Upper Colorado River Photos

Just southwest of Kremmling, our journey along the Upper Colorado River begins with Little Gore Canyon where steep canyon walls make the river more narrow creating fun, bouncy wave train rapids like Needle Eye. If you’re new to whitewater rafting or looking for a family friendly trip, the Upper Colorado River is the way to go—we can accommodate rafters as young as 4 years old as the rapids are mild, reaching class II levels at their highest. Since the water is gentler on the Upper Colorado River we bring duckies (inflatable one or two person kayaks) so you can cruise at your own pace and take full control of your whitewater rafting adventure. The scenery provides a great contrast of dramatic canyons and lush rolling hills. Oftentimes we see bald eagles as they like to nest in this part of Colorado. This trip also features some very unique detours along the river. You’ll get the chance to stop for a soak at naturally occurring hot springs giving you a relaxing break from paddling. We also set time aside to eddy out and take a quick hike to examine perfectly preserved fossilized dinosaur tracks.

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Colorado Rafting River Guide:

Colorado Rafting River Guide
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What Our Guests Say:

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

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