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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