The Rocky Mountains boast plenty of plunging waters as the snow melts in Colorado each year. Whitewater rafting can be the ultimate mountain experience for either families looking for a casual float or for experienced rafters looking for their next big thrill.
Here are 10 places to whitewater raft in Colorado:
Arkansas River, Echo Canyon River Expeditions (Photo) Courtesy of Echo Canyon River Expeditions
Buena Vista riverwalk (Photo) Credit SWKrullImaging (iStock)
Arkansas River, Salida (Photo) Credit Jacob Boomsma (iStock)
Arkansas River, Royal Gorge (Photo) Credit Ty Wilson
Bucket List 2021 Tiger Wall Yampa River (Photo) Credit National Parks Service
Cache La Poudre River, Fort Collins (Photo) Credit Richard Haro
Animas River (Photo) Credit Different_Brian (iStock)
South Platte River, Deckers (Photo) Credit Nathan Van Dyne
Eagle River, Vail (Photo) Credit Edsel L (Flickr)
San Miguel River, Telluride (Photo) Credit Walter Siegmund (Creative Commons)
Piedra River (Photo) Credit RobertWaltman (iStock)
River Tubing (Photo) Credit BluIz60 (iStock)
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.