Call 970-577-7238 (RAFT) or 800-367-8523, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cache La Poudre River
Morning, Mid-Day and Afternoon Half Day Trips
Did you say "rapids"???
We offer two half-day trips on the Poudre River each day, and a third on weekdays.
The Poudre River (how the heck do you say it? "Poo-der") is a fast-moving river with nearly continuous Class II to III rapids and little float water. This river has the distinction of being the only "wild and scenic" designated river in Colorado.
NEVER BEEN RAFTING? Don't worry, our professional guides ensure that both the first time rafter and the experienced rafters have a great time. Non-swimmers are also welcome.
Actual time on the river can vary each day depending on water flow. While each season is different, the water is usually swift-moving early in the season and slows down a bit by August. We'll get you wet!
Feel free to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages along if you like.
Trips depart from the Estes Park High School at 9:15am and 12:15pm daily. We also have a 6:30am trip Monday through Friday. (Okay, I heard you GASP when you read that time. Before you dismiss this trip as too early, this trip is smaller and we're often the only company on the water then. The river is all ours - it's incredible!)
Call 970-577-7238 (RAFT) or 800-367-8523 for reservations as space is strictly limited on all half day trips. The U.S. Forest Service regulates the number of rafters per trip. During peak season we run at capacity and will turn people away, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Payment is required in advance for all trips so we know how many boats and guides we'll need.
We don't want to leave you behind - call us now!
These trips run from around May 20th through August, or through Labor Day weekend if water levels permit.
Price $56 - Price includes transportation from Estes Park to the river (all taxes and fees included in the price)
Help save our planet - ride to the river with us!
Cancellation/Refund Policy: We take payment at time of reservation. We run at capacity most of the season and turn away others to hold the space for you. We reserve the space for you - you in turn agree to pay for the trip. All money is fully refundable if we are advised of the cancellation at least 7 days prior to the trip.
Within 7 days of the trip, we will refund your money if given enough advance notice to resell the space. Sometimes we can even resell the seats the day of the trip so call us! No refund applies if the space is not resold. Absolutely no refunds if you just don't show up for the trip. We turn away other paying customers to hold the space for you. Additionally, drivers and guides are prearranged based on your being on the trip. These costs cannot be recouped. Thank you for understanding.
The weather for your trip?
So you want to pick a warm, sunny day for your trip. Our recommendation:
If it’s sunny now, go now!
Don’t look at the Estes Park forecast. The river is closer to Fort Collins where you will find it’s 10-15 degrees warmer because of the drop in altitude.
Don’t book based on the forecast 2-6 days into the future. How accurate is your forecast at home? Exactly. The mountains make it even harder to predict. They get reasonably close for today and maybe tomorrow, after that? It’ll change several times a day.
It’s typical to put a 30% chance of rain into the forecast nearly every day. Just keep in mind that means a 70% chance of a great day on the river!