Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,887 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Anybody got any suggestions for a rafting company in/around GJ? We have some friends coming to visit Aug 6th - 9th and they want to do a trip. She said not just a float trip, so it sounds like they want a few rapids. I haven't rafted in many moons and I only did trips on the Arkansas, never around here.

I'm assuming I need to look into a trip into the Westwater area or what about the Gunnison? Glenwood might be a little bit more driving than they want to do?

Looking at Adventure Bound since it's closest. Anyone done this trip?
http://www.adventureboundusa.com/westwater-canyon-rafting.html
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Westwater is probably your best bet at that time of year (or Cataract if you have the time).
Westy's a fun trip, especially as an overnight or if you haven't rafted a ton. Big water feel but fairly tame rapids. Be prepared to get motored through the flatwater if you're doing a single day.
Gunny Gorge can have water in August but not a ton and can be expensive because of the pack in. Good fishing though.
If you've got time and the funds, Cataract is the way to go. Takes at least 3 days though.
If you want to scare the hell out of them, take them up to Gore Canyon
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,887 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
They are only gonna be here 3 days total, so I think cataract is out. I know we're golfing one day and not sure what they have planned for the other day. Sounds like they just want a day trip that has some rapids.
 

·
member
Joined
·
201 Posts
AB does a good one day Westwater trip. Bonus is that they let you take duckies down through the canyon (at least they used to). Skull in a duckie is not to be missed! :eek: It is a full day.

An alternative would be Shoshone to wherever in Glenwood. Even with the drive to Gwood, might be a shorter day than Westwater. If you are interested pm me, and I can get you a contact in Glenwood.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
215 Posts
Catfish Canoe. Henry is good people. I believe his business is a self guided tour and he provides the shuttle. I have never paid for my boating experiences I have always known someone.

Slope folk is right about Glenwood it may in fact be a shorter day than West Water plus there is the appeal of the hot springs in the evening, if your so inclined.
 

·
Bite Me.
Joined
·
4,531 Posts
Shoshone is a blast but lasts all of about 30 minutes - lots of action though. You can continue the run from Grizzly down to Two Rivers and make a longer float out of it. Alternatively, there's the option of putting in at Two Rivers and floating down to New Castle or Silt - all Class 2 water, but fun and then you're already part of the way back home to GJ. Westwater is a full day, but bigger rapids. If I were in GJ that's what I'd run.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top