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Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip

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    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).
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    All reviews the river great trip lots of fun thanks guys fun guide out of state first timers only complaint t shirts running fast professional experience my favorite part time slot whole team highly recommend this company super fun fun rapids
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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Defiance Rafting does a A+ job at taking care of clients, creating a culture of fun, and keeping safety as their main priority. The guides are kind. The company is a HUGE supporter of community and conservation. As a local, I don't recommend any other...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sarah J
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    I have already done Rafting earlier and when my friend booked it again. I was thinking wat different it could be. The one I did was in Pune,India and it was great.. i loved the whole adventure of rapids and jumping in water. This one...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Nandan_Verma
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    My 3 teenage daughters and I signed up for the half-day raft trip where we went down Shoshone in the raft & then paddled in the duckies (inflatable kayaks) the remainder of the way. Shoshone was a crazy ride! We rode in the front of...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Cari P
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    My husband booked this and honestly, I was terrified to go. The staff immediately set me at ease and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We will definitely return to do the full day adventure! The Defiance Rafting crew and specifically our guide were amazing and very...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Christinanovo
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Our first time in Colorado as a family. We had a blast on this water rafting adventure. Jeremy our guide was awesome!! He made it so much fun that we forgot how scare we were at first. Defiance rocks!!!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JessicaFromVA
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