2 Day – Gunnison Gorge

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Gunnison River

Multi-Day

Beginner / Intermediate

The Gunnison Gorge, below the Black Canyon National Park in western Colorado, is a 14-mile two-day wilderness journey combining spectacular canyon scenery. A 7-mile rough 4x4 trail and then a mile hike down the Chukar Trail brings us to the river and the narrow canyon carved through the polished Proterozoic schist and gneiss formations. Mild rapids punctuate the crystal clear pools on the first day as we enter this secluded retreat. Our isolated camp provides a peaceful refuge to enjoy a sumptuous dinner after fishing or hiking. The second day brings a narrowing canyon, a steeper gradient in the river and exciting pool-drop rapids that appear one right after another. Depending on the water level, these Class III rapids demand either intricate maneuvering or a wild dash through boat-swamping holes and waves. After the rush of whitewater rapids, the Hall of the River King envelops us in a mystical silence prior. Gunnison River rafting is an absolute bucket list trip!

Minimum Age

Minimum Age is 8 years old

Meeting Location

Gunnison River Pleasure Park

8949 Pleasure Park Rd,
Hotchkiss, CO 81419)

Arrival Time

8:15 AM

Launch Time

9:00 AM

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Trip Reviews

Best river tour company I have ever used.

★★★★★
Best river tour company I have used so far. Repeat customer and I will be using them from now on.
- Emelia Chegstad

Great Customer Service! Very Personable! I would definitely recommend them!

★★★★★
We went on their Overnight tour and had an absolute blast!! First day was intermediate level and the second day was advanced level. This was the first time we went whitewater rafting and our tour guide Ron John did an amazing job! Safety and fun was their top priority! From the very beginning to the very end everything was taking care of. The camp site was beautiful and we saw at least 20 + bighorn sheep on the mountain. The food they provided was plentiful (we couldn't even eat it all). Great Customer Service! Very Personable! I would definitely recommend them!! We're are already planning on using them again next year and will request Ron John again as our tour guide.
- Andrew Troester

Wow! Wilderness, Whitewater And Great Adventure!

★★★★★
Wow! Wilderness, Whitewater and great adventure. Thanks for a great time!
- Jeff Griggs

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