FAQs

Sections of the Roaring Fork:

  • Slaughterhouse
  • Upper Roaring Fork
  • Lower Roaring Fork

Sections of the Colorado:

  • Shoshone
  • Grizzly Creek

Roaring Fork & Colorado River Photos

Sections of the Arkansas:

  • Numbers
  • Browns Canyon

Arkansas River Photos

 

We base the minimum age on size and general ability levels for those ages. Minimum age can fluctuate based on current conditions and river flows. We understand that each child is different. If you have any questions on your child’s eligibility based on their size and ability, please call us as we would be happy to discuss! 970-923-4544

 

 

On all of our trips, we consider anyone 13 years or older to be an Adult. 12 and under Children.

So much to do.  And lucky for you, we are your one stop shop!  Locals can often be heard saying, “I came for the winters and ended up staying for the summers”.  We love the variety of activities and adventure that the summers offer here in Aspen Snowmass. Maybe you want to get the blood pumping on a rafting or mountain bike adventure, or perhaps you’d rather kick back in a Jeep and take it all in.  We have those, along with many other, options available for you!

Nope. We go out on our adventures rain or shine! Often, a little inclement weather only adds to the adventure. Of course, safety is our priority, so we do make accommodations or even cancel on occasion. But cancellations are very rare, so if it looks like rain, dress accordingly! We’ve dealt with it before, and we’ll deal with it again. Bring it on!

Rafting

“Cotton is Rotten”.  Leave the cotton at home for this adventure.  Swim suits and quick-dry shirts are your best bet.  We have quick-dry river shirts at both our Aspen and Snowmass offices.  Stop by before your trip or call the office and we’ll bring them to you.

Cameras are fine before and after you get on the water. During your rafting trip, we highly recommend that you leave the camera on the bus.  You will get wet!

Change of clothes.  Again, you will get wet.  It’s nice to have a dry set of clothes for the ride home.

What we provide:

  • Life Jacket or Personal Floatation Device
  • Helmet
  • Wet Suit if weather is cool
  • Neoprene booties for your feet

You can wear your own river shoes as long as they have a heel and will stay on your feet.  No flip flops allowed.

Biking

Warmer clothing is a good idea as you’ll be cruising along with the breeze blowing through your hair.  It’s always easier to cool off than it is to warm up. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to weather.

Don’t wear baggy pants.  You’ll be pedaling and you won’t want any clothing getting caught in the chain.

Cameras are highly recommended.  You’re going to see some beautiful terrain while you’re out there.  Take some photos.

Hiking

Light layers are recommended.  If you have to add or remove layers, be sure that they’re easily packed in a small day pack.

Comfortable shoes are key to your enjoyment of the hike.  Leave the flip flops at home. Hiking shoes or running shoes are ideal for what you’ll be doing.

Cameras are highly recommended.  You’re going to see some beautiful terrain while you’re out there.  Take some photos.

Jeeping

Warmer clothing is a good idea as you’ll be riding along in an open air Jeep.  It’s always easier to cool off than it is to warm up. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to weather.  Plenty of room to store a fleece.

Cameras are highly recommended.  You’re going to see some beautiful terrain while you’re out there.  Take some photos.

Sunset Dinners

Warmer clothing is a good idea as you’ll be riding along in an open air Jeep.  It’s always easier to cool off than it is to warm up. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to weather.  Plenty of room to store a fleece.

Cameras are highly recommended.  You’re going to see some beautiful terrain while you’re out there.  Take some photos.

“If you enjoyed the ride, feel free to tip your guide.”  Hey, it’s up to you. It is customary to tip a guide up to 20% based on your experience.  A guide’s goal is to provide you with the highlight of your summer.

Lucky for you, the rafting is great from May to October.  We do, however, have different recommendations based on when you’re visiting.  Our peak flows are usually in early June. This is also when the water is near its coldest temperature.  Later in the summer, the flows recede and the water temps increase. Two of our rivers are dam-fed and provide us with controlled flows and quality rafting well into October.  See below for recommended sections based on the time of year:

May through mid-July – We recommend the Roaring Fork River.  Sections include Slaughterhouse (IV), Upper Roaring Fork (III), & Lower Roaring Fork (II)

Mid-July through August – We recommend the Colorado River or the Arkansas River.  Colorado river sections are Shoshone (III) and Grizzly (II). Arkansas River sections are Numbers (IV) and Brown’s Canyon (III).

September on we recommend Colorado River only.