Vail Kayaking & Rafting

Water Sports in the Vail Valley


The Vail Valley boasts exceptional whitewater adventures. Class I to Class V rapids persist on the Eagle, Colorado, and Arkansas rivers. With the exception of experienced river rats, The Bunkhouse highly recommends using a professional guide service for whitewater adventures. Please consider the following guide services:

Half day, full day and multi-day trips available for beginner to advanced paddlers.

AVA’s Colorado Rafting
40671 Hwy 24 N.
Buena Vista, CO 81211
Phone: (800) 370-0581
Lakota Guides
162 Airpark Drive
Gypsum, CO 81637
Phone: (970) 845-7238
Colorado River Runs, Inc.
43 Grand, 111
Radium, CO 80423
Phone: (970) 653-4292
Nova Guides
7088 Hwy. 24
Camp Hale, CO 81649
Phone: (719) 486-2656
Sage Outdoor Adventures
41466 Hwy 6 + 24
Vail, CO 81658
Phone: (970) 476-3700
Timberline Tours, Inc./Action Adventure Tours
23698 Hwy 24
Vail, CO 81658
Phone: (970) 476-1414



In the late spring, the mountain snow melts and runs into the Eagle and Colorado rivers, creating very good river rapids. Colorado has some of the greatest rafting in the U.S. There are many different river options, including some more intense action if that is what you’re looking for. The rafting season in Colorado continues all the way into September with several beautiful stretches to float. If you’re interested in booking a rafting adventure, call Lakota Guides 970-845-7238 (RAFT)

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