Colorado River – Upper

Section of river: Colorado River, Upper (Little Gore Canyon to Bond, Colorado)
Difficulty: Class 1-3
Length: 17 miles; 27 KM; 1-2 days
Season: May through mid-September
Best rapids:

upper-colorado-river-03High in Rocky Mountain National Park, the Rockies give birth to the legendary Colorado River.

Downstream of the Park near the town of Kremmling (25 miles north of Vail), the Colorado grows into a clear, gently flowing river that is friendly and inviting to people of all ages.

This gentle white water rafting river is perfect as an introduction to rafting for families with small children, senior citizens, or folks looking for a lazy Colorado vacation.

Upper_Colorado_River_Rafting_mdThe character of the landscape along the Upper Colorado River varies from natural to rural, and the scenery includes ranch meadows, valleys, steep slopes and rugged cliffs. Willows and cottonwood trees line the riverbank, and Ponderosa pines, pinions and junipers dot the sage covered slopes.