Experience Colorado's Fall From The Best Seat In the State.
Few things are better than spending a day on the water. And Colorado's fall season is no exception. Enjoy sunny days, refreshing whitewater, and Glenwood Canyon's colorful autumn views all at late-season pricing.
At Defiance Rafting, we expect our guides and their passengers to display perfect paddling form when rafting our 13-foot paddleboats through the Class III Shoshone Rapids. When they do, which is mostly all the time, we reward their excellence by letting them raft it again. When they don't, we punish them by making them redo it, which, oddly enough, they never seem too upset about.
As much as we'd love for you to be able to spend the day rafting with us, we know how hard it can be to find the time when you're trying to cram as much fun into your vacation as possible. That's why we created the Shoshone Short. Roundtrip from the boathouse to Shoshone in 75 minutes (or less), you'll be fun and done with plenty of time to spare.
If we only had three hours to spend on the water and wanted to 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.
Who's ready to go rafting?!
Let’s unplug and have an adventure. Let’s run the big water and experience the rush of the Colorado River. Let's float the Roaring Fork and see Colorado from the best seat in the state. Let's have fun. Let's make memories.
Let's go rafting.
HOW TO GET HERE
Head west on I-70 for about three hours until you hit No Name (exit 119, just east of Glenwood Springs). Take a left and follow the sign to Glenwood Canyon Resort/Defiance Rafting.
FROM GRAND JUNCTION
Drive east on I-70 for about 90 minutes. Take the No Name exit (119) and hook a right. Follow the sign to Glenwood Canyon Resort/Defiance Rafting.
Take Hwy 82 north to Glenwood Springs and then head east on I-70 to exit 119. Take a right and follow the sign to Glenwood Canyon Resort/Defiance Rafting.
Defiance Rafting Company is only a hop, skip, and jump from Aspen, Vail, and Grand Junction!