While you’re enjoying the horseback riding or fly fishing along the river at our Colorado dude ranch, you might want to experience our local waters in an entirely different way.
Whitewater rafting on the nearby Upper Rio Grande is perfect for families and groups, whether they want an exhilarating ride down the rapids or an easy-going float down the river. All experience levels can be accommodated. Either way, it’s be a scenic trip through the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. While your staying at our dude ranch in Colorado, you don’t have to worry about making reservations; we’re always happy to make the arrangements for you.
In addition to more easy-going rafting trips which require no previous experience, the Upper Rio Grande also features Class II and Class III rapids. Class II are moderately difficult which means some previous experience is required. Class III are very difficult–think fast and unpredictable waters–so an expert guide and previous experience are definitely required to maneuver through these rapids.
Experienced river guides can either do the paddling for you or you and your group can follow the guide’s instructions and paddle on your own. Fully equipped half day trips are available. There are also guided kayaking trips which include all the equipment and instruction you need.
For both kayaking and rafting, wear shorts and a T-shirt or bathing suit and an extra “just in case” layer since the weather is pretty changeable here. Also don’t forget a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera to capture the memories. Be sure you’ve got a pack, straps or vest to keep everything stowed or you could lose them along the way. (Please, no alcohol or glass bottles.)
Our guest ranch in Creede, CO is ready to serve up whatever adventure you want! Just let us know and we’ll help you have the full experience of our beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountain country.