Rafting & Kayaking


Aspen Snowmass is one of the top 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.

Whitewater Guides

Aspen Whitewater

Aspen Whitewater Rafting is a small, guide owned and operated company founded in 2004 by a professional group of river guides, whose life passion is whitewater. Fun and safety are priorities at AWR. They ensure you will get the attention and customization you need to make your Colorado rafting experience unforgettable.AWR's guides are top level professionals both on and off the river, and we know you will have a great time with them.AWR provides new equipment, delicious lunches, and small group sizes at an affordable price.

520 East Durant Avenue
(inside Hamilton Sports)
Aspen, CO 81611

Blazing Adventures

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.
48 Upper Snowmass Village Mall
Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Elk Mountain Expeditions LLC

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.
550 South Riverside Ave., #2
Aspen, CO 81611


Aspen Kayak School

147 Aspen Village
Aspen, CO 81611
970-925-4433,970-618-2295 (cell)


Arkansas Valley Adventure

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 half-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.
40671 Hwy 24 N.
Granite, CO