BOOK NOW This is a two hour guided tour on North Star Nature Preserve, a gorgeous meandering river that is only 1.5 miles east of Aspen. The preserve is a great section to experiment with paddle boarding for the first time, because the water is slow-moving and flat, allowing plenty of time to soak […]
Aspen Whitewater Rafting offers guided family-friendly rafting trips on mild stretches of water, resulting in the ideal adventure for families with children or for anyone looking for a laidback river experience. Aspen Whitewater’s Mild rafting trips include an 8 mile trip on the Middle Roaring Fork River (Class II/III) as well as our Rafting and Ranching trip on the Roaring Fork River.
Our Rafting and Ranching trip includes a visit to Rock Bottom Ranch. Since Rock Bottom Ranch’s 113-acre wildlife preserve and educational Ranch sits between the Roaring Fork River and the Crown of Mount Sopris, it is a convenient midway location between Basalt and Carbondale on the Rio Grande Trail. Its acreage includes wetlands, spring-fed ponds, a braid of the Roaring Fork River, cottonwood bottomlands, and a view of piñon-juniper woodlands on adjacent BLM land. Additionally, the ranch also includes teaching farmyards, pasturelands, and gardens making it the perfect combination of adventure and education.
Both of our mild, family-friendly rafting tours are available May through September and are Beginner 1/2 day excursions suitable for children 6 and over.