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Who says Colorado is landlocked? Whether you’re stand up paddle boarding down the North Star Nature Preserve or braving the rapids of the Roaring Fork River, Aspen has plenty of options for off-land fun. Whitewater rafting is the ultimate adrenaline rush, and Aspen’s waters can reach Class V in an instant. Always go with an experienced guide from a local outfitter to help navigate as safe as possible. Aspen is also home to mellow streams, so if you prefer a quiet canoe or stand up paddle, check out the North Star Nature Preserve and its winding meander through untouched Rocky Mountain splendor.

Aspen Whitewater Rafting

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Aspen Whitewater Rafting (AWR) is owned and operated by a professional and experienced staff of guides who have been guiding the Aspen, Snowmass, Arkansas River Valley and White River National Forest areas’ of Colorado for more than 27 years – and that means they are ready to give you the best whitewater rafting experience you could hope for. We offer half day and full day raft trips as well as stand up paddle board (SUP) trips and rentals. AWR’s priority is to offer a range of personalized, fun and safe river adventures with the best customer service possible.  We have some of the best guides in the area (over half are class IV/V guides), new equipment, outstanding gourmet lunches and small group sizes, yet we offer our trips at an affordable price.

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Blazing Adventures

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Aspen’s original family operated Whitewater Rafting Outfitter since 1973.  Blazing Adventures offers Full Day and Half Day trips on various sections of the Roaring Fork River, the Colorado River, and the Arkansas River.  We also specialize in hike, bike, jeep and sunset dinner tours.  Blazing Adventures is proud to boast the most knowledgeable and friendly staff in the Aspen area.  From our Reservation staff to our Guide staff, we take great pride in providing you with an unforgettable experience, beginning to end.  Call or email today and let us help you get started.  Get Outside and Play!

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Elk Mountain Expeditions

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At Elk Mountain Expeditions we like to keep our trips smaller and more personal than our competitors. Whether you’re looking for a mild float through North Star Nature Preserve or a wild whitewater rafting adventure down Slaughterhouse Falls, we’ve got a trip that suits everybody. Elk Mtn opened its doors in 2012 with the intent to bring a more personalized experience to the whitewater rafting and fly fishing industry. The owners, Lange and James, grew up together in Aspen exploring and working on the rivers of Colorado. Still their favorite place to raft and play was the Roaring Fork River, flowing through the heart of Aspen, their home. It was a natural progression for them to take their passion for this free-flowing river and find a way to share it with their clients. They love what they do and continually strive to hire like minded guides that truly love floating downstream.

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