Kayaking & Rafting

Aspen Snowmass is one of the top ten areas for rafting and kayaking in Colorado. We have an incredible variety of white-water experiences — from first-timer mild, to thrill-seeker wild. Contact one of the rafting/kayaking professionals below to reserve your white-water adventure.

What will I do with my kids?
Full and half-day camp activities are available for children ages 1 through teens through Camp Aspen Snowmass.  Babysitting can also be arranged for 8 weeks to 1 year upon request and availability.  Reservations are required 72 hours in advance for these groups. For more information call:  970-923-1227

Rafting Brown's Canyon

520 East Durant Avenue 
(inside Hamilton Sports)
Aspen, CO 81611
Ph: 970-920-3511
Fax: 1-866-728-9817

Aspen's new exciting whitewater rafting and ducky (inflatable kayak) company, owned and operated by a professional staff with more than 75 years of guiding experience on the Roaring Fork and Arkansas Rivers. We offer a range of personalized, fun, safe whitewater adventures.

Blazing Adventures
48 Upper Snowmass Village Mall
Snowmass Village, CO 81615
Ph: (970) 923-4544 
Fax: (970) 923-4994 

Blazing Paddles is your connection to the fun and adventure of rafting in Colorado. Our breathtaking half- or full-day excursions revolve around the beauty of the Roaring Fork River in Aspen, the grandeur of Glenwood Canyon on the mighty Colorado River, and the nationally renowned waters of the Arkansas. Blazing Paddles will give you a day on the river you will never forget. Why not try an inflatable kayak/ducky trip? Fun, stable, and easy to master, we can give you a magnified view of the river while guiding you through the rapids. 

Blazing Adventures also offers a  great variety of professionally guided jeeping, biking, hiking and sunset dinners at a secluded mountain log cabin.  

Elk Mountain Expeditions LLC
550 South Riverside Ave #2
Aspen, CO 81611

Elk Mountain Expeditions (EME) opened its doors in 2012 with the intent to bring a more personalized experience to the rafting industry. After 10 years working with many large rafting companies around the country we decided to start a company that is free of all the problems that accompany big business rafting. Smaller trips with highly trained guides, no hidden fees, and attention to detail set us apart from other companies in the valley. EME is dedicated to providing excellent customer experiences on and off the water.


Aspen Kayak School
147 Aspen Village
Aspen, CO 81611
970-618-2295 cell



Arkansas Valley Adventure
40671 Hwy 24 N.
Granite, CO


Trip discounts available every day on our website! Located only an hour from Aspen/Snowmass. Run the best Colorado Whitewater with Arkansas Valley Adventure. We offer many trips on several rivers, including 1/2-day and overnight trips on the Arkansas River. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, we have a trip to suit your needs. Also offering rock climbing, horseback riding and fly fishing.

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