Everything You Need to Know to Prepare

Packing List


What To Bring & What To Wear Rafting

  • Wear clothes that dry quickly–shorts or swimsuit
  • Tennis shoes or river sandals
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Sunscreen
  • Polypropylene or fleece layers
  • A change of dry clothes and dry shoes
  • Splash jackets provided and wetsuits available for rent
Whitewater on bighorn sheep rafting trip on the arkansas river


What To Bring & What To Wear Rafting

Sleeping and Shelter

  • Tent – lightweight, backpacking type
  • Sleeping pad – backpacking type
  • Sleeping bag – lightweight, compact, backpacking type

River Clothing

  • Hat for sun protection
  • Polypro or synthetic layers (top & bottoms)
  • Short or swimsuit – quick drying
  • Tennis shoes or sport sandals with straps
  • Wool or polypro socks
  • Rain parka and pants
  • Avoid Cotton on A Whitewater River!

Camp Clothing

  • Short-sleeved shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jacket or sweater (fleece recommended)
  • Shorts
  • Long pants
  • Camp shoes or lightweight hiking boots
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Gloves or mittens (early trips)


  • Toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Sunglasses with retainer strap
  • Retainer strap for prescription glasses
  • Biodegradable soap and small towel
  • Lotion
  • Personal water bottle


  • Alcoholic beverages – in unbreakable containers, beer in limited quantity
  • Pocket knife
  • Camp chair – folding, compact only
  • Camera in waterproof container
  • Binoculars
  • Reading or writing material
  • Insect repellent
  • Fishing gear and license
  • Small waterproof day bag for items you need access to on the boat – we provide 1 large group day bag per boat

The above Packing List and available rental equipment listed below will be sent upon confirmation of trip

Scenic image of gunnison gorge rafting


The Gunnison trip requires special attention in your packing because all your personal gear is transferred into a waterproof pack with shoulder straps and carried by you down the Chuckar Trail, an easy 1 mile hike to the river. Cleated wading shoes are not allowed. We do not provide alcoholic beverages. You may arrange for us to purchase canned beverages such as beer to be packed down ahead of time. PACK LIGHT! Please call us if you have questions. Your bag is 16″ in diameter x 33″ high, the size of a medium capacity backpack. Tents and sleeping pads may possibly be consolidated into a group bag for these items only.



Wetsuit/Boots Combo

  • 1/4 or 1/2 Day $10
  • Full-Day $15
  • 2-Day $24
  • 3-Day $30

Camping Equipment

Sleeping Bag & Pad

  • 1 night $20/person
  • 2 nights $30/person

Tent (2-Person Nylon)

  • 1 night $20
  • 2 nights $30

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