Non-stop whitewater tucked in a granite canyon

Taylor Canyon


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Continuous whitewater with some technical drops set within a striking granite strewn canyon, Taylor Canyon is short but delivers exciting rapids and nonstop action.

Recommended White Water Rafting Trips on Taylor Canyon – Taylor River:

Trip Name:
Full Day
Sections Included:
Taylor Canyon, Lower Taylor
Scenic River Tours
Learn More: ~ 970.641.3131

Trip Name:
Shorty and Extender Trip
Sections Included:
Taylor Canyon

Wilderness Aware Rafting does not operate trips on the Taylor River. Information regarding the Taylor 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!

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Taylor River – Taylor Canyon Whitewater Rafting Details:

Difficulty: Class III-IV (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 8690′ to 8327′
Average Gradient: 69.8′ per mile

Access to Access

New Generation to One Mile Bridge Campground: 4.2 miles
One Mile Bridge Campground to South Bank: 1.0 miles
Total Mileage: 5.2 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 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 ~

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

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