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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 9 August 2019 via mobile

    This time of the year is very easy going. I’ve done other trips before but rated much more difficult. I was with my daughter, son in-law, granddaughter, and grandson who were first timers. It was good trip for first timers. Tanner our guide was very...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Agg9900
    Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

    Went on a family vacation with my parents, my brothers, my husband and two children 10 and 7. Every one of us LOVED it. Jeremy was the best! He was knowledgeable and funny and completely competent. For 7 of us it was our first time...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JillianC397
    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    Great day rafting - fun rapids, some relaxing floating, great views, fun guides - the perfect trip! Plenty of action for the teens.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank JennyMays
    Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

    This was my first rafting experience and it was so much fun!! Ana was our guide and she was awesome. Super energetic and full of facts. My 9 year old niece was scared and Ana made her feel very comfortable. First 20 minutes were level...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Katie T
    Reviewed 6 August 2019

    We had an amazing day on the river with Defiance Rafting! The staff and guides were so nice, very knowledgeable and a lot of fun to be with. Booking the trip and extras online was very easy and the trip was a great value for...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    depends on the date. I used Defiance Rafting. Web site is easy to navigate.
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