Rafting on the Taylor River near Gunnison & Crested Butte Colorado is the locals favorite Class III whitewater trip. Local outfitters provide 2, 3 & full day trips including lunch. The season runs from Memorial Day thru Labor Day for the most part. Energetic beginners and seasoned rafters enjoy this beautiful river canyon with cool clear waters and 80 foot pine trees lining the riverbanks. Also a popular destination for kayakers.
The Boathouse at mile marker 7.5 up Taylor Canyon, or across Jacks Cabin Cutoff if coming from Crested Butte, has been around since the late seventies and offers quality guided trips. If you’re looking for an experience specifically for your group of different abilities, let them put together a custom trip for you that may include different sections of the river, or even inflatable kayaks. If you just want to check it out, you can hop on a morning or afternoon trip that runs every day of the week.
If you’ve got your own boating gear and just need some information or a shuttle up or down canyon, they are always there to help. The summer of 2016 is proving to be a great river season as 300″ of snow this winter in Crested Butte will keep the flows well above 300 CFS.