Rivers Runnin’ High: Now’s the Time for Aspen Snowmass Rafting!


Right now, the snow is melting fast, and the rivers are running high. What does that mean? That the whitewater rafting season is in full swing! Grab your family and friends, and sign up for an Aspen rafting trip today.

In Aspen and Snowmass, there are a handful of local businesses that offer guided rafting trips. They provide trips for all skill levels—from the first-timer to the advanced paddler. Raft guides do their best to make the whitewater experience fun and safe for everyone.

Find the right rafting trip for your skill level.

Interested in a whitewater adventure, but unsure of what’s the right trip for you? Here’s a brief overview of where to go rafting by skill level.

For first-time rafters and beginners who are still new to the sport, rafting trips on the middle and lower Roaring Fork River and Colorado River are the perfect fit. The rapids on these stretches of river deliver a fun experience that won’t overwhelm the beginner.

For the intermediate and advanced, book a trip on the upper Roaring Fork or on the Arkansas River. The Arkansas is located on the Leadville side of Independence Pass, as opposed to the Aspen side.

Please note that the above is a brief overview of what’s suggested for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. We highly recommend speaking with one of the Aspen rafting companies for further guidance on which trip is best for you and your family.

What to bring on your rafting adventure.

Whether a half-day or a full-day trip, you’ll want to be prepared. Here’s what you should wear and bring for your raft trip.

  • — Sunblock
  • — Sunglasses with a neck strap
  • — Hat
  • — Quick drying shirt and shorts (non-cotton) with your bathing suit underneath
  • — Water shoes (i.e. sport sandals with adjustable straps)
  • — Water bottles filled with water
  • — Snack

Rafting companies supply:

  • — Wetsuits
  • — Neoprene booties
  • — Splash jackets
  • — Life jackets

Get on the water for some fun!

The ideal Aspen Snowmass summer vacation includes a rafting trip. This summer is the time to make it happen.

The Alpine Property team can help book your rafting trip.

Reserve one of our luxury vacation rentals in Aspen or in Snowmass, and we’ll manage your pre-arrival needs, including booking rafting trips.

Contact Alpine Property for information about our Aspen and Snowmass vacation rentals. You can reach us by phone at 1-866-209-1540, or by email.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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