Roaring Fork River Rafting Trips in Colorado

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Roaring Fork River White Water Rafting Description:

At 12,000 ft. on Independence Pass, the Roaring Fork begins its journey through the Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains ending in Glenwood Springs as one of the major tributaries of the Colorado River. From the town of Aspen to the confluence of the Colorado River the Roaring Fork offers up nearly 30 miles of boating and a variety of sections suitable for everyone from the beginner to the adventure seeking adrenaline junkie right in the heart of Colorado’s high country.

Find the Roaring Fork River in Colorado

• Difficulty: Class II-V (What does this mean?)
• Season: May – August

White Water Rafting Trips on the Roaring Fork River:

Trip Lengths:
1/2 Day
Outfitter:
Aspen Whitewater
Learn More:
www.aspenwhitewater.com; 970.920.3511

 

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Roaring Fork River Rafting Sections:

Slaughterhouse
Class IV-V
Challenging and technical, this section of white water near Aspen includes narrow channels and an intricate maze of rapids.

Woody Creek & Toothache
Class III-IV
This section is a great combination of mild float water and continuous, semi-technical rapids and fun wave trains.

Cemetery
Class II-III
Moderately-paced section featuring a handful of small rapids and one larger rapid that flows through the town of Glenwood Springs before flowing into the Colorado River.

 

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The Roaring Fork River is located in central Colorado and flows through the communities of Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.

Information for Roaring Fork River Self-Guided Boaters:

Slaughterhouse and Woody Creek & Toothache
Cemetery

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
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