miles of wildflowers and abundant wildlife make this river a great choice in May and June.