Rapid and Rope Package – Cottonwood Family Float

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Arkansas River

Full Day

Beginner Class II-III

We have teamed up with Captain Zipline Adventure Tours to offer you the experience of both water and air! We've combined our 1/4 day Cottonwood Family Float whitewater adventure along with a fun-filled Colorado aerial adventure course to provide a full day of adventure. The 1/4 day rafting excursion is a 5 mile trip with Class II-III rapids. This is an introductory trip for families with younger children or timid beginners. When you return, we'll grill a delicious lunch of either BBQ steak or chicken. Vegetarian meal options are also available. After scouting for Bighorn sheep and enjoying a leisurely lunch, you'll head over to Captain Zipline, which is 25 minutes from our rafting office off of US Hwy 50. The Canyon Aerial Course is built on 60-foot telephone poles to which wooden platforms at varying heights have been attached and connect to all kinds of obstacles. The combination of these challenges is tucked in the belly of the Lost Canyon and sits underneath some of the Park's zipline cables. There are 9 different courses within the complex, all coded similarly to the difficulty levels used at ski resorts. Minimum age is 8 years, minimum weight is 70 lbs, maximum weight is 250 lbs. For the Aerial Course, full body harnesses are used. These harnesses can accommodate a wider range of body shapes. Each participant must be able to reach 60 inches while standing flat-footed. Reasonable health and fitness are required. If you're looking for good-natured fun and thrill, then look no further as our Rapid and Rope package will do the trick!

Minimum Age

Minimum age is 8 years, minimum weight is 70 lbs.

Meeting Location

Cotopaxi Office

Arrival Time

8:45 AM

Launch Time

9:30 AM

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Trip Reviews

This trip is a must do!!

cottonwood rapid rope
★★★★★
Absolutely a great experience. Our guide Sarah was awesome! This trip is a must do!! Thank you from the Dream Team Guides!!!
- Don Baker

Our river trip was the best day of our trip to CO!!

cottonwood rapid rope
★★★★★
We made the best memories on our river trip on the 4th of July holiday! Ethan Nelson was our guide and he was fantastic! We had a great time, he was great with our boys and we always felt totally safe. Marshall floated in front of our boat which provided an extra level of safety. John took great pictures! We absolutely loved our river trip and will be back next year for sure!!! Thanks again guys! Our river trip was the best day of our trip to CO!!
- Jennifer Winter

Well run operation!

cottonwood rapid rope
★★★★★
Mike was a fantastic guide! Well run operation, the “family float” had some fun rapids that definitely were more thrilling than what you would think “float” means. Reasonably priced gear in the shop ($9 water proof shoes!) and nice facilities. Cotopaxi area is BEAUTIFUL, the drive and the rafting trip are worth every minute!
- Paul Dickenson

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