Upper Colorado River Rafting – Little Gore Canyon

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Upper Colorado River Rafting – Little Gore Canyon

Find the Colorado River in Colorado

This gentle stretch of the Colorado River takes you through scenic ranch country and majestic sandstone, shale and Precambrian cliffs. Featuring wildlife, natural hot springs, dinosaur tracks, and a few mild rapids – this is a great float for those that love the gentle flow of the river.


Recommended Trips on Little Gore Canyon – Upper Colorado River:

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2 Day Trip Info

Trip Name:
Little Gore Canyon 2 Day
Sections Included:
Little Gore Canyon
Wilderness Aware Rafting

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Full Day Trip Info

Trip Name:
Little Gore Canyon Full Day
Sections Included:
Portion of Little Gore Canyon
Wilderness Aware Rafting

Upper Colorado River – Little Gore Canyon Whitewater Rafting Details:

Difficulty: Class II-III+ (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 6948′ to 6746′
Average Gradient: 14.4′ per mile

Access to Access

Pumphouse Recreation Site to Radium: 4 miles
Radium to Rancho del Rio: 6 miles
Rancho del Rio to State Bridge: 4 miles
Total Mileage: 14 miles

GPS Coordinates to Little Gore Canyon Access Points – Upper Colorado River:

  • Pumphouse Access: 39.9872, -106.5085
  • Radium Access: 39.951579,-106.55601
  • Rancho del Rio Access: 39.893687,-106.607809
  • State Bridge Access: 39.856733,-106.648579

Cities Near the Little 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.

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What Our Guests Say:

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.
We feel we have found new friends in Wilderness Aware and plan on spending time in the future with you.
Susie S.
Family friend always said Wilderness Aware Rafting was the best. I totally agree!
Angie D.
Been rafting six times around the country. Best trip and guide so far.
James H.
Best time I’ve had on the river in the past 15 years!!!! Will return soon!!!
Dylan S.
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.
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.
Good job, as usual. Our 5th or 6th trip with WA. Big fans of WA.
Tim S.
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.
Very pleasant and enjoyable experience. Rafted four other times and this was the best.
Linda H.
We started rafting with you in 1988. This is our fourth trip. Will be back.
Jim L.
The trip, your people, your facility never get old.
Fred P.
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.
Appreciate your professional and fun staff! Will definitely return next year!
Dana Q.
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.
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! All staff we dealt with were very personable and helpful. I can’t imagine anything you could do to improve!
Rusty B.
When I made our reservation I knew we were going to have a fantastic time. Everything that happened today exceeded my expectations.
Mark E.
I want to raft again and again and well you get the point…again.
Levi V.
From the enthusiastic greetings when we arrived at the office this am, all service was top notch.
John D.
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.
This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado!
Beth G.
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.
The entire staff from reservations to first contact to trip guide was friendly and helpful. Our Scouts had an outstanding time!
Ken T.
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.
One of the best times of my life!
Dylnn R.
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.
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.
I loved my experience at WA and will definitely be back with more people.
Cory D.
It was the best first experience in rafting. Ben was awesome!! Five stars!
Kirby S.
Very professional yet very informal approach—not an easy combination to sustain—nice team—office included.
Mark W.
This was my first rafting experience and you guys made it awesome! Thank you so much!
Jamie L.
We had an awesome time. I would definitely recommend your company!
Leona H.
I would like to commend your staff on their great teamwork and enthusiasm. This was the highlight of our trip to Arizona.
Michele E.
Sarah was fantastic! Very knowledgeable and very fun! Best trip ever, even the low water! We will be back again!
Barbara L.
Thanks for the great time on the river. You do a super job of taking care of your crews.
Jan P.
Sarah, our guide, was the consummate professional.
Becky M.
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.
This trip surpassed all of my expectations.
Amy B.
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.

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