Below are some clips from the local white water rafting companies in Gunnison Colorado. Rafting is very popular so be sure to plan ahead when booking a trip. In the spring, the water is fast and big, but cold. Ask about or bring your own wetsuit for Spring Trips. In the summer, the water is warmer and refreshing. The sun is always in the sky so be sure to bring some sunscreen when white water rafting. Most companies run two trips a day and all you have to do is show up to the shop. They will transport you to and from the river and some services offer lunch and some fishing services. Give it a try when you’re in Gunnison Colorado and have fun!
Welcome to Scenic River Tours!
We’ve been river outfitters since 1977 because we enjoy the beautiful river as much as our clients do! Whether it’s a 2 hour float trip, an all day whitewater adventure, a successful fishing trip or even a relaxing overnight through a beautiful sandstone canyon, SRT will show you a safe, quality outing with a personal touch. Call us at 970-641-3131 today to book your RIVER ADVENTURE.
Colorado’s Black Canyon White Water Rafting!
The Gunnison Gorge in western Colorado is a National Conservation Area and is adjacent to the newly created Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. This 14-mile stretch of gold medal trout water has been nominated for “Wild and Scenic River” designation. Here below the many dams of the national park, the clear green water slips between spectacular towering black granite cliffs, dropping first into glassy pools and then plunging into foaming rapids. The scenery and geology of the Gunnison Gorge is reminiscent of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado.
Rafting and Kayaking
Rafters and kayakers will find much to enjoy among the many
rivers and creeks in the Gunnison Country but the Gunnison and Taylor Rivers
provide the most excitement. Duckies, which are user-friendly, self-bailing
inflatable kayaks, are also popular on area waters. Area guides offer all types
of craft and all types of trips, from non-threatening float trips to
rodeo-worthy whitewater adventures.
The lively Taylor River froths through one of the most beautiful canyons in Colorado, lined with dense forest and cliffs (look for bighorn sheep, deer and elk). Big waves, rocks, eddies and tricky passages spice up the ride. The Lake Fork promises adrenaline during the early summer run-off. It runs at bigger volume than the Taylor, with rollercoaster rapids and larger holes.
Taylor River Rafting
The Taylor River is Gunnison County’s most popular river adventure. The Taylor River is divided into three sections that can be enjoyed solo or combined for a full day of rafting fun. The upper is the most popular with a consistent flow of class III rapids geared for the first timer or experienced rafters. The Lower is a more mellow and great relaxing float trip with mostly Class II and III waters. The Lotis Creek is the advanced portion and recommended only for experienced paddlers.
Colorado Resort- Three Rivers Resort and Outfitting
Three Rivers Resort is located in the historic town of Almont, Colorado with the first cabins dating back to the late 1800′s. The resort sits on the Taylor River which merges with the East River to form the Gunnison River, just a short walk away. Blue skies, high mountains, and crystal clear trout-filled waters make our location the ideal getaway.