Mild and beautiful – great for kids! 

Little Gore Canyon


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little gore canyon overview

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:

Little Gore Canyon Full Day Trip

Experience classic Colorado beauty on this mild water float on the Upper Colorado River. Located just north of Breckenridge and Silverthorne near Kremmling, this trip is great for young kids ages 4+ as well as adults of all skill levels. Raft during the summer from late May-Labor Day. This is a great trip for family groups!

a raft with kids smile while kremmling colorado rafting

Adult price : $164


Little Gore Canyon 2 Day Trip

Raft the mellow, warm water of the Upper Colorado River on this fantastic two day adventure. Trips depart near Kremmling, Colorado, tucked into the Colorado high country just north of Breckenridge and Silverthorne. This float trip is available late May-Labor Day and is great for young kids ages 4+ as well as adults of all skill levels.

Adult price : $509


little gore sections

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



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 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 ~

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

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