Official Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op Partners FULL DAY RAFTING
ADVENTURE
GLENWOOD CANYON RAFTING
This is an action photo of a group of people and their guide paddling through rapids on the Colorado River. They wear safety gear as they get splashed, wearing big smiles on their faces.

Full Day Rafting Adventure

MOST COMPLETE RIVER TRIP

PER PERSON PRICE

$129.99 / PERSON

PRIVATE BOAT PRICE

$1040 / BOAT

(8 person max. / boat)

ADVENTURE LEVEL

EASIER - MODERATE

(Class II-III)

MINIMUM AGE

13 YEARS

(Increases during high water)

PEAK SEASON MEETING TIMES

9:30 AM

TOTAL ADVENTURE TIME

5 - 6 HOURS

(Average total trip time)

LOCATION / RIVER

GLENWOOD CANYON / COLORADO RIVER

(Roaring Fork River when mother nature dictates)

FULL DAY RAFTING ADVENTURE IS AN UPGRADE & EXPANSION TO OUR MOST POPULAR RAFTING ADVENTURE

Embark on the Full Day Rafting Adventure with Blue Sky Rafting, in collaboration with our partners at Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op, and immerse yourself in the unhurried rhythm of the river for an entire day. The journey commences in the heart of Glenwood Canyon, featuring a thrilling 1.5-mile descent through the action-packed and continuous Class III Shoshone Rapids. Transitioning from Grizzly Creek, the trip unfolds into a more relaxed and picturesque section of the river. This serene float, adorned with intermittent splashes and occasional Class II-III waves, leads adventurers through the towering 1500' walls of Glenwood Canyon and into the charming town of Glenwood Springs. The morning section of the Full Day Rafting Adventure promises a perfect blend of whitewater excitement, breathtaking scenery, and moments of relaxation.

For lunch, indulge in a professionally catered riverside meal at our private river park, conveniently located just downstream of the Glenwood Whitewater Park. This culinary experience is designed to accommodate various dietary restrictions and preferences, with advance communication ensuring proper preparation. After refueling, guests continue downstream with the guide and raft, with the added option to incorporate one or two-person inflatable kayaks to enhance the adventure. This choice is based on each group's preference, with the guide remaining in the raft to provide comfort and security, ensuring every member can return if inflatable kayaking ventures into more adventurous territory. During the afternoon section, guests pass through an active Bald Eagle nesting area and a Great Blue Heron rookery.

The overall duration of the trip may vary depending on daily river flows and conditions, but a common experience includes an 18-mile float lasting 4 to 5.5 hours on the river and 5.5 to 6.5 hours in total.

Please Note: Groups must have a minimum of 6 people to book online. If you have less than 6 people in your group please call to reserve.

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GUARANTEE

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FEATURED RIVER ADVENTURES

RAFTING TRIPS & WHITEWATER ADVENTURES

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A photo of a raft going through rapids on a Half Day Rafting Adventure. The boat is full of people and they all look excited. In this compelling image, a proficient guide expertly directs a fully occupied boat from the rear as participants paddle through the whitewater together. Cloaked in life jackets and helmets, the group showcases seamless teamwork, with water splashing around them, capturing the dynamic and exhilarating essence of their adventure. This serene photo captures a boat gracefully floating on the calm Class II waters of the river. In this image, three individuals, accompanied by their guide, skillfully navigate a Mini Max through Class III waters on the Colorado River. In this delightful scene, a couple enjoys kayaking in a double Duckie, paddling through gentle Class II waters with smiles on their faces. In this captivating image, a guide expertly navigates a full boat of guests through the exhilarating Shoshone Rapids. Adorned in essential safety gear, including life jackets and helmets, the group paddles together, showcasing teamwork and skill as they conquer the rapids. This image features a family joyfully navigating the Shoshone Rapids with their raft guide.

GEARED UP FOR RAFTING

Available in store for rent or purchase

NRS RAFTING SHIRT FOR GLENWOOD SPRINGS RAFTING

NRS RIVER SHIRTS
Available for purchase

WETSUIT FOR GLENWOOD SPRINGS RAFTING

NRS WETSUITS
Available for rent

Black Northwest River Supplies (NRS) river shoes for Glenwood Springs rafting

NRS RIVER SHOES
Available for purchase or rent

Waterproof phone case for Glenwood Springs rafting

WATERPROOF CASES
Available for purchase

If you are looking to spend a day floating the beautiful Colorado River through both the Glenwood Canyon and South Canyon (west of Glenwood Springs), this is the perfect option. And, with the option to add an inflatable kayak (single and doubles available) for the afternoon section, you can test your skills as you continue along this 21 mile section.

