Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado

14 Reviews | Glenwood Springs, USA

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Guides required to regularly wash hands
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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.



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Average 4.86 out of 5 stars based on 14 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
Travelgirl0772, Oct 2021 Verified
I did a lot of research on what rafting company to choose for our rafting trip at Glenwood Springs. There are a number of options available. I cannot stress enough how very happy I am that we chose Defiance Rafting. Our entire experience from start to finish was great.My family (including a 9 and 10 year old) did the half day rafting trip. I was a bit nervous about how my kids would do. They loved it! Our guide was amazing! Beyond being an obviously great rafting guide he brought so much fun to our trip. Humor and stories about the area and his life in the area. It seemed he truly enjoyed what he did and his passion for rafting made it a fun experience for all of us.The rapids at the start of the trip were very fun and exciting.We did get the photo package. I’m so glad we did. The photos were a great memory of our trip. Definitely worth it.Thank you to Defiance Rafting for a great experience.
Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
matthewnW5614RK, Oct 2021 Verified
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.
Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
handonbroward, Sep 2021 Verified
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.
Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
Dream539811, Sep 2021 Verified
Loved the whole trip!! Ben our guide is absolutely best!! Highly recommend this company and Ben! Very professional guides and super easy logistics.
Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
X2556SYsteveh, Sep 2021 Verified
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.
Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
X9070GCjackg, Aug 2021 Verified
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!
Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
Lwatkins521, Aug 2021 Verified
Fun and exhilarating! Brad our guide was first of all safety conscience, certified, and really entertaining. After our first run, we all wanted to do it again so the raft was pulled out, loaded on the trailer and we started over!
Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
Richard D, Jul 2021 Verified
Both the rapids and the float part of the trip were enjoyable. Our guide Scuba Steve was great. The weather was wonderful.
Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
Alexandra, Jul 2021 Verified
Mike was a great guide! He made our experience fun and entertaining. We had a large group of 10 and he handled it with a smile and lots of humor! A great time was had by all!
Glenwood Canyon Half-Day Raft Trip in Colorado
Walid S, Jun 2021 Verified
It was our first time white water rafting! Highlight of our trip to Colorado! Our tour guide Brad at Defiance was awesome.

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