Colorado River Rafting

RIGS offers Whitewater Adventures including River Rafting and Kayaking trips all summer on Southwest Colorado rivers.

We are located only a short distance from the Ouray, Telluride, Montrose, Silverton and Ridgway State Park areas. Spring run-off from high in the Colorado Rockies brings Colorado river rafting trips alive on the lower Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge / Black Canyon & Dominguez Escalante sections), Uncompahgre River and San Miguel River. Discover picturesque canyons, lush riparian banks, abundant wildlife, and fun. Experience class II to IV rapids with ½ Day Family Rafting Trips,  Multi-Day Rafting Adventures or Fun Inflatable Kayak Trips on exhilarating sections of wild whitewater rivers or relaxing outdoor adventures. Whether you are looking for serious wet and wild fun for your next family rafting vacation, or a trip to expand your knowledge of SW Colorado, RIGS has the trip!

Check out our Adventure Schedule to help you determine which whitewater trip is right for your group. RIGS has some great Rafting Deals in Colorado too, so join us on Facebook or check out our What’s Hot BLOG for the latest specials and Group Discounts on quality river rafting adventures in Southwest Colorado.

To ensure trip quality and customer satisfaction, RIGS Rafting Guides are trained well beyond Colorado minimum qualification standards.
Whether rafting on the Lower Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge / Black Canyon & Escalante Dominguez sections), Uncompahgre River or San Miguel River – Your safety is our Top Priority!


Now – How do I choose the right RIVER TRIP for me?

Whitewater Trips range from 2 hr. to 5 days and are divided into two categories:

Rafting Trips (for more detailed information on Rafting Trips, click here)

  • Inflatable boats, up to 7 guests per-raft – dependent on water levels and make up of group.
  • Guide in each boat, guide utilizes crew with paddle instruction.
  • Paddle Raft (participation required) or *Oar Boat (just hold on) option. *limited use on Uncompahge & San Miguel Rivers

Inflatable Kayak Trips (for more detailed information on Kayaking Trips, click here)

  • Self-powered craft– single & tandem boats available
  • Instruction given by guide prior to trip. Guide on trip, but not in your kayak
  • Popular on intro river sections
  • Great for all ability levels

RIGS Family Whitewater River Rafting Trips in Southwest Colorado on the San Miguel River, Uncompahgre River or Gunnison River are for everyone! As a family owned business, we believe in conducting each trip in a safe, fun, and educational manner. RIGS is a proud member of the Colorado River Outfitter Association – with a mission to promote rafting in Colorado and provide a reasoned voice on legislative, regulatory and other developments that affect the commercial rafting industry, the health of local rivers, and Colorado’s tourism economy as a whole.

Our Whitewater Trip Rates include the following:

  • Professional river safety talk & instruction – required
  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device or “life jacket”) – required
  • Transportation – from our shop in Ridgway, to and from the river.
  • Riverside lunch & non-alcoholic beverages on all Full Day trips

Rental Gear is available separately:

  • Combo Package (neoprene booties & paddle jacket) $8.50
  • Neoprene Booties $5
  • Paddle Jacket $5

RIGS Fly Shop within one hour of Ouray (10 minutes from Ouray!), Telluride and Montrose Colorado. Directions to Fly Shop. Most raft gear accessories can be purchased prior to your trip at our retail Rafting Center. All river sections, Gunnison River (Gunnison Gorge / Black Canyon & Escalante Dominguez sections), Uncompahgre River and San Miguel River, are located within a one hour of Telluride, Ouray and Montrose Colorado. Directions to RIGS. All major airlines service Montrose Regional Airport, located 30 minutes from our Fly Shop. To help you plan your trip, we offer some great links to our Preferred Lodging Partners and Regional Information for Ouray, Telluride & Montrose Colorado. See you on the water!

*Tons of Raft Gear items can be purchased prior to your trip at our Full Service Fly Shop.

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