Rio Grande River Rafting Trips in Colorado

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Rio Grande River White Water Rafting Description:

The Rio Grande, or “Big River” in Spanish is the 5th largest river in the country begins its 1,760 mile journey here in Colorado. Get your feet wet on this legendary river set amongst the northern San Juan Mountains and the Creede Caldera.

Find the Rio Grande River in Colorado

• Difficulty: Class III-IV (What does this mean?)
• Season: May – June

White Water Rafting Trips on the Rio Grande River:

Trip Lengths:
1/2 & Full Day
Outfitter:
Mountain Man Tours
Learn More:
www.mountainmantours.com; 719.658.2663

 

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RIVER River Rafting Sections:

Upper Box
Class III-IV

Oxbow
Class I-II

Upper Rio Grande River
Class I-II

Lower Rio Grande River
Class II-III

 

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The Rio Grande River is located near the small towns of Creede and South Fork, in a more isolated section of southwestern Colorado.

Information for Rio Grande River Self-Guided Boaters:

The Rio Grande River is in the Rio Grande National Forest and is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

  • Boating Permit Required: NO
  • Permit Details: No fee of any kind is required to float the river within the National Forest on public lands.
  • River Manager: US Forest Service – Divide Ranger District – Creede Office
    304 South Main St., Po Box 270, Creede, CO 81130
    719.658.2556 ~ www.fs.usda.gov/main/riogrande

Shuttles:
If shuttle service is available, information is listed under the specific section page.

 

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Colorado Rafting River Guide:

Colorado Rafting River Guide
Check out our detailed information about the rivers you can raft across Colorado.

What Our Guests Say:

Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
This company is quality. Six years ago I did the same trip with Jack, Ian, and Kelly and the quality is as good today.
Chris G.
We have rafted round the world and this is by far the best—best trained guides, best safety, best food, best fun. Thanks.
Jane H.
You are great to work with and your guides are fun to be around and well trained. Each experience I’ve had with you (3) has been excellent.
Dawn R.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
We’ve been with a lot of different rafting companies over the years and we have never used the same company twice but everyone on the trip agreed that your company is the best!
Lisa P.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
I love the staff!! Very entertaining and welcoming. This was a great rafting experience. I want to come back tomorrow and do it again!
Bailey W.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
Frenchie was the best guide I’ve ever had! This is a great company and I will definitely be telling friends about it!
Jamin R.
I work in safety – wish I could get all our regional safety folks to present their safety meetings with the same enthusiasm and professionalism.
Karla S.
Your staff and guides were so helpful and so much fun. My kids ranked that half-day trip as the highlight of our month long trip!
Patty G.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
Pete was great. Extremely friendly and he took great care of us and really put our group first. Our trip was relaxing and fun!
Erin L.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
I started rafting at WA in 1999 and have always had a good time. I highly recommend WA to anyone who wants to raft.
Marty E.
I have rafted with other companies before but I found your company and Mike, our guide, to be outstanding! I will be back!
Joe M.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
We had an awesome time! All staff we dealt with were very personable and helpful. I can’t imagine anything you could do to improve!
Rusty B.
We booked our trip cold off the internet and found from the very beginning a very friendly and courteous staff that helped out and answered all our questions.
Carolyn W.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
Matt was the most enthusiastic and exciting guide I have ever had… and I have done this a lot.
Carl M.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
Your internet advertising was great. People who answered the phone very helpful and the guides top notch. Seems like your manager has done a wonderful job. I see why you are a successful company.
Phil G.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.

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