Our Trips: Poudre River

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Wildwater Trip (#1)

This is our easiest trip and our most popular for beginners or families with young children. The rapids are predominately class II and III with a touch of class IV, which insures the trip will be exciting but not overbearing. The scenery is classic Colorado with lush mountain forests on the North facing slopes and ponderosa pine and brush on the slopes facing south. The canyon is deep but gets lots of warm sunshine since the river traverses the canyon generally from west to east. The river has virtually no commercial development along its course and has been designated a National Wild & Scenic River by congress. The canyon is beautiful and there are many fun rapids on this trip. Minimum age is 7 years for children. Check-in times for trips are at 8:45 am and 1:00 pm daily. Plan for 3.5 to 4 hours from check-in time to return to our shop, where you can view photos of your trip, get snacks, or find unique T-shirts and gift items in our store.

Wildwater Trip (#1) $59.00*
*Child discounts available.
 Wetsuits are required from May 15th thru June 23rd, rental prices apply.  

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Wild & Scenic Trip (#2)

This trip is nothing short of incredible! It’s a wild ride on world class whitewater as it churns its way down a deep mountain canyon, just as it has done for millions of years. The river runs clear and free and is never crowded, unlike most of the rivers in Colorado, and the rapids are almost continuous for the entire length of the trip. This trip traverses the National Wild & Scenic portion of the river and is the best single stretch of ratfable wildwater on the entire river. This is a challenging trip for those people looking for an exciting ride. We take lots of first time rafters on this trip as well as experienced rafters but people going on this trip should be healthy, fit, have good swimming ability, and be able to paddle heartily. Class II, III, IV, and at times class IV+ rapids punctuate our dialogue with the river. Minimum age is 15 during high water, 12 years during medium water, and 9 years during low water. Please call for current levels. Check-in times for trips are at 8:45am and 1:00pm daily. Generally, plan for 4 to 4.5 hours from check-in time to return to our shop, where you can view photos of your trip, get snacks, or find unique T-shirts and gift items in our store.

Wild & Scenic Trip (#2) $71.00 
Wetsuits are required from May 15th thru June 23rd, rental prices apply.   

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Upper Mishawaka Trip (#5)

This is a specially designed trip for youth groups that is a combination of the Wildwater and the Wild & Scenic Trips. This trip includes many more class IV rapids than does our Wildwater trip while keeping in mind that safety is paramount. This trip includes an exciting and challenging blend of rapids which is perfect for teens with their unique abilities and energy levels. Because this is a special trip, the group is usually set apart from our other groups creating a more personalized experience on the river. Our guides are especially adept at creating a fun yet challenging environment so that everyone leaves with a positive experience and great memories. The trip is very attractive for diverse groups. Plan for 3.5 to 4 hours from check-in time to return to our shop, where you can view photos of your trip, get snacks, or find unique T-shirts and gift items in our store. Call us and we’ll put together a special package for your group.

Upper Mishawaka Trip (#5). $65.00 
 Wetsuits are required from May 15th thru June 23rd, rental prices apply.

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Poudre Full Day Trip (#3)

During the high water season, our all day Poudre trip is 22 miles in length and traverses a 10 mile stretch of incredible rapids and scenery in what is known as the upper Poudre canyon. This area is a wonderland of mountain forests, colorful canyon walls, wildlife, and challenging rapids. The trip includes a big deli style lunch with lots of fresh delicious food prepared on site by our guides. Our lunches include fresh deli meats, drinks, cookies, fruit, side items such as macaroni and potato salad, vegetables, tomatoes, salads, and other special goodies. After a relaxing lunch in a beautiful spot along the river, we embark on the most challenging stretch of wildwater on the Poudre River. This stretch has approximately 12 miles of world class rapids (see Wild & Scenic trip above) which is guaranteed to make you come alive from the sheer excitement of riding the waves and hitting the holes. The canyon is beautiful in this stretch with densely forested north facing slopes along with brush and ponderosa pine on the south facing slopes. Here the canyon has a slight desert feel with its sun drenched canyon walls and wild crashing waters. The full day trip meets at 8:45 am and generally returns somewhere between 4 to 5:30 pm. Since this trip is not on a hard schedule, we can go a little slower or faster depending on the groups’ desire and the natural pace of the river at the time of the trip.

Poudre Full Day Trip (#3) $115.00
 Wetsuits are required from May 15th thru June 23rd, rental prices apply.

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We can work with your group if these meeting times do not work with your schedule, just call us and we can discuss other options that are available. We can tailor a trip to your desires; we often serve barbeque dinners or lunches to corporate groups, either at our retail location or at the River.  Call for pricing, details.

North Platte River—Northgate Canyon
This is a wonderful wilderness day rafting trip with a deli lunch included. This trip is especially good for wildlife viewing and has some very exciting class III and IV rapids. This trip goes through the North Platte Wilderness area and is a very unique trip. You’re sure to see bald eagles and a large variety of bird life and sometimes big horn sheep and bear. This trip is wilderness, whitewater, and wildlife at its Best! We need a minimum of 4 people to book this trip. You need to catch this river in late May & June, sometimes early July.
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