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Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip provided by Defiance Rafting

Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip

Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip
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About
If we only had two to three hours to spend on the water and wanted show our friends or family what it's like to experience the thrill of Class III Colorado whitewater rafting and the beauty of Glenwood Canyon, this would be the trip we'd take them on. And if we only had two hours because everyone had plans after the trip, well, we'd probably cancel them so we could all go rafting. It's perfect for first-timers, families, and people who like experiencing life rather than Snapchatting it.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Your experience starts by meeting at the Defiance boathouse located in Glenwood Canyon Resort in No Name, CO in beautiful Glenwood Canyon (which is just 2 miles east of the community of Glenwood Springs). There, we will gear you up, talk about the trip, and introduce you to your river pro. Then Defiance will shuttle you and your river pro up the canyon to Shoshone where you will put-in on the Colorado River. You'll find action right away as your river pro navigates you down the Class III-IV Shoshone section. You'll follow that up with 2+ hours of scenic canyon float that offers occasional splashes and opportunities to jump in the water through lower Glenwood Canyon and into the community of Glenwood Springs. Class I–III (Class IV at higher water) Trip Length: 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours (dependent on river flow) Departs daily @ 9:00am; Noon; 1:00pm; and 4:00pm Check-In is 45 minutes prior to departure (1308 CR 123 Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Located in Glenwood Canyon Resort). Requirements: Paddlers must weigh at least 50lbs to raft through the Shoshone rapids. Paddlers under 50lbs (but over 30lbs) will join us at Grizzly Creek, which is just below Shoshone rapids.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Your experience starts by meeting at the Defiance boathouse located in Glenwood Canyon Resort in No Name, CO in beautiful Glenwood Canyon (which is just 2 miles east of the community of Glenwood Springs). There, we will gear you up, talk about the trip, and introduce you to your river pro. Then Defiance will shuttle you and your river pro up the canyon to Shoshone where you will put-in on the Colorado River. You'll find action right away as your river pro navigates you down the Class III-IV Shoshone section. You'll follow that up with 2+ hours of scenic canyon float that offers occasional splashes and opportunities to jump in the water through lower Glenwood Canyon and into the community of Glenwood Springs. Class I–III (Class IV at higher water) Trip Length: 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours (dependent on river flow) Departs daily @ 9:00am; Noon; 1:00pm; and 4:00pm Check-In is 45 minutes prior to departure (1308 CR 123 Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Located in Glenwood Canyon Resort). Requirements: Paddlers must weigh at least 50lbs to raft through the Shoshone rapids. Paddlers under 50lbs (but over 30lbs) will join us at Grizzly Creek, which is just below Shoshone rapids.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 86675P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD) aka, lifejacket
  • Helmet
  • Optional use of wetsuits, river booties, and splash-jackets
  • Post trip swag for Happy Paddlers (guests 12 and under).
  • Shuttle
  • No additional fees and taxes
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off upon request with 24-hour notice
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Defiance Rafting Company, 1308 Co Rd 129, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA Please plan on arriving 45-minutes prior to trip departure. Defiance Rafting Company is located inside Glenwood Canyon Resort, which is just off the south side of Exit 119 (aka, the No Name exit). Proceed to the boathouse for parking and check-in.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to trip departure.
  • 24-hour cancelation policy (outside = full refund; inside = partial refund up to 50%)
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Personal Flotation Device (PFD) aka, lifejacket
  • Helmet
  • Optional use of wetsuits, river booties, and splash-jackets
  • Post trip swag for Happy Paddlers (guests 12 and under).
  • Shuttle
  • No additional fees and taxes
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off upon request with 24-hour notice
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Defiance Rafting Company, 1308 Co Rd 129, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, USA Please plan on arriving 45-minutes prior to trip departure. Defiance Rafting Company is located inside Glenwood Canyon Resort, which is just off the south side of Exit 119 (aka, the No Name exit). Proceed to the boathouse for parking and check-in.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to trip departure.
  • 24-hour cancelation policy (outside = full refund; inside = partial refund up to 50%)
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 2 Jul 2021
A note from Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip
At Defiance, we try not to take ourselves too seriously. But when it comes to what we do – well, we do. That includes looking after the welfare of our guests and the responsibility of earning and maintaining your trust and confidence throughout your experience.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Popular mentions

5.0
251 reviews
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Matthew N
5 contributions
Wet but great
Sep 2021
Started off with the rapids right away. I was sitting in the front and got thoroughly soaked, but so did everyone in the boat. It was quite fun and the guide was quite professional. No animal sightings, but the views were great. The last half of the trip was mainly an easy float. Wouldn't recommend for anyone who is scared of rapids or getting wet. My mom had some apprehensions during the trip, but ultimately had a good time once we made it through the rapids. Definitely glad I did it and would love to do it again sometime.
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brandon H
5 contributions
A Great Day in the Canyon
Sep 2021
This was a fantastic experience. Our guide, Ben, was the best that you could ask for. Had a ton of fun with his guidance on the rapids, and his knowledge and experience made for a super informative and fun paddle down the rest of the canyon.

