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Glenwood Springs, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, is a haven for both families and adventure seekers. Among its many offerings, one activity stands out as a thrilling and unforgettable experience – rafting through Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River with Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op and their rafting partners, Blue Sky Rafting & Glenwood Canyon Rafting.
The adventure begins at Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op where eager rafters begin preparing for the river. Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op, conveniently located in downtown Glenwood Springs and just a few blocks from the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, also offers all of the river essentials for last minute preparation. As you gear up and listen to the safety briefing from experienced guides, the anticipation builds for the journey ahead. Glenwood Canyon, with its towering cliffs and breathtaking scenery, provides the perfect backdrop for an exhilarating rafting expedition.
The Colorado River in this region offers a mix of gentle stretches and adrenaline-pumping rapids, making it suitable for both novice and seasoned rafters. Most Half Day Rafting Adventures begin at the Shoshone boat ramp where a constant and exciting section of rapids await. As your guide and crew navigate the Shoshone Rapids, the thrill of conquering rapids like Entrance Exam, the Wall and Tombstone awaits.
One of the highlights of this adventure is the proximity to the Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail, a renowned bicycle trail that parallels the Colorado River and passes the Hanging Lake Trailhead. Rafters often catch glimpses of bikers along the trail, creating a unique connection between those on water and those on land.
The waters of the Colorado River provide a refreshing contrast to the rugged canyon walls. Rafters are treated to panoramic views of the canyon’s geological wonders, including towering cliffs, lush vegetation, and the occasional glimpse of bighorn sheep scaling the rocky terrain.
For those seeking a more relaxed experience the Mild & Scenic Half Rafting Trip is ideal, as the Grizzly Creek Put-in (located 1.5 miles downriver of Shoshone) offers opportunities to float gently along the river, soaking in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Along the way you will pass the famous hot springs that line the Colorado River banks and the adventure hub of Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
As the rafting expedition concludes, participants are left with a sense of accomplishment and a trove of memories. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or someone looking to escape the ordinary, rafting through Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River with Hanging Lake Adventure Co-op promises to be an unforgettable experience in the heart of Colorado’s wilderness.