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Raft exciting whitewater in this remote wilderness section of the Gunnison River. Depart near Delta, Colorado – close to Grand Junction – where a downhill hike to the river takes you deep into the stunning Gunnison Gorge and far away from crowds. Suitable for all skill levels and ages 10+, raft with us on limited dates in July-August.
Adults: $265 Youth: $225.25
This adventure ranks far and above the average raft trip for scenery and adventure. We begin near Delta where we load up for a breathtaking backroad trip through moon-like clay hills, and over the rim of the Black Canyon before we stop at road’s end. Your guides will have arrived the day before to pack the rafts and lunch to the bottom of the canyon via horseback.
A well-worn trail leads us a mile and about 1000 vertical feet to the bottom of the Gorge where our boats and cool green water await us. After a brief safety orientation, we’re off! There is no time to warm up as we launch right into Chukar Rapid, our first Class III drop.
Our day will be a mix of exciting drops and lazy quiet float time as we kick back and admire the towering black walls made of some of the planets oldest Precambrian schist and gneiss.
After “Grand Finale” rapid, we quietly and reverently float the last bit of black walled canyon known as the “Hall of the River King” before we pop out into the bright and wide-open sandstone walled valley where the North Fork of the Gunnison joins the river, and our trip concludes.
Our Gunnison River trips meet at the Gunnison River Pleasure Park. The Pleasure Park is located just over 14 miles east of Delta and 6.5 miles west of Hotchkiss, Colorado. There are signs along the road indicating where to turn.