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Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip

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US$ 59.00
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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Defiance Rafting Company
    2h 30m
    • Personal Flotation Device (PFD) aka, lifejacket
    • Helmet
    • Optional use of wetsuits, river booties, and splash-jackets
    • Snack, drink, post trip swag for Happy Paddlers (guests 12 and under).
    • Shuttle
    • No additional fees and taxes
    • Free hotel pickup and drop-off upon request with 24-hour notice
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to trip departure.
    • 24-hour cancelation policy (outside = full refund; inside = partial refund up to 50%)
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews the river lots of fun running fast professional experience my favorite part time slot whole team guide jeremy only complaint out of state first timers great experience glenwood canyon super fun t shirts awe inspiring big waves
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    Reviewed 20 June 2019

    My husband and I have been on several rafting trips, but this is the first time our kids (8 and 11) have been on one. The entire staff made it the best experience that we could have asked for, for all of us! Our trip...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank rolikade
    Reviewed 19 June 2019

    The trip is great, fun experience and trip that will give you full journey of rafting. You will get to hit the waves, create some excitements, get wet (and cold, recommend to get splash jacket), and there are some smooth ride that you will let...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank mantana b
    Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

    Great day with wonderful and experienced staff. All the guides were knowledgeable and helpful. Got some big hits!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Scott N
    Reviewed 15 June 2019

    Best rafting experience of my life, and I have been on quite a few trips! 1. Quite possibly the most friendly people I have ever met. From speaking on the phone for reservation questions to their guide and post trip. We felt like old friends!...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Kibbie J
    Reviewed 13 June 2019 via mobile

    Perfect morning in the river with our guide Scott who kept us entertained with stories, and safe on a fun and fast river. Loved our first time rafting, highly recommend. Great staff all around.

    Thank KKjktraveler
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    Mark T
    16 September 2019|
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    Response from SusanB4978 | Reviewed this property |
    depends on the date. I used Defiance Rafting. Web site is easy to navigate.
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