Easily accessible, mild section of river

Lower Eagle River


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lower eagle river overview

As the Lower Eagle River flows through the towns of Edwards and Eagle, it slows down creating a meandering run with a handful of small rapids, giving boaters a mild taste of white water. The beautiful, wide canyon scenery is a great distraction to the hustle and bustle of I-70, which parallels the river.

Recommended Trips on Lower Eagle – Eagle River:

Trip Name: Lower Eagle 1/2 Day
Sections Included: Lower Eagle River
Outfitter: Timberline Tours
Learn More: timberlinetours.com ~ 800.831.1414

Wilderness Aware Rafting does not operate trips on the Eagle River. Information regarding the Eagle River on this website is strictly informational. Please click here for a complete list of trips that we offer, or use the search filter to the left. Thanks!

lower eagle river sections

Eagle River – Lower Eagle Whitewater Rafting Details:

Difficulty: Class II-III (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 7114′ to 6559′
Average Gradient: 31.9′ per mile

Access to Access

Edwards Treatment Plant to BLM Wolcott: 7.0 miles
BLM Wolcott to Chambers Park: 10.4 miles
Total Mileage: 17.4 miles



What people are saying

  • Lydia filled us with confidence. She was skilled and knowledgeable and explained each set of rapids so we knew what to expect. She was great company and we had the best experience. She was brilliant.

    Dwight W. Rafter
  • I cannot wait to come back! Also loved how funny all the guides were. It was the most I’ve seen my sister laugh in a long time! Thank you so much for this amazing experience.

    Lexi R. Rafter
  • I spent several days researching various rafting options and after speaking w/your team was sold. We were not disappointed-the trip is spectacular and our guide Sean was informative, lively professional and entertaining.

    Lauren C. Rafter


Information for Eagle River Self-Guided Boaters:

The Eagle River (Lower) is managed by the Bureau of Land Management out of Silt, 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 – Colorado River Valley Field Office 
    2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, CO 81652 
    970.876.9000 ~ www.blm.gov/co/st/en/fo/crvfo.html

Please contact the river manager (above) for information on shuttles.

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