Upper Colorado River Rafting – Gore Canyon
Featuring powerful rapids, continuous technical maneuvering, big drops and waterfalls, Gore Canyon demands full attention from even the most experienced boater. Combined with the ominous setting of the deep, dark canyon Gore Canyon is truly the ultimate class V rafting adventure. This section is not for the inexperienced.
Recommended Trips on Gore Canyon – Upper Colorado River:
Gore Canyon Half Day
Upper Colorado River – Gore Canyon Whitewater Rafting Details:
Difficulty: Class IV-V (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 7342′ to 6948′
Average Gradient: 43.7′ per mile
Access to Access
Confluence of Blue/Colorado to Pumphouse Recreation Site: 9 miles
Total Mileage: 9 miles
GPS Coordinates to Gore Canyon Access Points – Upper Colorado River:
- Colorado & Blue Confluence Access: 40.042729,-106.395614
- Pumphouse Access: 39.9872, -106.5085
Cities Near the Gore Canyon Section:
- Kremmling, Silverthorne & Steamboat Springs
Information for Upper Colorado River Self-Guided Boaters:
The Upper Colorado River (Gore and Little Gore Canyons) are managed by the Bureau of Land Management out of Kremmling, 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 – Kremmling Field Office
2103 E. Park Avenue, Po Box 68, Kremmling, CO 80459
970.724.3000 ~ www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/kfo.html
Please contact the river manager (above) for information on shuttles.