Guide to Whitewater Rafting in Fort Collins

Guide to Whitewater Rafting in Fort Collins

If you're wondering where to raft in Fort Collins, there are numerous outfitters you could try. Read our guide for popular Fort Collins rafting outfitters and tips for having a great time.

A1 Wildwater

A1 Wildwater offers four journey options for whitewater rafters. You can take the Poudre Full Day, Wildwater, Upper Mishawaka or the Wild and Scenic Trip. You can trust their state certified and highly trained guides to get you down the river.

Rocky Mountain Adventures

Rocky Mountain Adventures is another excellent outfitter in Fort Collins. They offer journeys for children and adults, including half and full-day explorations. You can also try the Mishawaka Lunch Trip, which boasts Class III and IV whitewater and includes lunch at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre.

Mountain Whitewater

If you're interested in anything from a half-day to a two-day trip, Mountain Whitewater has you covered. You'll find Class II, III and IV whitewater on these journeys. Whether you are a beginner rafter or are experienced and ready to take on the biggest rapids, their team can get you started.

A Wanderlust Adventure

Choose between two outings at A Wanderlust Adventure and then stop by their restaurant to grab some food after a fun-filled day on the water. They take photos and videos of your trip and have a gift shop, so you can easily commemorate your adventure.

Tips for Whitewater Rafting

No matter which outfitter you choose, follow these tips to help you have a great time:

  1. Listen to your experience: Choose your trip based on your experience with whitewater rafting. If this is your first time trying whitewater rafting, stick to Class I, II and III rapids. More experienced groups can look at Class IV and V whitewater.
  2. Wear appropriate clothing: Pick an outfit you are okay with getting wet. Many outfitters offer rental waterproof shoes and wetsuits for early summer. Avoid wearing hats, jewelry or any other loose or valuable items.
  3. Use sunscreen: You will be out in the sun for several hours. Even if it's cloudy, you should still apply sunscreen. Lather up your face, neck, shoulders, thighs and other exposed areas.
  4. Pay attention to your guide: Whether you are new to whitewater rafting or have experience, you need to listen to your guide. Following their instructions ensures you and your family or friends make it safely down the river.
  5. Have fun: Go on your whitewater rafting trip expecting to have a good time. Enjoy your rafting adventure!

Experience Rafting on the Poudre River

If you plan to whitewater raft in the Fort Collins area, you'll want to find an excellent campground nearby. With plenty of amenities, Fort Collins / Lakeside KOA Holiday is the place to be. Reserve your stay today

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