It is great to see a company that is invested so much in the local community providing such a great product. I would recommend Defiance and Ben to anyone who wants to get an authentic whitewater and Glenwood experience.
Written 22 September 2021
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Joy H
1 contribution
Awesome
Sep 2021 • Friends
Loved the whole trip!! Ben our guide is absolutely best!! Highly recommend this company and Ben! Very professional guides and super easy logistics.
Written 12 September 2021
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Steve H
Denver, CO1 contribution
Well worth the money
Sep 2021 • Friends
Cristo is a great guide that made the trip fun and interesting with his skills in rafting and knowledge of the local geology. The entire staff was very friendly and helpful and would definitely recommend Defiance Rafting to anyone visiting the area and looking for a little adventure.
Written 11 September 2021
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Jack G
Loveland, CO1 contribution
Lots of whitewater
Aug 2021
Lots of whitewater including "man-eater" after the Glenwood Canyon mudslides a few weeks earlier very much changed the river to the better. Early June conditions with warmer mid-August warmer water. Defiance Rafting was great, be sure to order up their terrific picture pac. All the guides were polite and professional. We lucked out and got Christo in a smaller 2 "passenger" raft...had to hang on tighter for much of the ride. Great experience!
Written 30 August 2021
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Tiffani A
1 contribution
Life changing experience
Aug 2021
Our rafting trip was AMAZING! A 12 mile trip down the Colorado River was one of the best experiences of my life. The summer is the best time to go, being under the warm sun and seeing all the surrounding greenery was amazing. Jeremy was our guide and was super friendly and talked to us about the history of the area and facts about the river and location.
Written 26 August 2021
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Rich R
1 contribution
Grate experience, and adventure
Jul 2021
Very smooth and operational crew from start to end of trip, we will take again this adventure as time permits, Thank you for your safety.
Written 23 August 2021
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gregorylb2018
Dallas, TX4 contributions
Highlight of our Colorado vacation
Jul 2021
This was the highlight of our 10 day Colorado vacation. Exhilarating rapids, entertaining guide (Lilly), and breath-taking scenery. A bald eagle flew fairly low over us. A really cool experience.
Written 22 August 2021
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Sarena F
Bergenfield, NJ3 contributions
Highly recommend!!
Our family had an amazing trip with Defiance Rafting! The employees were all so friendly and very knowledgeable. We felt 100% comfortable and confident that we would be safe and have a great time. Our guide Neil was the consummate professional—he was fun, entertaining and great with our kids (ages 15, 12 and 7). It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Five stars!!
Written 19 August 2021
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Debbie K
Altamonte Springs, FL18 contributions
Great rafting experience
Aug 2021 • Couples
My husband and I had a great experience rafting with Mudflap/Wildcat/Blake/Nate. We learned a lot about the Colorado River and the nearby mountains. The rapids were refreshing and it was relaxing to just float along after that. Highly recommend!
Written 17 August 2021
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L9596MZjohnl
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Awesome experience
Our guide was experienced and entertaining. The rapids were fun and the canyon views breathtaking. Very safe and v
annabH7878VU
annabH7878VU
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Best time ever!
My husband and I took a family vacation with our 8, 6, and 2 year old and wanted to check out the scenic float trip
H8859NHtimk
H8859NHtimk
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Great White Water OUTING
The rapids were awesome make sure you dress warm prefer clothes that handle water. Also make sure you are in good p
KimL196
KimL196
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Learn a lot
The Guides make it fun and informative. This Rafting Company is not only dedicated to making sure your experience
joanieo445
joanieo445
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Excellent time on the Colorado River!
The scenic float was incredible! Neil was a terrific guide, sharing information with us as we floated 12 miles on t
CrawdadOne
CrawdadOne
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Defiance Rafting A++
Cristo was an excellent guide. He made the trip fun and exciting! We loved going through the man eater....the waves
MoldovanAJ
MoldovanAJ
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Amazing & beautiful views! Thanks to our Awesome Guide, Mudflap! 😂
Our guides nickname was “Mudflap” he was the BEST guide ever and hilarious! Made the whole rafting experience fun a
DottieBaker
DottieBaker
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Awesome way to get wet on a hot day!
Great trip! Our guide was funny, yet very knowledgeable about the area, highly experienced and professional. Every
E1566BUkellyc
E1566BUkellyc
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Awesome!!!
Thank you Matt, Ben, and Mike! We had a great day and you all made GG’s birthday special. Trip through the canyon w
bchill
bchill
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Great rafting experience!
Our granddaughter wanted to River raft and Defiance exceeded her expectations! Matt was our guide and did an awes
marygP1363HU
marygP1363HU
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Best part of our Colorado vacation.
Best part of our trip to Colorado. The company was amazing. Had to change our rafting tour related to the mudslide
P4615GVrachelg
P4615GVrachelg
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Five star float
Our float was absolutely perfect! Ashlynn was an incredible guide, ensuring we all had a great time and charged int
CarrieW9305
CarrieW9305
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Awesome Family Adventure
Awesome family fun! Perfect amount of sightseeing and excitement for a family with a wide age range. Our guide, L
kittylvr3
kittylvr3
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An experience never to be forgotten
I had a disability everyone was so helpful. We were greeted as we came to the business and the guides were so frien
Josh G
Josh G
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Defy you to find a better rafting outfit than Defiance!
Excellent time with Defiance! Our guide Ash was awesome! She was great with our kids and made sure to point out all
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