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Eagle River

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The Eagle River Whitewater Rafting

The Eagle River is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 60.5 miles (97.4 km) long. It rises in southeastern Eagle County, at the continental divide, and flows northwest past Gilman, Minturn, Avon. Near Wolcott, it turns west, flowing past Eagle and Gypsum, and joins the Colorado at Dotsero, in western Eagle County.

Trips Available on the Eagle River

Lower Eagle River

While whitewater rafting the Lower Eagle River, you’ll enjoy the Vail area’s best early season Class III trip. Beautiful, family-friendly, great Colorado wildlife sightings, and scenic, the Lower Eagle River runs close to Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado so you’ll be able to enjoy whitewater rafting close to your lodging and still have time for other activities. This splashy Vail whitewater rafting trip is appropriate for people who are looking for a whitewater rafting adventure at a moderate activity level.

  • Class III (Moderate intensity, family-friendly)
  • Morning Trip: Approx 9:00am
  • Afternoon Trip: Approx 1:00pm
  • Time on River: 1 1/2 Hours
  • Base Price: Includes Refreshments
  • $125 Adults
  • $105 Kids 12 and under
  • (Minimum age: 8 years old or 50 lbs)

Call to Book 970-262-0374


Who knew there could be so much excitement so close to home! Running right through the heart of the Vail Valley, Dowd Chute on the Upper Eagle, is the closest section of active, exciting whitewater to Vail. Availability of this classic stretch of water is usually limited to the earlier part of the season and is determined by current water levels on the river. Activity levels are higher on these trips and guests should be comfortable swimmers.

  • Class IV - High to Moderate activity level
  • Time of Year: May through early July
  • Morning Trip: Approx 9:00am
  • Afternoon Trip: Approx 1:00pm
  • Time on River: 1 1/2 Hours
  • AM & PM Trip: Includes Refreshments
  • Base Price: $145 Adult
  • Minimum age: 16 years old

Call to Book 970-262-0374

IMPORTANT: A 12% land and water use fee will be added to all trips. Wetsuits, booties, and splash tops are not included on this trip but are available for rent.