This trip begins at the Shoshone Rapids, an app. 2 mile Class III to III+ section on the Colorado River (Glenwood Canyon) and then continues downriver for additional 21 miles (app.).  Along the way, enjoy additional rapid sections, perfect swimming holes, both Glenwood Canyon and South Canyon, and a private river park where you will enjoy a hot BBQ lunch.  During typical water flows, this trip operates between the Shoshone boat ramp and the Tibbit’s boat ramp.  

13 years old

5-6.5 hours in total

Blue Sky Rafting & Glenwood Canyon Rafting

Blue Sky Rafting and Glenwood Canyon Rafting are located at the HLA Co-op Basecamp at 152 W. 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

BLUE SKY RAFTING MEET OUR PARTNER LEARN MORE In this compelling image, a proficient guide expertly directs a fully occupied boat from the rear as participants paddle through the whitewater together. Cloaked in life jackets and helmets, the group showcases seamless teamwork, with water splashing around them, capturing the dynamic and exhilarating essence of their adventure.

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or $599 / Private Boat Half Day Rafting Adventure $67.99 - $73.99 Hanging Lake Hiking Permits $10.00 - $12.00 Rad Mission E-Bike Rentals $19.99 HOUR | $59.99 DAY Colorado Overlander Rental & Packages $199 - $399 DAY Glenwood Hot Springs Pool $25.00 - $39.00 Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park $50.00 - $65.00 Mild & Scenic Half Day Rafting Trip $60.99 - $70.99 E-Bike Rental & Shuttle $59.99 An image capturing the adventure of a Blue Sky-branded raft navigating the Shoshone Rapids on the Colorado River. In this image, a vibrant red Rad Mission E-bike from Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op and Glenwood Canyon Bikes. In this striking image, a Colorado Overlander truck is showcased atop a mountain with its rooftop tents open, providing a breathtaking vantage point overlooking a dramatic desert scene. This photo captures the serene charm of Glenwood Hot Springs pool as seen from the pedestrian bridge in Glenwood Springs during the evening. This photo captures the thrilling experience of a theme-park ride atop Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, perched on the mountain's edge, offering a view of the charming town of Glenwood Springs. This serene photo captures a boat gracefully floating on the calm Class II waters of the river. Captured in this image is Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon, where vibrant colors dominate the scene with brilliant shades of green. In this image, a girl flashes a bright smile as she zips along on a vibrant red Mission e-bike.

Robin – 5 Star Google Review

“We spent a lot of time deciding between rafting companies in Glenwood, and we’re so happy we ended up with Blue Sky. We’re rafting novices, and this was a great starter trip with some impressive rapids at the beginning followed by a leisurely float down the canyon…”

Half Day Rafting Adventure Guest

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Brian – 5 Star Google Review

“Rafting wasn’t even on our list of things to do, but we are so glad we saw Blue Sky Rafting reviews and decided to do it! Their staff are all so great and easy to work with and it’s very reasonably priced for such a cool and memorable experience.”

Raft & Kayak Adventure Guest

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Lisa – 5 Star Google Review

“My kids and I had an amazing experience with Blue Sky Rafting. We went white water rafting and Shelby was our guide and fellow adventurer. He was the best we could have gotten. He calmed my daughters fears with his really funny and hilarious jokes…. “scouts honor”! Hahaha”

Mild & Scenic Half Day Rafting Guest

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Kris – 5 Star Google Review

“What a great experience! The Shoshone rapids were perfect for my family. This time of the year the water level is perfect for little ones… Go earlier in the season for bigger rapids. CatJo did an amazing job guiding us safely down the river…”

Private Half Day Rafting Adventure Guest

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Molly – 5 Star Google Review

“We had the BEST time! Our guide Gabbie was so knowledgeable of the river, gave us interesting facts and fun ideas to do in town. I called ahead because I was worried about rain. They were so great and put us on an earlier trip. So accommodating! You will not be disappointed.”

Half Day Rafting Adventure Guest

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