Taylor River Rafting Trips in Colorado

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Taylor River White Water Rafting Description:

The Taylor River, as it descends the western slope of the continental divide is surrounded by beautiful alpine scenery including views of the Collegiate Peaks. Beginning below the Taylor Park Reservoir this river is one of the fastest in the state. Choose from sections featuring continuous class three and four whitewater or the milder class two lower sections as the Taylor flows towards the East River, forming the headwaters of the Gunnison River.

Find the Taylor River in Colorado

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

White Water Rafting Trips on the Taylor River:

Trip Lengths:
1/4, 1/2 & Full Day
Outfitter:
Scenic River Tours
Learn More:
www.scenicrivertours.com; 970.641.3131

 

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Taylor River Rafting Sections:

Taylor Canyon
Class III-IV
Short, yet action-packed section of white water all within a beautiful high elevation granite canyon.

Lower Taylor River
Class II-III
Continuous, yet mild section of whitewater upstream of Almont set against gorgeous alpine scenery; this is a section that can be enjoyed by variety of skill levels.

 

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The Taylor River is located in central Colorado, close to Almont, Gunnison and Crested Butte.

Information for Taylor River Self-Guided Boaters:

The Taylor River is managed by the Bureau of Land Management out of Gunnison, CO.

  • Boating Permit Required: NO
  • Permit Details: No fee of any kind is required to float the river, but you do need to buy a pass to use the BLM managed and private access sites.
  • River Manager: U.S Bureau of Land Management – Gunnison Field Office
    650 South 11th Street, Gunnison, CO 81230
    970.642.4940 ~ www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/gfo.html

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

 

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Colorado Rafting River Guide:

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

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