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Glenwood Springs also represents an inexpensive down-valley alternative to Aspen and Vail – it's only one hour from each, which makes it a reasonable budget base for some of Colorado's best skiing.


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Glenwood Springs activities

$62 Water Sports

Glenwood Springs Half-Day Rafting Trip

By far our most popular trip, this 3 hour rafting trip meets at our river front facility. Heading up river about 9 miles to the Shoshone Rapids in Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River, we get off to an exciting start as we navigate the class III-IV rapids including The Wall, Tombstone, Maneater, Superstition, and many more. The river gradually begins to mellow out and your guide will educate you on the incredible history of Glenwood Canyon and the Colorado River. At lower flows, natural hot springs flow right into the river and we can stop and soak. Your trip will end right back at our private river ramp at our facility, where you can walk from the raft to a warm shower, to your car and belongings, and immediately view photos from your trip.

$50 Water Sports

Glenwood Springs Short and Mild Rafting Trip

We meet at our riverside facility 45 minutes in advance and then depart directly from our facility down the Colorado River. Our experienced guides pilot 16’ rafts capable of carrying 8 guests through roughly 6 miles of beautiful scenery. The most exciting rapid, South Canyon, can be up to class III during June runoff. After about 1.5hrs of float time, it’s just a 12 minute shuttle ride back home, making this the perfect primer to river experiences. Launch site and take out are subject to change due to water conditions but will always contain scenic views and a beautiful Class II float.Class Rating: Class II, on the Colorado River, 6+ river miles, departs from our riverfront facility.Age/Weight: Minimum age 2, no minimum weight, max weight 375lbs.Meeting place: All trips meet at our location in Glenwood Springs, CO, which is about 2.75 hours from DIA, 1 hour from Vail and 1.25 hours from Aspen.

$38 Tours & Sightseeing

Full Day Bike Rental With Free Glenwood Canyon Shuttle

You will meet at our office in Downtown Glenwood Springs, where you will be fitted up with your bike.  Our shuttle will take you and your bike up to the Head of Glenwood Canyon, from there you will bike back down along the Colorado River, at your own pace.  Along the way there are several opportunities for you to lock up your bikes and go for a hike, or have a picnic lunch.Your bike will have a handlebar bag and water bottle holder.  The bike is yours for the day, and doesn't need to be returned until we close in the evening.

$55 Outdoor Activities

Off-Road Segway Adventure

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Roaring Fork Valley, Glenwood Springs, ColoradoViews of Mount Sopris.Pass By: Glenwood Adventure Company, Glenwood Springs, ColoradoStart of the trip, and where the training takes place.

$59 Water Sports

Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip

Your experience starts by meeting at the Defiance boathouse in No Name, CO in beautiful Glenwood Canyon (which is just 2 miles east of the community of Glenwood Springs). There, we will gear you up, talk about the trip, and introduce you to your river pro. Then we'll shuttle up the canyon to Shoshone where we will put-in on the Colorado River. You'll find action right away as we navigate down the Class III Shoshone section. We'll follow that up with 2+ hours of scenic canyon float with occasional splashes and opportunities to jump in the water through lower Glenwood Canyon and into the community of Glenwood Springs. • Class I–III  • Trip Length: 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours (dependent on river flow) • Departs daily @ 9:00am and @ 1:00pm • Check-In is 45 minutes prior to departure • Requirements: Paddlers must weigh at least 50lbs to raft through the Shoshone rapids. Paddlers under 50lbs (but over 30lbs) will join us at Grizzly Creek, which is just below Shoshone rapids. Rapids aren’t your thing? No worries. We can still get you out there by putting-in below the Shoshone rapids at Grizzly Creek (aka the Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float).

$49 Water Sports

Scenic Canyon Half-Day Float

Your experience starts by meeting at the Defiance boathouse in No Name, CO in beautiful Glenwood Canyon (which is just 2 miles east of the community of Glenwood Springs). There, we will gear you up, talk about the trip, and introduce you to your river pro. Then we'll shuttle up the canyon to Grizzly Creek where we will put-in on the Colorado River. You'll begin your scenic float right away as we navigate down the lower half of Glenwood Canyon. There will be occasional splashes and opportunities to jump in the water through lower Glenwood Canyon and into the community of Glenwood Springs. • Class I–II  • Trip Length: 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours (dependent on river flow) • Departs daily @ 9:00 am; 1:00 pm; and 4:00 pm • Check-In is 45 minutes prior to departure • Requirements: Paddlers must weigh at least 30lbs.